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

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

Where has all the trash gone? Minneapolis eyes 'zero waste'

Minneapolis officials are taking early steps toward joining ­Seattle and San Francisco in becoming “zero waste” cities where just about every scrap of trash is recycled.

Updated: May 12, 2014, - 06:00 AM

ACLU sues Minneapolis over All-Star Game 'clean zone'

It is suing Minneapolis on behalf of a planned street festival.

Updated: May 08, 2014, - 08:41 PM

Mpls. Council president frustrated, angry over racial equity plan

In a rare display of emotion, Barb Johnson said she’s frustrated and angry at the time City Hall employees are spending on a plan to close racial disparities, noting the rampant gunshots and other problems afflicting her North Side ward.

Updated: May 08, 2014, - 06:10 AM

Building addition collapses at Somali mall in south Minneapolis

Part of a building near Lake Street and Pillsbury Avenue gave way around 8:45 a.m.

Updated: May 07, 2014, - 08:40 AM

Roadwork costs take a toll on Minneapolis property owners

As Minneapolis pushes to repair more old, crumbling roads, it is charging millions of dollars to people who own property on them, from a major golf course off Lake Calhoun to homeowners in Near North and Linden Hills to sprawling hospitals and colleges. Even churches and nonprofits foot their share of the bill.

Updated: April 27, 2014, - 09:00 PM

Hodges sticks to familiar themes in first State of the City speech

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges hewed to a familiar message in her first State of the City address Thursday, saying the...

Updated: April 25, 2014, - 05:55 AM

Minneapolis shining a light on streetlight repairs

There’s been a surge in repair requests from Minneapolis residents, but location has played a role in levels of service.

Updated: April 21, 2014, - 10:08 AM

Minneapolis cyclist in St. Paul crash ID'd, still in critical condition

A 51-year-old Minneapolis bicyclist is still in critical condition after a crash involving a sport-utility vehicle at the corner of...

Updated: April 20, 2014, - 07:46 PM

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