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.

Ruling likely puts pressure on Minneapolis to settle lawsuit by journalists, observers say

A sharply worded federal court ruling denied summary judgment motions by the city and the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office to throw out the case.

Judge allows journalists' lawsuit against Minneapolis police to proceed, says evidence of misconduct exists

U.S. District Judge Wilhelmina Wright rejected motions by the city and Hennepin County to dismiss the suit.

Man found behind south Minneapolis home dies from gunshot wounds

The death put the homicide death toll in Minneapolis at 46 so far this year, according to a Star Tribune database.

Fire crews free man pinned under light-rail train in Minneapolis

The pedestrian was stuck under the train at the Lake Street station.

Hennepin County inmate dies in custody, the second in nine days

The 36-year-old man was found unresponsive in his bed.

St. Louis Park man gets 4 years in prison for cyberstalking ex-wife, her family in 'vicious' case

Julyen Alonzo Martin, 30, repeatedly threatened to kill his victims.

Judge dismisses charges against activists accused of disrupting Enbridge Line 3

In her memorandum, Senior Judge Leslie Metzen cited injustices against Native Americans.

Escaping bombs and war sirens, 30 Ukrainian teens visit Minnesota

The youths are spending five weeks in the state this summer, visiting civic and business leaders and building skills to lead their country in the future.

Former Mayo Clinic researcher sentenced to 18 years in prison for planning to aid ISIS

Muhammad Masood, a licensed medical doctor in Pakistan, was arrested in 2020 by the FBI as he prepared to leave for Syria.

Attorney Mark Gehan, special master in tobacco lawsuit, Metro Gang Strike Force settlement, dies at 76

When Minnesota along with Blue Cross and Blue Shield took on the tobacco industry a quarter century ago in a landmark lawsuit, Ramsey County District…