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.


Red flags before 2-year-old foster child's death, her family's lawsuit says

Tot's grandparents say social worker, system and staff knew of troubles.


Federal judge in Minneapolis sentences Iranian businessman for violating U.S. sanctions

The operator of a financial services firm was sentenced to time served for violating U.S. sanctions on his country.


Unarmed Moose Lake man who was shot by deputy and paralyzed wins $6.2 million settlement

Carlton County payment may be the largest such settlement outside metro.


After a 6-month hiatus due to COVID, federal jury trials resume in Minnesota

A federal court judge suggests the new jury box in Minneapolis looks a lot like a penalty box at a hockey game.


Dean Rebuffoni, longtime environmental journalist, dies at 77

A love for the outdoors led to a career covering the major battles and controversies over Minnesota's environmental issues.


Two more lawsuits filed against Minneapolis over injuries caused by police after George Floyd killing

One said he was cleaning Lake St. in afternoon when he was hurt; other was at a protest.


College student sues city of Minneapolis over eye injury from projectile during Floyd protests

A student claims a cop shot a projectile into her face after a protest over George Floyd's killing, then left without helping her.


Richfield man charged with arson in fire at Target HQ during Nicollet Mall unrest

He allegedly broke into Target headquarters and lit a fire in the mailroom before fleeing.


Minn. woman who aided al-Shabab gets early release

Hawo Mohamed Hassan was scheduled to be released in January 2021.


Georgie Herman, a beloved University of Minnesota librarian, dies of COVID-19 at 88

For nearly three decades, reference librarian Georgianna Herman was a prime resource for graduate students in industrial relations at the University of Minnesota. Herman oversaw…