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

Son gets 3 years' probation for selling synthetic drugs in father's Duluth head shop

Prosecutors asked for prison time, but judge ordered service.

Updated: September 17, 2014, - 11:29 PM

Fired Stacy whistleblower wins $990K in Humvee case

David McIntosh won the award as part of a $5.5 million settlement with the companies that produced backup batteries for the Humvee’s turret.

Updated: September 17, 2014, - 05:33 AM

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

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