Mukhtar M. Ibrahim | Star Tribune
Reporter | Minneapolis City Government

Mukhtar M. Ibrahim is a Star Tribune reporter covering Minneapolis city government with a focus on accountability journalism. He previously covered national security matters and immigration for Minnesota Public Radio.

A Somali native who resettled to Minnesota in 2005, Ibrahim earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota and a master's degree in investigative and data journalism from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. In 2016, he was awarded a leadership fellowship from the St. Paul-based Bush Foundation. Ibrahim was a 2018 recipient of Above the Fold award, which honors alumni of the University of Minnesota Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication under the age of 40 who have made exceptional contributions to their fields.


Mpls. may change course on rules about healthy food in convenience stores

Laws on healthy staples can backfire due to cultural preferences.


Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, tenant advocates launch program that aims to help renters on the verge of eviction

They aim to increase pro bono legal assistance to renters facing eviction.


Minneapolis investigation into leak of ketamine report did not find 'exact source of breach'

Police fail to find who leaked ketamine report.


Mpls., St. Paul mayors eye land sales to fund housing projects

Weeks away from approving multimillion-dollar affordable housing plans, leaders in Minneapolis and St. Paul are still figuring out how to pay for them without raising property taxes.


Minneapolis City Council overhauls ordinance that city officials say 'criminalizes' tenants

Amendment protects tenants from eviction in emergency situations.


Minneapolis sees big turnout in early voting

Minneapolis is seeing a higher voter turnout that’s not far behind the most recent presidential election, a city official said this week. As of Friday,…


City of Minneapolis will stop inspecting tanning beds, tattoo parlors due to lack of funding

City official says cutback due to lack of funding in Mayor Jacob Frey's budget.


Mpls. municipal ID plan raises privacy concerns

As the city of Minneapolis prepares to create a municipal identification card for people living in the country illegally and any other resident who wants…


Minneapolis committee approves using $1.5 million in redevelopment funds to relocate homeless camp

The city of Minneapolis would draw $1.5 million from a redevelopment fund to move the sprawling homeless encampment on Franklin and Hiawatha avenues, under a…


Gaining currency: Bitcoin ATMs are popping up across the Twin Cities

They look like conventional cash ATMs, but they're installed by entrepreneurs hoping to profit from consumers.