Shannon Prather

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

Recent content from Shannon Prather

Twin Cities first responders ramp up for Ebola possibility

Twin Cities first responders tweak protocols and add new ones in case they must respond to the virus.

Updated: October 29, 2014, - 09:45 AM

Photo contest captures essence of New Hope

A panel of volunteer judges and voters selected winners for the city's In Focus photo contest.

Updated: October 28, 2014, - 02:15 PM

Blaine announces stricter parking rules during snowfall

The city of Blaine is rolling out new, more restrictive street parking rules during snowfall this winter.All vehicles will have...

Updated: October 28, 2014, - 02:10 PM

Ghoulish, eerie dominate Anoka's Halloween decorating contest

Competitors in Anoka's Halloween home decorating contest go all in, spending months plotting their merrily creepy strategies.

Updated: October 28, 2014, - 02:10 PM

Arbitrator tells St. Francis schools to reinstate embattled superintendent, lawyer says

Edward Saxton, who’s been on paid leave since January, remains the target of a criminal investigation.

Updated: October 23, 2014, - 11:54 PM

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

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