Reporter | Minneapolis

Before joining the Star Tribune, Mahamud was a reporter and editor at Mshale, the largest African community newspaper in Minnesota. She has a bachelor's degree from Augsburg University and a master's degree from the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Where to find the best fall colors this weekend in Minnesota

Much of northern Minnesota is nearly at peak, while the southern part of the state is changing slowly.

Somali Prime Minister Barre inspires hope during historic weekend visit to Minnesota

In the first visit to Minnesota by a sitting Somali prime minister, Hamza Abdi Barre urged a Bloomington audience to join the country's fight against Al-Shabab.

State Science Fair and Science Bowl programs safe for another year, but future remains uncertain

The Minnesota Academy of Science secured $100,000 in new donations and pledges to support the programs for another year.

The American Red Cross faces severe blood shortage, appeals for urgent donations

The national shortage has been exacerbated by recent hurricanes that have forced dozens of blood drive cancellations and strained blood supply.

Classes resume at Plymouth high school following sewage backup caused partially by flushed vape pens

School officials said they have cleared the blockage and cleaned and sanitized the affected areas.

Mechanical issues force closing of Space Tower for the rest of this year's State Fair

Operators of the 1960s-era structure said the ride will be refitted with elevator parts in time for next year's fair.

Looking to avoid the Minnesota State Fair's bigger crowds? Here are tips on how to beat the crush

The opening Thursday of the Great Minnesota Get-Together is historically one of the lowest-attended days.

Mayor Frey announces funding boost for Minneapolis public housing

City and housing officials say the additional $4 million in funding would help the cash-strapped Minneapolis Public Housing Authority to complete much-needed repairs and plan ahead.

How do Minnesota lakes get their names?

Minnesota has more than 200 Mud Lakes, though state and federal guidelines discourage duplicate monikers.

Want to get high at the Minnesota State Fair? Better stick to the Ferris wheel

Fair officials are prohibiting the use of marijuana during the annual event, which starts Aug. 24.