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Dana Ferguson

Minnesota Capitol Correspondent

Dana Ferguson is a Minnesota Capitol Correspondent for Forum News Service. Ferguson has covered state government and political stories since she joined the news service in 2018, reporting on the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the divided Statehouse and the 2020 election.

Ferguson is a St. Louis Park native and a current St. Paul resident who enjoys getting to know fellow Minnesotans and telling their stories.

Prior to joining Forum Communications, Ferguson covered the South Dakota Legislature for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. In that position, she won several awards for her reporting on state government and health care issues.

She speaks both English and Spanish and would welcome your story ideas, feedback and recipe suggestions. You can reach her at dferguson@forumcomm.com or 651-290-0707.

Latest articles by Dana Ferguson

Minnesota lawmakers met for the first time on Tuesday to start bridging gaps between plans approved by the House and Senate that could send out grants and loans to farmers and ranchers.
The Minnesota Board of Animal Health issued the ban that applies to poultry community sales, swaps, fairs, exhibitions and other events where poultry and susceptible birds are brought together would begin April 1 and run through May 1.
A House committee approved a set of compromise changes to the state's liquor laws on Friday, March 25.
Dozens gathered at the state Capitol on Thursday night, despite the extreme cold, to remember the insurrection and to press for changes in state and federal voting laws.
Ahead of precinct caucusing, convention season and before voters weigh in, here's a look at the pathway to the 2022 ballot in Minnesota.
Judges on the panel said they respected the Legislature's authority to craft new political districts but stood ready to step in if partisan disagreements got in the way.
The pandemic stalled out donations over the last several months, causing hospitals to operate with lower supplies available.
The Biden administration has backed the state's bid and approved funding to set up a U.S. pavilion for the expo at the 2025 exhibition in Osaka.
Biden toured Dakota County Technical College before speaking with local leaders, students and others about the massive spending package.
Hunters will be required to test for chronic wasting disease over the opening weekend of the firearm deer hunting season in regions where the state has tracked the deadly illness in deer.