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.


Frey faces new scrutiny in second run for Mpls. mayor

Frey has worked under an intense international spotlight since George Floyd's death put the city into the epicenter of a reckoning over policing and racism. It placed the mayor at odds with many members of the City Council and powerful political forces bent on reducing police funding.


What you need to know about the Minneapolis charter amendments

Proposals tackle the future of policing, how power is divided in City Hall and whether to limit rent increases.


Early voters head to cast ballots in Minneapolis election

The city is facing historic questions on the future of policing, rental pricing and power in city hall.


Big issues, lots of candidates: Minneapolis officials prep for historic vote starting today

Up for a vote are key ballot questions and elections for the mayor's office, all 13 City Council seats and more.


Minneapolis Jimmy John's to pay $17K for sick leave violations

A city investigation found workers had almost no access to sick leave.


Minneapolis mayoral candidate AJ Awed blocked from DFL debate

Member of the group said they invited candidates with most delegate support


Minneapolis residents and businesses at the popular Somali mall want parking meters removed

The popular Somali hub is leading a community fight to have the city remove the area's parking meters.


As Minneapolis faces rent control vote, experts caution it's not a cure-all

Local caps can help short-term housing issues, but they don't fix underlying market forces.


Minneapolis voters will see only one rent-control question on ballot

Council members meanwhile approved the ballot language for a proposal that could change the power dynamics in City Hall.


Mpls. mayor vetoes one rent control measure, other is on ballot

The 13-member council, which meets next week, would need nine votes to override Jacob Frey's veto.