Randy Furst | Star Tribune
Reporter | Minneapolis

Randy Furst is a general assignment reporter covering Minneapolis for the Star Tribune.


Layoffs at nonprofit a blow to Mpls. tenants

Minneapolis scrambles to find new partner after nonprofit helping tenants sheds staff.


Brooklyn Park man charged with sex trafficking of 15-year-old

He is accused of forcing a teenage girl to have sex with 10-15 men at a hotel.


Hennepin County attorney's race has a wild card: Will outside forces intervene?

Contest between Freeman and Haase could be stirred up by outside forces


In Hennepin County attorney race, Freeman, Haase joust on juvenile policies

The county attorney says he's keeping juveniles out of jail; his opponent says more juveniles in detention are minorities.


Some caught in Mpls. marijuana stings still face unknown fates

Charges are dropped against 31 of the 47, but prosecutors still must decide how to deal with 16 people who have already been convicted.


Mpls. cops halt minor marijuana stings, citing racial disparity

All charges were dropped after reports show 46 of 47 arrested were black. "While the intention was good, it had an unintended consequence," Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said.


Mental health experts debate fate of child care provider who tried to hang boy

The woman pleaded guilty to attempted murder of toddler.


Minneapolis mayor meets with angry tenants facing eviction

Mpls. mayor vows to step up after hearing complaints and ideas.


Ex-Minneapolis cop gets 4 years in prison for sexual assault

Thomas Tichich, 49, was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman he met in a bar after he had gone off duty.


Emotional meeting for mom of boy nearly killed by Mpls. day-care provider, man who saved him

It was one of several dramatic moments during a daylong sentencing hearing for Nataliia M. Karia.