Dan Gunderson Feature Archive

While much of Minnesota is a bit soggy after a great deal of rain, the northwestern part of the state is seeing drought conditions take hold. Some crop damage is already reported and experts say unless widespread rain falls this week, the area could soon be in severe drought. (07/03/2012)
An advocacy group in northwestern Minnesota plans to expand citizen monitoring of pesticide drift. Next week, the White Earth Pesticide Action Network will train volunteers to use the monitoring equipment. (07/02/2012)
Minnesota boaters face increased penalties starting Sunday if they violate aquatic invasive species laws. (07/01/2012)
Legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives is raising concern about potential development in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. (06/29/2012)
Crews from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are in Duluth and surrounding communities this week inspecting flood damage. (06/29/2012)
Trish Cameron comes from a strong Catholic tradition. But after losing her job at a Catholic school for challenging the church's position on same sex-marriage, Cameron now prays for healthy dialogue on a "closed and painful" topic. (06/27/2012)
Hundreds of locked-out American Crystal Sugar Co. workers have rejected a contract offer for the third time. (06/23/2012)
Officials in Fargo-Moorhead are expected to approve the first home buyouts Thursday to make way for a proposed Red River flood diversion channel. (06/14/2012)
A college nickname and property taxes are two big issues in the N.D. primary. (06/11/2012)
Talks between American Crystal Sugar and locked-out workers ended Friday with no movement toward breaking the 10-month impasse. (06/08/2012)
American Crystal Sugar and its locked out union workers will meet again today in an effort to restart contract talks. (06/08/2012)
Minnesota's Farm Service Agency director said she's pleased with participation in recent Conservation Reserve Program signup. (06/06/2012)
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)