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

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

Twin Cities mayors expand their networks; denounce racial disparities

Betsy Hodges and Chris Coleman tell their peers that racial inequalities must end.

Updated: April 11, 2014, - 11:48 PM

Hodges' 1st 100 days: Building relationships, slowly and steadily

Hodges has held hands with the Dalai Lama and traveled to the White House. But she has not pushed many new plans, instead building her own team and deepening relationships, particularly with Somali-Americans.

Updated: April 07, 2014, - 09:45 AM

Where you live in Minneapolis matters for pothole fixes

City officials said the same resources are deployed to each part of the city, and any differences are due to varying practices among crews in filing paperwork showing which potholes they filled.

Updated: April 05, 2014, - 10:55 AM

Minneapolis confronts the economics of green homes

City’s goal to build 100 energy-efficient homes in north Minneapolis has hit delays, and sales don’t cover costs.

Updated: March 21, 2014, - 12:44 PM

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