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

Ex-Minneapolis Chief Bouza is often a witness in lawsuits against cops

For most of the past quarter century, he has been a witness for the defense across the country, testifying in lawsuits, some of them major cases, on behalf of people who have alleged wrongdoing by police officers.

Updated: March 26, 2013, - 05:38 PM

Extended winter is clouding Minnesotans' mood

A handful of inches of snow on the ground bogged down the morning commute Monday in the Twin Cities ahead of strong winds heading in from the west.

Updated: March 19, 2013, - 11:07 AM

Panel to develop training to avoid another Strike Force fiasco

A three-member panel, including a judge and former judge, has been formed to oversee development of a law enforcement training...

Updated: March 14, 2013, - 06:48 PM

Lakeville private eye latest to sue over misuse of DVS records

Within two days of her being pictured in a newspaper, employees at 11 law enforcement agencies, two state departments and the U.S. Postal Inspector’s office accessed hers driver’s license file 35 times, according to records.

Updated: March 14, 2013, - 12:56 PM

Review uncovers problems with Minnesota crime task forces

A state investigator said problems look similar to the disgraced Metro Gang Strike Force, but law enforcement units say they’re...

Updated: March 08, 2013, - 09:16 PM

Data misuse charge against ex-Mpls. official dismissed

Veteran Minneapolis official Tom Deegan, left, called all the allegations unfounded. Prosecutors point to problems with state law.

Updated: February 28, 2013, - 09:27 AM

Some Uptown residents not hip to neighborhood's building boom

Many residents eagerly embrace the new glitz, but for others it’s a rude (and expensive) transformation.

Updated: February 26, 2013, - 09:40 AM

In Twin Cities area, 4-8 inches of snow is possible

Snow? Or freezing rain? Metro area could see two waves of stuff, resulting in a "mess" for Monday morning's rush hour.

Updated: February 10, 2013, - 07:37 AM

Security getting tougher at downtown Minneapolis library

Hundreds of homeless and poor people flood the soaring, $135 million glass and steel library daily, drawn by the warmth, computers and open space. Last year, 1,321 people were asked to leave the library, more than twice the number ejected the year before.

Updated: February 05, 2013, - 06:26 AM

Fire Department demotion costs Minneapolis $595,000

Minneapolis City Attorney Susan Segal called it the largest payout in memory for an employee lawsuit involving the Fire Department.

Updated: January 25, 2013, - 10:44 PM

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