Dan Gunderson Feature Archive

Former U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan co-chairs the task force. He says after decades of inaction, it's time for the federal government to work with tribes to find solutions to violence and child abuse. (12/09/2013)
American Crystal Sugar shareholders met today for a more somber annual meeting than usual. (12/05/2013)
One evening, Mike Swanson poured himself a whiskey, leaned back and wondered how he and his wife could squeeze more money from grain and smooth over farming's boom-and-bust cycles. The answer came from the glass in his hand. (11/26/2013)
Minnesota officials are investigating the shooting of two trumpeter swans this week near Detroit Lakes, Minn., and are seeking the public's help. (11/21/2013)
A lawsuit filed Thursday against the Catholic diocese of Crookston, Minn., and a Catholic missionary organization alleges sexual abuse of children by a priest. (11/21/2013)
What does it take to be the nation's top turkey? Turns out, it takes some pluck. One of farmer John Burkel's six toms will be a guest at the White House next week to be pardoned, spend the holidays at George Washington's Mount Vernon estate and then retire to a Virginia farm. (11/21/2013)
White Earth Band of Ojibwe tribal members have approved a new constitution that dramatically changes tribal government and expands membership in Minnesota's largest Chippewa tribe. (11/20/2013)
Should blood determine who is in the White Earth Band of Ojibwe? Tribal members on Tuesday will get the final say. If approved, the new constitution would scrap "blood quantum" and instead use family lineage to decide who is a member. (11/18/2013)
The state's strategy to slow the spread of aquatic invasive species was caught up in controversy when a conservation group charged with allocating Legacy Funds replaced a proposal by another group with one of its own. (11/14/2013)
From Warroad to Worthington, small towns across Minnesota are struggling to add housing as fast as businesses add new jobs. (11/07/2013)
A glut of sugar in the world market will mean a big cut in the price farmers are getting for their sugar beets, American Crystal Sugar leaders told farmers this week. (11/05/2013)
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is trying to reduce the drifting of pesticides from potato fields to nearby homes and schools. (11/02/2013)
Vigilance is crucial in fighting invasive zebra mussels. The tougher question of who should pay for that vigilance is up for debate. Officials and private groups in Becker County want the state to spend more, but they aren't waiting for that to happen. (10/30/2013)
Minnesota agencies have used unmanned aircraft from the Border Patrol for a variety of missions in the past three years. Information from the Department of Homeland Security, gathered by the Electronic Frontier Foundation lists 11 UAS missions flown at the request of Minnesota agencies in 2010, 2011 and 2012. (10/28/2013)
Manitoba officials are trying to determine the scope of an infestation discovered recently in Lake Winnipeg. (10/22/2013)