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

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

Minneapolis has new mayor, for the first time in 12 years

Betsy Hodges was sworn in before a room full of kids and city officials, signaling a focus on young people.

Updated: January 02, 2014, - 11:04 PM

Minneapolis candidates race to raise money to pay down debt

Minneapolis Mayor-elect Betsy Hodges and other candidates tried to pull in year-end contributions before tighter limits arrive in 2014.

Updated: January 01, 2014, - 08:15 AM

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak’s last act: West Bank walkway

Mayor says stretch of 5th Street linking the East African area to downtown Minneapolis will be named after Hussein Samatar.

Updated: December 30, 2013, - 10:14 PM

Fans invade Metrodome of eve of final game

Vikings die-hards, 6,000 strong, streamed into the Metrodome on Saturday evening to snap pictures on the field, toss footballs around...

Updated: December 29, 2013, - 08:24 AM

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