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

Obituary: Frances Naftalin, Minneapolis Library Board member and mayor's wife

Frances Naftalin, the wife of former Minneapolis Mayor Arthur Naftalin and an avid reader whose passion for books and public...

Updated: December 10, 2014, - 09:07 PM

Jewel thieves make off with $500K in sparkly spoils

Thieves allegedly tailed a van of jewelers 350 miles from a Chicago trade show — then nabbed them at an interstate rest stop near Rochester and escaped with at least $500,000 in jewels.

Updated: December 09, 2014, - 07:57 AM

Cash from Bakken oil boom can make college a tough sell

In face of Bakken oil boom, Williston State College offers free tuition to boost enrollment numbers.

Updated: December 04, 2014, - 05:37 AM

Thanksgiving weekend now most dangerous on Minnesota roads

“Blackout Wednesday” and distracted drivers make Thanksgiving a dangerous time to drive.

Updated: November 26, 2014, - 08:39 AM

Rochester becoming a hot market for foreign investors

Mayo’s expansion is driving more deals, higher valuations.

Updated: November 16, 2014, - 07:24 AM

Bakken truckers often 'haul heavy'

Overweight loads pose significant safety risks on crowded roads around the oil fields. And the frenzied pace of the industry and spotty enforcement by authorities have encouraged the rise of overloaded trucks.

Updated: November 09, 2014, - 10:09 PM

Rochester police plan to target at-risk teens raises concerns

Rochester police are proposing the use of predictive analytics to identify at-risk teens, but community members have worries.

Updated: October 24, 2014, - 11:18 PM

'Brewcations' encourage tourists to visit Minnesota breweries

As breweries open and expand around the region, and interest in craft beer intensifies, Minnesota tourism leaders are trying to encourage people to travel farther to experience them.

Updated: October 21, 2014, - 06:30 AM

May 28: Minneapolis restaurants push for change in alcohol rules

Minneapolis works with bars, restaurants to adjust laws that require a majority of sales from food – tough in era...

Updated: October 15, 2014, - 08:52 PM

American Indians in South Dakota slip through cracks of health overhaul

Nine months after Obama’s health care law expanded medical coverage for millions of people, the promised benefits are slow to reach some Indians, who already face disproportionately high rates of obesity, diabetes and mental health problems.

Updated: October 08, 2014, - 11:05 PM

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