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

For snowmobilers, 2014 was a deadly year

The 15 deaths were the highest since 2010; speed and alcohol among the leading factors.

Updated: January 06, 2015, - 02:49 PM

Uptown health center closing doors for good

Neighborhood Involvement Program offered low-cost dental, medical, mental health services.

Updated: January 01, 2015, - 07:01 AM

Claremont struggles to draw interest in land giveaway

The city literally can’t even give away lots to attract new residents

Updated: December 27, 2014, - 05:37 PM

Livestock see massive casualties in Upper Midwest farm fires

Farmers and safety groups are at odds over how to prevent casualties.

Updated: December 26, 2014, - 06:30 AM

Two men die after being swept away in Lake Superior

Man, 40, goes into Lake Superior to cool off and is swept away by large waves; a second man, 66,...

Updated: December 25, 2014, - 05:49 PM

Minnesota's oldest resident dies at 114

Minnesota’s oldest resident was an enthusiastic user of technology right up until she died in her sleep Sunday at age 114.

Updated: December 23, 2014, - 05:06 PM

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

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