Maya Rao

Reporter | Regional
Phone: 612-673-4210
Maya Rao covers regional issues in and around the state of Minnesota. She wrote for The Press of Atlantic City and The Philadelphia Inquirer before moving to Minnesota in January 2012.

Recent content from Maya Rao

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

Jan. 6: Fire tests Sixth Ward's new council member

Cedar-Riverside blast put new City Council Member Abdi Warsame into his new role before his first day on the job.

Updated: January 06, 2014, - 10:08 AM

Ex-Minneapolis Mayor Rybak hospitalized after heart attack

Rybak went to Abbott Northwestern Hospital about 1 p.m. by ambulance after cross-country skiing.

Updated: January 05, 2014, - 06:24 PM

Economy on her side, Mayor Hodges take Minneapolis helm

Betsy Hodges will have time to look beyond the budget and focus on a broader agenda, such as closing racial disparities in education and jobs.

Updated: January 05, 2014, - 06:29 AM

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