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

July 8: Legal disputes escalate in Kahn-Noor race

DFL primary for legislative post has divided Minneapolis’ Somali-American community.

Updated: July 08, 2014, - 05:26 AM

Minneapolis residents to vote on $500 fee to run for mayor

Move follows a crowded Mpls. mayor’s race with 35 last year.

Updated: July 03, 2014, - 05:39 AM

Minneapolis goes the distance for its asphalt

The plant just around the corner from Minneapolis’ public works yard can churn out 175 tons of hot asphalt an hour – but very little of it ends up on city streets.

Updated: May 30, 2014, - 11:18 PM

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: May 28, 2014, - 01:55 PM

Landlord Steve Meldahl is Minneapolis' biggest challenger

Steve Meldahl has persisted despite bankruptcy, an unfavorable ruling from a state appeals judge last year, and countless afternoons mired in municipal minutiae that take him away from his business of running investment properties.

Updated: May 26, 2014, - 10:07 AM

Minneapolis Mayor Hodges forms Cradle to K Cabinet

A team of experts will look at how to improve the lives of children of color by focusing on their early health and education.

Updated: May 23, 2014, - 09:36 PM

Minneapolis planners halt plans for Somali mall expansion

Parking and traffic issues have struck the mall at E. 24th Street and 10th Avenue S. particularly hard in recent years. Somali-American shopkeepers even raised the matter to Mayor Betsy Hodges when she visited last month.

Updated: May 21, 2014, - 10:28 AM

Reporter never knew she had Minn. roots until job brought her … home

On a Midwestern odyssey, a woman from the East Coast discovers her Minnesota roots ­­— and a deeper connection to the power of family.

Updated: May 16, 2014, - 06:19 PM

Maya Rao - My Perfect Saturday - 2014 Best of MN

While I love grand adventures that take me new places, sometimes the perfect Saturday involves no innovation, unfolding along one...

Updated: May 15, 2014, - 11:59 AM

Minneapolis considers plan to limit foam takeout boxes

A proposal restricts the use hard-to-recycle containers.

Updated: May 13, 2014, - 05:30 AM

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