Maya Rao

Reporter | Regional
Phone: 612-673-4210
Maya Rao covers regional issues in and around the state of Minnesota. She wrote for The Press of Atlantic City and The Philadelphia Inquirer before moving to Minnesota in January 2012.

Recent content from Maya Rao

Somalis upset as racial unrest builds at St. Cloud Tech High

Somali students upset by being spit on while praying and other bullying.

Updated: March 20, 2015, - 11:32 PM

Somali students protest in St. Cloud

100 students leave Tech High School over alleged racism on social media.

Updated: March 18, 2015, - 10:03 PM

Alarm grows over explosion of meth in western Wisconsin

Cheap and easy to get, it has made a big comeback in western Wisconsin.

Updated: March 16, 2015, - 09:40 PM

Controversy over fired assistant principal roils Hibbing school district

Jac Fleming was forced to resign in August, after a yearlong state investigation found probable cause that he had discriminated against female students. But an arbitrator Services later ruled that Fleming be reinstated.

Updated: March 14, 2015, - 09:30 AM

East Grand Forks grapples with a $510,000 mistake with loan

City Council takes no action against firm of mayor’s brother.

Updated: March 11, 2015, - 10:05 PM

Grand Marais farmer faces off with state over raw milk

David Berglund argues that state Agriculture Department regulators are intruding on his constitutional rights.

Updated: March 07, 2015, - 09:20 PM

Minnesota college tragedies: Drunk, frozen and underage

Accidents involving drunk students freezing to death have shaken campuses in Minneapolis, Duluth, La Crosse and beyond, but particularly here, at this 5,000-student campus along the shores of Lake Bemidji.

Updated: March 03, 2015, - 06:14 AM

American Indians' autopsy protests lead to a teachable moment

After scrambling to head off two autopsies, tribal advocates urge public officials to honor Indian religious traditions.

Updated: February 23, 2015, - 10:37 PM

A closely watched fight brewing over nitrates in Iowa water

Iowa water utility threatens to sue three counties over fertilizer runoff.

Updated: February 18, 2015, - 10:54 PM

Twin Cities hospitals are front line in treating Bakken burn victims

Burn injuries among North Dakota workers have surged to more than 3,100 over the past five years. The Twin Cities have the closest burn centers.

Updated: February 15, 2015, - 06:43 AM

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