Dan Kraker Feature Archive

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)
After record snowfall in April, an unusual May snowstorm is forecast for soggy northeast Minnesota. (05/01/2013)
The coming-of-age story of Duluth's music scene could easily be called "North by Northeast." Now in its 15th year, the annual Homegrown Music Festival is a far cry from the late 1990s in Duluth, when there were hardly any local bands playing original music and even fewer places for them to play. The festival kicks off Sunday in Duluth, and over the next eight nights features more than 180 local bands playing 25 venues. (04/26/2013)
A company that operates three taconite mines in northeast Minnesota says it is ready to produce a new kind of iron ore pellet that could potentially open new markets. (04/25/2013)
Duluth Mayor Don Ness and other northeast Minnesota leaders are urging state lawmakers not to reallocate unspent flood relief funding. (04/24/2013)