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

Stephen Montemayor covers politics and government in Minnesota. He previously reported on federal courts and law enforcement for the Star Tribune.

A native of Kansas City, Montemayor lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two cats. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in journalism and enjoys camping, travel and a good beer.


On probation until 2053? Draconian sentencing in Minn. is target of move to wipe out disparities

Draconian sentencing in state is the target of move to wipe out disparities.


Parkland anniversary marked at State Capitol by calls for new Minnesota gun measures

Background checks, "red flag" laws sought by Minnesota advocates.


Federal election security funding due for Minnesota hits snag in Legislature

Minnesota is lone state to not yet access federally approved money to improve security.


AG Ellison sides with California effort backing immigrants with protected status

Minnesota among 22 states calling on federal court to uphold injunction.


Ellison seeks increase in Attorney General's Office budget

The new attorney general underlies the need to raise his lawyers' salaries.


Minnesota first lady, law enforcement leaders join push to restore felons' voting rights

An annual rally underlined support from new leadership at Capitol.


Distracted-driving bills could be up for Minn. Senate vote soon

Hands-free measure and increased penalties cruised through committees.


Push to restore felon voting rights in Minn. gains momentum

Minnesota is one of 22 states where felons cannot vote until they complete post-incarceration supervision. The change could affect as many as 60,000 on probation.


Minnesota judicial budget request reflects impending wave of retirements

The judicial branch seeks to raise judges' salaries to stay competitive.


New Minnesota labor trafficking report outlines blueprint for responders

State report calls for better response to exploitative practices in workplaces.