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

Steep banks on Highway 169.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has chosen an alternate route for a dangerous stretch of Highway 169 south of Ely, Minn. (12/23/2014)
A congested waterfront
Organizers have high hopes for the next festival and expect to bring a dozen iconic sailing ships. (12/22/2014)
Wolves, February 2008
The order affects wolves in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service dropped federal protections from those wolves in 2012 and handed over management to the states. (12/19/2014)
In 2011 the state Legislature voted to take $60 million from the fund to help balance the state's budget. Gov. Dayton vetoed the provision. (12/18/2014)
A Duluth City Council resolution asks the Minnesota Legislature to exempt seed libraries from testing and labeling. State Sen. Roger Reinert will propose that amendment to the seed law. (12/16/2014)
Fat bikes have exploded in popularity recently in Minnesota, especially in the winter. The bikes' extra wide tires with very low pressure are designed to float over a couple inches of snow. (12/15/2014)
Officials at the Apostle Islands in northern Wisconsin say conditions look good so far to possibly allow access to the Ice Caves later this winter. (12/13/2014)
The Sandpiper pipeline would transport crude oil from North Dakota to Superior, Wis., across northern Minnesota. (12/12/2014)
The slump began in the late 1990s. It continued for 15 years, culminating early last year when Lake Michigan and Lake Huron set low-water records. Since then, levels have sharply rebounded. (12/10/2014)
About 40 demonstrators lay down on the plaza in front of TCF Bank Stadium. They chanted slogans against police brutality. (12/07/2014)
Cook County, in far northeast Minnesota, had the highest voter turnout at 70 percent. Winona County had the lowest at 39 percent. (12/05/2014)
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is proposing a quarantine to keep freshly cut logs from states infested with the mountain pine beetle out of the state. (12/03/2014)
Iron Range mine workers suffer mesothelioma at three times the rate of Minnesota's general population, but University of Minnesota researchers say they can't pinpoint an exact cause. (12/01/2014)
Minnesota Department of Agriculture regulators say the Duluth exchange violates state law because it does not test seeds. (11/30/2014)
Students and activists across the state Tuesday protested the Missouri grand jury's decision. Rallies were peaceful, although a woman was hit by a car during a late afternoon rally in Minneapolis. (11/25/2014)