Dan Gunderson Feature Archive

MPR's Dan Gunderson talks with Cathy Wurzer about the latest news out of the northwest Minnesota area. (02/22/2012)
Lawsuits have been filed, laws passed, laws repealed, the nickname's been retired, it's been reinstated -- all because nickname supporters refuse to give up. (02/20/2012)
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum drew a crowd of hundreds at a campaign stop in Fargo, N.D. Wednesday evening. (02/15/2012)
Two NDSU researchers believe the key to extracting oil from shale is in understanding the material the nano scale, where they have different properties. (02/15/2012)
A new study finds Minnesota groundwater is contaminated with low levels of chemicals, but the chemicals are not as widespread in groundwater as they are in lakes and streams. (02/13/2012)
Dam modification projects in northwest Minnesota are not only restoring fish habitats, but making river use safer for people. (02/10/2012)
The Detroit Pistons team is donating a DC-9 aircraft to the aviation program at a Minnesota college. (02/09/2012)
Workshops are scheduled around Minnesota this month for volunteers to serve as the state's early warning system for invasive species. Trained volunteers help find invasive species, but also help respond when invasive species are detected. (02/04/2012)
Prospects for ending the contract dispute appear to be fading as both sides make plans for a long struggle. (01/31/2012)
In a first for local law enforcement in the region, 16 North Dakota counties will soon use two small unmanned aircraft to monitor crime scenes and track suspects. (01/31/2012)
Lake Winnipeg is a major fishery in Manitoba, but it's health is declining because of nutrients like phosphorus flowing in through the Red River. The nutrients cause large algae blooms. (01/29/2012)
The University of Minnesota has just completed work on a new on-line dictionary of Ojibwe language and culture. (01/28/2012)
The outlook says there's only a 6 percent chance of major flooding in Fargo-Moorhead. The highest expected river level is about 13 feet lower than the record Red River flood of 2009. (01/26/2012)
The FAA in 2012 will establish six test sites for unmanned aircraft. North Dakota hopes to get one of those sites, and a group of Minnesota businesses is organizing to take advantage of the growing industry. (01/26/2012)
When the United States invaded Iraq in 2003, several former Kurdish refugees living in Moorhead volunteered to serve as interpreters and guides for the military. Now they worry about relatives left behind when American troops withdrew. (01/18/2012)