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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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Laurence Griffiths via Getty
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Was The World Cup Trophy Stolen? Learn The Scandalous History Behind The World Cup Trophies

As the World Cup comes to an end I have a confession:  I don't know the fist thing about the event, the sport, or who's taking part in the festivities.  I'm not a sports fan so events like this that have (seemingly) everyone cheering and yelling always leave me wondering what the hype is all about

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Alexander Shalamov
Alexander Shalamov
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Lunch With The Mayor Gives Duluthians A Sneak-Taste Of Qdoba Before It Opens; Event Happens July 17

A summer's lunch - outside - with Duluth's Mayor Don Ness;  What more could you ask for?  How about a sneak-taste of Qdoba before it opens in the Twin Ports!  You can expect all of this and more as Fuse invites you to a Words From The Wide Luncheon on Thursday, July 17th.

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Phil Walter
Phil Walter
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Are Sky Lanterns Safe? Some Lawmakers Want To Ban The Use Of These Popular Devices

The other night a neighbor to the south of me was lighting and sending sky lanterns into the sky.  As they floated and drifted over my house I started thinking about the safety of these devices that have become popular over the last few years.  It also made me think back to a reception I was at a few years ago where one of these lanterns got stuck in a tree - still burning.

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TSA Changes Will Scrutinize Uncharged Cell Phones And Electronics

Add one more item to the list of things you need to make sure you have prepared before you board a plane headed back to the United States:  charging your cell phone.  In an effort to add another layer of security, the TSA is implementing a crack-down on uncharged electronic devices on airplanes that are bound for the U.S.

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Nathan Allred
Nathan Allred
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Northern Minnesota Plays A Vital Role In Snowmobile History; Watch The Sleds Come Alive During The Benna Ford Roush Superior Watercross Shootout, August 16 & 17

It probably should come as now surprise that northern Minnesota plays an important role in the origination and development of what's come to be identified as the modern snowmobile.  In fact, two of the major players in the industry are still headquartered in our neck of the woods.

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Third Annual Battle Of The Badges Solicites Blood Donations, July 16-19

The 3rd annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drive happens in Hermantown, July 16-19.  The event pits the Hermantown Police Department against the Hermantown Fire Department in an effort to raise awareness and donations of blood.

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