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.


Three Mpls. department heads get nod; city coordinator decision postponed

While voting to delay the city coordinator appointment, council members acknowledged the position will likely cease to exist in a matter of months.


Two years later: 'I'm going to still be out here to honor George'

George Floyd's brother and his aunt came to the corner of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue on Wednesday night, exactly two years after his killing, and quietly made official the name the intersection has carried almost ever since.


Minneapolis council committee forwards city coordinator appointment without recommendation

The full council could decide on Heather Johnston's nomination later this week. She's served as interim head of the department since August.


Retired Minneapolis deputy city attorney named acting head of the department

Peter Ginder will serve as interim city attorney until a permanent replacement is selected.


Minnesota Somali singer fights deportation as he faces death threats in native country

The Minneapolis resident who came to the U.S. as a refugee teenager said he fears militants will kill him if he's deported to Somalia.


Tom Hoch tapped to lead Minneapolis Public Housing Authority board

Hoch, who previously served as MPHA's deputy executive director, will preside over the board through 2024.


City Coordinator's Office staffers allege 'toxic, racist and unsafe workplace conditions'

Groups says they want the interim head of the department gone and have made several demands to create a better work environment for employees of color.


Man who sued Minneapolis, police settles for $50K

Damareion McKizzie accused officers of violating his civil rights when they used excessive force and detained him in March 2021 when he was 17. The settlement awaits the mayor's approval.


Minneapolis officials say it's time to take lead out of homes

Mayor Jacob Frey announced that more than 3,000 school-age children, the majority of whom are students of color, have been poisoned by lead.


Minneapolis closes homeless encampment in Phillips West neighborhood

The camp, which was on city property, was a temporary home to more than 20 adults.