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

Students held a protest at the U of M.
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)
Vehicles head south on Hwy. 53 next to the mine.
A $220 million project will carry Highway 53 on the state's highest bridge across the abandoned Rouchleau Pit on the Iron Range. (11/18/2014)
A panel lists dozens of ways the federal government can better help communities deal with extreme weather and other impacts of climate change. (11/17/2014)
A quick game of chance led to Frank Moe's election as a county commissioner. (11/10/2014)
The Cook County auditor will place two scrabble letters, an A and a Z, in a bag. The candidate drawing the Z wins. (11/09/2014)
Tony Sertich, the head of the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board, will be leaving Governor Dayton's administration in January. (11/07/2014)
Minnesotans returned DFL and GOP U.S. House members to Washington, though it was close in the Minnesota 8th. The GOP easily held the seat vacated by retiring Rep. Michele Bachmann. (11/05/2014)
A $36 million apartment and retail complex is planned for a site near downtown Duluth. The 150 apartments will help inch the city towards solving its housing needs. (10/24/2014)
While Gov. Mark Dayton said the state is on the right track, Jeff Johnson argued Minnesota is losing ground to other states and said the way of life in northern Minnesota is under attack. (10/14/2014)
As he nears the end of his seventh year, the popular mayor prepares to hand the baton to a successor. (10/13/2014)
Company officials said the truck deliveries to Superior, Wisconsin, are needed for about two months to ensure that steel mills on the lower Great Lakes have enough pellets to stay open. (10/11/2014)
Commissioner Tom Landwehr called it a frustrating process but said officials were working as fast as possible to get the review 'out the door.' (10/07/2014)
A Duluth jury found Scannell guilty in July of two felony counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct for inappropriate sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl. (09/26/2014)
Duluth's unemployment rate dropped to 4.3 percent in August, to its lowest rate since December 2006. Private-sector jobs grew to nearly 110,000 for the broader region, a record high. (09/25/2014)
South of the Iron Range, Kennecott Exploration is searching for nickel and copper, efforts which could expand mining to untapped areas. The company initially received a rocky reception. (09/09/2014)