Randy Furst

Reporter | Minneapolis
Phone: 612-673-7382
Randy Furst covers the U.S. District Court in Minnesota for the Star Tribune.

Recent content from Randy Furst

Fire Department demotion costs Minneapolis $595,000

Minneapolis City Attorney Susan Segal called it the largest payout in memory for an employee lawsuit involving the Fire Department.

Updated: January 25, 2013, - 10:44 PM

Minneapolis landlord with history of troubled properties sells out

Steve Frenz, above, who already owns numerous rental properties in the city, confirmed that he has bought 38 buildings from Spiros Zorbalas, who accumulated 2,131 violations over a five-year period.

Updated: January 24, 2013, - 06:58 AM

Hennepin Co. homeless numbers hit highs not seen in a decade

That's despite numerous public and private programs that spend millions of dollars confronting homelessness, some of which have had marked success.

Updated: January 16, 2013, - 07:33 AM

24 displaced as north Minneapolis duplex fire erupts

Another fire at the units had just been put out. The landlord said just four adults were listed on the lease.

Updated: January 15, 2013, - 10:39 PM

Trapped in her car for 18 hours, Centerville woman prayed for help

Police say Nancy Breberg -- suffering from frostbite to her feet, but expected to make a full recovery -- owes her life to cyclist who spotted her car lying on its side at the bottom of a Plymouth drainage ditch.

Updated: January 15, 2013, - 05:32 AM

Police misconduct payouts in Minneapolis drop

Payouts to victims of police misconduct in Minneapolis dropped to $814,093 last year, well below the $4.2 million paid out in 2011, city records show.

Updated: January 07, 2013, - 02:15 PM

Twin Cities Salvation Army $700,000 short of 2012 goal

The Twin Cities charity hopes a last-minute flurry of checks will put it over its Christmas campaign goal of $9.8 million this week.

Updated: January 01, 2013, - 08:55 PM

Black Hawk helicopters over Minneapolis

Over the past couple of days, Black Hawk helicopters have been flying over downtown Minneapolis.

Updated: December 26, 2012, - 09:55 AM

Demoted Mpls. fire captain wins $420,000 verdict

She contended it was retaliation for criticizing the chief at the time.

Updated: December 21, 2012, - 12:26 AM

Dec. 7: Gun that killed 2-year-old stored behind pillow

Handgun that a 4-year-old fired, killing his brother in Minneapolis, was not locked up with other guns. "My heart is broke," the boys' father says.

Updated: December 08, 2012, - 05:06 PM

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