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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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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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Why Do Some Schools Ban Trick-Or-Treating And Halloween Celebrations? How Did The Halloween Holiday Get Its Start?

Most of us fondly remember celebrating Halloween when we were kids.  The festivities involved trick-or-treating of some kind and usually also included a school classroom party.  Students spent the day dressed in their costumes;  often there was an all-school costume parade that let the kids show them off.

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Downtown Duluth Street Project Updates; Crews Sail Into The End Of October With Last-Minute Details To Wrap Up The Season

2015 will go down as a very busy road construction season in Duluth.  It marked the beginning of a two-year project on Grand Avenue, the second-year of the Bong Bridge rebuild, and it also saw major work done in the downtown area.  While MNDOT crews work on the outlying roadways, city crews are hard at work to put the finishing touches on the street work in the heart of the city.

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