Reporter | Minneapolis

Faiza Mahamud covers Minneapolis for the Star Tribune. She has previously covered education, immigrant communities, city government and neighborhoods. 

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.


Scooter operator that lost Minneapolis contract takes aim at competitor's record on equity

Lime challenges Bird on inequitable deployment on Mpls.' North Side.


Mohamed Samatar, Islamic schoolteacher and mentor to youth, dies at 36

In his youth, Mohamed Samatar's magnetic personality showed no boundaries. Everyone was drawn to him, including bad influences.But after his father died in 2015, Samatar…


Scooters roll out again in Minneapolis this weekend

About 1,000 scooters will appear in the coming days with more on the way.


Cedar-Riverside store owner recounts robber fatally gunning down friend, fleeing

The gunman walked into the store about 7 p.m., pulled out a gun and pointed it at Hassan Shire, the owner. "Give me money, give me money," the gunman said, according to Shire.


Among Minnesota's refugees, military presence in Twin Cities stirs painful memories

Seeing the heavy security presence reminds many of conflicts in their native countries.


New prayer stickers in Hennepin Healthcare are a welcome message for Muslim patients

Hospital leaders and faith groups said the signs are about giving Muslims a space that's more inclusive and improves their health.


With her husband a political prisoner, Minn. woman fears worst

Arfasse Gemeda is worried about whether she will see her husband again.Jawar Mohammed, a media influencer turned politician, traveled from Minnesota to his native Ethiopia…


Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey says he opposes rent control ballot measure

The mayor says creating policies through a referendum process could lead to flawed


Field of 56 candidates for Minneapolis offices seeking DFL endorsements

In a virtual endorsement, voters will decide on own time, in own language.


Sprinklers coming to Minneapolis high-rise where five died in 2019 fire

Traumatized residents at the Cedar High Apartments welcome the safety upgrade.