Dan Gunderson Feature Archive

For the fourth consecutive year, the Minnesota tourism industry saw moderate growth this summer, based on results of a survey by the state's tourism agency, Explore Minnesota. (08/28/2013)
Automatic federal budget cuts ordered this spring were problematic in parts of Minnesota. On the White Earth reservation, they were devastating. (08/28/2013)
A dozen African farmers and business owners are meeting with farm equipment suppliers in Fargo, N.D., to study technology that would help them produce more soybeans and corn. The meetings could also prove helpful to farm machinery manufacturers in the United States who see an opportunity to tap a growing market. (08/23/2013)
The lawsuit filed by opponents south of the metro area accuses diversion leaders of unnecessarily expanding the scope of the flood protection project. (08/20/2013)
Fargo city officials are developing a plan to burn natural gas in city vehicles, primarily buses and garbage trucks. "It burns cleaner, it has more power and it's cheaper. So that's a good combination," Fargo City Commissioner Mike Williams said. (08/18/2013)
Back yard gardeners who plant bee-friendly plants and flowers, may actually be killing bees. A new report released today by Friends of the Earth, showed that plants purchased at large retailers can contain insecticides toxic to bees and other insects. (08/14/2013)
By ensuring that elderly people take medications, a simple device could allow them to stay healthy and out of the hospital or nursing home. (08/08/2013)
Gays and lesbians who live and work in Minnesota's border communities know they must deal with some practical realities of love and the law. (08/01/2013)
Dozens of well-wishers with signs and noisemakers greeted couples leaving the Clay County Courthouse in Moorhead after a midnight ceremony. It became legal for same-sex couples to marry in Minnesota today. (08/01/2013)
Berry pickers heading to the Beltrami Island State Forest this summer might be surprised to find their favorite blueberry picking spot is off limits. (07/31/2013)
Property owners throughout Minnesota are increasingly turning to a new funding tool called lake improvement districts to protect water quality and fight the spread of invasive species. But the new taxes the districts levy are dividing residents around several Minnesota lakes. (07/18/2013)
Be observant. Don't hit anything. Pilots in the cockpit live by those rules. Take the pilot out of the plane, though, and things get complicated. That's the dilemma aviation researchers face as they navigate the future of unmanned aircraft. (07/17/2013)
How do you sneak up on a loon? That's the question this night as wildlife scientists slide a boat into South Turtle Lake, a few miles east of Fergus Falls. (07/15/2013)
Former U.S. Rep. Arlan Stangeland died Tuesday at the age of 83. (07/03/2013)
Don't flush your old prescription drugs. They pollute the state's waters. Officials and environmental leaders concede the public has heard mixed messages over the years about what to do with pharmaceuticals and other compounds that can contaminate lakes and rivers. (07/03/2013)