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

Rally at Riverside Plaza
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)
Packing belongings
The newspaper's landmark Minneapolis headquarters is being torn down so the land can be used for a park. (03/26/2015)
Star Tribune newsroom
The newspaper's landmark Minneapolis headquarters is being torn down so the land can be used for a park. (03/26/2015)
So-called marijuana wax has a much higher THC content than conventional pot, police said. (03/25/2015)
Three young men are among those from Minnesota who apparently tried to join the fight in Syria. Two were stopped; one made it, and lost his life. (03/25/2015)
Roughly 15 young people have left Minnesota to join the militant group ISIS in Syria. Their stories follow similar patterns: The suburban drifter or unassuming student becomes rapidly (and often quietly) radicalized and leaves Minnesota to join the ISIS extremists. (03/25/2015)
Somali students walked out of St. Cloud Technical High School Wednesday after a posting on social media that showed a Somali student in a wheelchair, captioned with a reference to ISIS. (03/19/2015)
The jury took less than five hours to find 32-year-old Earl Vang not guilty of first and second degree murder. (02/25/2015)
A judge ordered a 17-year-old who drove a car with two students locked in the trunk to attend a driving course, write apologies and perform community service. (02/25/2015)
By going to the mall and having lunch there, the group of 10 Somalis and two others aimed to show people the mall is safe. (02/24/2015)
Timothy Glen Caskey pleaded guilty on Feb. 6, 2014, to kidnapping the woman and robbing the Kansas bank. U.S. District Judge John R. Tunheim sentenced the 43-year-old last week to 25 years in prison. (02/23/2015)
A leading expert on al-Shabab said the video it posted encouraging attacks on the Mall of America could be a ploy to regain international attention. Minnesota's Somali community leaders condemned the call for attacks. (02/23/2015)
A new exhibit at the Science Museum gives visitors a taste of life in space. (02/19/2015)
The Ebola epidemic sweeping across West Africa has hit hard in Minnesota, which has one of the nation's largest West African populations. Some aim to send medical supplies to Liberia. (09/07/2014)
Many in the Somali community see Ahmed Abdi Godane Godane's killing as a step in the right direction. But they say the war against al-Shabab is not over yet. (09/05/2014)