Randy Furst

Reporter | Minneapolis
Phone: 612-673-7382
Randy Furst covers the U.S. District Court in Minnesota for the Star Tribune.

Recent content from Randy Furst

Tell it to the judge? Heck, this Minnesota judge is filing suit himself

Administrative law judge’s class-action lawsuit claims rental car firm failed to honor price.

Updated: September 15, 2014, - 10:05 PM

Obituary: Pat Levy, 62, was pioneer in chemical dependency treatment in Minnesota

For decades, Pat Levy was a tireless advocate for addiction treatment programs in Minnesota.“She touched literally thousands of lives and...

Updated: September 10, 2014, - 06:49 PM

Fired for jury duty, woman gets her job back

A worker at a Hopkins day care is back on the job thanks to a judge’s quick intervention.

Updated: September 05, 2014, - 08:19 PM

Aug. 3: Ventura jury struggled before split decision, juror says

Key defense evidence may have shifted opinions the other way. A juror recounted the events that led to the 8-2 vote to award $1.8 million.

Updated: September 04, 2014, - 04:56 PM

July 31: Memos detail million-dollar Ventura drama

The jury was close to giving up when Judge Kyle asked them if they could reach a 9-1 verdict. When that failed, he asked if they could make a decision by an 8-2 split, not knowing which side had the majority vote.

Updated: September 04, 2014, - 04:55 PM

July 30: Ventura says he's ‘overjoyed reputation restored’

Jesse Ventura shocks the world again as jury grants him $1.8 million in damages for defamation by book, “unjust enrichment.”

Updated: September 04, 2014, - 04:55 PM

Feds want to send son of synthetic drug dealer to year in prison

Saying they have detected no remorse, federal prosecutors asked that a 35-year-old Duluth man be sentenced to one year in...

Updated: September 03, 2014, - 09:38 PM

Appeals court strikes down 101-year-old Minnesota law that makes lying about ballot initiatives a crime

The Court of Appeals struck down a 1913 state law that banned false statements about ballot proposals.

Updated: September 03, 2014, - 10:29 AM

50 years later, Walter Mondale stands by his deal

Walter Mondale feels as convinced today that he was right as he did 50 years ago when he brokered a deal to resolve one of the most explosive issues in the history of the national Democratic Party.

Updated: August 31, 2014, - 06:52 AM

Feds sue city of St. Anthony over rejection of Islamic center

U.S. Attorney Andy Luger said St. Anthony Village violated the religious rights of an Islamic group and broke a federal law.

Updated: August 27, 2014, - 11:16 PM

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