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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

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.
The DFL governor, along with the former Republican governor, received booster shots and aimed to encourage other Minnesotans to do the same.
Intense media and public attention to the Gabby Petito case spurred questions about how Missing and Murdered Indigenous People's investigations are handled by comparison.
Minnesota and South Dakota officials shared their challenges coming out of the pandemic and said cleaning and rider safety efforts spurred by COVID-19 would remain in place.
Even before the jury's decision was made public on Tuesday, state officials called for peace as demonstrations went on in the Twin Cities and possible civil unrest was expected.
Positivity rate, hospitalizations on the rise as vaccination efforts continue.
Law enforcement groups in the Twin Cities metro area said they had backup and were prepared to scale up staffing if civil unrest broke out around the trial.
U.S. House members from Minnesota and the Dakotas voted along party lines on the second impeachment of President Donald Trump, Republicans voting no and Democrats voting yes.
The pandemic response became politicized in a way that it hasn't in other parts of the world, and defiance of lawmakers' mitigation measures morphed into a battle cry against the establishment. And as public health experts remind the public: Mitigation measures are only as strong as their weakest link.
Testing shortages early on in the COVID-19 pandemic could’ve proven a dire setback as the illness started spreading across the country. But tribal leaders and state health officials said partnerships helped get resources out to tribal communities and prevented more severe outbreaks of COVID-19.