Reporter | Politics and Government

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.


Rep. Ilhan Omar helps lead call for State Department to fight Islamophobia

Group cites a rise in attacks against Muslims worldwide.


State House ethics hearing involving Rep. John Thompson gets delayed

Committee Chair Jim Davnie, a DFL representative from Minneapolis, granted Thompson's request to postpone his own remarks until he can have a lawyer with him.


Police licensing board OKs new policies on misconduct, protests

But under its current rules, the board can only enforce violations by police chiefs and sheriffs and not individual law enforcement officers.


Hortman: No action against Rep. Thompson until court cases resolved

Jury found Thompson guilty of misdemeanor in 2019 incident at North Memorial Health Hospital.


Governor puts new pressure on Rep. Thompson to resign

Thompson, a first-term Democrat, challenges the authenticity of police reports of multiple domestic violence accusations.


Michelle MacDonald asks Supreme Court for new hearing on law license suspension

Perennial Supreme Court candidate says justices ignored 'restorative prayer circle' process she participated in with judge.


Minnesota seeks dismissal of legal challenge to new police standards

Law enforcement lobbying groups sued earlier this month, arguing the 2020 use-of-force changes are unconstitutional.


St. Paul police chief disputes DFL Rep. John Thompson's racial profiling claim

Thompson was ticketed during a traffic stop on July 4.


Minnesota to get $50M for opioid crisis from Purdue Pharma, Sackler family

Historic $4.3 billion settlement reached after years of litigation nationwide.


Police reform backers to take protest to homes of legislators

Activists voiced their displeasure with Democrats and Republicans alike over what a public safety bill they called more friendly to police than focused on accountability.