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 Legal Rights Center celebrates 50 years of rebalancing legal disparities

  From its earliest days, the Legal Rights Center (LRC) has been a major community asset, representing low-income clients, particularly people of color,…


Law enforcement experts denounce Minneapolis police use of force in George Floyd's death

Legal experts say officer acted wrongly in putting his knee on Floyd's neck.


Hennepin County proposal to end leases at buildings housing services for minorities draws fire

The County Board will consider more data at a meeting Thursday, with a decision possible as early as June 2.


Embattled landlord sells last of his Minneapolis buildings, giving control to tenants

They'll buy five buildings after a yearslong battle with a derelict landlord.


Mpls. police say someone using torch set fire at Mpls. paper company

In seeking info on the case, Minneapolis police have released surveillance video of what turned into a big blaze just west of downtown.


Marilyn Bailey, longtime editor and book reviewer, dies at age 87

After she retired from the Star Tribune, she contributed numerous travel articles.


Ventura makes it official: He's probably not running for president.

The former Minnesota governor said he does not want to quit his job now because he will lose his medical insurance.


Anita Robinson, a librarian and casino tour bus organizer, dies of COVID-19 at 94

  Patrons who rode the buses to area casinos adored Anita Robinson, says her son, Gary, who operates a bus company, Best Bet Tours. She…


Twin Cities independent coffee shops losing steam

Coffee shops hope business will perk up, but many are barely surviving


Judge rejects motion to remove Chinese billionaire's corporation from sexual assault lawsuit

It is difficult to determine when a CEO is "off duty," a Hennepin County judge said in a ruling.