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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.
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Superior’s 21st Street Viaduct To Close June 22

Maintenance repairs will close part of one of the viaducts in Superior on Thursday.  Officials with the City of Superior are warning drivers about a daytime closure of the west-bound lane of the 21st Street Viaduct on June 22 between the hours of 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM.

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Highway 73 Roundabout Public Meeting Scheduled For June 28

Residents on the Iron Range will get an update about one of two roundabouts under construction right now.  The roundabout in Chisholm - where Highway 73 and County Road 5 intersect - will be the focus of a meeting to be held on Wednesday, June 28 at the Chisholm Senior Center.  The meeting will start promptly at 7:00 PM.

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Belknap Street Project Update For June 19

Year One of the two-year Belknap Street reconstruction project in Superior is well underway with measurable progress being made each day.  The scope of the $23 million project for this summer is primarily the east and west ends of the roadway that is also the route that US Highway 2 uses as it runs through the heart of the city.  Next year the focus will shift to the middle part of the route.

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MNDOT Installs Electric Vehicle Charging Station Signs On I-94

Minnesota drivers will start to see signs alerting them to Electric Vehicle Charging Stations along I-94.  Work crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation started installing the signs along the corridor that runs north of St. Cloud as part of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act that was enacted in 2016.

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How Will Grandma’s Marathon Affect Traffic In Duluth? Get Advisory Information For All Of The Races

It's Grandma's Marathon Weekend!  And along with all of the races, activities, and runners comes traffic.  Even though city and marathon officials have planned and prepared, the onset of thousands of extra people in town swell the streets and highways near Canal Park and the downtown area.

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City Of Duluth Road Crews Want You To Slow Down In Construction Zones

It's no secret that we're in the summer road construction season.  And whether that project is on a highway with orange cones stretching for 20 miles or on a city street corner with single sign, the law mandates that you slow down;  common sense mandates that you be observant and extra-cautious.

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You Could Name The New Highway 53 Bridge On The Iron Range

Construction continues on the new 1,100-foot  bridge that spans the Rouchleau Pit east of Virginia as part of the Highway 53 Relocation Project.  Work began in 2015 and is expected to wrap up this fall - ushering in a new route for the arterial roadways that cuts its way through the Iron Range north towards Canada.

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