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

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

Minneapolis officials reject renewal of Champions' liquor license

Champions Saloon and Eatery will appeal the decision by a City Council committee, which found the business a danger to the area.

Updated: February 26, 2014, - 05:15 AM

Saturday funeral set for five children

The two surviving girls are now listed in serious and satisfactory conditions.

Updated: February 25, 2014, - 08:40 PM

Minneapolis told to seek shorter deals with utilities

The report struck a middle ground between city’s franchise agreements and efforts to form a municipal utility.

Updated: February 25, 2014, - 05:44 AM

Minneapolis cuts back on its fresh-food effort

After ambitious effort to boost healthy eating shows mixed results, Minneapolis is scaling back the program.

Updated: February 23, 2014, - 06:48 AM

Drugs, brawls and murder land Champions bar in trouble with city

City regulators recommend not renewing Champions’ license.

Updated: February 22, 2014, - 07:37 AM

Cause of fire that killed 5 in Mpls. undetermined; arson unlikely

5-year-old Electra was upgraded from critical to serious condition on Wednesday. Her sister, Shaca, 9, remained critical at HCMC. Their father, Troy Lewis, 60, was there in satisfactory condition.

Updated: February 20, 2014, - 09:35 AM

Feb. 15: Dad: 'I wanted to get all of my babies'

From his hospital bed, Troy Lewis wept at his inability to save them all from the flames.

Updated: February 15, 2014, - 11:46 PM

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