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.


Minneapolis attorney who questioned legality of taxation found guilty of failing to pay his taxes

Attorney William Butler, who once said Jesus consider tax collectors, "sinners," faces up to 5 years prison on each of two counts.


Tenants rally as landlord Frenz makes first appearance in perjury case

Landlord is facing felony perjury charges while trying to evict renters.


Supreme Court rules against Minneapolis landlord with decadeslong history of substandard conditions

Landlord Andrew Ellis had been targeted by tenant protests as far back as 1976.


Court upholds revocation of rental licenses to Mpls. landlord Frenz

A Minneapolis landlord who has been in a legal battle with the city for years suffered another defeat at the state Court of Appeals on Monday.


In Mpls., some say mail service is spotty; carriers decry worker shortage

While Minneapolis residents complain of delivery problems, Postal Service says it is "consistently reaching nearly all delivery points."


Marie Kemper, who earned a Bronze Star during World War II, dies at 97

Marie Kemper, an Army nurse who lived through the horrors of war in the South Pacific during World War II, was proud of her service…


As his body gives out, AIM co-founder keeps his eye on the fight

Despite cancer, AIM co-founder Clyde Bellecourt still leads charge for change


Minneapolis seeks independent administrator for troubled landlord's properties

About 1,000 tenants in 18 buildings tied to Stephen Frenz are stuck in limbo as the case proceeds.


Hennepin County jail and workhouse to tackle opioid addiction deaths head on

A study revealed that large numbers of the inmates overdose and die shortly after they are released from custody.


Measure allowing Minn. homeowners to renounce racist language on titles advances

A homeowner who has a title that says the house cannot be sold to blacks may be able to repudiate it.