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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.
Urban Gardening Growing In Popularity
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Downtown Duluth Farmers Market Happens August 15

The pick of the crop is yours  - Tuesday, August 15 - as the Downtown Duluth Farmers Market returns to Lake Superior Plaza.  From 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, shop the harvest you'll find from local farmers and gardeners.  Included on the roundup of items that will be available are locally-grown blueberries, new potatoes, carrots, beets, cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, zucchini (of course), kale, cucumbers, and more.

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Oliver Bridge Project Extended Into November [Update]

The multi-year project to rehabilitate the Oliver Bridge will last a little longer this season.  The original timeline for this years project had it ending in September;  a new post on the Douglas County Highway department's Facebook page now says that work will continue until November 1, 2017...

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IRS Facility Processes Tax Returns A Week Before Filing Deadline
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Deadline For 2015 Minnesota Property Tax Refund Approaches

Who wouldn't like a little extra cash in their pocket.  Officials with St. Louis County are reminding homeowners that the deadline to apply for a 2015 Minnesota Property Tax Refund is approaching;  applications need to be filed by August 15.

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Duluth’s “Can Of Worms” Intersection Continues Its Path Towards A Rebuild

Dallas has "The Zipper".  Boston has "The Big Dig".  Duluth has the "Can of Worms" intersection.  One of the iconic on/off-ramps in the Twin Ports continues its path towards a rebuild or replacement.

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Highway 73 Roundabout Project Starts August 14

A major road project kicks off on Monday, August 14 in Chisholm, Minnesota.  Work crews with St. Louis County will begin the process of constructing a roundabout on the south end of town where Highway 73 meets up with the new route of Highway 5.  A detour will be in place during the two-month process.

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Steve Tanko
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What Are The Top Five Suggested Names For The New Highway 53 Bridge?

Back in June we reported that Explore Minnesota was having a contest to solicit names for the soon-to-open bridge east of Virginia - part of the Highway 53 Relocation Project.  While the winner wasn't guaranteed that their submission would be the final name chosen by state authorities, they would win a gift card and their name would be forwarded to the state legislature for consideration.

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Duluth Police Unveil Monitored Meet-Up Spot For Online Transactions

Online-selling websites like Craigslist are great ways to get money for the old stuff you don't want.  But after negotiating a purchase price comes the next hurdle:  Where to meet to make the transaction.

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