Randy Furst | Star Tribune
Reporter | Minneapolis

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


After Mpls. mom is swindled out of new garage, volunteers step in to help

After a fire, Tawanda Miller, who had only partial insurance, was the victim of a construction swindle by a phony contractor who took about $6,600 from her as a partial payment to rebuild the garage, then disappeared.


Controversial Mpls. landlord ordered to jail for contempt of court

In a rare order, a housing court referee cites landlord Stephen Frenz for contempt for refusing to turn over key documents in court case.


Former Mpls. cop charged with felony assault appears in court

Christopher Reiter was briefly jailed one day after he was charged with felony assault for kicking a domestic assault suspect in the face.


Some Mpls. apartment buildings get top rating despite code violations

Review finds troubled Mpls. properties are rated too high, meaning less scrutiny.


Jesse Ventura and Chris Kyle estate fighting over $37,000 legal bill

Dispute over $37,000 in legal fees is latest twist in long-running defamation case.


Minnesota labor leader Dave Roe dies at 92

Roe was president of the Minnesota AFL-CIO from 1966 to 1984.


Japanese-American woman who spent 3 years in internment camp dies at 92

There was no bitterness in Helen Tsuchiya's voice when she spoke of having spent more than three years as a teenager in a Japanese-American internment…


Health issues force a change atop ACLU Minnesota

After 20 years at the helm, Chuck Samuelson will tell stakeholders Thursday he's retiring as executive director, effective Feb. 28.


A doctor who gave her all to the American Indian community retires

Retiring Dr. Lydia Caros has been the pediatrician to generations of children in Minneapolis.


Mpls. landlord hit with largest fine in housing court history

Stephen Frenz, one of the city's biggest landlords, must pay a record $187,390 fine for deceiving Hennepin housing court.