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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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How Do I Get Rid Of Road Salt And Sand? Cirty Of Duluth Invites Residents To Dispose Of WInters Leftovers At Approved Collection Sites

Northlanders know that the spring melt brings back all of the road salt and sand that's leftover form the past winters road crews.  Those remnants can be harmful to our local waterways if left to wash down storm sewer drains.

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What Can I Do With My Kids On Spring Break? City Offers Activities During Duluth Public Schools Spring Break April 6-10

The Duluth Public Schools will be out on Spring Break April 6-10.  To give families something fun to do, the City of Duluth Parks and Recreation Division is offering free daily activities at the Heritage Sports Center.

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Minnesota Department Of Natural Resources Extends Burning Restrictions Due To Dry Conditions

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wants the public to know that they have extended burning restrictions to include more counties in northern Minnesota - including our area.  Lack of substantial rain or snowfall has left conditions perfect for a fire tragedy.

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Downtown Duluth Street Closures Planned For April 3 – May 27; Closings Will Facilitate Work On The New Maurices Headquarters

Heads up on some street closures planned for downtown Duluth! A series of temporary closures April 3 through May 27 will enable crews to work on the Maurices Headquarters that is being constructed at the corner of Superior Street and 5th Avenue West.

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When Does The Bong Bridge Project Start? Superior-Bound Lanes Close April 13 As Part Of Two-Year Project

Year Number Two of the work on the Bong Bridge commences Monday, April 13 as the eastbound or Superior-bound lanes close to traffic until November 2015.  When it's finished, the work will represent a total rebuild of the deck - something that has never occurred since the bridge first opened to traffic in 1984.  It will also see the new roundabout as a fully-functioning intersection.

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Minnesota’s Target Field To Feature A Bloody Mary Garnished With A Slice Of Pizza

In a previous post, I wrote about how I think Bloody Mary garnishes have gone too far;  While I enjoy a celery stick or a pickle - the recent trend in stuffing the drink with outlandish garnishes has made them difficult to consume.

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Highway 53 Relocation Project Details Make For An Interesting Read

As the Minnesota Department of Transportation continues its plans for the relocation of Highway 53 between Eveleth and Virginia details are starting to be made public.  Some of those project details are rather interesting.

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