Dan Kraker Feature Archive

A damaged bridge piling has prompted the closure of close a nearly two-mile stretch of Interstate 35 in Duluth. (11/19/2013)
Business groups and Duluth-area colleges are teaming up on research, including new consumer and business confidence surveys, to help spur economic growth in the region. (11/18/2013)
The firearms deer hunting season for most of the state ends this weekend and the harvest so far is still running behind last year's. (11/16/2013)
Environmental advocates Thursday asked a court to order a full environmental review of plans to expand Minnesota's largest taconite mine. (11/14/2013)
The Minnesota Court of Appeals hears arguments Thursday in a case involving the proposed expansion of the state's largest taconite mine. (11/13/2013)
Pipeline operator Enbridge has agreed to a revised route for a new oil pipeline from North Dakota across northern Minnesota. (11/12/2013)
The jury found 27 year old Antonio Dion Washington-Davis of Brooklyn Park guilty Friday night on multiple felony charges for his role in running the sex trafficking ring. Between 2010 and 2012, he enslaved and prostituted several women and girls, according to Ramsey County Attorney John Choi. (11/09/2013)
Last year the DNR issued a record 166 citations for deer baiting, in addition to 49 warnings. (11/09/2013)
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)