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

Review uncovers problems with Minnesota crime task forces

A state investigator said problems look similar to the disgraced Metro Gang Strike Force, but law enforcement units say they’re...

Updated: March 08, 2013, - 09:16 PM

Data misuse charge against ex-Mpls. official dismissed

Veteran Minneapolis official Tom Deegan, left, called all the allegations unfounded. Prosecutors point to problems with state law.

Updated: February 28, 2013, - 09:27 AM

Some Uptown residents not hip to neighborhood's building boom

Many residents eagerly embrace the new glitz, but for others it’s a rude (and expensive) transformation.

Updated: February 26, 2013, - 09:40 AM

In Twin Cities area, 4-8 inches of snow is possible

Snow? Or freezing rain? Metro area could see two waves of stuff, resulting in a "mess" for Monday morning's rush hour.

Updated: February 10, 2013, - 07:37 AM

Security getting tougher at downtown Minneapolis library

Hundreds of homeless and poor people flood the soaring, $135 million glass and steel library daily, drawn by the warmth, computers and open space. Last year, 1,321 people were asked to leave the library, more than twice the number ejected the year before.

Updated: February 05, 2013, - 06:26 AM

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

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