Mukhtar Ibrahim

Minnesota Public Radio
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Mukhtar Ibrahim is a general assignment reporter for MPR News.

He worked at MPR in 2011 as an intern and has filled in as a reporter and as a freelancer.

Before joining MPR, he has written for several publications, including Al Jazeera English, about issues relating to the use of technology, emerging threats, terrorism and diplomacy. He's the founder of Sahan Journal, a digital news publication filled with in-depth pieces on issues affecting Somalia and the diaspora.

An avid user of social media, Mukhtar graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2011 with a degree in journalism.

Mukhtar Ibrahim Feature Archive

Halima Ahmed, grandmother of two men charged
The FBI spelled out the details of its deal with a confidential source who helped make its case against six young men allegedly planning to join ISIS in Syria. (04/23/2015)
Ayan Farah
The mothers of three men charged with trying to join ISIS depended on their first-born sons to be the bedrock of their families. Instead, the men face years in prison. (04/23/2015)
Family members entered the courthouse.
As four of the six men made their first court appearances, supporters said it was wrong of the government to use a friend against them. (04/20/2015)
The complaint alleges some of the men were in touch with Abdi Nur, a Twin Cities man who left the country last year and has been presumed fighting with ISIS. (04/20/2015)
Two Somali women say their sons were arrested at home Sunday in Minneapolis. (04/19/2015)
With the Wild heading into the playoffs, ticket scammers are heading into the streets. Beware. (04/17/2015)
A three-alarm blaze Wednesday morning torched a block of homes and businesses on West Broadway Avenue in Minneapolis, forcing at least a dozen evacuations. (04/15/2015)
Pierre Collins was arrested for second-degree homicide for the death of his son Barway, whose body was found in the Mississippi River over the weekend. Pierre Collins has said he is innocent. (04/13/2015)
Police said they had recovered the gun and matched it to the shootings. They are still seeking a second suspect. (04/10/2015)
Police have arrested a man they say bought a ticket with a stolen credit card, printed multiple copies and sold them cheap. (04/09/2015)
Police have one suspect in custody. A second subject, described as an adult male, remains at large. (04/08/2015)
Police are studying a video of the alleged encounter, and won't comment. (04/03/2015)
A group of citizens takes up the search for Barway Collins, who's been missing for two weeks. (04/02/2015)
The government compensates farmers for birds euthanized as a precaution, but not for those killed by the virus. (03/30/2015)
Residents of Riverside Plaza have complained about a lack of parking spaces and broken elevators at the building owned by Sherman Associates. Management is meeting with tenants' and community leaders to address the concerns. (03/27/2015)