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: Record number of guns detected at MSP Airport

BloomingtonRecord number of guns detected at MSP airportTransportation Security Administration (TSA) officers discovered a record 58 handguns at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport checkpoints last year.…

Metro briefs: Maplewood police to use drones

Plus: Dentistry program expands at Hennepin Tech in Brooklyn Park; Farmington Library pilot offers self-service hours; sidewalks coming to more Morningside streets in Edina.

Guilty verdicts in doubt as Ramsey County reviews cases linked to ex-medical examiner

Prosecutors will take another look at 71 cases in which Dr. Michael McGee provided key testimony.

How a Twin Cities ammunition factory dominated by women helped U.S. win WWII

The plant in Arden Hills produced billions of bullets in the 1940s. Now it is one of the region's prime development sites.

Arden Hills officials act to spur Ammunition Plant development

The new City Council majority took away the mayor's power to recommend committee appointments and instead appointed themselves to key seats.

Metro briefs: Look elected Anoka County Board chair

Plus: Former Rosemount mayor joins Dakota County Board; Shoreview City joins Just Deeds Coalition; see stars at Lake Elmo Park Reserve.

Ramsey County again seeks developers' ideas for shuttered golf course

The future of the Ponds at Battle Creek site has sparked intense debate, with some lobbying to keep it green space while others see it as a prime location for more housing.

Boutique gyms offer 'sense of community' in Twin Cities suburbs

Franchises are opening at a brisk pace as remote workers look for connection outside of the office.

St. Paul mayor's plan to raise sales tax by 1% is no slam dunk

The city must persuade state lawmakers, then voters, that it's the best way to fund roads and parks.

Pricey accessory dwelling units slow to take off in Twin Cities

Cost, local restrictions have tempered interest.