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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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When Is Empty Bowl 2015? Get A Head Start With Their Online Auction To Benefit The Northern Lakes Food Bank

Empty Bowl 2015 happens Tuesday, April 14 - 10 AM to 6:30 PM at the Duluth Depot.  As in years past, the general public is invited to take part in this annual event that raises money for the Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank.

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You Might Be Closer Than You Think; Minnesota Department Of Transportation Study Details How Many People Live In The Evacuation Zone Of Oil-Carrying Trains

Part of the current battle over extending the pipeline system in the United States has to do with safety;  At the crux of the battle is which is form of transportation is the safest means to move oil and gases across the continent:  by train or by pipeline.

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How To Build A Cheese Tray; Avoid These Common Mistakes To Create The Party Starter You’re Looking For

I've made my share of cheese trays and enjoyed just as many.  Many people mistakenly think that they can't make them at home and chose to buy store-made varieties which are too often inferior in style, substance, and quality.  That said - there are also many home-made cheese platters which end up looking like a natural disaster.

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When Can I Start My Spring Planting? City Of Duluth Asks For Help In Eradicating Invasive Specials On Public Lands

As the season changes from winter to spring, many people start to think about starting their gardens.  Whether you plant flowers and ornamentals or fruits and vegetables, invasive plants can be the death-knell to your crop.  The City of Duluth has the same problem;  That's why they're looking for your help.

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What Does The Future Of Canal Park And Downtown Duluth Look Like? Learn About Parking Plans At A Meeting On March 24

The future of Canal Park and Downtown Duluth gets a little closer - Tuesday, March 24, as city leaders roll out their plans for parking in our areas most-busy neighborhood.

A joint meeting will be presented by officials with the Greater Downtown Council, the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce, Canal Park Business Association and Visit Duluth.

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How Can I Cruise Lake Superior On An Ore Boat? Your Chance To Win The Cruise Of A Lifetime Comes Courtesy Of The Lake Superior Maritime Visitors Center

Whether you've lived here your whole life or have only visited the Twin Ports for a day or so - chances are that you've stopped to watch the ore boats as they arrive and depart from the largest inland port in the nation.  Now, your chance to ride on one of those boats is coming;  In fact, you could spend five days on the "cruise of a lifetime"!

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Why Isn’t Pete Rose In Baseball? The Former All-Star Player Formally Petitions For Reinstatement For The Third Time

I'll start by saying this:  I don't watch sports yet alone baseball.  In that regard, you could argue that I have no business offering an opinion about whether or not Pete Rose should be reinstated to the sport that he excelled at in the 1970's and 80's.  However, I propose that we look at his situation with a different set of eyes.

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