Abdulla Gaafarelkhalifa

Abdulla Gaafarelkhalifa


Abdulla Gaafarelkhalifa is a reporter for St. Cloud Live. Prior, he worked for St. Cloud Times as an education reporter.

He studied at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse where he received an English degree. Afterward, his writing career started off with independent reporting. He then wrote for a nonprofit and did freelance reporting for the Winona Post before moving to the St. Cloud area.

Abdulla speaks both English and Spanish, and welcomes your St. Cloud story ideas and suggestions at abdulla@stcloudlive.com or (218) 844-1464.

Jarquez Javon Bedford, 28, faces life in prison in the stabbing death of Andrea Rae Cottew, 52, on Feb. 5. Bedford remains in custody on $4 million unconditional bail.
According to the criminal complaint, Israel Muyaya Madimba told police he was "listening to a song about murder" before hitting pedestrian Norbert John Olmscheid, 70, of St. Cloud.
U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith announced the funding Monday that will be used for updating tower radio equipment and other projects at the regional airport
The teen was arrested on Jan. 18 on an unrelated case and has been in custody since his arrest, police said.
Harris was in St. Cloud as part of an on-going promotion of electric vehicles by the Biden administration
Harris will be coming to Minnesota following President Joe Biden's State of the Union address next week.