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

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

As big cities privatize bus shelters, Minneapolis moves in opposite direction

Despite resulting revenue loss, city will end deal with CBS Outdoor over maintenance complaints. It will shift oversight to Metro...

Updated: February 12, 2014, - 07:22 AM

Driver charged with vehicular homicide in Mpls. cyclist's death

Authorities say John Iverson, charged with vehicular homicide, had a blood alcohol level of 0.27.

Updated: February 07, 2014, - 09:29 PM

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