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.


Ramsey County: State must step in to prevent resurgence of homeless encampments

Leases on the county's four temporary homeless shelters in St. Paul, which house about 450 men, women and children, expire this spring.


Ramsey County Commissioner Toni Carter will not seek reelection

Carter, who served as chair for the past two years, was first elected in 2005.


Ramsey County parks may stay open longer

Parks would be open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., rather than sunrise to sunset.


Officials across Twin Cities join forces to fight rising crime

Mayors, police chiefs and prosecutors held an unprecedented meeting Monday to discuss a surge in violent crime across the region.


Metro suburbs steer clear of mask and vaccine mandates

Even as St. Paul and Minneapolis reimpose mask mandates, suburban leaders say they lack the political will and the staff to enforce new mask policies at this time.


MatasCastillo elected Ramsey County Board chair

MatasCastillo takes the gavel from Commissioner Toni Carter.


Metro briefs: Plymouth's Fire & Ice festival to return in 2022

Following a year of at-home activities, Plymouth's Fire & Ice festival will return with live programming and events Feb. 5.The 33rd annual celebration at Parker's…


Ramsey County awards $8 million to build, preserve affordable housing

The county has pledged $37 million of its federal COVID-19 aid to affordable housing.


More Twin Cities-area libraries are eliminating late fees

Ramsey County is ending all fines for overdue items, and Dakota County will nix fines for materials for children and teens.


St. Paul to get its first roundabout; Lexington Pkwy. is extended to Shepard Road

The $3.3 million Ramsey County road project is expected to be done by fall 2022.