Dan Kraker Feature Archive

Managers of Minnesota's forests know their world is changing. But they disagree on how urgently new species should be introduced and how far they should be moved. (02/03/2015)
Even as northern Minnesota gradually grows warmer, some scientists are trying to find and preserve "cold spots" to sustain pieces of what defines the north woods. (02/03/2015)
Explore the sources for our series "Climate Change in Minnesota" to learn more. (02/02/2015)
A century of data proves it: Climate changes have arrived in Minnesota. It's warmer on average, especially in winter, and heavier rain falls in bigger storms. Part of our week-long series, "Climate Change in Minnesota." (02/02/2015)
Antofagasta calls its completed purchase of Duluth Metals a "positive next step" toward building a massive underground copper-nickel mine in northeast Minnesota. (01/21/2015)
The John G. Munson is one of five ships that will lay up in the Duluth-Superior harbor this winter for maintenance and repair. (01/20/2015)
Opponents of the Sandpiper line said it would exacerbate climate change and threaten lakes and rivers. Supporters say it would create jobs and be safer than shipping oil by train. (01/06/2015)
Public hearings this week will gather opinions about the proposed Sandpiper pipeline. (01/05/2015)
Fourteen mushers and their 12-dog teams have signed up for the Gunflint Mail Run Sled Dog Race. (01/03/2015)
A new pest quarantine aimed at keeping the destructive mountain pine beetle out of Minnesota goes into effect Jan. 1. (12/31/2014)
As it nears a leadership transition, IRRRB moves to keep its resources intact. (12/30/2014)
Duluth will need 4,740 new housing units by 2020 to keep up with demand. (12/29/2014)
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has chosen an alternate route for a dangerous stretch of Highway 169 south of Ely, Minn. (12/23/2014)
Organizers have high hopes for the next festival and expect to bring a dozen iconic sailing ships. (12/22/2014)
The order affects wolves in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service dropped federal protections from those wolves in 2012 and handed over management to the states. (12/19/2014)