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

Aug. 12: Scrappers, Minneapolis compete as amount of trash falls

Minneapolis cracks down on people who trawl for a scarce treasure: scrap metal in junk that’s left outside.

Updated: September 13, 2013, - 10:13 PM

Mayoral candidate causes stir with viral swimsuit picture

In ad, Jeffrey Wagner wades ashore, then rips campaign spending.

Updated: September 13, 2013, - 09:44 PM

Half of money in Minneapolis mayor's race not from city

The list includes trash haulers, Wall Street banker and bar and restaurant owners, according to a Star Tribune analysis.

Updated: September 09, 2013, - 10:50 AM

More than $1 million pouring into Minneapolis mayoral campaign

Candidates Mark Andrew and Betsy Hodges have pulled in the most money so far in what is expected to be...

Updated: September 04, 2013, - 09:51 AM

Minneapolis mayor's race lags in reporting contributions

Minneapolis candidates file financial disclosures twice; other cities require more transparency.

Updated: August 24, 2013, - 10:42 PM

Rybak proposes unprecedented 1% tax decrease

In his final budget speech, the mayor called for cutting Minneapolis’ property tax levy by 1 percent.

Updated: August 16, 2013, - 05:36 AM

New faces, similar names in Minneapolis' Sixth Ward council race

Four new East African candidates filed papers to run for a Minneapolis City Council seat in the Sixth Ward, where longtime Council Member Robert Lilligren is locked in a fierce fight against another Somali contender who won the DFL endorsement in April.

Updated: August 14, 2013, - 11:00 PM

Minneapolis, St. Paul try simple tubes to help grow young trees

Minneapolis hopes an inexpensive technology can help renew the city’s depleted urban forest.

Updated: August 12, 2013, - 10:48 PM

Push to create Minneapolis utility fizzles

A referendum is unlikely as Xcel Energy and city plan to work together on energy concerns.

Updated: August 10, 2013, - 08:55 AM

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