Reporter | Ramsey County

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.


Community paramedic program expands to east metro

M Health Fairview now has four of these medics making home visits across the metro.


One dead in Minnetonka crash following police pursuit, racing reports

A neighbor said street racing is common on the weekends.


Line 3 protests taper off after peaceful standoff with State Patrol

Permits for the Treaties Not Tar Sands demonstrations ended Thursday.


Ramsey County asks developers for proposals for Maplewood sites, upsetting environmental groups

A natural resources report will be presented later this year.


Ramsey County weighs 1.5% property tax levy hike in 2022

Like other local governments, keeping the property tax levy flat in 2021 meant making cuts at a time when the pandemic was already squeezing revenue.


St. Paul sees sharp drop in people living in homeless camps

After a spike last year, more homeless people are living indoors as Ramsey County has spent $26 million of its federal COVID-19 aid on its homelessness response.


Hennepin, Ramsey counties to mandate COVID-19 vaccine for employees

Those who choose not to be vaccinated must submit to regular testing.


Twin Cities suburbs invest in parks as use surges

In the throes of a pandemic, cities are investing in recreation


Ramsey County moves forward with employee COVID-19 vaccine requirement

Under the draft policy, employees must provide proof of vaccination or get regular tests.


Vadnais Heights group demands a human rights commission

After lobbying for over a year, lead organizer accuses city of delaying.