November 8, 2011 - Native American activist Winona LaDuke speaks about the importance of Native American radio stations. LaDuke is one of the individuals behind starting station for White Earth reservation.
November 8, 2011 - MPR’s Dan Gunderson reports on creation of four Native American radio stations in Callaway, Nett Lake, Cloquet and Cass Lake. Gunderson interviews tribe members behind the efforts to provide service to American Indian audiences in the northern Minnesota area.
November 18, 2010 - Early next year the first baby boomers turn 65. The aging boomers are expected to strain healthcare resources for the next 20 years. One of the most urgent concerns is a looming shortage of nurses to care for the elderly. Ten nursing schools in west central Minnesota want to focus more attention on the nursing shortage. Dan Gunderson reports.
March 4, 2009 - Healthcare is one of the fastest-growing costs for Minnesota government. Governor Tim Pawlenty says it's critical to slow the growth in healthcare spending. He wants to reduce the cost of Minnesota Care, the state-funded insurance program. He's also proposing cuts to medicaid reimbursements. This week, Minnesota Public Radio is exploring the effects of the state budget crisis from the perspective of one community, Fergus Falls. It's the largest city in Otter Tail County. This is the latest installment in our series, "The State Budget in Your Backyard." As Dan Gunderson reports, balancing the state budget could mean big changes for the people covered by Minnesota Care and the hospitals that treat them.
February 16, 2009 - MPR’s Dan Gunderson talks with English bluegrass/country musician Johnny Butten. The Fargo-Moorhead resident holds the world record for fastest banjo playing.
December 29, 2008 - An initiative to make northwestern Minnesota hospitals more efficient is spreading across the state. It's called Lean Health and it uses the same ideas companies like Marvin Windows and Arctic Cat use to streamline assembly line production. Those companies are trying to encourage hospitals to use the same ideas. Minnesota Public Radio's Dan Gunderson visited one hospital where the assembly line efficiency model is working for healthcare.
September 27, 2007 - Many people dismiss the North Dakota plains as an uninspiring landscape. A Moorhead photographer uses words like comfortable and intimidating to describe the prairie. Wayne Gudmundson has spent 35 years photographing the prairie landscape. Gudmundson sees the prairie a place that represents a regional sense of identity. A retrospective of Gudmundson's work opens this week at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo. Minnesota Public Radios Dan Gunderson reports.
August 10, 2007 - The 35W bridge collapse is bringing renewed attention to the country's aging roads and bridges. Investigators will consider many factors as they determine why the bridge came down. One of those is the increased traffic over the bridge in the past 40 years. During that time there's been a dramatic increase in the number of trucks on the road and those trucks are heavier. Experts say that combination can significantly reduce the life of roads and bridges. Minnesota Public Radio's Dan Gunderson explains.
August 7, 2007 - Dozens of people survived the 35W bridge collapse. Some were seriously injured; others escaped with minor injuries. But all are experiencing the emotions that come after surviving a brush with death. Experts say understanding those emotions will take time and patience. Minnesota Public Radio's Dan Gunderson reports.
April 26, 2007 - MPR’s Dan Gunderson reports on Mark Vinz, a well-known Minnesota poet, retiring from the classroom.