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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.


Law enforcement watchful ahead of video release of fatal beating by Memphis police

The local ATF division sent an alert to metro area firearms retailers Friday morning to "remain vigilant."


Sixth person pleads guilty in $250M Feeding Our Future fraud case

Liban Yasin Alishire admitted to pocketing more than $700,000.


Order releasing body-camera video of Fergus Falls man's shooting by police could set legal standard

Ramsey County lawsuit challenged state's witholding of footage in active investigation.


Minnesota staffing agency to pay $250,000 after U.S. probe into worker discrimination

Justice Department alleged that Masterson Staffing illegally required certain documents from noncitizens to prove permission to work.


Minnesota prisons confront national trend of 'drug-soaked' mail filtering behind bars

Prison system testing new methods to try to curb new contraband smuggling techniques.


Judge rejects personal plea from Anton Lazzaro to reconsider child sex trafficking case against him

Anton Lazzaro sent a letter to Judge Patrick Schiltz's chambers.


Grand jury indicts Savage man accused of plotting mass police killing, supporting Nazi groups

Prosecutors, defense attorney still at odds over whether River William Smith should remain jailed before trial.


U.S. Justice Department drops appeal of federal sentences for J. Alexander Kueng, Tou Thao

Kueng and Lane also pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting manslaughter charges in connection with George Floyd's death and are serving their state sentences concurrently.


CrimeWatchMpls Twitter account owner will drop lawsuit against think tank

The Center of the American Experiment produced a message exchange showing consent from account's creator.


FBI appoints new special agent in charge for Minneapolis office

Alvin M. Winston Sr. comes from the FBI's headquarters in Washington, D.C., where he most recently served as deputy assistant director in the International Operations Division.