My name is Hannah Black, and I’m a digital journalist currently based in Minneapolis.

I write primarily about local and state government. I’m especially interested in how public policy impacts the lives of everyday people.

Here’s me in my hometown of Kansas City, Mo.

I see it as my job to combine human voices, research and data to write compelling and informative stories.

Most recently I became a contributor to the Minnesota Reformer, covering local and statewide issues related to COVID-19 and recent social uprisings.

After graduating from the Missouri School of Journalism in 2018, I spent two years covering the Twin Cities east metro for a small, suburban newspaper. I wrote enterprise pieces on topics like the lack of small businesses in a rapidly-growing suburb, the gender gap in local policing and the process of divvying up a historic settlement between 3M and the state of Minnesota, on top of regular city council and public safety reporting.

I have also reported on the process of establishing a prescription drug monitoring program in Missouri, organic farming in North Dakota and backlash against Uber in the European Union, among other topics.

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