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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.
Families Are Evicted From Homes As Economic Crisis Worsens
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Landlord Training To Happen In Superior On November 10

Whether you're a new landlord or one with lots of experience, there's a lot to be learned during a session to be held in Superior on Thursday, November 10.  The event is being billed as "Landlord 101 Training" - and starts at 6:00 PM in the Northwest Community Service Agency Meeting Room at the Superior Senior Center.

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Florida Residents Still Cleaning Up After Hurricane Jeanne
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On-Cor Chicken Patties Recall; Wisconsin Companies Products Sold In The Northland

Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin are included in a recall of food products made by a manufacturer in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin.  A specific variety of On-Cor Chicken Patties are being recalled due to the potential of Foreign Matter Contamination - according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

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Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats Hold News Conference To Formally Receive Justice Nominee Garland's Questionnaire
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Duluth Police Seek Your Opinions Via The Strategic Planning Process Survey

You have an opinion - now make it known!  The Duluth Police Department is seeking input from the general public as part of their Strategic Planning Process.  Residents of the community are direct stakeholders in our local government and as such, it's important to solicit ideas and opinions.

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GoFundMe Account Established To Help Superior Police Auxiliary Modernize Their Equipment

As good as our local police departments are - they simply don't have the manpower or the funds to staff every single event or non-emergency need in our community.  That's why we're blessed with an army of volunteers - who serve our community to help the police in an auxiliary fashion.

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Check Out What Happens When Steve Tanko Gets Stuck In A Production Studio

As the Production Manager for all of our Townsquare Media stations, I spend the majority of my day writing and producing the commercials you hear.  Faced with a pile of production, I've often joked that I'm going to "lock myself in the studio" for an hour or two to get finished.  Well, this past Halloween afternoon that phrase went from being figurative to literal as the door knob stopped working - and I found myself stuck inside the studio.

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MNDOT Wraps Up 2016 Summer Road Construction Season

It's time to pull the orange cones off the highways!  Officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation are lauding the work completed this past summer as the 2016 road construction season comes to an end - for the most part.

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Water Shutoffs Resume In Detroit
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Superior Residents Should Call To Have Frost-Heaved Utility Pipes Repaired

Changing seasons mean your time is running out to have certain problems fixed on your property.  Soon snow and frost will make underground work impossible until spring.  That's why officials with the City of Superior and Superior, Water, Light and Power are urging homeowners that might have frost-heaved water and Natural Gas pipes repaired now - while they can.

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Biden And Holder Host Medal Of Valor Ceremony In Washington
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Joe Biden To Campaign In Duluth At UMD’s Romano Gym – October 28

Election Day is almost here and and the candidates are making their final push towards November 8.  As part of that movement comes the news that Vice President Joe Biden will make a campaign stop for Representative Rick Nolan in Duluth - on Friday, October 28.

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