Dan Gunderson Feature Archive

New information about poverty from the U.S. Census Bureau shows the economic recovery in Minnesota might be ahead of the rest of the nation. While poverty rates in the state have increased significantly since 2007, the most recent Minnesota data show poverty rates have leveled off. (12/13/2012)
Despite a lockout that's lasted 16 months, American Crystal Sugar officials say the company is on track for record sugar production. The lockout's effect on business is "diminishing rapidly," company President David Berg said. (12/06/2012)
As Minnesota lawmakers wrestle to close a budget deficit of $1.1 billion, North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple wants to increase state spending by 18 percent over the next two years. (12/05/2012)
The University of North Dakota in Grand Forks is setting up a program to train foreign students to fly unmanned aircraft. (12/02/2012)
Locked-out union workers at American Crystal Sugar have again rejected the company's contract offer. (12/02/2012)
Locked out union workers at American Crystal Sugar will vote Saturday on a contract proposal they have already rejected three times. (11/30/2012)
Fargo-Moorhead churches are taking the initiative to help shelter a growing number of homeless people in the community. (11/29/2012)
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says a second round of testing indicates migrating pelicans picked up oil spill contaminants in the Gulf of Mexico. (11/28/2012)
The price for your holiday turkey is a few cents a pound more this year than it was last year. But livestock producers say the modest increases at the grocery story don't reflect the rapidly rising cost of raising that turkey. (11/21/2012)
In the first effort of its kind in the nation, a University of North Dakota research committee will examine the ethics of using unmanned aircraft. (11/21/2012)
A new report offers recommendations designed to strengthen wetland protection efforts in Minnesota. (11/17/2012)
A survey of homelessness in North Dakota shows the number of homeless people far exceeds the ability to provide shelter. (11/15/2012)
Two top Teamsters Union officials in Minnesota are under investigation for financial impropriety. (11/13/2012)
The Minnesota Supreme Court will consider the constitutionality of a law designed to protect the victims of domestic abuse. (11/09/2012)
Hundreds of workers in our region are losing their jobs as wind turbine manufacturers cut production. The federal tax credit that subsidizes wind energy is set to expire at the end of the year, and political uncertainty is putting the brakes on the wind industry. (11/06/2012)