Randy Furst | Star Tribune
Reporter | Minneapolis

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


David Nasby, General Mills philanthropy leader, dies at 78

David Nasby committed his life to helping the less fortunate — from his days as the head of a small alternative school in south Minneapolis…


Minneapolis denies rental licenses for 16 apartment buildings

The city is refusing to grant rental licenses for buildings Steve Frenz sold, saying he did not give up his ownership, leaving hundreds in limbo.


U.S. Supreme Court ends embattled Minneapolis landlord Mahmood Khan's appeals process

U.S. Supreme Court action allows Minneapolis to strip landlord's licenses.


Did Russian hackers organize Castile protest? Activists say no

Twin Cities activists discouraged people from attending a July 2016 rally organized by a Facebook group called "Don't Shoot," after the event description raised red flags.


New director of ACLU of Minnesota has been Mpls. lawyer for 40 years

John Gordon was chosen from 140 candidates to lead state civil liberties group.


Gov. Dayton's law enforcement commission comes under fire

The report ranges from training methods to transparency.


Angry renters demonstrate outside landlord Stephen Frenz's home

Renters demonstrate in Minneapolis and St. Paul over issues of gentrification and housing deterioration this week.


Landlord kept control of Mpls. apartments after he was banned

Major landlord Spiros Zorbalas continued to have majority ownership and controls of apartment complexes, documents show.


With too many homeless, too few beds, Mpls. policy debated

A $400,000 federal grant offered to Minneapolis is at the heart of a debate over the best way to help the city's homeless.


Embattled landlord files defiant affidavit in Mpls. case

Landlord mogul Spiros Zorbalas, who was banned by the Minneapolis City Council from renting property in the city for five years, has filed a defiant affidavit saying he has every right to co-own apartment buildings with Stephen Frenz.