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

Nonprofits' founder, charged with buying handbags and jeans with government grants, pleads guilty

Roberta Barnes, who pleaded guilty, spent $460,000 in grant program money for personal use, charges say.

Updated: December 19, 2014, - 11:23 PM

50 years ago, 'Carpenters for Christmas' rebuilt a Mississippi church

It was 50 years ago this week that Jerry Von Korff, then of Minneapolis, helped organize a civil rights project...

Updated: December 17, 2014, - 07:08 PM

Under pressure from feds, St. Anthony agrees to Islamic Center

The federal government announced Tuesday a settlement that will allow an Islamic worship center to open in the city of St. Anthony.

Updated: December 16, 2014, - 09:54 PM

Aug.: Feds sue St. Anthony over rejection of Islamic center

U.S. Attorney Andy Luger said St. Anthony Village violated the religious rights of an Islamic group and broke a federal law.

Updated: December 16, 2014, - 01:42 PM

Ventura sues HarperCollins over 'American Sniper'

Latest suit claims HarperCollins profited from defamatory references in memoir.

Updated: December 15, 2014, - 11:28 PM

Atheists sue Washington County in fight over marriage registers

It didn’t take long for Washington County to reject Rodney Rogers’ request to register for the right to preside at...

Updated: December 12, 2014, - 09:59 PM

Fight on behalf of pregnant UPS driver creates unusual allies

Three University of St. Thomas professors are involved in the legal battle on behalf of a pregnant part-time United Parcel...

Updated: December 03, 2014, - 07:10 PM

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

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