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.


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.


Tenants vow to fight embattled landlord's effort to force them out of their apartments

Controversial landlord has ordered 160 tenants from 5 apartment buildings to vacate by Sunday.


Vincent E. Johnson, a lawyer and World War II vet who opposed Vietnam War, dies

The 97-year-old's children remember him as a warmhearted man who stood up for his principles and conveyed them to his family.


18-year-old charged in 3 deaths from horrific Mpls. crash

The Hennepin County Attorney's Office said it would seek a higher sentence than recommended under state guidelines.


Minneapolis buys nine properties to house displaced tenants

Unusual step makes city a landlord – and saves families from eviction.


Advocates hail child's return to mother as victory against Minn. child protection system

Critics of state's child custody system say many children are being wrongfully removed from the home.