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.


GOP state senators file ethics complaint against DFL Sen. Omar Fateh

Complaint stems from reports on bill to benefit a Somali YouTube channel that supported him, perjury conviction of brother-in-law.


Legislators leave work undone; short special session possible

Gov. Tim Walz planned to meet with House and Senate leaders early Monday morning to hash out the details of a short special session to wrap up agreed-upon bills, which could happen as early as this week.


Newcomer Jim Schultz is GOP's pick to challenge Keith Ellison

Countering violent crime is one of Schultz's top pitches as he runs for attorney general.


Bill to align state fentanyl penalties with heroin unlikely to survive

Supporters want same weight threshold as heroin to trigger felonies for fentanyl sale, possession.


Minnesota legislators try a Hail Mary on sports betting

With four days left in the legislative session, multiple tax and spending measures remain at a standstill.


Minnesota Supreme Court sends case over Walz's COVID shutdown orders back to lower court

Case was first filed in 2020 by central Minnesota business owner.


Minnesota Republicans endorse Kim Crockett for secretary of state

GOP delegates also endorsed Ryan Wilson for state auditor.


Minnesota Senate Democrats make unsuccessful attempt to pass reproductive rights bills

DFLers say Supreme Court leak "changed the landscape" of November's election.


State Sen. Omar Fateh's brother-in-law convicted of perjury related to 2020 primary

Muse Mohamed is also the brother of a DFL-endorsed Senate candidate.


2022 legislative session: What's at stake, issue by issue

We track the status of top issues ahead of the Legislature's May 23 adjournment.