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

Opponents had pushed for a full environmental impact statement on the bigger taconite mine near Babbitt. (04/23/2015)
The Minntac taconite mine looms over Virginia.
Iron Rangers are bracing for the impending layoffs of 1,100 mine workers later this spring. The job losses likely will significantly affect a regional economy that relies heavily on mining. (04/22/2015)
Rescuers traveled by boat and on foot as snow fell in the dark to reach the man, who is in his late 20s. He was dead when they arrived. (04/21/2015)
Two Duluth city buses collided downtown around 5 a.m. Tuesday. It wasn't immediately clear how many people were injured. (04/14/2015)
The season's first oceangoing ship arrived Monday in Duluth-Superior. It's a change from last year when Great Lakes ice brought shipping to a virtual standstill for much of the spring. (04/13/2015)
While officials applaud the new Essar taconite mine, questions linger about the health of the ore business and Essar's decision to abandon plans for a steel plant. (03/30/2015)
When conditions are just right, Northern Lights can dance across the Minnesota night -- for those who know how to find them. (03/23/2015)
Duluth's leaders want to spend $50 million on outdoor recreation projects to revitalize a long overlooked part of the city. The plan faces a key vote tonight. (03/23/2015)
Two Coast Guard cutters will lay tracks in the ice to help ships navigate through the still-frozen passages. (03/21/2015)
It's the latest blow in the area. Last month, Minnesota iron ore producer Magnetation said it would also idle a plant in Keewatin that employs about 50 people. (03/12/2015)
More than three decades after the controversial deal that established the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, relatively small plots of land in the wilderness continue to generate big disputes. (03/11/2015)
Dr. Thomas Uncini is stepping down in St. Louis County, one month after scheduling controversial autopsies on Native Americans in Carlton County. (03/10/2015)
Given that the emerald ash borer is only kept at bay at temperatures of 30 below, experts are seeking ways to save Minnesota's northern forest as the climate changes. (03/09/2015)
A natural swing in ocean temperatures explains why the rate of global warming has slowed since the late 1990s. But UMD professor Byron Steinman said the trend will reverse itself. (03/04/2015)
For decades the state and federal government have failed to reach a deal. Environmental groups oppose a proposed swap of 30,000 acres. (03/03/2015)