Randy Furst | Star Tribune
Reporter | Minneapolis

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


Emotional meeting for mom of boy nearly killed by Mpls. day-care provider, man who saved him

It was one of several dramatic moments during a daylong sentencing hearing for Nataliia M. Karia.


18 arrested for blocking light rail tracks in deportation protest

The protesters shut down Blue Line light-rail service between south Minneapolis and the airport for more than an hour, forcing commuters to take buses.


Missouri man pleads guilty in child sex sting during Super Bowl

A man who thought he was answering an ad for sex with children, was snared in a police sting during the Super Bowl.


Plymouth boy shot himself with loaded gun found in box, police say

Keyaris Samuels died Wednesday in an accidental shooting that Plymouth Police Chief Mike Goldstein said was preventable.


Warrant issued, reward offered in slaying of Minneapolis activist

A warrant has been issued for Sid Brady Strickland Green, police spokesman John Elder said, but his whereabouts are unknown.


Mound woman sentenced to 8 years for fatally running over Wayzata cop

Driver who struck Wayzata officer hears from his family as prison term is imposed.


Minneapolis landlord's homes are too run down, so court referee says tenants must get out

Minneapolis mayor promises help, but some say it's not enough.


DNA on cigarette butt leads to man's murder arrest in Minneapolis slaying

Authorities link DNA on a cigarette butt found at a south Minneapolis murder scene to a 23-year-old defendant.


After 48 years, Clyde Bellecourt steps down from board of Legal Rights Center

Bellecourt helped create the center, which preceded the public defender's office.


One in five Hennepin County jail inmates used or abused opioids, study found

Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek said the new data on opioid use and abuse among jail inmates was "staggering."