Dan Kraker

Dan Kraker

Reporter
Minnesota Public Radio
dkraker@mpr.org


Dan Kraker is based in Duluth, Minn., and covers northeastern Minnesota for MPR News. He joined MPR in the summer of 2011 after nearly 10 years at Arizona Public Radio in Flagstaff, where he won two national Edward R. Murrow awards for his coverage of Native American issues. After a decade spent exploring the desert canyons of the southwest, he's thrilled to rediscover the lakes and rivers of northeast Minnesota. He lives in Duluth with his wife and three daughters.

Dan Kraker Feature Archive

Fishing launch at Eddy's Resort
"It's a huge sacrifice," Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Chair Melanie Benjamin said, adding, "We want to be part of the solution in the best possible way." (07/31/2015)
Mining truck
Cliffs Natural Resources will temporarily idle its United Taconite mine in Eveleth, Minn., and its pellet plant in Forbes, Minn., company officials said Wednesday. (07/29/2015)
Deer hunting
Minnesota's deer numbers are recovering, but officials say one-deer limits will apply again for most hunters this fall as the state moves into its second herd rebuilding year. (07/28/2015)
Officials applauded news of jobs returning to Minnesota's largest taconite plant. Some 1,000 Iron Range workers have been laid off this year due to a struggling ore market. (07/24/2015)
Hooshyar Khayam accepted a commission from the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra, and the result is the world premiere of "Kalileh." (07/23/2015)
Warm weather and a strong catch mean the walleye fishing season on Mille Lacs Lake may close as soon as Aug. 3, Minnesota officials said Tuesday. (07/21/2015)
About 1,500 people are expected to receive dental care by late Saturday at a free clinic in Duluth. Organizers say they are among millions across the country who need assistance. (07/17/2015)
More than three years after flash floods tore through northeast Minnesota, St. Louis County celebrated the completion of its final flood-related repair project. (07/16/2015)
Duluth officials have asked residents and businesses not to use washing machines, hot tubs and dishwashers until late Thursday. Workers are repairing a water line dating back to the 1800s. (07/15/2015)
The Sappi Fine Paper mill in Cloquet will close its paper-making operations for eight days to reduce inventory. (07/15/2015)
Since the late 1940s, when they first arrived on the island, the wolf population has averaged around 20 animals. But now, due in part to genetic inbreeding, there are only three remaining. (07/15/2015)
But researcher Lynn Rogers is claiming partial victory, saying the ruling allows him to once again place cameras in bear dens to broadcast the hibernating animals over the Internet. (07/13/2015)
Maurices, a growing retailer of women's fashion, is cementing its presence in Duluth -- Minnesota's capital of fleece and flannel -- with an $80 million new headquarters. (07/06/2015)
Minnesota Power officials today will recognize the opening of the company's first natural gas fired power plant, an operation that used to run on coal. (07/02/2015)
The Humane Society sought to protect wolves under threatened status as a compromise between the current endangered listing and proposals to remove wolves from protection. (06/30/2015)