Mukhtar Ibrahim

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

The Twitterverse thinks Mark David Hurty knows all about Minnesota's medical condition. He really doesn't. (08/01/2015)
Metro Transit Police Chief John Harrington
The visit is part of an effort to establish ties between Somali and Minnesota law enforcement. (07/30/2015)
The lion, Cecil, was killed by a hunter.
The practice of big game hunting on the African continent is not new. Many African countries have battled to preserve and conserve endangered animals. (07/30/2015)
"Our worst nightmare has come to fruition," St. Cloud Police Chief William Blair Anderson told reporters Friday after Hamza Elmi's body was found in the Mississippi River following a search. (07/24/2015)
When the Minneapolis Veterans Medical Center decided to limit the dispensing of narcotic painkillers, some who obtained narcotics from other sources overdosed and died, the Star Tribune reported. (MPR News Update, 07/21/2015)
Noise complaints from residents have increased this summer due to additional flights to and from the West Coast at night, officials said. (07/20/2015)
In 2014, 94 people died in speed-related crashes. An enforcement campaign aims to get fast drivers thinking about the risks. (07/10/2015)
Judge Michael Davis rejected supervised release for Hamza Ahmed, Zacharia Abdurahman and Hanad Musse but didn't close the door completely. Musse's lawyer said his client is "not the enemy." (07/08/2015)
The government said it is not satisfied with the "unique and untested" pretrial release plans proposed by attorneys for Hamza Ahmed, Zacharia Abdurahman and Hanad Musse. (07/07/2015)
When Abdullahi Yusuf was returned to jail, the reason was left unclear. A document released Monday alleges that Yusuf had a box cutter under his bed. (07/06/2015)
The award comes with $10,000 that the honorees may use as they decide. (07/02/2015)
When he lived in Minnesota, Liban Dirie worked to stop the recruitment of local Somali youth by al-Shabab. Now he's in danger of being sent to Somalia, where the terrorists have threatened to kill him. (06/27/2015)
Awaiting trial on charges of trying to join ISIS, young Twin Cities men seek permission to reenter the community. (06/26/2015)
Practitioners say they're careful, but their treks into old mills and other places can end very badly. (06/16/2015)
For the first time, a man who pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide material support to ISIS is beginning to tell prosecutors who helped facilitate his attempted travel to Syria. (06/11/2015)