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.


Want to stop crime? Walk with us, say Minneapolis block clubs

Neighborhood groups are forming walking clubs to deter crime around the city.


Advocates push Mpls. to issue city IDs to residents, unveil list of 'pro-immigrant' demands

Minneapolis passed municipal ID ordinance in 2018 but halted implementation over concerns information could be used to identify immigrants for deportation.


Rainville tries to make peace after firestorm over remarks about Somali youth

He had blamed Somali American youth for a wave of violence in the city over the July 4th weekend.


Some Minneapolis council members want to censure Rainville, but it's not so easy

Council Member Michael Rainville's comments singling out Somali American youth for violence over the July 4th weekend sparked anger.


Pressure mounts against Minneapolis City Council's Rainville

He has apologized for singling out Somali youth after a wave of violence over the July 4th weekend.


Minneapolis to demolish vacant building on former Kmart site

A St. Paul-based consulting firm hired by the city will begin community engagement in August around the future of the site.


Vacant ice arena in north Minneapolis could gain new life as roller-skating rink

Though the plan is still in its infancy, the hope is to open the roller rink by 2024.


Twin Cities minimum-wage workers get pay raises. Here's what you need to know

The step increases will occur over several years, with Minneapolis small businesses expected to hit the $15 rate by 2024, followed by St. Paul's in 2027.


Minneapolis City Council fails to override Mayor Frey's veto on Hennepin Av. redo

The matter has been sent back to the city's public works committee.


Minneapolis City Council postpones nomination of Barret Lane as city's emergency director

Several members raise questions about Barret Lane's leadership during the unrest of 2020,