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

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Antofagasta calls its completed purchase of Duluth Metals a "positive next step" toward building a massive underground copper-nickel mine in northeast Minnesota. (01/21/2015)
The John G. Munson closes the 2014 season
The John G. Munson is one of five ships that will lay up in the Duluth-Superior harbor this winter for maintenance and repair. (01/20/2015)
Opponents protest the Sandpiper pipeline.
Opponents of the Sandpiper line said it would exacerbate climate change and threaten lakes and rivers. Supporters say it would create jobs and be safer than shipping oil by train. (01/06/2015)
Public hearings this week will gather opinions about the proposed Sandpiper pipeline. (01/05/2015)
Fourteen mushers and their 12-dog teams have signed up for the Gunflint Mail Run Sled Dog Race. (01/03/2015)
A new pest quarantine aimed at keeping the destructive mountain pine beetle out of Minnesota goes into effect Jan. 1. (12/31/2014)
As it nears a leadership transition, IRRRB moves to keep its resources intact. (12/30/2014)
Duluth will need 4,740 new housing units by 2020 to keep up with demand. (12/29/2014)
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has chosen an alternate route for a dangerous stretch of Highway 169 south of Ely, Minn. (12/23/2014)
Organizers have high hopes for the next festival and expect to bring a dozen iconic sailing ships. (12/22/2014)
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)