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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.
Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force provided photo
Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force provided photo
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Two Northland Drug Crime Task Forces Merge; Lake Superior Drug And Violent Crimes Task Force And Boundary Waters Drug And Violent Crimes Task Force Now One Agency

They've always performed similar work and have often partnered together as they battled drug and violent crimes in their respective geographical boundaries.  Now they'll act as one agency.

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Obama's New Budget Calls For Major Investments Into Public Works Projects
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MNDOT To Hold Open House On March 7 To Discuss Major Two Harbors Road Projects

A major road resurfacing and safety improvement project is planned for the Two Harbors community during the summer of 2018.  In advance of the actual work, officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation will present their plans to the general public at an Open House on Tuesday, March 7.  The event will take place from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.

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City Of Superior’s Crosstown Trail Closed Temporarily Due To Weather

Usually, closings due to weather in the winter are related to cold and snowy conditions.  This bit of news is actually just the reverse:  The City of Superior announced that the Crosstown Trail - that routes its way through the heart of the city - will be closed effective immediately due to warm weather and deteriorating trail conditions.

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U.S. Skies and Roads Busy Ahead Of Memorial Day Weekend
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MNDOT Wants Your Opinion On I-494/Highway 62 Congestion Relief Project

The freeway route that cuts through the heart of the Twin Cities metro is in for some improvements and the Minnesota Department of Transportation wants to know your opinions.  MNDOT wants to ease congestion on the corridor, and they would like to know what you think.

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Wisconsin-Based Sargento Cheese Recalls Products

A popular brand name of cheese is recalling some of their products due to Listeria Monocytogenes contamination.  Plymouth, Wisconsin-based Sargento Cheese is asking consumers not to eat 7 different varieties of their cheese-line that contains Longhorn Colby.

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National Retail Federation Holds Annual Expo In New York
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22nd Annual Iron Range Young Leaders’ Make A Difference Day Conference Happens February 13

What happens when you put more than 350 youth leaders in a conference room for half a day?  Organizers from the Iron Range Youth in Action (IRYA) believe that you get an investment in the future of our area.  That's the driving reason behind the Iron Range Young Leaders' Make A Difference Day Conference and the 22nd annual event is happening Monday, February 13 at Fortune Bay Resort.

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