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

Judge rejects new trial in Jesse Ventura defamation case

Judge Richard Kyle said the $1.8 million verdict for the ex-governor should stand.

Updated: December 01, 2014, - 05:09 PM

2 federal judges issue opposite decisions in 2 teens' life sentences

U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on mandatory life sentences without parole for teens has left confusion in Minnesota and nationwide.

Updated: November 30, 2014, - 05:59 AM

Lawyer: Archdiocese may have destroyed porn videos

Church officials in St. Paul may have destroyed evidence that a St. Paul priest possessed child pornography, a St. Paul attorney charged. Documents describe an alleged coverup by the archdiocese and Vatican officials in Washington, D.C.

Updated: November 20, 2014, - 10:54 AM

Minnesota urban planner killed in Somalia wanted 'to give back'

Many Somali professionals, like Abdullahi Ali Anshoor, want to “give back” to their home country despite the danger.

Updated: November 19, 2014, - 11:26 PM

Nov. 16: Final Four is a great get for Minneapolis, say city leaders

While some say the NCAA tournament will be a major financial windfall, others call such predictions inflated.

Updated: November 18, 2014, - 12:03 AM

Minnesota ranks high in student debt, national study shows

Minnesota ranks fifth in the nation for student debt, and fourth for its proportion of students shouldering college debt load. The latest numbers come as state leaders consider another round of tuition freezes.

Updated: November 13, 2014, - 12:01 AM

Nickname protesters tell NFL: 'We are not mascots'

Activists determined to retire the Washington Redskins nickname vowed to take their campaign to every remaining Washington NFL game this season.

Updated: November 02, 2014, - 10:06 PM

Protesters ready to rally against Redskins name before game at U

Organizers expect thousands of protesters to turn out in what they hope will be the biggest demonstration ever against the Redskins name.

Updated: October 30, 2014, - 01:17 PM

Federal courts beat: The jury's still out on lawyer jokes

Why don’t sharks attack lawyers?Professional courtesy.America is awash with lawyers and lawyer jokes, and not surprisingly, many lawyers don’t think...

Updated: October 29, 2014, - 10:32 PM

Minn. bank official, teller among 28 charged in check fraud case

The U.S. attorney's office announced criminal charges against two dozen people in a conspiracy to steal IDs and write counterfeit checks.

Updated: October 29, 2014, - 12:10 AM

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