July 21, 2022 - Over decades, thousands of Native American children in Minnesota have been separated from relatives, adopted by white families, often growing up with no knowledge of their identity and culture. As part of our North Star Journey series, MPR’s Dan Gunderson shares the path one family is traveling to discover and understand a new identity.
August 11, 2017 - MPR’s Dan Gunderson reports on The Minnesota Waterfowl Association's Woodie Camp, a northwestern Minneosta summer camp focused on waterfowl hunting calls, prairie ecology, and outdoor ethics and shooting.
February 22, 2017 - MPR’s Dan Gunderson and Laura Yuen report on refugees who are attempting to cross Minnesota border into Canada over fears of deportation. Segment includes interviews with refugees, attorneys, and a U.S. border official.
December 20, 2016 - MPR News with Tom Weber presents a program on The Dakota Access oil pipeline, which winds hundreds of miles from the oil fields of North Dakota to a pipeline hub in southern Illinois. In 2016, it was almost entirely built — except for a section under Lake Oahe, a Missouri River reservoir just south of Bismarck, N.D. Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and a coalition of other groups camped out near the site of the river crossing in an effort to stop pipeline construction.
May 17, 2016 - As part of MPR's “Trouble in the Water” series, MPR’s Dan Gunderson reports on farming as a big part of Minnesota's clean water problem, and the potential solution of environmental stewardship by farmers.
July 23, 2015 - MPR’s Dan Gunderson investigates railroad bridge safety concerns in Minnesota. More than 330 railroad bridges pass over freeways, highways, and streets in Minnesota. Last year state and local inspectors determined that one in five of those was structurally deficient.
March 18, 2015 - MPR’s Dan Gunderson & John Enger reports on the survivors of the 2005 mass shooting at Red Lake High School in northern Minnesota. The tragedy changed everyone involved. A survivor, investigator, and community leader discuss how they cope and look for ways to prevent future shootings.
March 18, 2015 - MPR’s Dan Gunderson & John Enger reports on the survivors of the 2005 mass shooting at Red Lake High School in northern Minnesota. The tragedy changed everyone involved. Survivors and others in community discuss how they now cope.
July 15, 2013 - MPR’s Dan Gunderson rides along with Kevin Kenow, a research wildfile biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, who nets a loon on South Turtle Lake in Otter Tail County. Kenow is looking for special tags that track where loons travel and how deep they dive.
August 3, 2012 - MPR’s Dan Gunderson reports on cowboy mounted shooting, an event that attracts competitors with a hankering for the Wild West. A growing number of Minnesotans are competing in the little-known sport that combines horses, guns and split-second timing.