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

Drill cores stored in 'v rails'
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)
Beargrease start
Organizers expect a full field of 80 racers this year. (09/06/2014)
The first lawsuit has been filed as a result of an E. coli outbreak on the Fond du Lac Lake Superior Chippewa reservation near Cloquet earlier this summer. (09/05/2014)
These fleas are a concern because they compete with small fish as they forage on microscopic animal plankton. Yet because of its long tail spike, the water flea is not a food source for those fish. (09/04/2014)
The debate over the Wilderness Act 50 years ago helped galvanize the environmental movement but also ignited a huge battle, centered in Ely, over who should control Minnesota's wilderness. (09/03/2014)
The Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board will vote on a $640,000 engineering contract for the project on Wednesday. (09/02/2014)
Uldrich and Dillon endorsed McFadden over Steve Carlson, who scored a surprise win in the Independence Party primary last month. (09/01/2014)
The EPA designated 43 Great Lakes Areas of Concern in 1987. Since then, only one has been removed from the list. (08/30/2014)
The State Department has signed off on a temporary plan from Calgary-based Enbridge Energy to divert oil from its Alberta Clipper pipeline to an adjacent line before it crosses the U.S. border, and then return the oil to its original line once its in the country. (08/22/2014)
The Twin Metals project, a joint effort of Duluth Metals and Chilean mining giant Antofagasta, would be one of the largest underground mines in the United States, near the southern edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. (08/20/2014)
The two ski jumps, built in 1924 and 1969, served as early training ramps for a generation of Olympic ski jumpers. But they haven't been used for nearly a decade as children exchanged their jumping skis for snowboards and other pastimes. (08/19/2014)
The three-story red stone mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is on the market for about $750,000. The fire caused more than 150 thousand dollars in damage. (08/19/2014)
The goal is to replace lost Fond du Lac funds. (08/18/2014)
City leaders and biking groups celebrated completion of phase one of the Duluth Traverse trail system on Friday. When complete, the trail will consist of five trail hubs linked by a trail spanning 26 miles along city's steep hillside. (08/15/2014)
A federal court jury in Minneapolis in October found Jim Carlson guilty of 51 felony counts for selling the products labeled under names like "bath salts," "incense" and "watch cleaners" at his shop, Last Place on Earth. (08/14/2014)