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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.
Home Ownership Falls To Its Lowest Level In 30 Years
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Upcoming Workshops For Duluth Landlords Focus On Crime, Section 8 and The Basics

Statistics bear out the fact that Duluth is home to a lot of rental units - which in turn means that there are a lot of landlords in our area.  Whether you've been in the business for years or you're just starting out (or - thinking of getting into rentals ) a series of workshops coming up will provide insight,answers and opportunities.

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Chester Races
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Duluth Communities Join In On National Night Out Celebration – August 2

Tuesday, August 2 is the 33rd annual National Night Out Crime and Drug Prevention Event - celebrated nationally by the National Association of Town Watch.  Similar to years past, Duluth is joining in on the celebration with more than 60 events planned throughout the city.

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Advertising Week 2013 Rings The NASDAQ Closing Bell
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Suspect In Superior’s Kool-Aid Counterfeit $20 Case Held Over For Arraignment; Next Court Date In September

The man charged with passing off counterfeit $20 bills at rummage sales and Kool-Aid stands in Superior and Lake Nebagamon had his initial date in Douglas County Circuit Court.  46-year old Steven Alan Wakefield was bound for arraignment and released on $500 bail;  he will make his next appearance in court on September 12.

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Storm Damage To Board Of Trade Building Necessitates Temporary Closure Of Part Of First Street West

Repair work on the Board of Trade Building in downtown Duluth will necessitate the closing of the 300 block of First Street West temporarily - while a crane is assembled. The repairs are needed due to to damage that the building sustained during the storm on July 21.

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Congress Works Towards Passing Temporary Extension Of Transportation Bill
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Late For Work Excuses That Only Apply In Duluth-Superior

When you think about it - we really have it easy commute-wise in the Twin Ports;  the average one-way drive to work for most of us is 20 minutes or less.  It should be easy to arrive at important destinations on time - most of the time.  That said, I think we all know of people who are chronically late for work and important appointments.

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Duluth Storm Victims Take Note: How To Avoid Being Taken Advantage Of By Scammers

Don't make a bad situation worse.  The storms we've experienced over the last couple of weeks have left a lot of damage in their wake.  Rural residents of the Twin Ports - and even those downtown - suffered significant amounts downed trees, ripped-off siding and roof shingles, damaged out-buildings, and more.  Unfortunately, this is the recipe that many scammers look for when deciding who or where to target next.

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