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.


JD.com wants to be removed from U student's suit alleging rape by CEO

Student says CEO, aides got her drunk, but Liu says sex was consensual.


As Minneapolis landlord Stephen Frenz begins sentence, some see more charitable side

Stephen Frenz is reporting to county workhouse for 30 days this year and next.


Minn. lawyer who had license restored after prison in trouble again

Lawyer Samuel McCloud faces discipline up to disbarment for failing to show up for two hearings.


Mpls. Park Board pays $170,000 to settle claims brought by 4 boys in park incident

Four youths each got $40,000 and a park officer was suspended 2 days for escalating the situation and not apologizing.


Longtime Minneapolis civil rights activist Ron Edwards dies

The 81-year-old Edwards was an outspoken advocate on social and racial justice issues.


Charges: Felon ran over man attempting to recover stolen property at Blaine Target

A 58-year-old man who was killed had his transmission shop burglarized.


Chinese from around the U.S. gather to support U undergrad who alleges rape by billionaire

Student's supporters say they want to counter Chinese social media which has sided with billionaire Richard Liu.


Reporter details emotional and physical recovery after open-heart surgery

Patients of open-heart surgery — with its "brush with mortality" — are often surprised how taxing the emotional recovery can be.


Lawyers for woman who alleges she was raped by Chinese billionaire battle his attorneys

Richard Liu's Chinese company denies responsibility; the woman's lawyers report difficulties serving lawsuit.


Mpls. landlord guilty of perjury gets 60 days in workhouse

Stripped of his rental licenses, Stephen Frenz now has a criminal penalty for his actions as a landlord.