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Shannon Prather

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Minneapolis, MN, United States

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Past articles by Shannon:

Minnesota State Fair: Mood — and prices — are high this year

Inflation has hit the Minnesota State Fair. But after two years of COVID-19, officials are optimistic about attendance. → Read More

New Woodbury police leaders have local roots: 'We are in the service industry'

The east metro suburb looked to its own when choosing a public safety director and police chief. → Read More

Ramsey County library director resigns after less than 6 months

Jake Grussing plans to return to his previous role in Scott County. → Read More

State Fair seeks 1,200 more workers for Great Minnesota Get-Together

The fair has already hired more than half the 2,700 workers it's seeking to staff ticket booths, parking lots, rides, games and barns, and to work as custodians. Last year, officials came up short. → Read More

After two years of COVID cancellations, Minnesotans eager to resume 'normal' July 4th fun this weekend

Most of the usual holiday festivities are back on this year. → Read More

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. → Read More

Ramsey County commissioners propose 1.5% raise for themselves

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

Job training program restores historic, tax-forfeited Dayton's Bluff residence

Dayton's Bluff residence restored through Ramsey County and Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota partnership. → Read More

County officials plead for state aid as 100-bed shelter closes in St. Paul

Ramsey County leaders issued dire warnings this week that large outdoor homeless encampments could be back this summer unless state lawmakers provide nearly $73 million to keep open some temporary shelters. → Read More

Suburbs rely less on manpower, more goats to beat back invasive plants

New Brighton, Maplewood to bring in herds of goats to feast on buckthorn. → Read More

Scientists design new way to remove invasive carp from Rice Creek

They used an "electric fence for fish" to remove more than 10,000 carp during last year's spring spawning season. → Read More

St. Paul's last strip club closes amid violence and fierce neighborhood opposition

The Lamplighter Lounge has face intense neighborhood scrutiny after a young woman was killed in the parking lot. → Read More

White Bear Lake attempts to block Purple Line transit plans

$475 million bus rapid transit line would connect downtown St. Paul to White Bear Lake by end of 2026. → Read More

Gwen Lawrence, who provided foster care for 189 infants awaiting adoption, dies at 90

"She was a giver. She always wanted to help however she could," her daughter said. → Read More

Maplewood City Hall landscaping going wild, with the help of goats

Maplewood seeks to protect imperiled native pollinators such as the monarch butterfly and the endangered rusty patched bumblebee. → Read More

Investigation into Ramsey County human resources finds pay inequities, other problems

An outside law firm noted a perceived "hostile work environment," especially for employees of color. → Read More

Rash of Twin Cities carjackings spreads to suburbs

Recent incidents in Edina, St. Louis Park, Roseville and Woodbury have residents rattled. → Read More

Shoreview neighbors balk as developer lays out plan for new neighborhood on Snail Lake

Union Gospel Mission sold the 18-acre lakefront property, creating a rare housing opportunity. → Read More

In Maplewood, beer and singing in historic-style 'bierstube'

Maplewood Area Historical Society and Beer Choir Twin Cities partner for a sudsy Thanksgiving Eve sing-along. → Read More

James J. Hill heir sues North Oaks over blocked housing development

The City Council blocked the Gate Hill development of 73 homes. → Read More