Reporter | Minneapolis

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.

Police disability retirements stressing communities, sending state pension costs soaring

The Public Employees Retirement Association estimates that police and fire pensions are costing $40 million more per year than expected.

Minneapolis seeks applicants for new police oversight commission

The city of Minneapolis is seeking applicants for its new Community Commission on Police Oversight, which replaces a previous city watchdog agency that had…

State POST board adopts rules barring police involvement in extremist activity

Violations by an officer could result in sanctions by the board, up to and including revocation of their license.

POST Board expected to adopt rules to keep racists and extremists out of law enforcement

The Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training, which licenses law enforcement officers in the state, is expected to adopt language Thursday defining what…

Strip searches curtailed at Shakopee women's prison

After protests, the Minnesota Department of Corrections says it has begun moving toward use of electronic searches. "We want to reduce the risk of further traumatizing people," Corrections Commissioner Paul Schnell said.

Man serving life for 1992 murder of Minneapolis officer is denied parole

Another hearing will be scheduled to consider parole for Nantambu Noah Kambon in four years.

One dead in shooting at Mall of America

The shooting occurred inside the Nordstrom department store just before 8 p.m. and involved an altercation between two groups of young men.

Eagan police say man still missing after nearly two months

Bryce Borca, 23, went missing Oct. 30. Eagan police say an "extensive search" has turned up little.

Mpls. passes controversial overhaul of police oversight

Council members critical of parts of the ordinance pushed through several amendments before the council voted 7-4 to approve it.

Minneapolis City Council to delay vote and amend proposed ordinance on police oversight

Size of police oversight commission could change, according to Vice Chair Palmisano.