Dan Kraker Feature Archive

The Cook County auditor will place two scrabble letters, an A and a Z, in a bag. The candidate drawing the Z wins. (11/09/2014)
Tony Sertich, the head of the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board, will be leaving Governor Dayton's administration in January. (11/07/2014)
Minnesotans returned DFL and GOP U.S. House members to Washington, though it was close in the Minnesota 8th. The GOP easily held the seat vacated by retiring Rep. Michele Bachmann. (11/05/2014)
A $36 million apartment and retail complex is planned for a site near downtown Duluth. The 150 apartments will help inch the city towards solving its housing needs. (10/24/2014)
While Gov. Mark Dayton said the state is on the right track, Jeff Johnson argued Minnesota is losing ground to other states and said the way of life in northern Minnesota is under attack. (10/14/2014)
As he nears the end of his seventh year, the popular mayor prepares to hand the baton to a successor. (10/13/2014)
Company officials said the truck deliveries to Superior, Wisconsin, are needed for about two months to ensure that steel mills on the lower Great Lakes have enough pellets to stay open. (10/11/2014)
Commissioner Tom Landwehr called it a frustrating process but said officials were working as fast as possible to get the review 'out the door.' (10/07/2014)
A Duluth jury found Scannell guilty in July of two felony counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct for inappropriate sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl. (09/26/2014)
Duluth's unemployment rate dropped to 4.3 percent in August, to its lowest rate since December 2006. Private-sector jobs grew to nearly 110,000 for the broader region, a record high. (09/25/2014)
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)
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)