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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.
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Happy Hour Showdown 2017: What Is Duluth/Superior’s Favorite Happy Hour?

The work days through and it's time to let off some steam -  where do you head with your friends?  The best Happy Hours are careful combination of drink and appetizer specials and atmosphere.  (Although - location may play a large role, too).

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I-35 Ramps Closed Due To Flooding

Officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation have closed some I-35 ramps in the downtown area due to flooding and standing water.  Specifically, the southbound I-35 exit ramps at Lake Avenue and at 5th Avenue West have been shut down.  Drivers should anticipate having to take alternate routes.

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Homeless Encampment In Washington DC Park Refuses Order To Move
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City Of Superior Releases 2017 Spring Cleanup Schedule

This time of the year you can county on a few things:  a March snowstorm, taxes, and the annual Spring Cleanup for the City of Superior.  The effort is designed as a way for residents to get rid of unwanted items that wouldn't normally fit into a regular dumpster after doing some seasonal cleaning around the hours.

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Los Angeles's 405 Freeway Closes Completely For Bridge Repair
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Douglas County Plans Aggressive Road Project Schedule For 2017

We may not like to see orange cones along the roadway in the summer months but the end-result is always nice.  Along those lines, Douglas County road crews have planned an aggressive schedule of projects for the upcoming summer months.  Their Facebook page outlines the work planned.

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Morning Commute In New York Hampered After Major Snowstorm
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Minnesota Lawmakers Consider No More Snow Days For Schools

The tradition of Snow Days for Minnesota public school students may be coming to an end.  State lawmakers are moving to consider legislation that would go away with up to 5 Snow Days each school year, replacing them with "E-Learning Days" instead.

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