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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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TanawatPontchour;
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Hydrant Repair Interrupts Water Service To Parts Of Duluth On June 13

The City of Duluth Public Works and Utilities Department has identified a leaking fire hydrant at 87th Ave West and Vinland Street in Bayview Heights that is in need of repair. City crews will need to work on the hydrant Friday, June 13, which will require water being turned off

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Steve Tanko
Steve Tanko
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Construction Update For Kwik Trip’s 28th Street Location In Superior

Here's an update on the 28th and Tower location of Kwik Trip in Superior!  As of Wednesday morning (June 11) - it looks like they've already put up the framework for what will become the convenience store's building.  This follows the placement of the underground fuel storage tanks last week. 

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olaf herschbach
olaf herschbach
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Superior And Douglas County Cleansweep Garbage Event Scheduled For June 14; Dispose Of Electronics, Appliances, Tires, Hazardous Waste, And More The Proper Way

If you have old appliances, electronics, tires, and more that you need to get rid of - your chance is coming Saturday, June 14 in Superior and other locations in Douglas County.  It's a Cleansweep Event - with drop-off locations in Superior at the Head of the Lakes Fairgrounds and in Lake Nebagamon and Brule.

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Aleksander Bolbot
Aleksander Bolbot
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Gypsy Moth Spraying Program To Cover Douglas County On June 10; Low Flying Planes Delivering Treatments To Eliminate The Nuisance Pest

If you hear loud, low-flying planes overhead on Tuesday June 10 in Douglas County - here's what's going on.  It's part of the Wisconsin's Gypsy Moth Spraying Program which is in place once again this summer.

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Jacek Chabraszewsk
Jacek Chabraszewsk
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Why Are Beef And Pork Prices Rising? Record Prices Forecasted For Summer Of 2014

Let's face it - groceries have never been cheap.  And prices have hardly (if ever) gone backwards.  But, forecasters are predicting that the summer of 2014 will probably bring all-time high record prices in the meat department of your grocery store.

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Steve Frost
Steve Frost
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Cooking With Beer: Surprising Ways To Incorporate Beer Into Your Favorite Recipes

My co-workers tease me a lot because (a) I like to cook and (b) I refuse to take shortcuts in the kitchen;  No box mixes or pre-packaged food for me - that just spoils that fun of it all.  The razzing escalated recently when I shared the fact that I had made my soft pretzel recipe over the weekend;  "You made soft pretzels - from scratch"?  Yup!  And they were very good.  Then, knowing that this co-worker likes beer - I shared the fact that the recipe I have developed for soft pretzels incorporates beer in addition to yeast as a leavening agent for the dough.

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Comstock
Comstock
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Get Ready For Forest Tent Caterpillars! Northland Expected To See Population Spike This Summer

Living in the northland, I think we all know what Forest Tent Caterpillars (or "Army Worms" as they are sometimes called) are.  And, you're probably aware that their population peaks every 10 years or so.  Well, that "or so" just got a little more precise with aerial surveys conducted by the Department of Natural Resources.  Their estimations are that we can expect the summers of 2014 and 2015 to be peak years for the dreaded caterpillars.

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Mark Stout
Mark Stout
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Minnesota State Fair To Unveil Their New Foods For 2014 On June 23; Here’s A Recap Of What Made Food News Last Year

As the Minnesota State Fair gets ready to unveil their new food offerings on June 28, I thought it might be a good time to review what made food news last year - as an "appetizer" of sorts.

Do you go to the Minnesota State Fair to see the animals, ride the rides, or - eat the food?  Chances are - if you're like most people - you're interested in what kind of gourmet (or not-so-gourmet) offerings they have from year to year.

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Category: Featured, Food
Aleksander Bolbot
Aleksander Bolbot
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Gypsy Moth Spraying Program To Cover Douglas County On June 5; Low Flying Planes Delivering Treatments To Eliminate The Nuisance Pest

If you hear loud, low-flying planes overhead today in Douglas County - here's what's going on.  It's part of the Wisconsin's Gypsy Moth Spraying Program which is in place once again this summer.

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Steve Frost
Steve Frost
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Where Can I Get A Room For Grandma’s Marathon? UWS Offers Rooms For Last Minute Marathoners

If you're one of those people who signed up for Grandma's Marathon at the last minute and now find yourself without a hotel room to stay in for the weekend, the University of Wisconsin-Superior (UWS) has made a limited number of rooms available.

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