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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.
U.S Begins To Tighten Border Procedures
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New Passport Rules Take Affect November 1 – No Glasses Allowed

If you wear eyeglasses you'll need to take them off for your passport photo starting November 1. In an effort to reduce the large number of problems associated with identification concerns, the U.S. Department of State is changing regulations for the photos - requiring applicants to remove their corrective frames.

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Belknap Street Reconstruction Meeting To Happen November 3

A two-year project to reconstruct Belknap Street will finally kick off this upcoming spring, following a one year delay.  The summers of 2017 and 2018 will see major upheavals in traffic patterns and routes as one of the main routes in the City of Superior is rebuilt.

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John Key Opens New Classroom Block At Westminster Christian School
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St. Louis County Celebrates The Completion Of Three Road Projects With A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

There's reason to celebrate:  Three different road projects have finished and officials with St. Louis County are recognizing the completion with a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 26 at 10:30 A.M - on the new "Super Sidewalk" on Rice Lake Road.

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First Day Of Autumn In Richmond Park
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November Peak Month For Deer-Vehicle Accidents In Minnesota

There are many signs that fall is here and the seasons are changing.  Along with the falling temps and leaves comes the annual mating cycle that brings deer out from the woods and into the roadways.  The Minnesota Department of Transportation is calling for drivers to slow down and stay alert for deer crossing the roadways around our state - especially here in the Northland.

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Fired Macy's Santa Gets New Job
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PASS Foundation’s Breakfast With Santa Happens November 19 In Superior

The season is just around the corner - and here's a great way to kick things off!  The Performing Arts Student Scholarship Foundation in Superior is having their annual Breakfast with Santa - Saturday, November 19 in Cathedral of Christ the King's Kress Hall.  From 8 to 12Noon, kids of all ages will have the opportunity to meet with Santa for pictures and their chance to get their Christmas list in.

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Spoiler Alert: Go Behind The Scenes Of The 2016 William A. Irvin [Video]

The William A. Irvin Haunted Ship has become a Halloween tradition for many people in the Twin Ports and in many ways is a distinctly-Duluth experience - playing into our Lake Superior/canal benefits.  Each year, the staff that works to create and operate the attraction out due themselves, creating a haunt that everyone looks forward to.

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Free Flower Bouquets Help To Petal It Forward This Afternoon In Downtown Duluth

You can "Petal It Forward" with free flowers this afternoon!  The crew from Engwall Florist is hitting the streets of downtown Duluth just after Noon today to brighten the day of 800 people with flowers to keep - and flowers to give.

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