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

W. Broadway is still waiting for a revival to take hold

Minneapolis city officials and developers are targeting empty spaces along the North Side corridor as debates are playing out at City Hall and in the local neighborhoods about whether those are the kind of fixes Broadway truly needs. Already, the city has poured $14.3 million into the area over the last five years and several new projects are underway.

Updated: August 05, 2014, - 06:43 PM

For victims, tainted peanut butter trial a chance for justice

Tainted peanut butter killed three Minnesotans six years ago. Now, the trial against food executives brings hope of justice.

Updated: August 03, 2014, - 06:01 PM

After shying away from the spotlight, Hodges faces her first big test

After low-key first few months in office, mayor faces challenge and opportunity as she hammers out initial budget.

Updated: August 03, 2014, - 07:16 AM

July 16: Court sides with Kahn in election judge dispute

City moved election judge to area where she won’t have contact with voters.

Updated: July 16, 2014, - 05:33 AM

Minneapolis mayor launches Best Week of Bragging Ever

With All-Star fans pouring into town, Betsy Hodges is urging folks to take to social media to show off the...

Updated: July 15, 2014, - 05:55 AM

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

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