Dispatch from northwestern Minnesota

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Dan Gunderson, who covers northwest Minnesota for Minnesota Public Radio News, discusses important stories on his beat during Morning Edition with Cathy Wurzer.

Dan talks a looming legal fight between Minnesota and North Dakota over carbon taxes. Minnesota wants to include environmental costs in electric rates, but North Dakosa opposes the idea.

He also discusses opposition to the proposed $1.5 billion Red River diversion channel. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working on a plan, but the project’s prospects for federal funding could be affected by the departure of U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar, a key supporter in the House.

Dan also talked about plans for a Grand Forks office by an Israeli company that helps train pilots to fly unmanned aircraft.

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