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

Aug. 16: Downtown bars, clubs face patchwork of security rules

Minneapolis regulators negotiate array of conditions with owners after violent incidents and shootings. Police are still looking for a suspect in the 400 Soundbar shooting last weekend.

Updated: August 16, 2014, - 06:04 AM

Hodges proposes 2.4% levy increase, more spending on public safety

Plan would target more spending on public safety.

Updated: August 14, 2014, - 11:00 PM

Plans for North Side workforce center pick up steam

A project to transform a decrepit building on W. Broadway into a workforce training center and retail shops is closer...

Updated: August 12, 2014, - 04:15 PM

Minnesota House races cause intraparty spats

One contest in each party has drawn attention from beyond Minnesota.

Updated: August 11, 2014, - 11:29 AM

Race reshaping debate at Mpls City Hall

Minneapolis, with a close eye on how even the most routine practices affect minority groups, is hoping to make workforce more diverse.

Updated: August 09, 2014, - 06:33 AM

Noor, Kahn go door to door to make their final pitch

The Minneapolis legislative candidates are making late pitches to voters one at a time.

Updated: August 07, 2014, - 10:00 PM

On the beat: Reporter becomes eyewitness to shooting

While writing a lot about gun violence, I had yet to witness gunfire outside the shooting range.Until Friday.I was driving...

Updated: August 05, 2014, - 07:10 PM

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

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