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

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

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

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