Randy Furst

Reporter | Minneapolis
Phone: 612-673-7382
Randy Furst covers the U.S. District Court in Minnesota for the Star Tribune.

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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

Ventura got decked in bar in 2006, SEAL says

A former U.S. Navy SEAL Wednesday offered the most complete account yet to support an author’s contention that he punched Jesse Ventura after the former governor made derogatory remarks about the SEALs in 2006.

Updated: July 17, 2014, - 11:05 AM

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

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