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.


Roseville neighbors fight zoning change allowing twin homes on single-family lots

A development in the pipeline would turn two single-family homes into seven units.


Metro briefs: Ramsey County plans new Roseville recycling center

Ramsey County is planning a new environmental service center in Roseville to make it easier for residents to reduce, reuse, recycle and compost.The center…


Plans afoot to raze Maplewood's Myth nightclub, build apartments

The club has had a tumultuous relationship with the city.


Roseville's housing strategy: asking residents to sell to Habitat for Humanity

The city and the nonprofit partnered on a new land trust that will keep single-family homes affordable.


Amazon warehouse transforms rural swath of Woodbury

Woodbury leaders say it's the crucial bookend to a 400-acre light-industrial, warehouse, showroom and office district they hope will help the suburb of 75,000 shake any remnants of its bedroom community reputation.


Metro briefs: Rockford Road Library redo takes shape

Hennepin County has finished the first phase of parking lot improvements at the Rockford Road Library and is now preparing for extensive renovations to be…


St. Paul should play a bigger role in trash collection, citizen group says

Mayor Melvin Carter appointed the advisory committee in response to resident complaints.


Metro briefs: Carp harvest aims to clean up Robbinsdale's Crystal Lake

Robbinsdale and the Shingle Creek Watershed Management Commission this summer removed more than 3,700 common carp from Crystal Lake as part of a project to…


St. Paul neighbors sue city over homeless day center

Business owners and residents say the city didn't seek public input on the proposed Listening House site downtown.


Minnesota State Fair attendance rebounds in 2022, but no records

Two incidents of gun violence marred the event's final weekend.