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

Minnesota Orchestra: Former political rivals offer lockout solution

Campaign Notebook: Orchestra lockout, minimum wage and affordable housing take center stage.

Updated: October 05, 2013, - 03:28 AM

Mpls. power broker Brian Rice: Attracting power, controversy

Well-trained, well-equipped, and battle-hardened are all words that could describe Rice, a veteran of political campaigns since he was in elementary school who is playing a part in some of Minneapolis' most closely-watched campaigns.

Updated: September 30, 2013, - 05:38 PM

In Minneapolis, three council members are on the ropes

Three council members face formidable foes, shifting demographics.

Updated: September 29, 2013, - 01:53 PM

Ward 6 propels high numbers of absentee votes in Minneapolis

Streetcar funding debated and details few on how candidates raise money.

Updated: September 27, 2013, - 08:10 PM

Ballots available in Mpls. races

CAMPAIGN NOTEBOOK: Voters can get a look at the two-sided ballot with its 35 mayoral candidates.

Updated: September 20, 2013, - 09:53 PM

Education top priority for Minneapolis residents

Poll results are playing out in mayoral campaigns.

Updated: September 16, 2013, - 08:27 AM

Poll: No clear leader among 35 Minneapolis mayoral hopefuls

Crowded ballot, ranked voting create unpredictable mayoral race in Minneapolis.

Updated: September 16, 2013, - 08:24 AM

With 35 Mpls. mayoral candidates, it's tough to get your message out

Crowded mayoral forums give voters barely a snapshot of hopefuls.

Updated: September 14, 2013, - 12:59 PM

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

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