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

Witnesses rebut Ventura's assertion that fight was a lie

Witness by witness, defense attorneys continued to assemble a scenario that they hope will disprove Jesse Ventura’s claim that Chris Kyle fabricated a story about punching him.

Updated: July 16, 2014, - 05:48 AM

Jesse Ventura claims 'American Sniper' accused him of 'treason'

On the stand for a second day, Ventura claimed that Chris Kyle had accused him of “treason” by falsely alleging in his memoir, “American Sniper,” that Ventura declared that Navy SEALs “deserved to lose a few.”

Updated: July 15, 2014, - 08:45 AM

July 11: Ventura tears up, talks of commitment to SEALs

Former Gov. Jesse Ventura testified Friday that the fight in which he supposedly was decked by an outraged Navy SEAL in a California bar never happened.

Updated: July 11, 2014, - 11:15 PM

Ventura’s past bombast cited in book defamation trial

The legal team fighting Jesse Ventura’s defamation lawsuit opened up a new line of attack in U.S. District Court in St. Paul, reeling off a series of provocative public statements Ventura has made.

Updated: July 11, 2014, - 06:02 AM

July 10: In video, Kyle trips up on fight details

The widow of Chris Kyle, the author of “American Sniper,” repeatedly broke down in tears as she recounted her husband’s unrelated 2013 murder at a Texas shooting range.

Updated: July 10, 2014, - 12:15 AM

Ventura suit off to heated start

The widow of a former Navy SEAL engaged in some testy exchanges with an attorney for Jesse Ventura during the opening day of a trial of a defamation lawsuit filed by the former governor.

Updated: July 09, 2014, - 04:01 PM

Sunday: Ventura suit over alleged barroom fight goes to trial

The former governor's suit against a late Navy SEAL is watched as it’s an unusual and important First Amendment case testing the definitions of celebrity and defamation.

Updated: July 09, 2014, - 05:30 AM

U.S. Supreme Court to review Minn. white supremacist’s ammo sentence

Effect of possession of sawed-off shotgun in earlier case is at issue.

Updated: June 25, 2014, - 09:06 PM

Federal courts beat: ‘Freedom Riders’ is a stirring exhibit

A bus was burned. Protesters were beaten unconscious by racist mobs. But the Freedom Riders who integrated the interstate bus...

Updated: June 10, 2014, - 07:09 PM

Minneapolis family worries that son, 20, is headed to Syria

Sadiyo Omar had no idea where her son had gone until the sobbing 20-year-old phoned her from Turkey on Saturday.

Updated: June 04, 2014, - 11:16 PM

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