Derek Prall

Managing Editor, American City & County

Derek Prall is a professional journalist who has held numerous positions with a variety of print and online publications including The Public Manager magazine and the New Jersey Herald. He is a 2008 graduate of Furman University holding bachelor's degrees in both English Literature and Communications Studies.

Posts in Governments' Lighter Side view all

Jun 10, 2015

I Want to Believe

He says the sun came out last night. He says it sang to him....More
Apr 08, 2015

Sacramento egg hunt ends in chaos

Aah, Easter. Dress your family in pastels, eat a big meal, hide some eggs for the kids, assault your neighbor…....More
Apr 01, 2015

Angry birds

Beligerant birds plague Florida park....More
Mar 11, 2015

Right to shovel

Shoveling snow and the American Dream....More
Mar 04, 2015

What's that smell?

Louisville, Ky., stinks....More
Feb 24, 2015

Frozen star wanted, arrested

The cold never bothered me anyway…

Feb 11, 2015

Newark's sweet real estate deal

For Valentines Day, Newark, N.J., is offering couples parcels of land at a deeply discounted rate....More
Feb 04, 2015

Groundhogs, prophecies and bleeding ears

The Mayor of Sun Prairie, Wis., got more than he bargained for while asking a rodent for a weather forecast....More
Jan 28, 2015

In Dog We Trust

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Department turned a typo into thousands of dollars for charity....More
Jan 07, 2015

He Who Shall Be Named (Kirby Delauter)

Freedom of the press: a lesson learned the hard way....More
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