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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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

Minnesota won’t delay Vikings stadium bond sale over "Redskins"

Activists asked for the delay so they can work to make sure the word “Redskins” doesn’t appear in the Vikings new home. They will appeal.

Updated: November 11, 2013, - 08:33 PM

Apple Valley bank robber who leaves lasting impression is apprehended

The suspect was caught quickly, thanks to the public aiding police.

Updated: November 08, 2013, - 11:25 PM

Dayton, protesters at Metrodome blast Washington nickname

The governor called Washington’s nickname “offensive” and “racist.” Other foes marched to the Metrodome before Vikings game.

Updated: November 08, 2013, - 06:58 AM

Minnesota identity theft scheme nets 33 federal convictions

The sentencing of a Twin Cities ringleader brought the 14-state, $2.5 million conspiracy to a close.

Updated: October 30, 2013, - 11:37 PM

Minnetonka firm seeks religious exemption to Obamacare mandate

Judges hear from a Minnetonka company with Catholic roots that wants an exclusion from the health insurance birth-control mandate.

Updated: October 24, 2013, - 08:50 PM

Ventura won't be sanctioned for failing to produce military record, judge rules

Judge denied motions by both sides in trial set for May.

Updated: October 16, 2013, - 07:15 PM

Iron Range town’s ex-fire chief is charged with setting fires

The incidents involved Superior National Forest land and a resort.

Updated: October 15, 2013, - 09:47 PM

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