Nikki Tundel Feature Archive

On average, 38,000 people die each year in Minnesota. About 260 of them donate their bodies to science. Medical students at the University of Minnesota say these body donors are vital to their education. And, every year, they try to thank those who gave the gift of themselves. (11/20/2007)
A new biography examines the life of the man who created Charlie Brown and Snoopy and Pig Pen. (11/16/2007)
The Iowa caucuses are the first real test for the 2008 presidential candidates. For the state's residents, all the campaign stops and candidate fundraisers really add up. (11/15/2007)
How do the terms we use affect the way we view the state of the environment? (11/09/2007)
Oreos sport pink "creme" filling. NASCAR fans cheer a pink car across the finish line. Store shelves are stocked with pink fondue sets and pink pinking shears. It must be Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (10/24/2007)
The so-called bad boy of environmentalism calls for an end to the green movement's messages of doom and gloom. (10/18/2007)
From Kurt Vonnegut to candy to depression, Steve Almond talks about it all. (10/11/2007)
Radiohead offers music lovers a name-your-own-price payment plan. What kind of message is the band trying to send? (10/10/2007)
Radiohead's new album is available for $15. Or $3.50. Or even 7 cents. Basically, it's yours for whatever you choose to pay. (10/04/2007)
Pornography, cocaine and death. Such things could easily make the list of top power-ballad themes. Coincidentally, they're also some of the topics the Supreme Court will be throwing around this session. (10/01/2007)
Reporter Nikki Tundel suggests a family-friendly weekend activity. And she's betting it's one of the few that includes both latrines and a cholera tent. (09/28/2007)
More than 4 million Iraqis have been displaced from their homes. Who's taking them in? And who isn't? (09/27/2007)
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced who will be rebuilding the 35W bridge. But that doesn't mean the public is done offering opinions on the structure. (09/21/2007)
It's one of the mysteries of modern life. You run into Target for aluminum foil and floor cleaner. Yet you emerge with an art deco toaster and a pair of red lacquer bar stools. (09/18/2007)
Thousands of 4-Hers flood the fairgrounds to showcase their sheep and cattle and swine. But just what do all these farm kids do when they're not in the judging ring? (08/31/2007)