Dan Gunderson Feature Archive

The lawsuit challenges both North Dakota's constitutional ban on gay marriage and its refusal to recognize marriages of same-sex couples who legally wed in other states. (06/06/2014)
Scientists here discovered that bacteria that break down oil are everywhere, ready to go to work. Even in the northern Minnesota woods there are microbes that eat carbon and break down oil. The population of those bugs explodes when there's oil in the ground. (06/04/2014)
Hundreds of farmers in the Upper Midwest are collecting data about their fields with drones this year, hoping the information will make their farm operations more productive. (05/28/2014)
A scattershot approach has long been a weak link in the fight to stop the lake-to-lake movement of zebra mussels, Eurasian watermilfoil and other species damaging Minnesota waterways. More help, though, is on the way. (05/22/2014)
Peter Sorensen, who founded the center in 2012 to focus research on invasive species such as Asian carp and zebra mussels, will be replaced by Sue Galatowitsch a restoration ecologist. (05/15/2014)
Bait dealers say regulations designed to prevent the spread of invasive species are making it more difficult for them to collect the bait anglers want. (05/09/2014)
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx met with local and state officials in Casselton, N.D., Thursday to discuss rail safety. (04/24/2014)
The cold weather this spring is slowing syrup production. A mix of warm days and cold nights are needed to get the sap flowing. (04/23/2014)
Gardeners shopping for plants this spring at Bachman's nurseries will find some new signs in the soil. The company will begin telling customers which of its plants are safe for bees. (04/18/2014)
Given its low unemployment and growing business diversity, the Fargo area has a healthy economy, Minneapolis Fed President Narayana Kocherlakota said. (04/15/2014)
Authorities in northwestern Minnesota say a sheriff's deputy has been shot during a traffic stop. (04/15/2014)
The increased frequency of crude oil shipments on the railroads risk more accidents like the explosion that occurred west of Fargo in December, the senator said. (04/14/2014)
Restrictions on open burning take effect Monday across a swath of central Minnesota. (04/13/2014)
Founded last year, Northern Woolen Mills is finding markets for its yarn from the U.S. textile industry to Minnesota regional fiber artists excited to find a locally made product. (04/03/2014)
Bills to restrict drone use -- from a broad ban on the use of unmanned aircraft, to specific restrictions on law enforcement use -- and provide privacy protection have stalled in committee. Key lawmakers say they're already looking ahead to next year. (04/01/2014)