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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!!
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Top 6 Things To Do With Pumpkins Other Than Carve Them

It almost goes without saying: Halloween is the pumpkin farmers time in the spotlight.  If any one thing is synonymous with the October holiday it would be a big, bright-orange jack-o'-lantern.  As widely-celebrated as Halloween is, it seems like most families have at least one (or more) of these orbs somewhere in their house.  While it's uncertain when the tradition of carving pumpkins for Halloween first started, it's become a per-requisite to the celebration.

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Maria Joson;
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Watch Out For Pedestrians! MNDOT Spotlights Pedestrian Safety This Fall

The fall season is the most-deadliest time of the year for pedestrians.  According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the months leading up to winter come with higher-than-average numbers of pedestrian to motorist incidents.

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(Photo by Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images)
(Photo by Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images)
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Potato Fest Happens October 22; Saint Louis County Officials Celebrate “The Year Of The Potato”

Whether you say potato or "po-ta-toe", you'll find something to like at Potato Fest - happening Thursday, October 22 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Duluth.  Join Saint Louis County Extension agents as they celebrate the health benefits of this popular tuber.

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(Photo by Mike Simons/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mike Simons/Getty Images)
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Why Are There So Many Ladybugs In The Northland This Fall?

Fall of 2015 will probably go down as one of the better ones we've seen in the Northland;  unseasonably-warm temperatures, light to moderate rainfall, and a glorious display of fall colors have us all enjoying this respite before winter arrives.  But - perhaps you've also noticed that we have an unusual number of Ladybugs, too.

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Water saving
Water saving
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Water Main Shutdown To Affect West Duluth Residents On October 13; Areas Affected Include Gary-New Duluth, Fond Du Lac, Riverside, And Norton Park

As crews continue their work on the Grand Avenue project in West Duluth, an off-shoot repair will necessitate a water shutdown for residents in West Duluth on Tuesday, October 13.

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TSM Creative
TSM Creative
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Where Are The Scariest Places In Wisconsin? Learn About Haunted Locations (Including In Superior) At An Event On October 17

Just in time for the Halloween season, researcher and author Chad Lewis will make a stop in Superior with his presentation on Haunted Wisconsin!  Chad will bring his program to the Superior Public Library on Saturday, October 17 starting at 12 Noon.

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Death by Taxes
Death by Taxes
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Postal Service Changes In Duluth May Pose A Problem For Saint Louis County Property Tax Payments

Saint Louis County officials are warning property owners to mail their upcoming tax payments early and to check the pick-up times at the box they drop their envelope into to make sure that they get postmarked on time.  Property tax payments for the second half of the year are due on Thursday, October 15.

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