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

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

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

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