Dan Gunderson

Dan Gunderson

Reporter
Minnesota Public Radio
dgunderson@mpr.org


Dan Gunderson is based in Moorhead, Minn., and covers northwest Minnesota and North Dakota for MPR News. He joined Minnesota Public Radio in 1987. He enjoys covering a wide variety of issues and meeting the many interesting people in communities across northwest Minnesota and North Dakota.

Dan Gunderson Feature Archive

A better-than-required buffer in Otter Tail County
As farmers and Gov. Mark Dayton argue over enforcing buffer strips along public streams and lakes, Otter Tail County officials are finding success with a local, low-key approach. (05/21/2015)
Varroa mite, seen here on the pupae of a bee
Bees last year died at a rate nearly double what beekeepers consider acceptable. A lethal parasite is a culprit in backyard colony deaths. (05/13/2015)
Smoke and fire at train detrailment
Oil cars on a BNSF train were burning Wednesday near Heimdal, N.D. No injuries were reported. Gov. Dayton said the accident reinforces the need to boost Minnesota's rail safety. (05/06/2015)
Two generations of a Red River Valley family find that organic and conventional farming can coexist on the family farm. (05/05/2015)
A northern Minnesota college is using a federal grant to encourage high school students to consider working in the unmanned aircraft industry. (05/02/2015)
Now that the state Department of Natural Resources has used chemicals to kill zebra mussels in Christmas Lake, local officials want to keep them out by requiring clean boats. (04/30/2015)
Voters chose Tim Mahoney over businessman Brad Wimmer to replace Dennis Walaker, who died in December while battling cancer. (04/29/2015)
A few Minnesota farmers are testing what may be a better way to irrigate fields and manage water in a changing climate. It may also trigger conflicts. (04/29/2015)
R.J. Zavoral & Sons construction misled federal officials in order to land a contract on the Heartsville Coulee Diversion project, the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota said. (04/21/2015)
Minnesota manufacturers are turning to robots to help ease a labor shortage. They're especially helpful to companies in small towns. (04/21/2015)
Weekend rain could ease fire danger in Minnesota, but any relief will only be temporary. (04/18/2015)
The Detroit Lakes City Council has approved a controversial $11 million development over the objections of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The agency is weighing its next step. (04/15/2015)
State officials say the lakeside project is too big for the space and will lead to environmental problems. The Detroit Lakes City Council takes up the issue Tuesday. (04/13/2015)
Flood insurance premiums in a one south Moorhead neighborhood were as high as $4,700 a year. (04/07/2015)
The bill provides exemptions for unmanned aircraft patrolling the U.S.-Canadian border and drones used in cases of imminent danger, an environmental or weather catastrophe or for research. (04/03/2015)