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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.
2014 B.A.A. Boston Marathon
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4th Annual Memorial Day Murph Happens May 20

As we approach Memorial Day, many are taking the time to think about the sacrifices that our men and women in the military have made for our freedoms.  An annual event aims to keep that focus with a spotlight on the charities that benefit servicemen and their families.

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Steve Tanko
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Belknap Street Patch Work To Extend Into The Next Few Evenings

If you've driven through the street project on Belknap in Superior, you may have noticed some rough stretches of road.  These areas either existed prior to the start of this two year project - or they were made worse with re-directed traffic.  Over the course of the next few days (and nights) the road crews will be working to patch these lanes to make the driving experience better.

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MAPLE SYRUP PRODUCTION
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Aunt Jemima Products Recalled Due To Listeria Contamination

Better check your freezers;  the makers of Aunt Jemima are recalling some of their products due to possible listeria contamination.  At this point, the recall does not affect the Aunt Jemima syrup product - only frozen pancakes, along with boxes of frozen French toast and sausage and Chicken and Waffles.

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Germany Invests In Its Roads
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Highway 53 Project In Grand Lake Township Starts May 15

A turn lane project on Highway 53 will begin on Monday, May 15 in Grand Lake Township.  Work crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation will begin a month-plus long project that will install turning lanes on 53 just south of Caribou Lake Road.

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Around the world With British Villages Names
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Duluth Community Garden Program Makes It Easy To Get Planting This Summer

The City of Duluth has the answer to the question:  "How does your garden grow?".  They've formed a partnership with the Duluth Community Garden Program to help connect would-be gardeners with vacant lots throughout the city.  The program stems from the land reuse initiative Imagine Duluth 2035.

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TSM - Nick Cooper
TSM - Nick Cooper
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Spring Bridge Sweeping To Affect Bong And Blatnik Bridges May 8-18

It looks like everyone is spring cleaning!  The Minnesota Department of Transportation will be performing their seasonal sweep and flush projects on state bridges between May 8 and May 18.  The work will locally affect drivers who use the Bong and the Blatnik Bridges.

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Douglas County Sheriff's Office
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Douglas County Sheriff Squad Car Rear-Ended In 3-Car Accident

A Douglas County Sheriff's squad car was rear-ended in an accident that occurred this morning on US Highway 2 near Poplar.  The squad was already pulled over to the side of the roadway while the deputy was assisting a disabled vehicle.

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Latest Consumer Technology Products On Display At CES 2017
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Don’t Click So Fast; Google Docs Phishing Scam Makes Its Rounds

No so fast;  if you received an email that looks like it's from a friend of yours - sharing a document via Google Docs, you may want to investigate before you click into it.  A phishing scam is making its rounds through the web using what looks like legitimate contacts of yours.

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I-495 Bridge Closed Indefinitely Over Christina  River in WIlmington
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May 11 Meeting To Inform Public Of Upcoming Commonwealth Avenue Project At Boy Scout Landing

A popular fishing pier will see some roadwork this summer.  Officials with the City of Duluth are holding a meeting on May 11 to highlight the work that's planned for Commonwealth Avenue at the approach to Boy Scout Landing in Gary New Duluth. The meeting will happen at 5:30 PM at the Morgan Park Community Rec Center.

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Zev Fishman Portrait Session
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Duluth Offers Free Ultimate Frisbee Skill And Game Sessions

Here's a great way  to learn about a trendy sport that costs little to nothing and offers ways for social interaction for all ages.  Ultimate Frisbee has become really popular over the last few years;  many find the low-key team sport an excellent way to socialize.

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Salmon Fishing Season Begins On The River Spey
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Gander Mountain Store Closures Expected For Bankrupt Chain; What Will The Future Hold For The Duluth Location?

Gander Mountain has a new owner!  The bankrupt Minnesota-based chain that specializes in outdoor gear has been bought out by a reality TV star.  According to gomn.com, Camping World - a company owned by Marcus Lemonis - has purchased Gander Mountain for $37.8 million.

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