Dan Gunderson Feature Archive

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)
A federal judge says genetically modified crops can be planted on national wildlife refuges in the Midwest. (10/24/2012)
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says zebra mussels are still alive in two lakes treated with chemicals designed to kill the invasive species. (10/24/2012)
The state Department of Natural Resources is working with outdoor retailer Cabelas in an effort to persuade deer hunters to use copper ammunition instead of lead. (10/20/2012)
Sugar beet farmers in the Red River Valley are busy harvesting a bumper crop this fall, the second harvest since American Crystal Sugar locked 1,300 union workers out of its five factories in a labor dispute. (10/16/2012)
Union members who've been locked out by American Crystal Sugar for more than a year picketed outside a Fargo grocery store Monday in an effort to get public support for a boycott. (10/15/2012)
The AFL-CIO will kick off a nationwide boycott of American Crystal Sugar on Monday in a bid to return 1,300 union workers to their jobs at five sugar beet processing plants. (10/12/2012)
Fire investigators say a wildfire that destroyed several homes in the northwest town of Karlstad this month was probably arson. (10/10/2012)
Minnesota is struggling with a growing mess of pests and plants that shouldn't be here. The state is pressing the fight against invasive species. But is it possible to stop their spread? (10/04/2012)
Fire crews are still on the scene in northwestern Minnesota, responding to eight wildfires that continue to flare up and shift. But because some the fires are fueled by the region's peat bogs, it may be some time before those fires are fully extinguished. (10/03/2012)
Crews fought a wildfire late into Tuesday night near the Canadian border, after it forced evacuations and destroyed a number of homes. At one point, the wind-whipped blaze almost surrounded the town of Karlstad. (10/03/2012)