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.

Opioid epidemic hits hardest among Minnesotans of color

In response to the disparities, which are particularly stark for American Indian and Black Minnesotans, officials are investing millions of dollars from the opioid settlement in culturally specific treatment programs.

Stretch of 1st Avenue N. in Mpls. will get $30M upgrade for safety

Planning is in early phases; construction work on the iconic corridor is expected to start in 2028.

Plan to transform Olson Hwy. in north Mpls. gains federal backing

The effort aims to restore a more community-oriented feel to a stretch of the former 6th Avenue N.

Fact check: What Rep. Ilhan Omar actually said in viral speech

Republican leaders are calling for an investigation over a disputed translation of the congresswoman's comments.

Hmong American activist Tou Ger Xiong's funeral service to be held this month

The Xiong family announced on Facebook that services will be held Jan. 27-29 in St. Paul.

No stranger to hardship, Fartun Weli uses nonprofit Isuroon to help East African families

The 13-year-old organization has a staff of 38 and provides a wide range of services to Somali and East African women and their families.

Twin Cities break century-old record with Christmas Day high of 54

Travelers in west-central Minnesota were urged to be careful while driving.

Man, dog killed while crossing St. Paul street on Christmas Eve

The circumstances of crash are under investigation.

Minneapolis teachers say resolution on Israel-Hamas conflict harmed families, divided their union

At a Wednesday meeting, the union approved a new resolution that aims to refocus the federation's priorities and unify its members.

Minnesota's Somali community rallying to support its flood-devastated homeland

The heavy rains and floods have killed nearly 100 people, displaced hundreds of thousands and ravaged several regions in Somalia.