Reporter | Ramsey County
Shannon Prather covers Ramsey County for the Star Tribune. Previously, she covered philanthropy and nonprofits. Prather has two decades of experience reporting for newspapers in Minnesota, California, Idaho, Wisconsin and North Dakota. She has covered a variety of topics including the legal system, law enforcement, education, municipal government and slice-of-life community news.
Prather attended high school in Fargo, N.D. and went on to earn a bachelor's of journalism from the University of Missouri. She has received additional training from Investigative Reporters & Editors and The Poynter Institute. She has covered everything from death penalty trials to growing pains in Twin Cities suburbs.
She has been recognized for her work by the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists and the California News Publishers Association.
Recent content from Shannon Prather
Prosecutors will take another look at 71 cases in which Dr. Michael McGee provided key testimony.
The two former board chairs have led efforts on homelessness, juvenile justice and racial equity.
Leases on the county's four temporary homeless shelters in St. Paul, which house about 450 men, women and children, expire this spring.
Public invited to give views on proposal to add islands; then County Board votes.
Local animal helpers nursed them back to life, and a Maplewood officer met the mastiff he rescued.
Maplewood leaders provided facilities, but conditions deteriorated.
The requirement would apply to visitors as well as employees at county facilities and also could be used as a guide by cities.
The Ramsey County suburb buys land, houses.
Ramsey joining a growing list of counties canceling summer celebrations.