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

Fired for jury duty, woman gets her job back

A worker at a Hopkins day care is back on the job thanks to a judge’s quick intervention.

Updated: September 05, 2014, - 08:19 PM

Aug. 3: Ventura jury struggled before split decision, juror says

Key defense evidence may have shifted opinions the other way. A juror recounted the events that led to the 8-2 vote to award $1.8 million.

Updated: September 04, 2014, - 04:56 PM

July 31: 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: September 04, 2014, - 04:55 PM

July 30: 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: September 04, 2014, - 04:55 PM

Feds want to send son of synthetic drug dealer to year in prison

Saying they have detected no remorse, federal prosecutors asked that a 35-year-old Duluth man be sentenced to one year in...

Updated: September 03, 2014, - 09:38 PM

Appeals court strikes down 101-year-old Minnesota law that makes lying about ballot initiatives a crime

The Court of Appeals struck down a 1913 state law that banned false statements about ballot proposals.

Updated: September 03, 2014, - 10:29 AM

50 years later, Walter Mondale stands by his deal

Walter Mondale feels as convinced today that he was right as he did 50 years ago when he brokered a deal to resolve one of the most explosive issues in the history of the national Democratic Party.

Updated: August 31, 2014, - 06:52 AM

Judge allows Minneapolis landlord's federal suit against city to continue

Ron Folger will press claims against the city for victimizing minorities when he was barred from renting out properties.

Updated: August 22, 2014, - 11:39 PM

Judge won't halt union vote of 27,000 Minnesota home care workers

The National Right to Work Foundation will not appeal a judge's decision to allow 27,000 state home health care workers to continue their union election.

Updated: August 20, 2014, - 11:51 PM

$6.5 million to be seized from Duluth head shop owner

Authorities say the money and property was the profit from a criminal drug operation.

Updated: August 20, 2014, - 11:48 PM

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