Dan Gunderson Feature Archive

An oil train accident near Casselton, N.D., last month started when an oncoming grain train derailed, according to a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board. (01/13/2014)
South Dakota philanthropist Denny Sanford will donate $125 million to the health system that bears his name for a new program to integrate genetics and health care. (01/07/2014)
A new generation of students is using the Music Industry and Entertainment Studies program at Minnesota State University-Moorhead to gain real-world experience in a rapidly changing industry. (01/03/2014)
The town near Fargo narrowly escaped tragedy when a train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded nearby, Mayor Ed McConnell said. (12/31/2013)
North Dakota will host one of six unmanned aircraft test sites in the U.S. researching ways to safely fly drones in the national airspace. (12/30/2013)
The Predator aircraft, about the size of a small, single-engine airplane, are based thousands of miles away from the pilots in Fargo. (12/29/2013)
City residents can win $200 for the best snowman or snow sculpture built before the end of the year. (12/27/2013)
A Minnesota school is training students to analyze photos and video captured by drones. The new program at Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls is the first of its kind in the nation. (12/23/2013)
The feds and local law enforcement near the Canadian border used to not talk much. That changed with the September 2001 terrorist attacks. (12/17/2013)
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)