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

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

Amtrak, Northstar lines leave many cold, stranded and fuming

Train passengers have shivered and fumed at stations or sat stranded for hours, victims of rail lines overwhelmed by cold and snowy weather and overcrowded with freight trains, many coming from North Dakota’s booming oil fields.

Updated: February 06, 2014, - 11:34 PM

Final year for Minneapolis' money-losing Upper Harbor Terminal

It marks the end of a long decline in investment and hopes for a venture that loses money every year.

Updated: February 06, 2014, - 06:54 AM

Minneapolis struggles to find practice space for soccer teams

Indoor soccer fields are tough to find in Minneapolis, particularly for immigrants.

Updated: February 04, 2014, - 07:12 AM

A troubled home is sold on the North Side

After a decade of rentals, fire and foreclosures, 1611 Hillside Avenue is sold again.

Updated: January 27, 2014, - 02:21 PM

Mpls. Mayor Hodges' husband a leader in racial, transit issues

While Betsy Hodges takes the reins at City Hall, Gary Cun­ning­ham is busy try­ing to right ra­cial dis­pari­ties in the...

Updated: January 19, 2014, - 06:53 AM

Court dates set for teen in MOA beating of Mark Andrew

Court dates were set Thursday in the case of Deea Leshawn Elliott, the 17-year-old Minneapolis girl who was charged in...

Updated: January 09, 2014, - 09:39 PM

Mayor Hodges, city council off to a raucous start in Minneapolis

Activists among crowd gathered at ceremony for council members, new mayor.

Updated: January 07, 2014, - 07:22 AM

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