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.


Thor Cos.'s financial problems delay council vote on Minneapolis riverfront project

City to seek details on how effort to revitalize area could be affected.


Minneapolis will offer free rides to court for those charged with low-level offenses

The program is expected to launch in February.


In Minneapolis, pizza and tea buys a connection with Somali youth 'crying for help'

On any given Friday night, even in the bone-chilling cold, Abdirahman Mukhtar stands at an outdoor plaza in Minneapolis, offering young passersby free pizza and…


Mohamed Mohamud, up-and-coming St. Paul man, dies at 22

Mohamed Mohamud was always around the masjid. The mosque was his second home, a place where he found solace. “He was a young, smart and…


In first year leading Minneapolis City Council, Lisa Bender navigates a path to change

She presses agenda with collaboration, confrontation.


Minneapolis approves city IDs for residents, regardless of immigration status

The municipal ID would allow residents with no official documents to interact the the police, open bank accounts and buy medications.


Minneapolis City Council passes Mayor Jacob Frey's $1.55 billion budget

The budget, which includes a boost for affordable housing, passed after three hours of contentious public comments over reallocating police money.


Days before final vote, group sues Minneapolis over 2040 plan

The suit claims the city's long-range plan will "adversely impact the environment."


Popular electric scooters ride out of town, just like summer

Thousands enjoyed the new popular form of transport in the Twin Cities.


Riverfront parks in Minneapolis aided by $16 million in fundraising

Parks and trails downtown and on the North Side will reconnect residents and visitors to the Mississippi River.