Dan Gunderson Feature Archive

The U.S. Department of Agriculture may deregulate Roundup Ready sugar beets, a move that would allow farmers to plant the genetically modified seeds without restriction. (06/04/2012)
A herd of cattle will help improve the habitat for wildlife by grazing on a refuge near Crookston. After federal refuge managers burn a section of the prairie, cattle are attracted to new grass that sprouts in the burned area and begin to graze there. (05/29/2012)
People in some Minnesota communities are routinely exposed to pesticide drift from nearby farm fields, according to a new study released Thursday. The chemical in question, a commonly used fungicide called chlorothalonil, is under increasing scrutiny. (05/17/2012)
Researchers for the state Department of Natural Resources have found evidence of petroleum compounds and the chemical used to clean up the oil in the eggs of pelicans nesting in Minnesota. (05/16/2012)
Some experts say the National Weather Service has been slow to improve the delivery of tornado warnings. Social scientists say the weather service has often ignored decades of research on human behavior. Weather service officials say they're responding to those concerns. (05/14/2012)
The new maps increase the size of the floodplain in both cities and affect the cost of flood insurance for homeowners and future development for cities. (04/17/2012)
Cathy Wurzer checks in with MPR reporter Dan Gunderson about the latest news out of northwest Minnesota. (04/11/2012)
A program that gives federal tax credits to investors who build homes on the White Earth Indian Reservation will make a small but important dent in the chronic housing shortage there. (04/03/2012)
One businessman hopes whitecaps on the lakes in March are a harbinger of a rebound in his business. (03/30/2012)
Three western Minnesota counties are combining their 911 dispatch efforts in the interests of efficiency. (03/21/2012)
Former President Bill Clinton says he learned important lessons about responding to disasters 15 years ago when a flood devastated the cities of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. (03/18/2012)
Several months of unusually dry conditions mean that for the first time in three years, thousands of residents of the Red River Valley aren't scrambling to prepare for major flooding. (03/14/2012)
Hundreds of tribal members met in Mahnomen Thursday for the annual report on the state of the White Earth Nation. (03/08/2012)
Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul spoke Tuesday to an enthusiastic crowd in Fargo, N.D. (03/06/2012)
The Republican presidential candidate told a crowd of about 200 that he would allow expanded oil drilling on federal lands and expedite pipeline projects if elected president. (03/01/2012)