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.


Metro briefs: Students send blankets to Ukraine

Any day now, Ania Nolan hopes to hear good news from Ukraine. The Hudson, Wis., resident sent three boxes of blankets to the war-torn country…


Walz proposes $6M for Ramsey County homeless shelters

County leaders have warned of an imminent "funding cliff" that will reduce shelter beds and could force hundreds of homeless individuals and families back to unsafe outdoor encampments in St. Paul and its surrounding suburbs.


More Twin Cities communities, schools celebrate Juneteenth

The 2020 murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police and its aftermath nationwide highlighted the need for a sharper focus on equity, and elected leaders say recognizing Juneteenth is a step toward achieving that.


Northern Ramsey County drivers demand answers after 2-hour backup

Construction on suburban Lexington Avenue has reduced a business corridor to one lane in one direction.


Ramsey County commissioners propose 1.5% raise for themselves

The pay increase matches the raises given rank-and-file employees.


Metro briefs: 3 more contaminated home wells found in Andover

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) found three more homes with private wells in the city's Red Oaks neighborhood contaminated with a cancer-causing chemical.The agency…


New farmers market creates new draw at Maplewood historic farmstead

Goal is to transform Bruentrup Heritage Farm into a thriving multicultural community gathering spot.


North St. Paul city manager resigns after less than 6 months

A social media video had touched off controversy.


Metro briefs: Critical fracture closes historic Stillwater courthouse

Washington County officials temporarily closed the county's Historic Courthouse this week after the discovery of a fractured truss, one of four that support the 152-year-old…


Met Council plans to build fourth metro area waste incinerator in St. Paul

Some residents are questioning if it's fair to ask St. Paul to shoulder even more of the burden for the region.