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

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. backs lot next to schools for homeless camp relocation

American Indian nonprofit leaders and several City Council members favored the former Roof Depot parking lot, not the vacant lot favored by city staffers.


Homeless camp's possible new home is caught in a legal snag

Minneapolis acquired the former Roof Depot on E. 28th Street for its Public Works Department with $6.8 million in utility fees.


Mpls. charter schools: Don't place homeless camp next to us

Officials fear for their students if people from camp are moved to neighboring lot.


Minneapolis offers tax break in exchange for landlords capping rent

Minneapolis has a new city program that offers a break on property taxes in exchange for agreeing not to raise rents. Nine landlords have signed up, promising to keep 207 units affordable for 10 years.


Minneapolis Public Housing Authority seeks to privatize two high-rise towers

Residents have been told they won't be forced out.


Minneapolis bans new tobacco shops for a year

The move follows the 2017 restrictions on the sales of menthol tobacco.


Minneapolis poised to approve $1.2 million for voter outreach, new early vote centers

The city, anticipating a huge voter turnout during the November election, will fund additional voting centers and judges.


Minneapolis Council Member Cano hires Ilhan Omar's husband as senior policy aide

Ahmed Hirsi will replace Aisha Gomez, who won the DFL primary race for Minneapolis House District 62B.


Frey pumps $40M into affordable housing plan for Minneapolis

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey's push to increase housing access in the city is gaining momentum, with a record $40 million in the next year's proposed budget allocated toward expanding affordable housing.


Mpls. mayor's proposed budget focuses on more money for affordable housing

Jacob Frey said Minneapolis is confronting an affordable housing crisis and putting off investments.