Randy Furst

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

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Prosecutor: Duluth head shop owner tried to transfer Mexico property

A prosecutor says he has a recording of a phone conversation by Jim Carlson, the convicted Duluth head shop owner, trying to transfer title on Cozumel property he owns, so as to avoid forfeiture.

Updated: December 05, 2013, - 10:07 PM

Snowmobile trail plan at edge of BWCA causes legal rift

Critics say plan violates quiet of the wilderness; others predict light traffic, minimal disruption. An eight-year legal dispute has become a classic confrontation over the BWCA.

Updated: November 30, 2013, - 11:08 PM

Judge: Duluth head shop owner won't be freed before sentencing

A federal judge has denied a motion to release Jim Carlson, the owner of a Duluth head shop who was...

Updated: November 28, 2013, - 07:21 PM

Nov. 26, 2013: Poaching charges against 5 Ojibwe tossed

Judge rules that fishing rights are protected by 1837 federal treaty.

Updated: November 26, 2013, - 07:51 AM

Obituary: Harold Nielsen traded business for Winds of Peace Foundation

From capitalist entrepreneur to advocate of workers cooperatives, from political conservative to supporter of Nicaragua’s radical Sandinistas, from military hawk...

Updated: November 25, 2013, - 08:57 PM

Nov. 22, 2013: Obama nominates Luger to become U.S. attorney in Minnesota

Andrew Luger could be approved by the Senate by early next year, giving Minnesota a full-time U.S. attorney for the...

Updated: November 21, 2013, - 08:57 PM

Rochester woman gets 5 years for bilking elderly couple out of $840K

Judge Joan Ericksen referred to Carolyn Jean Cassar, 61, as “cold blooded” as she sentenced her to federal prison for swindling a next-door elderly couple out of $840,000.

Updated: November 19, 2013, - 08:52 PM

Eden Prairie insurance fraudster who faked his death sent to prison

Travis Scott ground up his teeth, pulled out his hair, and extracted his blood to create a mess, but authorities...

Updated: November 19, 2013, - 12:02 PM

Redskins name fight won't halt Vikings stadium bond sale

Gov. Dayton repeated that “Redskins“ is offensive but said halting the sale of stadium bonds could make the state a target for lawsuits.

Updated: November 15, 2013, - 03:08 AM

Duluth headshop owner keeps fighting despite conviction

Jim Carlson, the in-your-face headshop owner who defied Duluth authorities for four years before he was convicted last month of selling synthetic drugs, is not going quietly into federal prison.

Updated: November 14, 2013, - 05:53 AM

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