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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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What Is Hoarfrost? Learn About Mother Nature’s Flocking Method

One thing we know about winter by living in the Northland:  Even though Mother Nature gives us an excess amount of cold temperatures and extra-large snow piles, we also get to enjoy the beauty that this season offers.  One of the phenomenons that is common in this part of the country is hoarfrost.  But, what exactly is hoarfrost?

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Superior’s Anchor Bar Wins Honor As One Of America’s “101 Best Burgers”

The internet is full of lists and most of them include questionable results.  However THIS listing is one I can concur with.  Superior's Anchor Bar was included on a listing of the 101 Best Burgers In America, compiled by the Food & Drink section of MSN.

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Updates To Close Billings Park In Superior Starting In May

One of the jewels located within the City of Superior is Billings Park - located on the western side of the metro near the Saint Louis River.  With plenty of playground equipment, picnic areas, and scenic trails - the area is often a summertime destination.

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Bayfront Family Center Closed December 30 Due To Cold Temperatures

Heads up if you were looking for something fun and outdoors to do with the family tonight:  The City of Duluth Parks and Recreation division will not be opening the Bayfront Family Center today for recreational activities due to the extremely cold temperatures and below zero wind chill.

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Collateral Research Ready For Highway 1/169 Project; Work Will Improve The Road Between Tower And Ely

Highway 53 isn't the only roadway that will see movement over the next few years on the Iron Range;  Plans are underway to alter the route that Highway 1/169 takes between Tower and Ely to create a safer route for motorists.

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What Do I Need To Know To Survive Winter In The Northland? Helpful Tips To Get You Through Anything Mother Nature Throws Your Way

It takes a special sort of person to not only survive a Northland winter - but to truly embrace it.  Cold, snow, and shorter days all combine to make the experience less than perfect for some.  So what can you do to make life easier on yourself and grin-and-bear it?

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What Is There To Do In Duluth In The Winter? City Parks And Rec Department Offers Free Ice Skating Events

There's no shortage of fun in the winter - especially if you have a pair of ice skates!  Just as you would expect in a city that fully-embraces the snow and the cold, ice skating opportunities abound within the Twin Ports.

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Was Christmas Always Celebrated In America? The Pilgrims Didn’t Recognize The Christmas Holiday

There's a lot of talk about the war on Christmas these days - with many who aim to be more politically-correct trying to whisk the reason for the season under the rug.  While you could look at this modern-day battle in America as a recent development, it isn't.  In fact - the war against Christmas has been waged since the colonial days of our country.

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Environmental Impact Statement For Highway 53 Relocation Project Is Released; Learn About The Ways You Can Review It For Yourself

Even though we're in the "off season" for road construction projects, there is plenty of movement on the Highway 53 Relocation Project that is planned for 2017.  Now that the state has firmed up plans and selected an alternate route, the work on what impact this roadway will have on our environment is underway.

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Revolutionary New Domino’s Pizza Coming To The Twin Ports; Hermantown Location Will Give Customers A Different Experience

Forget what you know or think you know about Domino's Pizza;  The newest location that's coming to the Twin Ports will be vastly different from any one you've ever been to.

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