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Steve Tanko

I’m a proud life-long resident of the Northland: Born and raised on the Iron Range, I’ve lived in the Twin Ports all of my adult years. I enjoy the fact that we get to enjoy all four seasons and I love the natural beauty that our area provides. I’m worked for the company that owns KOOL 101.7 since 1993 and I enjoy the fact that no two days are ever the same. Although you hear me on the radio during the mid-day shift, my mail role is Production Manager for our stations – writing and producing the commercials you hear. I’m married with one son. In my spare time (what is that?) I enjoy cooking, collecting records (primarily classic country), studying history and politics and being involved in the community on a variety of boards and committees.
Halloween 2012 In New York City
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Boo At The Zoo Happens October 15 & 22

A long-standing tradition in the Twin Ports returns for another year of trick-or-treating antics as the Lake Superior Zoo presents their annual Boo at the Zoo October 15 and 22.  Kids of all ages are invited to spend the day at the Zoo on both Saturdays.

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Application Approved To Frack Existing Gas Site In Ryedale
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MNDOT Reminds Drivers To Be Cautious Of Farm Equipment On Roads This Harvest Season

Fall harvest brings crops out of the ground and farm equipment onto the roads.  If your usual route takes you along a rural road or highway, you need to be aware of these tractors and farm implements that aren't usually on the roadways.

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Steve Tanko
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Oliver Bridge To Close September 29 To Allow Deck Replacement

The on-going maintenance work on the Oliver Bridge continues - with crews from CN making progress as the summer continues.  In addition to the daytime closures already in place - the scope of the work will require a total closure in a few weeks.

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Southern States First To Feel Effects Of Massive Winter Storm
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MNDOT Gets Ready For Winter With Snowplow Training Program

Winter's on it's way!  And in order to combat the ice and snow that Mother Nature always leaves for us in  the Northland, the Minnesota Department of Transportation is holding their annual Snowplow Operator Training over the next few weeks.

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