Stephen Montemayor | Star Tribune
Reporter | U.S. District Court and federal agencies

Stephen Montemayor covers the U.S. Attorney's Office, the U.S. District Court in Minnesota and federal agencies including the FBI, DEA, ATF and Homeland Security for the Star Tribune.

Rattled by hate incidents, Minnesota Muslims take new precautions

The fears leading to added security and extra precautions are not misplaced, according to new crime data.

Homeland Security announces two counterextremism grants for Minnesota

$770,000 will go to the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office and to Heartland Democracy, a Minneapolis nonprofit.

Daisy Josiah, refugee who became mother to an entire community, dies at 53

She died June 7 while riding in a truck that was struck outside an airport in Buffalo, N.Y., by a driver who left the scene.

FBI investigating Minn. man over child porn after Geek Squad tip

The investigation comes against a backdrop of legal and constitutional concerns.

Jury finds fraud in collapse of Twin Cities online hockey academy

Founder is ordered to pay over $500,000 to investors and former partners.

FBI, known for men in suits, aims for greater diversity

Long known for white men in suits and sunglasses, the FBI is aiming for diversity.

Roseville woman sues Uber after driver allegedly sexually assaulted her

Uber driver previously convicted of another sex crime, lawsuit alleges.

Woodbury woman admits to abusing, forcing Chinese nanny into labor

Victim suffered multiple broken bones.

Feds in Minnesota charge 21 new defendants in Thai sex ring

Federal investigation began in Minnesota and discovered Thai women working as 'sex slaves.'

Minnesota mother's lawsuit against child's gender transition is dismissed

A federal judge in St. Paul rejected the argument that her parental rights were violated.