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

Hunters sue DNR, claim they were racially profiled

In the federal lawsuit, Hispanic hunters from the Twin Cities say they were targets of racial discrimination, with some held in the Mille Lacs County jail.

Updated: December 06, 2013, - 11:35 PM

Prosecutor: Duluth head shop owner tried to transfer Mexico property

A prosecutor says he has a recording of a phone conversation by Jim Carlson, the convicted Duluth head shop owner, trying to transfer title on Cozumel property he owns, so as to avoid forfeiture.

Updated: December 05, 2013, - 10:07 PM

Snowmobile trail plan at edge of BWCA causes legal rift

Critics say plan violates quiet of the wilderness; others predict light traffic, minimal disruption. An eight-year legal dispute has become a classic confrontation over the BWCA.

Updated: November 30, 2013, - 11:08 PM

Judge: Duluth head shop owner won't be freed before sentencing

A federal judge has denied a motion to release Jim Carlson, the owner of a Duluth head shop who was...

Updated: November 28, 2013, - 07:21 PM

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

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