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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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Utility Work Will Close A Portion Of East Superior Street – Starting July 28

The City of Duluth is informing the public of the scheduled temporary closure of East Superior Street, between 12th and 13th Avenues starting Monday, July 28. Utility connections are being extended to the new CVS pharmacy and the closure is expected to last until late Friday, August 1

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Ben Blankenburg
Ben Blankenburg
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Make Your Voice Heard Regarding The Chester Bowl Ski Jumps At A Meeting On July 31

The City of Duluth invites the public to an informational meeting about the plans for removal and memorialization of the Chester Bowl Ski Jumps. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 6:00 PM at the Central Hillside Community Center located at 12 East 4th Street.

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Fuse
Fuse
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Keep Your Car Cool In A Heat Wave; Important Facts To Remember As The Thermometer Rises

I think we've all been there;  At one point we've all gotten into a vehicle that's been sitting outside all day in the hot summer sun.  Not only are the temperatures in an extremely hot car uncomfortable, but they can also be dangerous to our health.  This is especially true for children who might not realize the dangers on their own - or - who are left to sit in a vehicle.

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Sophie Bengtsson;
Sophie Bengtsson;
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How To Beat The Heat Using Food

The Northland is getting ready to experience one of those hot stretches of weather that happen once or twice a summer.  Living in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin it seems that we're better prepared to handle extremely cold temperatures with good humor; When the thermometer stretches to its upper reaches, we don't seem to know what to do to stay cool.

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Steve Tanko
Steve Tanko
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Kwik Trip Superior’s 28th Street Location Update; Recent Pictures As Of July 18

Wondering how the project is progressing at the 28th and Tower location of Kwik Trip in Superior?  As of July 18 it appears that most of the rough excavating work is done, the canopy is in place, the building is up - sided - and roofed.  It should also be noted that the main sign is in place - with a space for E-85.

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Spencer Platt via Getty
Spencer Platt via Getty
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Superior Resident Reconized With Regional Red Cross Volunteer Award

A northland volunteer has been recognized for her exceptional and tireless dedication to helping those in need following natural disasters.  The American Red Cross Northern Minnesota Region has named Diane Dunder, from Superior, WI, the 2014 Distinguished Volunteer Leader of the Year.

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Scott Olson
Scott Olson
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Applebee’s Duluth Location Part Of Minnesota E Coli Investigation

The Duluth location of Applebee's is one of of the locations that is tied to an outbreak of E. coli in Minnesota;  Thirteen cases have been reported so far with seven of the patients having Applebee's as their common link.  Five Applebee's locations have been mentioned in the investigation:  Blaine, Duluth, Monticello, Roseville, and Woodbury.

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