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Steve Tanko

Here's more than you ever cared to know about me. I'm a "lifer".  ...Born and raised on Minnesota's Iron Range...moving to the Twin Ports area 20 years ago. I've worked for these radio stations for18 years and love every minute of it.  Although you hear me on the radio during the mid-day, my main role is Production Manager for our stations - writing and producing commercials. In my spare time (what's that?)  I'm married with one child.  I'm active in my son's school and volunteer in the community and serve on a variety of boards and committees.  I love to cook and have collected records for my entire life.  Although I spin "the Northland's Favorite Hits" on the radio, my collection is mostly comprised of classic country.   I'm also interested in business and economics. Thanks for listening!!
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Minnesota Department Of Transportation Seeks Your Input For Future Projects; Corridors Of Commerce Program Boosts The Economy Through Streamlined Transportation

The Minnesota Department of Transportation wants to hear from you!  Their Corridors of Commerce program uses state funding to make improvements to routes that help support economic growth by improving movement and reducing barriers.

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Does Disneyland Control Mice With Feral Cats? Learn More About What Goes On At Night At America’s Iconic Theme Park

They do what?!  That was the expression I thought when I first heard that Disneyland effectively manages any potential mice problems with gangs of feral cats at night.  The Doubting-Thomas part of my personality came out and I had to dig deeper into this story to see if it was true.

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WH Pool via Getty
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Sixth Grader Disappointed School Guest Was Obama And Not Beyonce

It was Lyndon Johnson who said that "when you lose Walter Cronkite" you've lost the nation".  A close look at recent poll numbers and the reaction he got from a recent school visit might have Barack Obama revising that statement to read "when you lose a 6th grader in Washington D.C. you've lost the nation".

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Zoonar RF
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Why Is Propane So Expensive? Learn What Goes Into Pricing Propane For The Duluth-Superior Winter Heating Season

Last year, customers who use propane to heat their homes were hit hard with a shortage that drove prices into record territory.  Add to that record-setting cold temperatures - and many northlanders were more-than happy to see spring roll around.

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Chip Somodevilla
Chip Somodevilla
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Temporary I-35 Bridge Closure Rescheduled For September 15

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has rescheduled a temporary bridge closure. The closure, from eastbound Highway 23 to northbound I-35 in Duluth, is rescheduled for Monday, September 15 from 9 AM to 3 PM. Traffic will be detoured during the closure.

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SteveOehlenschlager
SteveOehlenschlager
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Why Is There Fish In My Muller Yogurt? Ingredient List Leaves Many People Questioning What They’re Eating

In the last week, the social media status of two of my friends queried why there was fish listed as one of the ingredients in the yogurt that they were eating.  The product in question is Muller FruitUps and no, the two friends didn't know each other.

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Neilson Barnard - Getty
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Olive Garden Never Ending Pasta Pass Allows You To Fill Up For $100; Struggling Restaurant Chain Tries New Approach To Lure Customers In

Darden-owned Olive Garden has been struggling for some time now.  To offset sluggish sales, they recently went on a "health" kick, serving smaller portions in an attempt to lure customers back.  Now it appears they're going the opposite direction.

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