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 city official is named interim director of police civilian review agency

Carolina Amini, who has experience with the City Attorney's Office and the Civil Rights Department, will take over next week.


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.


Minneapolis civil rights director fired

Civil Rights Director Alberder Gillespie was terminated Friday after superiors said she 'poses an immediate threat' to police reform.


With new comic book, young Minneapolis author, artist makes his debut

"Kings of Quests" is a magical tale about four Black teens who meet in the forest.


Minneapolis has faced 'unique trauma,' says newly named police monitor

David Douglass plans to bring his monitoring team to Minneapolis in early March.


Minneapolis picks independent evaluator for policing reforms

The city has entered a court-enforceable settlement agreement with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights and continues to negotiate a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice.


Louisiana man's murder conviction, death sentence vacated with help from Minneapolis lawyers

Darrell Robinson had been on death row for 23 years and was ordered a new trial.


Appeals Court: Landlords can't bar tenants due to subsidized housing

The decision will help tenants in a tight rental market, advocates say.


Local activists join D.C. march, urging U.S. to stop funding Israel's bombing of Gaza

About 25,000 people from around the United States are expected to attend Saturday's rally near the White House.


Betty Wilson, tenacious and respected Star Tribune political reporter, has died at 99

Wilson worked for the Minneapolis Star and the Star Tribune from 1968 until her retirement in 1991.