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.


Minnesota Supreme Court suspends Minneapolis attorney indefinitely

Suspended attorney William Butler has had a long, contentious relationship with the state and federal judiciary


Retired Star Tribune photographer Charles Bjorgen dies at age 85

Chuck Bjorgen took thousands of photos, but a picture of two dancing horses was his favorite.


G. Kent Gardner, longtime Star Tribune city editor, dies at 80

"He was as pure a newspaper guy for spot news as you will ever see."


St. Paul Realtor group withdraws as a partner in project to expose racist covenants

Objections to the effort to expose racial covenants remain unclear.


Albert Lea bar owner who defied COVID restrictions is arrested in Iowa

For nearly six weeks, Lisa Hanson has been in hiding after warrants were issued for her arrest.


Cedar-Riverside store owner recounts robber fatally gunning down friend, fleeing

The gunman walked into the store about 7 p.m., pulled out a gun and pointed it at Hassan Shire, the owner. "Give me money, give me money," the gunman said, according to Shire.


Wine bar owner, wanted over alleged COVID violations, says she'll turn self in if conditions met

Lisa Hanson, 56, contends Walz shutdown order and warrant were unlawful.


Chauvin guilty verdicts resonate among activists who have long fought for justice

But it's the opening round in a continuing struggle, they say.


Noor case raises questions about charge for ex-Brooklyn Center cop

Question of intent is key in debate over murder vs. manslaughter


Albert Lea wine bar owner who resisted COVID restrictions goes on the lam

Albert Lea woman misses bail hearing on violations.