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

Mukhtar M. Ibrahim is a reporter covering Minneapolis city government and local affairs. He's previously worked for Minnesota Public Radio and the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. A Somali native who resettled to Minnesota in 2005, Mukhtar 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. To contact him securely through encrypted email, his PGP fingerprint is 97CB 1C1E 7B8C 0FC2 57F5 C740 4765 3B82 0D91 618B.


Rental scooters suddenly show up, and Twin Cities officials push back

A planned Minneapolis ordinance would mostly deal with how to regulate the public right of way. In St. Paul, officials told Bird to remove its scooters from the city's public right of way.


Minneapolis City Council committee to vote on ordinance to regulate electric scooters

New rental business could mean electric vehicles will be scattered around city.


Council public safety chair was away amid Mpls. police controversy

Alondra Cano said she was taken by surprise by a charter amendment that would give the City Council and mayor equal authority over the Police Department.


Minneapolis weighs creating ID card for all residents

Cities across the country have begun issuing IDs to help undocumented immigrants. Advocates for greater immigration enforcement criticize the ID programs as encouraging people to break the law.


Lowest-paid workers get a raise in Minneapolis on Sunday

Small businesses must increase their employees' pay to $10.25 per hour.


Minneapolis council member proposes plan to change oversight of police department

Mayor, City Council would jointly govern police; Frey calls idea impractical.


Minneapolis votes to raise tobacco-buying age to 21

The City Council vote was unanimous.


Judge: City of Mpls. has no authority to operate the Commons park

The ruling is the latest in a battle regarding the park next to U.S. Bank Stadium.


State funds fall short of what St. Paul leaders wanted to replace RiverCentre ramp

St. Paul sought $58M to replace now-closed parking site. Legislators OK'd $5M to raze it.


Plan to raise tobacco-buying age moves forward in Minneapolis

The City Council will vote on the ordinance May 25, and it could take effect in the fall.