Randy Furst | Star Tribune
Reporter | Minneapolis

Furst has spent most of his 45-year career at The Minneapolis Star and later at the combined Star Tribune as a general assignment reporter. He has been nominated four times for the Pulitzer Prize (a series on the condition of migrant workers; questions regarding the innocence of two black men convicted of rape; the arrest of three Northwest Airline pilots for drinking and flying; and the exposure of a rogue Metro Gang Strike Force, which was forced to disband) and was a finalist twice.


Advocates hail child's return to mother as victory against Minn. child protection system

Critics of state's child custody system say many children are being wrongfully removed from the home.


Minneapolis mother and daughter charged with animal cruelty after 46 cats and dogs discovered in home

A mother and daughter have been charged with mistreating animals after authorities discovered 46 cats and dogs in their north Minneapolis house in such poor condition that 33 of the animals had to be euthanized.


American Legion's repeated differences with Trump called unprecedented

White House's slow reaction to McCain's death is latest sore point.


As veterans hold national conventions, concern continues over privatization of the VA

In Minneapolis for conventions, veterans talk about health care needs.


American Legion comes back to Minneapolis for its 100th convention

It's been a popular site, even that very first national convention in early November 1919, with 11-degree temps and light snow.


More than a month after correctional officer's slaying, lockdown ends at Stillwater prison

Until a reconfiguration of the industry building is complete, offenders will not be participating.


Officers being outfitted with camera-mounted guns in west metro

While a suburb says gun-mounted cameras are cheaper than body cameras, the Minnesota ACLU said they should not be a substitute for them.


Suspended attorney charged with failure to pay Minn. income taxes

William B. Butler, who has long history of battling judges, is charged with not filing state income taxes.


Frank Wright, a prominent Minneapolis journalist, dies at 87

For 44 years Wright plied his craft from skid row to hot spots around the world.


Man arrested in October shooting death in south Minneapolis

A passenger in a car was shot in the head in south Minneapolis last October.