Randy Furst | Star Tribune
Reporter | Minneapolis

Randy Furst is a Star Tribune general assignment reporter covering a range of issues, including tenants rights, minority rights, American Indian rights and police accountability. 

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.


Hennepin County attorney: Maple Grove officer was justified in shooting of man with knife

Mike Freeman said a police officer acted reasonably in shooting a knife-wielding 50-year-old man.


John Braun, antiwar activist and former priest, dies at 89

For 45 years, John and Marie Braun were inseparable, as a couple and as socially concerned Catholics and antiwar activists, protesting war, weapons production and…


Footage shot of offensive tree at Mpls. police station reviewed

Internal affairs investigators are examining the video for evidence about tree decorated with racist items.


Holidazzle promising to be bigger and better this year

The sort of "winter state fair" is expected to draw 250,000 to Minneapolis' Loring Park.


Fan banned from Target Field over pursuit of baseballs goes to bat to stay

Twins officials say Jason Gabbert, who chases baseballs thrown to fans in stands, has been disruptive, but he disagrees. One judge already has backed the team.


Worker at Dakota housing agency charged with stealing $271,000

Prosecutors intend to seek a longer sentence than called for under the state guidelines if they obtain a conviction against a man charged on Friday…


U student told police she pleaded with billionaire, 'I don't want to do that'

The Hennepin County attorney is weighing whether to charge Richard Liu with a sexual assault


Two more drug convictions dismissed following Eden Prairie officer's falsified warrant

Dozens of Travis Serafin's cases are under review after he admitted falsifying a search warrant.


Controversial Mpls. landlords to pay $18.5M to settle tenants' class-action suit

Up to 5,400 tenants will share in a recordbreaking class-action lawsuit against Stephen Frenz and Spiros Zorbalas.


At Excelsior rally, a plea for more gun restrictions

Students say legislation is key to fighting violence committed with guns.