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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

During a news conference on Tuesday, the Democratic-Farmer-Labor governor said voters would have a large say in future access to abortion in Minnesota and asked them to back his reelection bid.
Nonprofits, developers, construction workers and local leaders urged state lawmakers to extend the historic tax credit before it sunsets on June 30.
Legislative leaders and the governor met in private this week to finish bills that didn't get over the finish line before the Legislature adjourned last month. Gov. Tim Walz has said he wants to call a special session if the leaders can finish a deal on the spending bills.
The candidate for Minnesota governor broke with members of his party in leaving out what state lawmakers have deemed a top concern in public safety: more funding for police agencies.
The state auto dealer association said the rule set to take effect in 2024 would force car dealers to carry more electric and hybrid vehicles than customers would want, spurring losses.
The Senate Subcommittee on Ethical Conduct met Wednesday to take up complaints about Minneapolis Sen. Omar Fateh. The complaints were brought forth by seven GOP senators.
The state opened the online portal Wednesday for front-line workers to apply for $750 checks from Minnesota. The deadline to apply is July 22.
The sites will test residents for COVID-19 and those deemed to be at high risk for developing severe symptoms could get a prescription for Paxlovid.
Legislative leaders returned to the Capitol this week to talk through spending bills that they couldn't finish in May. They said that a $1.4 billion bonding bill and transportation plan were still in negotiations.
Labor officials aimed to remind people that the applications would be reviewed after 45-day window, not on a first-come, first-served basis.