Dan Kraker Feature Archive

Nearly 500,000 orange-clad hunters will head for the woods Saturday for the opening of Minnesota's deer hunting season, and for the state's second managed wolf hunt. (11/08/2013)
The release of a major environmental document for a proposed copper nickel mine has been delayed for two weeks because of the recent federal government shutdown. (11/06/2013)
Minnesota officials this week are expected to back a $5.9 million state loan to Delta Air Lines to expand a reservation sales center on the Iron Range. (11/05/2013)
The Superior National Forest is accepting public comment this week on a study related to a major proposed copper nickel mine. (11/05/2013)
Both city councils support unifying. So do the mayors, including Lawrence St. Germain, mayor of Thomson. His town has only 159 residents and two part time employees now and would see improved service under a merger. (11/04/2013)
The Greater Downtown Council began offering six retail spaces rent-free starting Nov. 1st for short-term, or "pop-up" stores. Council President Kristi Stokes says they received over two dozen applicants in the first 24 hours. (11/03/2013)
Karen Diver of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is the only Minnesotan on the task force, and the only tribal representative from the lower 48 states. (11/01/2013)
The iconic swinging bridge at Jay Cooke State Park reopens today, 16 months after it was destroyed by raging floodwaters on June 20, 2012, when ten inches of rain poured across northeast Minnesota in a 24-hour period. (11/01/2013)
Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell has been indicted on two counts of criminal sexual conduct stemming from allegations he engaged in criminal sexual conduct with a 17-year-old girl. The investigation came after a restraining order was issued against Scannell to keep him away from the girl. (10/31/2013)
The 610-mile "Sandpiper" line would carry more than 200,000 barrels per day from western North Dakota's Bakken oil fields to the company's terminal in Superior, Wis. The web of pipelines that transport Bakken oil now is straining to keep up with supply, so a new line is crucial, company officials say. (10/28/2013)
Minnesota is losing its battle to keep out the gypsy moth and state officials say that in some areas their only recourse may be to try to slow the insect's spread. (10/22/2013)
The project will replace a controversial pipeline from the Poplar River, a designated trout stream. (10/20/2013)
In coming years, organizers will consider shortening the race or moving it to later in the winter. (10/18/2013)
The Department of Natural Resources has cut the number of wolves that hunters can kill this year, which frustrates hunters and trappers. But Native American groups and the Humane Society want to see the hunt stopped altogether. (10/17/2013)
Northshore Mining wants to expand its Peter Mitchell Mine south of Babbitt, Minn. Environmental groups, arguing the expansion could cause acid mine drainage, petitioned the Department of Natural Resources for an environmental assessment. (10/16/2013)