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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.


How authorities allege Feeding Our Future fraud unfolded

Feeding Our Future, led by founder and executive director Aimee Bock, is accused of accepting bribes and kickbacks from entities in exchange for sponsoring applications for the federal child nutrition program.


MyPillow's Mike Lindell sues feds over seized cellphone

Mike Lindell contends FBI agents violated his rights by taking his iPhone outside a Mankato Hardee's this month.


Feeding Our Future founder among 48 charged in $250M fraud

Prosecutors say co-conspirators falsely claimed to serve 125 million meals around the state, but instead pocketed federal money for lavish personal expenses.


Key Chauvin prosecutor Jerry Blackwell's federal judge nomination nears full Senate vote

The Minneapolis attorney cleared the Senate's Judiciary Committee on a bipartisan vote Thursday.


St. Paul man sentenced to 43 years in nation's 'worst' sextortion case

More than 1,000 teen girls were victimized across all states. FBI says victims are still being identified daily.


Life sentence for Isanti man in Minneapolis woman's '93 killing

The family of Jeanne "Jeanie" Childs tearfully described 30 years of seeking justice for her murder before the judge imposed the state's harshest sentence.


Minneapolis man accused of using 3-D printers to make handguns outfitted with 'switch' devices

Case launched after agents seized package of gun parts from Taiwan.


Star Tribune sues over records sought from Department of Defense regarding 2020 civil unrest response

Newspaper has not received documents sought since October 2020.


Federal prosecutors will appeal sentences given to J. Alexander Kueng, Tou Thao

Government sought more prison time for violating George Floyd's civil rights.


Anton Lazzaro revives claim he is being singled out for prosecution in child sex trafficking case

The Minneapolis GOP donor was arrested and indicted in August 2021.