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

Interim Fargo Police Chief Dave Todd
Officials say a man high on methamphetamine murdered two people this week in Fargo, including a Sartell, Minn., native who "opened his door to a monster." (06/24/2015)
Local organizations are kicking off a five-year effort to attract workers, including community support for low-wage workers and an "embrace the cold" winter festival. (06/18/2015)
Guiding the drum circle
Kennedy Elementary music teacher Justin Depaolis-Metz started a drum circle as a way to create community and build connections at his Fargo school. (06/15/2015)
By seeding patches of land with native prairie grasses and flowering plants, farmers can improve habitat for pollinators and harvest a bit of cash as well. (06/09/2015)
Research shows no-till farming reduces erosion and cuts the need for fertilizer. Some farmers are buying in, but change comes slowly. (06/05/2015)
Marcell Willis, 21, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.19 percent, more than twice the legal limit to drive in North Dakota. (06/03/2015)
Scientists sampled 11 lakes and four rivers. What they found, the study's author said, points to the need for more research on how pharmaceuticals and other chemicals affect aquatic life. (06/02/2015)
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)
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)
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)