Reporter | Politics and Government

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.


Ellison using secret shoppers to fight 'pandemic profiteering'

Keith Ellison's office had received 483 complaints of price gouging by Friday, while investigators fanned out across the state.


Minnesota considers voting changes for 2020 with COVID-19 outbreak

Coronavirus pandemic could alter the way Minnesotans vote in 2020.


Walz executive order targets COVID-19 gouging and scams in Minnesota

The coronavirus pandemic is fueling scores of scams and price-gouging complaints across the nation.


Minnesota courts halt late fees, license suspensions to slow foot traffic amid virus

Temporary changes took effect Monday, last 30 days.


Minnesota Legislature scales back operations

Lawmakers are working on aid for state's hospitals as U.S. recession looms.


BoldProgressives delete Super Tuesday voter e-mails

Lawmakers were alarmed on Super Tuesday when the state’s overburdened online polling place finder tool redirected Minnesota voters to the website of a progressive advocacy…


Lawmakers seek bipartisan sentencing policy

The newly formed Criminal Justice Reform Caucus is the brainchild of state Rep. Jamie Long, DFL-Minneapolis, who modeled it after similar efforts in Pennsylvania.


Rep. Collin Peterson makes it official: He's seeking a 16th term

U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson said Friday that he would seek re-election, setting the stage for what could be the most hotly contested House race in the country this year.


Pence praises 3M on coronavirus tour, says it's 'all hands on deck'

The vice president's trip to 3M was part of a cross-country tour in his role leading the White House Corona­virus Task Force.


Klobuchar asks Freeman to investigate Myon Burrell case

In letter to Mike Freeman, Klobuchar asks for an "independent review of the case and the evidence."