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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Chalking on sidewalk protected as free speech

A woman who printed an antiwar slogan outside a Minneapolis federal building had the legal right to do so, according to a settlement.

Updated: October 10, 2013, - 10:22 AM

Oct. 7: Duluth headshop owner guilty

Jim Carlson was convicted Monday of 51 counts of selling banned substances at his downtown store, Last Place on Earth. His son also was found guilty on some charges.

Updated: October 07, 2013, - 10:59 PM

Duluth head shop owner guilty of dealing synthetic drugs

The conviction of a Duluth store owner on 51 federal felony counts was hailed as a major victory in the...

Updated: October 07, 2013, - 10:58 PM

Jury deliberating in Duluth headshop owner's synthetic drug trial

Two-week trial of Duluth headshop owner tests arguments over what is an illegal drug.

Updated: October 02, 2013, - 04:10 PM

Government shutdown spreading pain as it takes hold in Minnesota

Parks, offices and services quickly shut down. Aid programs and tribes prepared to lose funding.

Updated: October 02, 2013, - 06:19 AM

Judge: Montevideo man stays jailed until trial for explosives possession

Judge says man accused of planning a terrorist attack in Montevideo has “history of failing to appear.”

Updated: September 26, 2013, - 09:36 PM

MOA shoppers, employees don’t appear worried

Megamall officials said they’ve stepped up security after the attack in Kenya but declined to give details.

Updated: September 25, 2013, - 09:35 PM

Jesse Ventura defamation case to stay in Minnesota

The judge said it would be too expensive to move the case to Texas, where the widow of the "American Sniper" author lives. Ventura says the author defamed him in the book.

Updated: September 24, 2013, - 11:04 PM

Texas or Minn.? Lawyers to spar over site of Jesse Ventura defamation trial

Navy SEAL’s widow wants trial moved to Dallas, near her home.

Updated: September 23, 2013, - 11:08 PM

New ATF chief considered giving up during bruising confirmation process

Last month, in a ceremony presided over by Vice President Joe Biden, B. Todd Jones became the first permanent director...

Updated: September 21, 2013, - 10:25 PM

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