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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 A Butter Crayon? Inventor Hopes To Change America’s Butter Habits

The Kickstarter website has been in the news a lot the last year or so - with people who post their pleas for others to fund their pet projects. Some of those requests for cash are for charitable needs and some are to help get an invention off the ground.

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Free Community Holiday Party Happens December 17 At Duluth Heights Community Center

'Tis the season for Christmas parties - especially those geared towards kids and families. A special "holiday edition" of the Play Gym free social program for parents and their preschoolers will be held Wednesday, December 17 at the Duluth Heights Community Center.

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Photo:  Nick Stoltman
Photo: Nick Stoltman
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Will The Apostle Island Ice Caves Be Open This Winter? 2014-2015 Season May Have Good News For Those Who Missed Out Last Year

I was perhaps one of the few people who did not make it out to the Apostle Island Ice Caves last winter.  Although I had planned on an excursion, a visit didn't pan out for me.  However, record numbers of people took advantage of the extra-cold temperatures last winter that helped create an ideal situation for the sight-seeing - something that had not been possible for almost five years!

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City Of Superior Announces Their Altered Garbage Schedule For Christmas And New Years

Garbage has been a hot issue in the City of Superior during 2014 - with additional fees about to go into effect with the next calendar year.  As we get closer to the last few weeks of 2014, the city has announced their altered schedule to correspond to the Christmas and New Years holidays.

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Source:  Getty Images
Source: Getty Images
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Red Cross Assists Nine Families After Cloquet Fire; Agency Resources At A Greater Need During The Holiday Season

A multi-unit fire in Cloquet has left nine families with immediate needs in the aftermath.  The Northland Chapter of the American Red Cross has been assisting with shelter, seasonal clothing, food, and emotional support.

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What Does The Minnesota Department Of Transportation Have To Do WIth Ports And Waterways? First-Ever Plan Addresses Needs For The Future

When I first read about this I thought to myself:  What does the Minnesota Department of Transportation have to do with ports and waterways?  But the more I thought about it, MNDOT oversees all manner of transportation in the state - no matter if it's on a highway or in a waterway.

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