Dan Kraker Feature Archive

Memorial Day weekend is upon us and many Minnesotans are heading north on clogged highways to summer cabins. With the long winter and late ice-out on many lakes, for some this could be the first visit since last fall. One family opened up the cabin that's provided a summer retreat to four generations. (05/24/2013)
As it turned out, a blind man can stop a bulldozer. Bill Muir did it. (05/24/2013)
Jim Rada died 10 years ago of a heart attack while paddling the Presque Isle River, seen above. Ever since, his friends have held a race on the river in his honor. (05/22/2013)
A new study shows that climate change could mean better conditions for some Lake Superior fish species, but worse for others. (05/20/2013)
The importance of exports to Minnesota's economy was highlighted by state economic development officials and Duluth business leaders in a news conference on Friday. (05/17/2013)
The first cohort of a new degree developed to prepare leaders for the unique challenge of tribal management graduates today from the University of Minnesota Duluth. (05/16/2013)
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has started the second phase of its ambitious study to determine why the state's moose population is declining so rapidly. Last week, they began collaring newborn moose calves. (05/15/2013)
High temperatures and desert-like humidity readings are helping to drive an outbreak of wildfires in Minnesota and Wisconsin. (05/15/2013)
A controversial proposed copper-nickel mine in northeast Minnesota reached a major milestone Monday. (05/13/2013)
As the Minnesota Senate debated the same-sex marriage bill Monday, some of our reporters in greater Minnesota asked state residents what they thought of the legislation. (05/13/2013)
Along the North Shore of Lake Superior, streams like the Lester River in Duluth are roaring, full of chocolate-brown, frothy, churning spring runoff. It's that time of year when hikers are warned to stay away from the creeks -- and when kayakers like Chris Baer flock to them. (05/09/2013)
Along the North Shore of Lake Superior, streams like the Lester River in Duluth are roaring, full of chocolate-brown, frothy, churning spring runoff. It's that time of year when hikers are warned to stay away from the creeks -- and when kayakers like Chris Baer flock to them. (05/09/2013)
The moose population at Voyageurs National Park near International Falls is holding relatively steady, wildlife biologists announced Tuesday. (05/07/2013)
Many Minnesota maple syrup producers are reporting record harvests. This season's big sap days result from the same weather that draws howls of protest from mostly elsewhere. (05/03/2013)
Rapid snowmelt is causing flooding concerns along some rivers and streams in northeast Minnesota. (05/01/2013)