Dan Gunderson Feature Archive

Singing hymns while drinking beer might sound like an unusual church event, but a growing number of congregations are turning to the non-traditional approach to lure new members in the Twin Cities and in cities across the country -- and in Fargo. (01/20/2014)
Most Americans are spoiled when it comes to water, according to Robert Glennon. We open the tap and get as much water as we want and it costs us less per month than a cellphone. (01/14/2014)
In recent years, bees have become victims of a perfect storm and two Minnesota state agencies are working on ways to make the environment healthier for bees. The issue is likely to be a hot topic during the upcoming Legislative session. (01/13/2014)
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)