Mukhtar M. Ibrahim, Star Tribune

Mukhtar M. Ibrahim

Star Tribune

Saint Paul, MN, United States

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Past articles by Mukhtar:

In Minneapolis, pizza and tea buys a connection with Somali youth 'crying for help'

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Mohamed Mohamud, up-and-coming St. Paul man, dies at 22

Follow the StarTribune for the news, photos and videos from the Twin Cities and beyond. → Read More

In first year leading Minneapolis City Council, Lisa Bender navigates a path to change

She presses agenda with collaboration, confrontation. → Read More

Minneapolis approves city IDs for residents, regardless of immigration status

The municipal ID would allow residents with no official documents to interact the the police, open bank accounts and buy medications. → Read More

Days before final vote, group sues Minneapolis over 2040 plan

The suit claims the city's long-range plan will "adversely impact the environment." → Read More

A letter. A $100 bill. And a meeting that changed the lives of two young refugees

The brief encounter on a flight to the Twin Cities changed the lives of two sisters, former Yugoslavian refugees. → Read More

Minneapolis may change course on rules about healthy food in convenience stores

Laws on healthy staples can backfire due to cultural preferences. → Read More

Minneapolis City Council overhauls ordinance that city officials say 'criminalizes' tenants

Amendment protects tenants from eviction in emergency situations. → Read More

Minneapolis' municipal ID plan raises privacy concerns

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Bitcoin ATMs are popping up across the Twin Cities

They look like conventional cash ATMs, but they're installed by entrepreneurs hoping to profit from consumers. → Read More

New Minneapolis City Council struggles to maintain control of the chamber

Protesters and others have been heckling, interrupting and derailing meetings. → Read More

Emergency measure by Minneapolis council intended to speed up tent camp relocation

The declaration will allow the city to bypass procurement rules that could otherwise slow the work of moving several hundred people to a new site. → Read More

Head of Minneapolis' new immigrants and refugees office embraces challenge

Michelle Rivero hopes to partner with others on education, protecting rights of immigrants. → Read More

Minneapolis City Council approves site to relocate homeless camp

Relocation speed is a concern with winter approaching. → Read More

Recommended site for relocating Minneapolis homeless camp gets preliminary nod from council

American Indian nonprofit leaders and several City Council members favored the former Roof Depot parking lot, not the vacant lot favored by city staffers. → Read More

Minneapolis charter schools say: Don't relocate homeless camp next to us

Officials fear for their students if people from camp are moved to neighboring lot. → Read More

Minneapolis offers tax break in exchange for landlords capping rent

Minneapolis has a new city program that offers a break on property taxes in exchange for agreeing not to raise rents. Nine landlords have signed up, promising to keep 207 units affordable for 10 years. → Read More

Minneapolis Public Housing Authority seeks to privatize two high-rise towers

Residents have been told they won't be forced out. → Read More

Minneapolis bans new tobacco shops for a year

The move follows the 2017 restrictions on the sales of menthol tobacco. → Read More

Advocacy group calls on Minneapolis to halt investigation into leaked report

The Committee to Defend the First Amendment said the leak investigation could have chilling effect on the public's right to know. → Read More