Dan Gunderson Feature Archive

Tribal governments can now directly request a disaster declaration from the president. In the past, tribes needed to make a disaster request through a state governor, the same process counties follow. (04/12/2013)
Spring brings new life to the landscape. The birth of a new crop of lambs is a yearly ritual at this small Minnesota farm. (04/10/2013)
The National Weather Service is using flood prediction models to help prevent pollution year-round. (04/06/2013)
The small Minnesota town of St. Bonifacius is restricting the use of unmanned aerial vehicles or drones. (04/04/2013)
Sandbags were being filled Wednesday morning in Fargo in preparation for flooding later this month when the Red River is expected to spill out of its banks. (04/03/2013)
The number of flood insurance policies in the Fargo area dropped by 40 percent in the past year, Federal Emergency Management Agency officials say. (03/29/2013)
A $500 million project to make veterans hospitals more efficient means growth for a Fargo company. The company makes the software that will be used track equipment and supplies at VA medical centers nationwide. The Department of Veterans Affairs also plans track staff and patients in the future. The goal is more efficient healthcare. (03/28/2013)
Business owners challenged Gov. Mark Dayton on taxes Monday at a Moorhead town hall meeting. (03/25/2013)
A delayed spring melt and late-winter snow has increased the risk of flooding in Fargo, N.D. and Moorhead, Minn., National Weather Service forecasters said Thursday. (03/21/2013)
Fargo officials said they believe the city is still in good shape because of recent flood protection improvements, but they plan to make 500,000 sandbags to add to a reserve of 750,000 bags. (03/21/2013)
Steve Ellis is one of four beekeepers from across the country who allege that the EPA has failed to protect bees from pesticides. (03/21/2013)
The federal government sequestration cut will eliminate hundreds of stream flow gages nationwide, including a few in Minnesota. The gages are used for flood forecasting and water quality monitoring. (03/15/2013)
Federal help to fight crime is coming to a northern Minnesota Indian reservation. The U.S. Department of Justice announces Friday that White Earth will be the first reservation in the country to be awarded a shared jurisdiction. It means tribal, state and federal authorities will now share responsibility for investigating and prosecuting crimes. (03/15/2013)
The state of North Dakota and Microsoft are starting a three-year digital literacy program to provide technology training for students and adults. (03/14/2013)
Concerned about a potential environmental hazard, government regulators and researchers are studying the presence of nanoparticles in consumer products. (03/11/2013)