Nikki Tundel Feature Archive

A modern and more spacious polar bear exhibit at St. Paul's Como Zoo officially opened Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and visits by hundreds of patrons. (06/03/2010)
Gov. Tim Pawlenty was a guest on Minnesota Public Radio's Midday program Tuesday, when he made the case that Minnesota can afford to cut more government spending without hurting its quality of life. (05/18/2010)
Gov. Tim Pawlenty talking to host Gary Eichten on the Minnesota Public Radio News program Midday, about why he declined to have Minnesota participate early in the expansion of the federal Medicaid program. (05/18/2010)
Gov. Tim Pawlenty was a guest on the Midday program on Minnesota Public Radio Tuesday, when he talked about why voters seem to be so angry. (05/18/2010)
For generations, Baldwin Township was populated almost entirely by family farms, vacation cabins and seemingly endless groves of pine trees. Then, in the early 1990s, this tiny slice of rural Minnesota became one of the fastest growing communities in the state. (03/04/2010)
For generations, Baldwin Township was populated almost entirely by family farms, vacation cabins and seemingly endless groves of pine trees. Then, in the early 1990s, this tiny slice of rural Minnesota became one of the fastest growing communities in the state. (03/03/2010)
Jeff Holm, a lifelong resident of Baldwin, offers up a tour of the township. The 29-year-old is currently the chair of the township's board of supervisors. He worries about the future of the area and is concerned by what he views as a lack of community engagement on the part of many who call Baldwin home. (02/23/2010)
Reporter Nikki Tundel visits a Minnesota nursing program where pistachio pudding indicates infection and boiled okra is used to represent post-op drainage. And the students are better clinicians because of it. (12/15/2009)
Wally Andress recycles, uses energy-saving light bulbs and takes the bus to work. But his actions have nothing to do with lessening his carbon footprint. (12/07/2009)
For some, waiting for the government to address climate change just doesn't make sense. (12/07/2009)
Some commuters will ride the Northstar train to save time on their trip to downtown Minneapolis each day. But will they really get there any faster? MPR News sent two teams to document their trip from Big Lake to Minneapolis this morning to answer that question. (11/16/2009)
Thousands of people came out over the weekend to celebrate the launch of the new Northstar commuter train -- with a distinctly Minnesota touch. (11/15/2009)
Multigenerational living was once commonplace in American culture. Today it's making a comeback -- thanks to the economic recession. (11/09/2009)
From Chicago to Houston to South Portland, Maine, the urban chicken movement has taken hold. More and more city folks are raising the birds right in their own backyards. (10/22/2009)
The Memorial Pet Cemetery in Roseville, Minnesota, was established in the early 1920s. Today it's the final resting grounds for thousands of animals -- from cats and dogs to guinea pigs and a hedgehog. (09/30/2009)