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

Memos detail million-dollar Ventura drama

The jury was close to giving up when Judge Kyle asked them if they could reach a 9-1 verdict. When that failed, he asked if they could make a decision by an 8-2 split, not knowing which side had the majority vote.

Updated: July 30, 2014, - 09:57 PM

Ventura says he's ‘overjoyed reputation restored’

Jesse Ventura shocks the world again as jury grants him $1.8 million in damages for defamation by book, “unjust enrichment.”

Updated: July 30, 2014, - 12:05 PM

Judge tells jury in Jesse Ventura defamation case to keep talking

A frustrated jury will try again Tuesday to reach a verdict in the defamation suit brought by former Gov. Jesse Ventura after deliberating for five days and telling the judge that they are deadlocked.

Updated: July 28, 2014, - 10:35 PM

Ventura jury breaks for weekend without verdict

Jurors broke for the weekend without reaching a verdict in Jesse Ventura’s defamation lawsuit against the widow of an elite military sniper who the former Minnesota governor claimed libeled him in his bestselling memoir.

Updated: July 28, 2014, - 03:52 PM

July 25: Trial reveals Ventura's somber side

The string of accusations from witnesses has had an impact on this “sensitive man,” his former press secretary says.

Updated: July 25, 2014, - 01:08 PM

Jesse Ventura jury goes second day without a verdict

Ten-member jury has asked the judge two questions since defamation deliberations began.

Updated: July 23, 2014, - 09:46 PM

With dueling accounts, Ventura jury weighs memories

In closing arguments, each side focuses on the accounts of bar fight.

Updated: July 22, 2014, - 10:13 PM

Jesse Ventura case will be in the hands of the jury today

Jurors will decide if a sniper’s book was true, or recklessly false, causing damage to the former governor’s reputation.

Updated: July 22, 2014, - 09:25 AM

Testimony completed in Ventura trial; closings Tuesday

Attorneys for both sides disagree about instructions to the jury, which will begin deliberations on Tuesday.

Updated: July 18, 2014, - 08:44 PM

Lawyers spar over marketing of book at Ventura trial

Documents introduced Thursday describe different details than those described in ‘American Sniper’ or in courtroom testimony.

Updated: July 18, 2014, - 02:44 PM

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