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Reporter | Minneapolis

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


8 counterdemonstrators charged in scuffles at pro-Trump rally in St. Paul

Ramsey County attorney said the right to assemble peacefully was at stake.


Housing court orders Mpls. landlord Stephen Frenz to return $27,813 to tenants

It is believed to be the largest rent abatement for multiple tenants in the 27-year history of housing courts in Minnesota.


Hennepin County Board approves Diversion Solutions to run its diversion program

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said his office will closely watch the company.


Data shows driver's license reinstatement program is less successful than company claims

Relicensing firm's successes don't seem to match its claims, documents show.


Paul Ridgeway, who orchestrated high-profile political events, dies at 68

He helped coordinate then-Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev's visit to the Twin Cities in 1990.


Tenants rally outside Minneapolis landlord's office demanding rent freeze, repairs

Some 75 protesters, most of them tenants, rallied in the rain outside the offices of Minneapolis landlord Stephen Frenz on Monday in a demand for…


Contractor hired by Hennepin County attorney linked to past sanctions

Company that would aid offenders in Hennepin County was accused of unscrupulous behavior by attorney general's office.


Jail sentence delayed for Minneapolis landlord Stephen Frenz

A landlord who has been in a heap of trouble won't have to go to jail if he continues to cooperate, a housing court referee rules.


Obituary: Minneapolis pacifist went to prison three times for his beliefs

Orin Doty came from an antiwar family, and he lived his principles. He went to prison three times: twice for opposing the draft and refusing…


Hennepin County Board argues over cutting ties with Operation de Novo

The debate over the future of adult diversion programs for first-time felony criminal offenders in Hennepin County heated up on Friday.Three members of the Hennepin…