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 lives in Moorhead with his wife and two children.

Dan Gunderson Feature Archive

Ice fishing house on Lake Minnetonka
The Department of Natural Resources is reminding anglers to remove fish houses and garbage from lakes before the ice melts. (03/01/2015)
Directing the Predator to its hangar
Drones are on duty, quietly policing the sprawling U.S. borders. Here's a look inside the drone operation headquartered at Grand Forks Air Force Base. (02/19/2015)
A Florida drone company will start building small unmanned aircraft in North Dakota. (02/13/2015)
Michael Strand makes clay cups and then trades them for other cups people bring to his art exhibitions. His art helps people share their stories. (02/11/2015)
Preliminary findings by Minnesota and South Dakota researchers show a potential risk to monarch butterflies when neonicotinoids are used in plants near milkweed. (02/10/2015)
Thomas Bearson, whose body was found five miles from a party in Fargo where he was last seen, did not die of a drug or alcohol overdose, police said. (02/09/2015)
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency asked the four major railroads operating in the state to respond to take-home drills that test their disaster preparedness. (02/03/2015)
A Department of Natural Resources official says he's surprised by opposition to a plan requiring boaters take online invasive species training but confident a compromise can be found. (01/28/2015)
Young people don't want to go into the business, but it's a vital one Minnesota can't easily do without. (01/19/2015)
The slow pace of federal rule making is forcing businesses and even some North Dakota researchers to take their drones to Canada where it's easier to get test flight permission. (01/05/2015)
More than 100 train crossings in Minnesota require safety improvements, according to a study of oil train routes. State officials identified more than $300 million in rail crossing safety projects. (12/31/2014)
Some experts say rail delays could return in early 2015 if farmers ship much of last year's bumper crop stored because grain prices were low. (12/24/2014)
Botlink is working on an app that uses the GPS location of drones, and the electronic signatures of commercial aircraft to prevent collisions. (12/23/2014)
Bakken oil producers have spent millions on new technology to bring out the crude, so a price drop isn't likely to scare them off, observers say. (12/09/2014)
Dennis Walaker, who died Tuesday after battling kidney cancer, was lauded for his efforts during 2009 floods. Deputy Mayor Tim Mahoney will take over until a special election can be held. (12/03/2014)