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

Long day of counting keeps 4 Minneapolis races on hold

Vote counters slogged away until almost midnight Wednesday with no final results for the Minneapolis mayoral or City Council races in sight.

Updated: November 07, 2013, - 06:57 AM

First Somali elected to Mpls. City Council

Warsame’s election is part of a big shake-up at City Hall.

Updated: November 06, 2013, - 12:30 AM

Big contributors hope to influence Minneapolis mayoral race

A look at donations in the mayoral race offers hints of future alliances.

Updated: November 01, 2013, - 06:36 AM

Rybak’s next challenge: improving education

The departing mayor will lead a group that aims to close the racial achievement gap and he will teach a...

Updated: October 30, 2013, - 10:01 PM

Two Minneapolis mayoral candidates dominate fundraising

Mark Andrew’s sum easily outstrips that of second-place rival Betsy Hodges.

Updated: October 30, 2013, - 02:45 PM

Minneapolis City Council could see up to 7 new faces

The 13-member body also could gain its first Hispanic member or first Socialist in years.

Updated: October 29, 2013, - 09:31 AM

Tensions build as Minneapolis election nears

A public housing forum Thursday was largely tame until Mark Andrew shot back at Cam Winton’s answer to a question...

Updated: October 25, 2013, - 07:14 PM

Minneapolis mayoral candidates play up ‘Minnesota Nice’

Forget mudslinging, attack ads and name-calling. The major candidates in Minneapolis’ most competitive election in a generation are playing nice.They...

Updated: October 23, 2013, - 06:24 AM

Minneapolis mayoral contenders zero in on education

A look at top Minneapolis contenders’ ideas — and a reality check on them.

Updated: October 22, 2013, - 05:47 AM

Property taxes take a back seat in Mpls. mayoral campaign

Minneapolis mayoral candidates have been largely quiet about property taxes that have gone up sharply over the past decade.

Updated: October 19, 2013, - 10:03 PM

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