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.


Dr. Elliot Chesler, who created one of top VA cardiology units in country, dies at 87

His medical career spanned three continents as he became a respected and influential doctor.


Mpls. tenants march on landlord's church, asking that he not evict them

Their goal is to buy buildings from the landlord and create renter-owned cooperatives.


City will pay $25,000 to keep gas from being shut off to 5 buildings owned by embattled landlords

A housing court referee said he wanted an exit strategy to resolve dispute.


Minnesota Trooper charged in repeated sexual assault of 14-year-old

A Minnesota State Trooper has been charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in a series of encounters that began in April 2018 and continued…


Judge overturns firing of Hennepin County child support officer

Tracy Schutt's successful fight to regain her job raises questions about 18 others who quit under pressure.


Minneapolis landlord rejects plea deal, perjury case to proceed to trial

Tenants ask court to name overseer after threat to cut off natural gas utilities.


Tenants who fought Minneapolis landlord for years get a windfall

They endured years of infestation and disrepair before the settlements


Five St. Paul police officers fired for failing to stop assault

St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell declined to go into specifics about the incident, citing data privacy laws. He called it "an ugly day in our department's history."


State Supreme Court decision expands rights for tenants facing retaliation, lawyers say

Decision says he had right to challenge his eviction.


Walz signs bill letting homeowners renounce racist covenants

Project at the U to uncover racial housing prohibitions spurred Legislature to act.