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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
The governor said Minnesota should use its strong financial position to invest in infrastructure, refurbishing buildings and other projects around the state.

Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday said the state would use federal funding to hire temporary health care staff to deploy around the state. Minnesota hospitals said the backup was welcome as they reported staff vacancies fueled by the omicron variant.
Vulnerable and indigent Minnesotans, particularly people of color, faced the ramifications of the staffing issues among the state's public defense offices.
If federal officials sign off on the expedited payments, the facilities could seen tens of millions of dollars aimed at helping them retain workers.
Gov. Tim Walz on Tuesday announced the new incentive program and said vaccinated children would be eligible to receive a $100,000 college scholarship.
Ahead of the 2022 legislative session, leaders in the divided Statehouse are setting out distinct plans for managing COVID-19 spread.
Qualls joins a crowded field of Republican hopefuls vying to take on Gov. Tim Walz in the general election.
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.