Dan Kraker Feature Archive

The Sandpiper pipeline would transport crude oil from North Dakota to Superior, Wis., across northern Minnesota. (12/12/2014)
The slump began in the late 1990s. It continued for 15 years, culminating early last year when Lake Michigan and Lake Huron set low-water records. Since then, levels have sharply rebounded. (12/10/2014)
About 40 demonstrators lay down on the plaza in front of TCF Bank Stadium. They chanted slogans against police brutality. (12/07/2014)
Cook County, in far northeast Minnesota, had the highest voter turnout at 70 percent. Winona County had the lowest at 39 percent. (12/05/2014)
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is proposing a quarantine to keep freshly cut logs from states infested with the mountain pine beetle out of the state. (12/03/2014)
Iron Range mine workers suffer mesothelioma at three times the rate of Minnesota's general population, but University of Minnesota researchers say they can't pinpoint an exact cause. (12/01/2014)
Minnesota Department of Agriculture regulators say the Duluth exchange violates state law because it does not test seeds. (11/30/2014)
Students and activists across the state Tuesday protested the Missouri grand jury's decision. Rallies were peaceful, although a woman was hit by a car during a late afternoon rally in Minneapolis. (11/25/2014)
A $220 million project will carry Highway 53 on the state's highest bridge across the abandoned Rouchleau Pit on the Iron Range. (11/18/2014)
A panel lists dozens of ways the federal government can better help communities deal with extreme weather and other impacts of climate change. (11/17/2014)
A quick game of chance led to Frank Moe's election as a county commissioner. (11/10/2014)
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)