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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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TSM - Nick Cooper
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Bong Bridge Ramp To Close May 23 For Inspection

Drivers who use the Bong Bridge will want to be alert to a ramp closure on Monday, May 23.  Crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation will close the ramp from southbound I-35 to southbound Highway 2/Bong Bridge for a routine inspection.

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Mykhailo Shcherbyna
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Once In A Blue Moon Happens This Saturday; May 21 Represents Seasonal Occurrence

Perhaps everyone has heard the phrase "once in a Blue Moon".  In the popular lexicon, the phrase has come to mean something that doesn't happen often.  Most people also know what a Blue Moon is astrologically speaking:  the second full moon in a calendar month.  This Saturday however, the Blue Moon that occurs is the only full moon we'll see in May.  So why is May 21, 2016 considered a Blue Moon?

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Duluth Police Issue Scam Alert; Targets Smartphone Users As Wells Fargo Account Notification

The Duluth Police department is alerting Northlanders to be cautious of notifications they get on their smartphone in regards to their bank account(s).  Scammers are targeting would-be victims with a Wells Fargo account alert;  Users who receive the notification are asked to follow a link.  The link leaves the user open to malware which could be used to gain access or control of your financial accounts.

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Top 5 Ways To Spend $10,000 Cash In Superior; Easy Ideas To Blow Your $10,000 Shipload Of Cash Winnings

What would you do with an extra $10,000 cash in your pocket?  Is that even a question you have to ask?   During the month of May, KOOL 101.7 has your chance to win a "Shipload of Cash"!  You get two chances at $1,000 on the radio each weekday.  In addition, we have the opportunity for you to walk away with a $10,000 prize at the end of the month.

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Graffiti is shown on a wall at Aldeen Park in Rockford.
Rob Carroll, Townsquare Media
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Volunteers Clean Up Graffiti In Duluth; Efforts Spotlight Ordinance Requiring Property Owners To Remove Graffiti Within 14 Days

Community volunteers took the time on Thursday to canvas the City of Duluth removing graffiti from various locations.  The efforts were spearheaded by members of the Duluth Police and Fire Departments, Painters Union Local 106, Greater Downtown Council Clean and Safe Team, and members of the community.

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