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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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How Can I Watch The Tall Ships At Home Or At The Office?

The tall ships are here!  And with them has come additional people and traffic to the Duluth Harbor area.  One estimate I saw suggested an additional 300,000 people visiting our community to see the eight giant ships that have sailed into our port for the four day event.

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Napa Area Businesses Continue Recovery Effort From Earthquake
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Repairs To Highway 35 South Of Superior Start August 22

Road crews with Douglas County will begin a chip-sealing project on State Highway 35 just south of Superior on Monday, August 22.  The work will involve repairs to the road surface in an effort to smooth the ride and make the route safer.

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Migrants Trapped In Greece As Borders Are Closed
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Highway 61 Repair Project Restricts Traffic Near Knife River Until Early September

MNDOT crews are back at work on Highway 61 near Knife River - making concrete repairs.  As they progress through their punch-list, drivers will experience single-lane closures in that area that cold result in delays.

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New York City School Bus Drivers On Verge Of Strike
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Wisconsin Passes New School Bus Law

A new school bus law in Wisconsin brings the state in line with the other 49 states in regards to safety lights.  All school buses built after 2005 are now required to use an 8-light signaling system to alert drivers on the road the intentions of the bus driver.  Since the 1970's, the other states in the nation started evolving to this light system that uses flashing amber lights to signal an anticipated stop.  The law that passed yesterday (August 16) makes Wisconsin the final state in the union to join the system.

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St. Patrick's Day 2016
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Duluth Community Plans Three Evening Event To Show Support For Local Law Enforcement, August 25-27

They protect us everyday from some of the worst stuff that plagues our community:  violence, crime and drugs.  Our local law enforcement officials tirelessly perform their jobs each day so that we can feel safe.

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Duluth Police Look For Vehicle Prowl/Credit Card Case

The Duluth Police have used social media successfully in recent history in their efforts to locate suspects - and they're doing it again. 

The man pictured in the surveillance photo is wanted in connection with a vehicle prowl incident a few weeks ago along with a fraudulent use of credit card case. 

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Missouri Confronts Major Flooding in 16 Counties as Rivers Crest
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Can-Of-Worms Intersection Ramp To See Closure And Inspection On Monday August 15

As we make our way through the tail-end of the summer road construction season, it seems like a new unplanned project springs up just about every other day.  Now you can add one more closure and traffic disruption at the Can-Of-Worms Intersection at I-35, Highway 53 and the Blatnik Bridge.

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