Maya Rao

Reporter | Minneapolis
Phone: 612-673-4210
Maya Rao covers Minneapolis for the Star Tribune. She wrote for The Press of Atlantic City and The Philadelphia Inquirer before moving to Minnesota in January 2012.

Recent content from Maya Rao

Lower Wisconsin minimum wage affects border towns

While Minnesota’s higher minimum wage took effect last month, Wisconsin has kept its base rate of $7.25 for most workers and a third of that for tipped employees.

Updated: September 06, 2014, - 06:50 AM

City parking ramp at Walker Art Gallery a loser for taxpayers

After a decade, the ramp at Walker Art Center is not meeting projections.

Updated: September 02, 2014, - 02:42 PM

Uptown's Neighborhood Involvement Program to stop seeing medical patients

The Minneapolis community clinic cited “extra­ordi­nary fi­nan­cial” prob­lems brought on by the na­tion­al health care over­haul. Den­tal and men­tal health ser­vices will re­main open.

Updated: August 27, 2014, - 11:27 PM

Aug. 20: Minneapolis works with utilities on being green

New arrangements could help the city meet its greenhouse gas reduction targets.

Updated: August 27, 2014, - 12:25 AM

Minneapolis Uptown vibe goes upscale with high-end luxury rentals

Explosive growth has raised concerns over whether more affordable housing is needed and prompted worries that the very people who give Uptown its hip and funky vibe could be priced out.

Updated: August 24, 2014, - 11:30 AM

Downtown bars, clubs face patchwork of security rules

Minneapolis regulators negotiate array of conditions with owners after violent incidents and shootings. Police are still looking for a suspect in the 400 Soundbar shooting last weekend.

Updated: August 16, 2014, - 06:04 AM

Hodges proposes 2.4% levy increase, more spending on public safety

Plan would target more spending on public safety.

Updated: August 14, 2014, - 11:00 PM

Plans for North Side workforce center pick up steam

A project to transform a decrepit building on W. Broadway into a workforce training center and retail shops is closer...

Updated: August 12, 2014, - 04:15 PM

Minnesota House races cause intraparty spats

One contest in each party has drawn attention from beyond Minnesota.

Updated: August 11, 2014, - 11:29 AM

Race reshaping debate at Mpls City Hall

Minneapolis, with a close eye on how even the most routine practices affect minority groups, is hoping to make workforce more diverse.

Updated: August 09, 2014, - 06:33 AM

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