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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!!
Steve Tanko
Steve Tanko
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Two Highways, Two Mines, And An Uncertain Future For The Iron Range

As the Highway 53 relocation project moves forward towards its fall 2017 completion date, a new road story is developing in the central part of the Iron Range;  Officials with Hibbing Taconite have put Saint Louis County on alert that it plans on mining the property near Chisholm where County Highway 5 currently resides.  The announcement means that a second highway on the Iron Range will need to move in order to make way for mine expansions.

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UWS And Lake Superior College Announce New Partnership For Their Biology Program; Adds To Previous Agreements In Accounting, Social Work, And Paralegal Studies

An oft-quoted statement about accomplishing more when we work together is looking like the case when it comes to higher education.  Officials with the University of Wisconsin-Superior and Lake Superior College have announced their plans to partner in an articulation agreement in their Biology departments.

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Report Shows Economic Impact Of The Arts To Duluth

No guess work here.  A study released yesterday by the City of Duluth outlines the economic impact that nonprofit arts and culture play in our community.  According to the survey, the industry is responsible for generating over $36 million in total economic impact on an annual basis.

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Steve Tanko
Steve Tanko
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UWS Invites Trick-Or-Treaters To Visit Residence Halls On October 31; 21st Annual ResHalloween Offers Safe, Warm Environment For Halloween Fun

21 years ago the Residence Life department at UWS tried something new;  in an effort to offer neighborhood kids a safe, warm, and dry place to trick-or-treat, they opened up the residence halls to Halloween Fun.  2015 will be no different as the University of Wisconsin-Superior will once again officially open up the dorms for trick-or-treaters.

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Nick Cooper - TSM
Nick Cooper - TSM
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Inspections To Restrict Lanes On Blatnik Bridge For Two Weeks

When does the Bong Bridge open again?  A two-week bridge inspection is planned for the Blatnik Bridge's Superior-bound lanes - November 2 through November 10.  Traffic heading towards Superior from Duluth will be restricted to one single lane during daytime hours:  8:30 AM to 3:00 PM.

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Dianne Maire
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How Do I Get Rid Of Additional Garbage Dumpsters So I Don’t Charged For Them In Superior?

City leaders in Superior like to promote the fact that property taxes haven't risen in the last few years.  While it's true that the mill rate for property hasn't seen much of an increase recently, city residents are paying a lot more in service fees that didn't exist a few short years ago.  The city added a Storm Water fee, a Recycling Fee, a Hydrant Fee, and split the sewer charge off of SWL&P's bill, along with an increase.

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Terry Patton
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Scholarships Available For Peace Officer Students Via The Minnesota Sheriff’s Association

Going to college costs money!  Officials with the Minnesota Sheriff's Associaton want to make it a little easier for students who are attending Peace Officer Skills courses with the introduction of a Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2015.

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Aleksandr Pakhay
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Wetterling Family Asks People To Leave Their Porch Light On Tonight To Honor Jacob’s Memory 26 Years After His Abduction

October 22, 1989.  To many, the date of Jacob Wetterling's abduction seems like almost yesterday.  However to his family and friends in St. Joseph, Minnesota his absence from their lives has left an empty hole.

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Dmitry Kalinovsky
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Project Joy Event Happens November 6; 4th Annual Fundraiser Benefits Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank’s Backpack Feeding Program

Delicious food, auction, entertainment, and more await you on Friday, November 6 at the Duluth Curling Club.  That's the date of the 4th annual Project Joy Event to benefit Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank's Backpack Feeding Program.

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