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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.

Judge Wilhelmina Wright, first Black woman on Minnesota's federal bench, will retire in February

Wright, who served across three state court branches, was appointed by President Obama in 2016.

After Senate confirmation, Judge Jeffrey Bryan will be Minnesota's first Latino federal jurist

The Court of Appeals judge was twice a finalist for the Minnesota Supreme Court since 2018.

Feds go after fentanyl supply in latest crackdown on Mpls. gangs

Wednesday's announcement is the third wave in an initiative to counter gang violence in Twin Cities, charging 14 new alleged members or associates of the gang.

Acquitted of federal charges, Hamel man now wants DOJ to remove news release from web

Steven Dornsbach says web search results are hurting his family's concrete construction company.

'An evil arms race': Switch devices are turning more handguns into machine guns

Small parts the size of a Lego are filling communities with modern-day machine guns that can empty an entire magazine with a single trigger pull.

Minnesota Supreme Court: Pieces of a gun enough to be charged with illegal possession

In 4-3 decision, state's high court upholds 2021 conviction based on discovery of disassembled shotgun parts.

Federal charges: Sting disrupts Snapchat group that sold illegal 'switches,' ghost guns in Minnesota

Undercover agents monitored and set up controlled buys of illegal machine gun conversion devices throughout this past spring.

Castro Medina sentenced to three years for role in Lazzaro sex-trafficking scheme

She pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to commit sex trafficking and obstructing the investigation.

Body found after girl, 11, disappears while swimming in Lake Nokomis

Hennepin County Sheriff's Office says girl reportedly went underwater while swimming on east side of Minneapolis lake.

Sheriff: Motorcyclist killed after fleeing state trooper in northwestern Minnesota

The Friday evening pursuit and crash in Becker County remain under investigation.