Shannon Prather

Reporter | North Metro
Phone: 612-673-4804
Shannon Prather covers suburban news.

Recent content from Shannon Prather

Coon Rapids election skips trash talk

Read more about communities around the metro area at startribune.com/local.A gentleman’s agreement to avoid negative campaigning has set a civilized...

Updated: October 22, 2014, - 06:57 PM

Coon Rapids mayor candidates talk issues, not trash

Council members Jerry Koch and Ron Manning are running against each other. They’ve agreed to keep the campaign about substance...

Updated: October 21, 2014, - 12:54 PM

Houses for Heroes: Wells Fargo donates home to vets

Army veteran Joel Sigfrid received two Purple Hearts for his service to his country. He'll now receive a house donated by Wells Fargo.

Updated: October 14, 2014, - 02:25 PM

Brooklyn Park cheers on tap and cocktail rooms

Changes in state law in recent years allow for taprooms and cocktail rooms at small breweries and distilleries pending local approval. Brooklyn Park is poised to join in.

Updated: October 07, 2014, - 02:23 PM

Coon Rapids dam rehab nearly done

Crews have worked for two years replacing nine of the dam’s 10 gates. The new gates will stay in an “up” position year-round to block invasive carp.

Updated: October 07, 2014, - 02:20 PM

When teens went missing, digital forensics cracked case

When two 13-year-old Andover girls went missing last week, the first place detectives looked was for the digital clues in their iPods and smartphones. It worked, and the girls were soon found.

Updated: October 06, 2014, - 12:59 PM

Elk River man plays every golf course in Minnesota

It took Art Hennington decades to do it — he had to cross state, international and, once, even legal lines — but the Elk River golfer has now played every course in the state. All 526 of them. “This thing has probably cost me thousands of dollars,” he says.

Updated: October 01, 2014, - 03:35 PM

Blaine, St. Francis councils pass raises

The Blaine mayor and City Council will receive a 5 percent raise in 2015.

Updated: September 30, 2014, - 02:30 PM

Twin Cities suburbs compete to fill empty big-box stores

Cottage Grove, Oakdale, St. Anthony, Shoreview, Columbia Heights, Savage and Robbinsdale are just a few of the cities competing to fill empty big-box space. A fluctuating retail market, the recent sell-off of the Rainbow Foods brand, and looming Kmart closures means even more empty sites on the horizon.

Updated: September 29, 2014, - 10:26 AM

Lake Elmo park open for moonlight strolls

Washington County’s Lake Elmo Reserve has opened 5 miles of lighted trails for moonlight hiking this fall.

Updated: September 24, 2014, - 09:55 PM

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