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

FBI fears Somalis from Minneapolis may fight in Syria

Agents met with leaders in Mpls. to identify at-risk youth.

Updated: June 03, 2014, - 11:06 PM

In rare move, federal judge tosses jury conviction in child's injury

There was reasonable doubt, judge wrote before freeing dad from Red Lake Reservation.

Updated: June 02, 2014, - 09:48 PM

Informant sues BCA agent, claims he sexually assaulted her

A woman who was acting as a confidential informer has sued an agent of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension,...

Updated: May 30, 2014, - 10:09 PM

Inmate took Brooklyn Park K9 case to court and won, without attorney

It’s very rare for anyone, let alone a convict, to win without a lawyer.

Updated: May 27, 2014, - 09:17 AM

Obituary: Gordon Slovut, Star Tribune medical reporter

From organ transplants to AIDS to sports medicine to healthy eating, reporter Gordon Slovut covered the gamut of medical news...

Updated: May 22, 2014, - 07:51 PM

'Ashamed' serial robber thanks teller for speaking against her in Mpls. court

A bank robber gets 3½ years after thanking a teller for speaking out against her at court sentencing.

Updated: May 21, 2014, - 09:41 PM

'Man in Black' gets 14 years for bank robberies

He admitted robbing 31 Minnesota banks in 12-month span.

Updated: May 20, 2014, - 05:13 AM

Federal courts beat: All judges recused in Erlinder lawsuit

Law professor Peter Erlinder can add another controversy to his résumé.You may recall he created headlines when he was imprisoned...

Updated: May 19, 2014, - 09:36 PM

Ex-Minnesota judge sues over lookups of driver’s license info

She's the latest in a series of prominent people to say their privacy was violated over the license lookups.

Updated: May 13, 2014, - 08:59 PM

Judges to get more leeway in low-level drug cases

Responding to a call for reform by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, new Minnesota U.S. Attorney Andy Luger says low-level offenders are less likely to face “mandatory minimum” sentences.

Updated: May 11, 2014, - 06:13 AM

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