Nikki Tundel Feature Archive

In Minnesota, it's common to see creches that portray Jesus with white skin and golden-brown hair. But that's just one version of the Christian Savior. (12/20/2011)
The term American Indian art often evokes images of beads and buckskin -- and that can be a challenge for contemporary Native artists, whose work has nothing to do with quills or birch bark. (12/12/2011)
Eric Kaler was officially inaugurated as the president of the University of Minnesota Thursday, and let those at the school know he's a tough boss who expects a lot from them. (09/22/2011)
The Minnesota State Fair draws to a close Monday night. Here's a look at some moments from The Great Minnesota Get-Together. (09/05/2011)
The State Fair has no shortage of activities, but sometimes the best thing to do is nothing at all. (08/31/2011)
Gourmet food trucks are now a summer staple in the Twin Cities. Food fanatics Chris and Cathy Lockyear are taking today's trend and giving it some old-school spin. (07/25/2011)
After working through the night and early into the morning, the Minnesota House and Senate passed 12 budget and spending bills on July 20. Here are some scenes from the all-night session. (07/20/2011)
The heat wave of 2011 rolls on, and the hottest air may be yet to come by Wednesday. Meanwhile, Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis is providing respite from the heat. (07/19/2011)
Almost two months after being rescued, a group of Great Blue Heron chicks displaced by the north Minneapolis tornado was released back to the wild near Coon Rapids on July 18, 2011. (07/18/2011)
The Metrodome's new roof was engineered to be stronger than the previous one, which collapsed in a record-setting December 2010 blizzard. (07/13/2011)
A year ago, a twister tore through the Zeller family farm in southern Minnesota. Last week, the family threw a party to show appreciation to everyone who supported them during a difficult year. (06/21/2011)
The holiday commemorates the anniversary of Old Glory becoming the country's official flag in 1777. (06/14/2011)
For many people, Memorial Day Weekend includes a visit to the cemetery. It's John Peterson's mission to make sure those cemeteries are ready for the holiday. Peterson is the creator and owner of the Twin Cities business Grave Groomers. Some families hire Peterson to tend to graves of recently deceased loved ones. Others want him to care for the burial sites of those who passed away long ago. (05/27/2011)
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)