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

Checking docks and boat lifts as they are pulled from the lake is a good way to find new zebra mussel infestations. (08/30/2014)
Aerial view of Fargo-Moorhead bridges
In a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Gov. Mark Dayton said agency should not allow the project to proceed until Minnesota can complete an environmental impact statement. (08/26/2014)
The state is seeking $500,000 to fund a program aimed at keeping up with increasing oil shipments and train traffic. Although the Federal Railroad Administration has sole authority to regulate railroads, state inspectors can work under the federal agency. (08/21/2014)
The Minnesota fields offer a clear look at how Fargo-based Offutt, the nation's largest potato grower, is rethinking the way it uses pesticides. (08/10/2014)
BNSF is adding hundreds of locomotives to its fleet, hiring thousands of workers and laying new track to bring rail supply and demand back into balance, according to company officials. (08/07/2014)
For years, scientists have studied honeybees to assess the connection between their declining population and the use of pesticides, declining habitat and disease. But until recently, they paid little attention to Minnesota's native bees. (08/04/2014)
Flooding has uncovered three of seven Enbridge Corporation pipelines that cross the river, pipes that largely carry crude oil from Canada across Minnesota. Although the pipelines generally are buried three to four feet below ground, in some places erosion has exposed them to the elements. (07/29/2014)
A DNR official said the state has successfully required DNR permits for numerous federal flood control projects that affect Minnesota rivers. (07/23/2014)
Douglas Yentsch jumped in Nichols Lake after his two young grandchildren fell off the inner tube he was pulling behind a paddle boat. The children were wearing lifejackets, but panicked. (07/19/2014)
Environmental Protection Agency officials insist new exemptions will ease and clarify regulation on agricultural land. But some farmers are concerned that the new rules will give federal regulators an expanded role on farmer's fields. (07/17/2014)
The DNR stocks about 25,000 muskie in as many as 30 lakes each year. (07/17/2014)
Data collected from 34 sites across North America allowed researchers to quantify the decline in frog populations for the first time. They found that between 2002 and 2011 all frog populations were down nearly four percent. (07/02/2014)
More than 175 Minnesota lakes and rivers are now infested with zebra mussels, an invasive species that can push out native mussels. (06/27/2014)
Many of those close calls involve drone pilots flying while wearing goggles that let them see streaming video from the aircraft, but the goggles don't let pilots see where they are, said Williams. (06/25/2014)
The rebounding grain market has led farmers to withdraw land from the federal Conservation Reserve Program and plow it back into crops. Now, the birds that returned two decades ago are leaving again, raising concerns about the prairie's long term health. (06/23/2014)