Nikki Tundel Feature Archive

Some 2,400 members of the Minnesota National Guard are deploying to the Middle East over the next several weeks. The state's official departure ceremony for those soldiers, members of the Guard's Red Bulls team, was held Sunday at Fort Snelling. Hundreds of people came to bid them farewell. (05/22/2011)
The Minnesota Legislature passed a law in 2008 permitting specially trained chiropractors to offer their services to animals. The state now boasts 22 licensed animal chiropractors. Reporter Nikki Tundel met up with Kyla Awes, a lifelong animal lover who adjusts the spines of horses, dogs, cats, and the occasional potbellied pig. (05/05/2011)
Outside the Capitol, the issues discussed don't always match what lawmakers are debating inside. During the week of April 10, 2011, Reporter Nikki Tundel captured a week in the life of the Capitol steps and documented those who showed up there to share their political points of view. (04/18/2011)
Spc. Brian Wunderlich, 26, is unsure if he will deploy to Kuwait soon, but many of his friends are preparing to leave. So Wunderlich and his new wife Margarita Jacobson, 29, moved their wedding from June to Saturday, April 2, 2011. (04/04/2011)
Gov. Mark Dayton capped off his first week in office by hosting an inaugural ball at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Some 2,000 people attended, including members of Minnesota's Congressional delegation. (01/08/2011)
The Minnesota Legislature convened Tuesday under full GOP control for the first time in 38 years. (01/04/2011)
Scenes from the inauguration of Mark Dayton (DFL) as Minnesota's 40th governor in St. Paul, Minn. on Jan. 3, 2011. (01/03/2011)
In the age of megachurches, a growing number of Christians are looking for a more intimate way to connect with God and each other. Enter the home church movement. (12/09/2010)
The recount of Minnesota's gubernatorial election is well underway with more than 70 percent of the ballots counted in only a few days. This gallery shows just a handful of the ballots being challenged by both sides. (12/01/2010)
Minnesota's Red Bull brigade will deploy to Kuwait and Iraq in the spring of 2011. Reporter Nikki Tundel went to Camp Ripley, near Little Falls, Minnesota, to catch a day in the life of the 34th Infantry division and learn how they're preparing for their mission. (11/23/2010)
The Scott County Historical Society honored veterans with a luminary display in Stans Garden in Shakopee, Minn., on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010. The display was made up of 100 decorated paper bags, each with a lit votive candle inside. Some honored those currently serving in the military. Others acknowledged veterans who have died. (11/11/2010)
Tommy Johnson served in Korea and spends every Veterans Day at the Hopkins VFW. (11/11/2010)
The polls may open at 7 a.m. on Election Day, but polling places are buzzing much earlier than that. Reporter Nikki Tundel stopped by the Nokomis Community Center in Minneapolis to catch some of the election preparations. (11/02/2010)
Early autumn brought all kinds of color to Minnesota. Reporter Nikki Tundel captured some of this fall's offerings. (10/13/2010)
Roadside memorials are often seen along the country's highways, typically noting the location where someone died along that road. More recently, homemade memorials have made their way off the streets and into residential neighborhoods. Reporter Nikki Tundel documented some of the makeshift memorials around the Twin Cities. (09/29/2010)