Dan Kraker Feature Archive

The city of Duluth is seeking $4 million from the state to help Cirrus Aircraft expand. (02/14/2015)
The University of Minnesota-Duluth is firing successful women's hockey coach Shannon Miller. UMD says it's about money. Miller and others say the university doesn't want to discuss the real reasons. (02/13/2015)
After the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe and the Fond du Lac Band objected to two planned autopsies, Judge Robert Macaulay ordered Medical Examiner Thomas Uncini to release the bodies. (02/11/2015)
The Medal of Valor is the highest national award for officers who show exceptional courage to protect human life. Also being recognized are two Wisconsin officers. (02/11/2015)
Eight years ago, Minnesota leaders were out front in calling for more renewable energy and trying to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. Lately, that push has faltered. (02/06/2015)
Bigger storms are making culverts and other infrastructure inadequate, as Duluth learned in June 2012. Now, cities are taking steps to deal with more rain. (02/04/2015)
The bill would require employers to offer at least one hour of sick time off for every 30 hours worked. (02/03/2015)
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)