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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Suit says Minn. drivers' records illegally checked 600 times

Eighteen people, including a state legislator, filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against more than 50 counties, cities and state agencies, claiming their driving records were illegally looked up at least 600 times.

Updated: September 12, 2013, - 07:22 PM

Judges OK giving out Bibles at Pride fest

An appeals panel said the Minneapolis Park Board’s rules violated a man’s First Amendment rights when it limited distribution.

Updated: September 11, 2013, - 09:56 PM

'Man in Black' bank robber pleads guilty to one hold-up

A Minneapolis man accused of pulling off the “Man in Black” bank robberies across Minnesota pleaded guilty to one bank...

Updated: September 10, 2013, - 02:36 PM

Judge: Somali convicted in terrorist case may withdraw his appeal

Judge says Mahamud Said Omar is mentally competent to end appeal of conviction for sending fighters to Somalia.

Updated: September 04, 2013, - 09:34 PM

No Minneapolis cops have been disciplined after 439 complaints

Police department officials say those numbers obscure gains made in responding to citizen complaints about police behavior, but skeptics say the few cases of actual discipline confirm that the new system is not working any better than the one it replaced.

Updated: August 28, 2013, - 02:14 PM

Federal courts beat: Newspaper fights over secrecy in case of Montevideo suspect

While the U.S. Attorney’s office and the Federal Public Defender’s office battle over the fate of Buford Rogers, a second,...

Updated: August 19, 2013, - 05:36 PM

Minneapolis police face lawsuits alleging misconduct

Misconduct by officers is alleged in 61 lawsuits against department.

Updated: August 17, 2013, - 11:14 AM

Racial incidents lead to calls to investigate Minneapolis police

As Chief Janeé Harteau hosted a meeting of community leaders, others vowed to ask for a federal investigation.

Updated: August 07, 2013, - 11:56 PM

Harteau, community leaders discuss police conduct

Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau and community leaders discussed their plan to correct police misconduct

Updated: August 07, 2013, - 08:51 PM

As Jones moves to ATF, U.S. Attorney job will open up

Andy Luger is expected to replace him, but first must go through nomination, background checks and a Senate confirmation.

Updated: August 01, 2013, - 09:40 PM

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