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

Minneapolis suspect in phone thefts is ordered held as flight risk, public danger

Prosecutors say he would hole up in vacant stores, break into businesses next door, and sell the stolen phones to an international criminal cartel.

Updated: December 23, 2014, - 11:30 PM

'American Sniper' widow to appeal Jesse Ventura defamation verdict

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has been asked to overturn the verdict in the defamation case of former...

Updated: December 23, 2014, - 09:39 PM

Mexican grill's fired white workers claim bias

Judge allows employees’ suit over dismissal from Pancheros in Bloomington to proceed.

Updated: December 23, 2014, - 05:41 AM

Zimmerman, Minn., doctor faces federal drug charge

Addiction explains his behavior, Zimmerman family doctor says, “but it doesn’t excuse it.”

Updated: December 22, 2014, - 08:59 PM

Nonprofits' founder, charged with buying handbags and jeans with government grants, pleads guilty

Roberta Barnes, who pleaded guilty, spent $460,000 in grant program money for personal use, charges say.

Updated: December 19, 2014, - 11:23 PM

50 years ago, 'Carpenters for Christmas' rebuilt a Mississippi church

It was 50 years ago this week that Jerry Von Korff, then of Minneapolis, helped organize a civil rights project...

Updated: December 17, 2014, - 07:08 PM

Under pressure from feds, St. Anthony agrees to Islamic Center

The federal government announced Tuesday a settlement that will allow an Islamic worship center to open in the city of St. Anthony.

Updated: December 16, 2014, - 09:54 PM

Aug.: Feds sue 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: December 16, 2014, - 01:42 PM

Ventura sues HarperCollins over 'American Sniper'

Latest suit claims HarperCollins profited from defamatory references in memoir.

Updated: December 15, 2014, - 11:28 PM

Atheists sue Washington County in fight over marriage registers

It didn’t take long for Washington County to reject Rodney Rogers’ request to register for the right to preside at...

Updated: December 12, 2014, - 09:59 PM

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