Appointed in 1989 by Governor Rudy Perpich. Elected 1990, 1996, 2002 and 2008.
Retired Dec. 31, 2012.
Appointed and assigned to serve statewide as Senior Judge from Feb. 1, 2013, to June 30, 2013.
J.D., cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School, 1974
B.A., St. John's University (Collegeville, MN), 1969
County Attorney- Mahnomen County, 1977-1989
Private Practice- Kraker, Mazitelli & O'Neill, 1974-1977
Board of Directors- Northwest Minnesota Legal Services
Advisory Board- West Central Regional Juvenile Center
Judge Kraker served the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.