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Reporter | Minneapolis

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


Wright County says that needs for child protection services have grown

Social workers responsible for dealing with child abuse are stretched thin, director says.


Hennepin County Drug Court offers a new lease on life

A 42-year-old woman recovering from heroin addiction said that Hennepin County Drug Court saved her life.


Citing lies, judge OKs punitive damages in Minneapolis tenants' lawsuit

A Hennepin County judge says that during fraud, one landlord threatened to expose the other.


Man gets 15 years for ISIS-inspired knife attack at Mall of America

Mahad A. Abdiraham raised an index finger after being sentenced, an ISIS symbol.


Minneapolis day-care provider pleads guilty to attempted murder of 16-month-old

Daycare operator Nataliia Karia testified in court that she did not have a clear memory of hanging a baby in her basement.


Maplewood police say study shows they are unbiased, but others raise questions

Others note disparities in arrests required by state law or department policy.


Curtis Roy, a Civil War buff, led Minnesota Historical Society board

As president, Roy led the process to determine the best place to build the $60 million Minnesota History Center, which opened in 1992.


Citing 'suspicious' sale of embattled landlord's properties, judge backs refusal of rental licenses

He rejects buyer's claim of racial discrimination in city's handling of sale.


Lawyers in Minnesota Toyota case battle over legal fees

Settlement in fatal Toyota case left $1 million in legal fees.


A corporate lawyer in Minneapolis fights for low-income tenants

Michael Cockson goes after problem landlords.