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 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.


U allowed atmosphere leading to alleged rape by Chinese billionaire, lawyers claim

Accuser's attorney contends U officials ignored "sexually hostile environment."


At 87, Emmett Eastman runs to honor 38 Indians hanged, including great-great-grandfather

In three decades, Emmett Eastman, 87, has missed only one Dakota 38+2 Run


Chinese billionaire won't be charged with rape, county attorney says

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Friday that Chinese billionaire Richard Liu will not be charged with rape in connection with an incident involving a University of Minnesota student.


Dozens of tenants could get reprieve after court overturns evictions sought by Minneapolis landlord

Dozens of Minneapolis tenants could get reprieve after referee overturns evictions sought by Stephen Frenz.


Hennepin County attorney: Maple Grove officer was justified in shooting of man with knife

Mike Freeman said a police officer acted reasonably in shooting a knife-wielding 50-year-old man.


John Braun, antiwar activist and former priest, dies at 89

For 45 years, John and Marie Braun were inseparable, as a couple and as socially concerned Catholics and antiwar activists, protesting war, weapons production and…


Footage shot of offensive tree at Mpls. police station reviewed

Internal affairs investigators are examining the video for evidence about tree decorated with racist items.