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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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Johnny Cash’s New Album; Newly Discovered Songs Comprise Album Coming In March

Johnny Cash fans:  Circle March of 2014 on your calendar!  Out Among The Stars - a collection of newly-discovered recordings that Cash made between 1981 and 1984 will hit record store shelves highlighting one of the most-anticipated catalog releases in the first half of the year.

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Lionel Richie, The Commodores, and Kenny Rogers Sing “Sail On”; 1980 Video Clip Spotlights These Performers At The Peak Of Their Careers

Kenny Rogers and the Commodores?  Sure!  If you know your music history, at the time that this clip was filmed for a TV special in 1980, Kenny and Lionel Richie were working on what turned out to be the Share Your Love album - which yielded hits for Rogers like "Lady", "Through The Years", "Blaze Of Glory", and "I Don't Need You";  Lionel Richie wrote the song "Lady".

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(Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
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How To Use A Median Correctly; Avoid Accidents At Intersections With These Tips

Every driver on the road went through the testing process prior to getting their license, but it seems that some people either forgotten the rules of the road or have gotten sloppy as the years have gone by.  This can be especially noticeable when it comes to intersection etiquette.

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(Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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Superior’s Sewage Billing Process Changing; City Will Now Bill Direct

 

In case you didn't get the message this past fall, the City of Superior is making a change to their billing process for sewage rates - effective Jan 1, 2014.  SWL&P will no longer be billing customers for sewage use;  That charge will be billed directly from the city.  Customers who live or obtain services from SWL&P will notice the changes with their first bill of the year.

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(Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)
(Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)
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MNDOT Urges Drivers To Use Caution On Slippery Roads

Last nights snowfall, combined with the strong winds and the remnants Mother Nature has left us the last few weeks have made for treacherous driving conditions today in the Twin Ports and the surrounding arrowhead region.

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(Photo by Abid Katib/Getty Images)
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Re-purpose Your Christmas Cards Into New Treasures; Trash To Treasure Event At Duluth Library Makes It Easy

Now that the holidays are over, chances are you have greeting cards that you don't know what to do with.  You probably were going to throw them away - or recycle them in the paper bin.  But, the Duluth Public Library has an alternative use for them - with a Trash to Treasures Craft Program - tonight - at the West Duluth Branch.

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Source: AnthonyLibrarian/Duluth Public Library
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Duluth Public Library Has The Cure For Cabin Fever; Winter Program Awards Prizes For Reading

Cabin Fever - no problem!  The Duluth Public Library has the cure with plenty of books to read.  Take part in their Cabin Fever Reliever Program and you could even win prizes!

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(Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
(Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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MNDOT Works To Create Safe Routes To School; Program Seeking Requests For Grants To Improve Infrastructure

Officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation are working to create Safe Routes to School for children that live within the state.  A grant program assures that funding is available for schools and their partners.

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