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 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

Minneapolis defends 911 wait times

Minneapolis’ head of emergency communications defended service at the city’s 911 center in the wake of reports alleging understaffing that in some cases left callers waiting for an operator for minutes.

Updated: March 19, 2014, - 09:37 PM

Man pleads guilty to 2006 north Minneapolis killing

The killer of 17-year-old Sterling Horton has finally confessed to the crime — 7 ½ years later.Tarius Gresham, 24, pleaded guilty...

Updated: March 13, 2014, - 09:19 PM

After fatal duplex blaze, other tenants tell of hazards

Over the last decade, landlord Paul Bertelson has bought dozens of homes in Minneapolis’ toughest neighborhoods, some for as little...

Updated: March 11, 2014, - 10:26 AM

Dad who lost five children in Minneapolis fire blames landlord

Troy Lewis said he told the landlord about the problem, but the landlord said Lewis never complained about heat problems.

Updated: February 26, 2014, - 09:44 PM

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