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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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How To Prevent Holiday Home Fires

It's unfortunate, but the holiday season often brings a significant spike in home fires.  The American Red Cross urges people to take extra precautions with cooking and decorating at this time of year to help prevent fires.

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Where Are The Best And Worst Drivers In The United States? Minnesota And Wisconsin Rankings Might Surprise You

I think everyone thinks that they're surrounded by the worst drivers in the country while on their daily commute - but  - how do those motorists around you rank on a list of the best and worst drivers in the United States?  An automobile insurance company recently reviewed statistics and came up with their rankings.

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(Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images)
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Artificial Christmas Trees Versus Real Christmas Trees: Which Do You Prefer?

'Tis the season for getting the house decorated for Christmas!  At the center of most holiday decoration themes is the Christmas Tree.  Whether you decorate yours with garland or without - the real question is:  Do you put up a real Christmas tree in your home or is yours an artificial one?

 

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Greater Downtown Council Announces The Winners Of The Open Up Your Holidays Storefront Lighting And Window Display Contest

The ballots are in and the winners have been determined in the annual Storefront Lighting and Window Display Contest sponsored by the Greater Downtown Council.  Judging occurred on November 25 with points awarded on the merits of creativity.

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(Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
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Toastmaster Institute Comes To Duluth December 14

Professional leadership and communication is coming to Duluth in the form of the Toastmasters Leadership Institute. This half day event brings experienced speakers and presenters who will cover a variety of topics that address both personal and professional development. The Leadership Institute is sponsored by the local International Division of Toastmasters International, comprised of members from the surrounding area as well as Thunder Bay, Ontario.

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Southbound I35 To Reopen December 11

Here's some good news for Twin Ports drivers:  the southbound lanes of I35 are set to reopen on Wednesday, December 11.

Repairs to the pilings on Pier 32 beneath southbound I-35 have been made and MnDOT will reopen the southbound lanes between Lake Avenue and 21st Avenue West about mid-morning, Wednesday, Dec. 11.

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