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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.
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What Are The Best Routes To Drive During A Duluth-Superior Snow Storm?

Even in the mildest of winters, snow and ice can make a Twin Ports commute interesting - for lack of a better word.  The same qualities that make our area scenic in the summer (think hills, lake, and woods) can bring treacherous driving conditions when a winter storm hits.

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$20,000 Cash Recovered During Drug Arrest On Iron Range

Approximately $20,000 cash, drugs, and stolen firearms were recovered during an arrest on the Iron Range,  November 30.  Officers from the Boundary Waters Drug Task Force executed an arrest on Cody Elven for outstanding felony warrants.

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BN Track Repairs Closes Part Of County Highway C In Superior

Drivers who take County Highway C south of Superior will need to find an alternate route this week as track repairs by Burlington Northern Railroad will close a portion of the roadway.  The section that's being repairs is in the Town of Superior - on C between Short Cut Road and State Highway 35.

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Construction Of The Security Wall In Calais Is Underway
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Railroad Work Postponed For Intersection Of Highways 7 And 101 [Update]

The work that was originally to have started this week at the intersection of Highway 7 and Highway 101 west of Eveleth has been postponed.  Unforeseen scheduling conflicts have moved the three day project's start date to next week - December 5-7.

The CN Railroad will be doing repair work on a railroad crossing that travels through the intersection of Highway 7 and 101.  In order to allow the crews the opportunity to complete the job, traffic will be impacted for a few days - according to St. Louis County officials.

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Duluth Police Issue Warning Over Recent Influx Of Opioid Overdoses

The Duluth Police Department is issuing a general warning about a recent rise of Opioid overdoses in the Northland - with 6 known cases since Thanksgiving.  A warning on their Facebook page alerts the community to the current danger in the drug batch making its way through the Twin Ports.

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Christmas Splurge As High Street Takes Estimated ?120 Million In Two Days
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Show Your Support For Law Enforcement By Decorating With Blue Christmas Lights

Support (or the lack thereof) for law enforcement has been in the news a lot this past year.  As we progress into the Christmas holiday season, two organizations are inviting people do show their support via their decorations.

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Emergency Telephone Numbers Keep Railroad Crossings Safe
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New Sign On Midway Road To Alert Drivers To Backed-Up Traffic Due To Train Crossings

Midway Road is one of those popular cut-through routes that allows easy travel for drivers in the western-half of Duluth and parts of Hermantown and Proctor.  It's also a popular route for drivers traveling from I-35 to Highway 53 and the Iron Range - allowing a short cut that navigates around Duluth.

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Volunteers Serve Thanksgiving Meal To Thousands At Washington Convention Center
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USDA Offers Five Tips For A Food Safe Thanksgiving

As a Foodie, I am always amused and interested in the fact that many people are scared of cooking a large meal for a crowd - especially a holiday meal like Thanksgiving.  Maybe it's because I've grown up around food and food prep that I actually find it easier to serve a larger table than a smaller one.

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Job Fair For Veterans And Military Spouses Held In New York City
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Duluth Air Force Veteran Nets $102,000 Following VA Mistake

An injured Duluth Air Force veteran has received compensation from the Veterans Administration after getting help from the St. Louis County Veterans Service Office.  The veteran who asked not to be identified recently received payment due to a back injury that caused permanent mobility issues.  The check totals $102,000.

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Railroad Work To Close Intersection Of Highways 7 And 101

The CN Railroad will be doing repair work on a railroad crossing that travels through the intersection of Highway 7 and 101 starting Monday, November 28.  In order to allow the crews the opportunity to complete the job, traffic will be impacted for a few days - according to St. Louis County officials.

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