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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.
Steve Tanko
Steve Tanko
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Hill Avenue In Superior To Close For Remainder Of Summer; Crews Will Be Repairing The Faxon Creek Culvert

A box culvert that is failing underneath Hill Avenue will see that roadway closed for the remainder of the summer while crews work to make repairs.  The stretch of Hill Avenue between Belknap and North 21st Street will close to traffic from June 6 to September 30.

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Bong Bridge Ramp To Close May 23 For Inspection

Drivers who use the Bong Bridge will want to be alert to a ramp closure on Monday, May 23.  Crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation will close the ramp from southbound I-35 to southbound Highway 2/Bong Bridge for a routine inspection.

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Once In A Blue Moon Happens This Saturday; May 21 Represents Seasonal Occurrence

Perhaps everyone has heard the phrase "once in a Blue Moon".  In the popular lexicon, the phrase has come to mean something that doesn't happen often.  Most people also know what a Blue Moon is astrologically speaking:  the second full moon in a calendar month.  This Saturday however, the Blue Moon that occurs is the only full moon we'll see in May.  So why is May 21, 2016 considered a Blue Moon?

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Duluth Police Issue Scam Alert; Targets Smartphone Users As Wells Fargo Account Notification

The Duluth Police department is alerting Northlanders to be cautious of notifications they get on their smartphone in regards to their bank account(s).  Scammers are targeting would-be victims with a Wells Fargo account alert;  Users who receive the notification are asked to follow a link.  The link leaves the user open to malware which could be used to gain access or control of your financial accounts.

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