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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.
Undocumented Immigrants Apply For Driver's Licenses At Chicago DMV
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Wisconsin DMV Encourages Residents To Use Online Change Of Address Option

Wisconsin DMV officials have made it easier than ever for license holders to change their address - and they want you to know about it!  Drivers who have a Wisconsin license and need to change their residence address can now do it easily online via the DMV website.

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Indonesians Prepare For Valentines Day
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Tips For Sourcing Your Valentine’s Day Dinner From Duluth-Superior Businesses

With Valentine's Day cards and decorations hitting the store shelves right even before Christmas is over, it's no wonder that some people have become turned-off by the commercialism of the sweethearts holiday.  While many folks go to great pains to reserve a dinner date at the fanciest of restaurants, others prefer the quiet elegance of a dinner date at home; some would offer that staying in is more romantic than going out.

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McDonald's Monthly Sales Drop Again, Continuing Worldwide Slump
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McDonalds Shamrock Shake Available In Five Varieties This Year; All Nine Northland Locations To Feature This Annual Treat

What's cool, minty and loved by millions of people?  For many people, that answer would be McDonald's Shamrock Shakes.  A fan favorite since 1970, the item has never officially been on the menu before - until this year.  But that's not all.  In honor of the St. Patrick's Day favorite, McDonald's giving fans five different varieties in which to order their minty  flavored treat.

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The Annual Perseid Meteor Shower
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Wisconsin DOT Traffic Cameras Capture Meteor Flight

While astronomers and even weather-related experts were busy tracking a meteor that made its way across the Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, even Indiana skies this morning, Wisconsin Department of Transportation officials got the best view of the phenomenon.  According to their Facebook page, WISDOT traffic cameras caught the meteor in flight in a few of their locations.

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Brent Musburger And Al Bernstein Unveil Broadcasting Studio For VSiN Sports Gambling Information Network
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Ribbon Cutting Scheduled For ENDI Apartments – Duluth’s Newest Market-Rate Units

A solution to Duluth's housing shortage is coming full circle!  The official ribbon cutting for the ENDI Apartments will happen Tuesday, February 7 at 10:00 AM.  The general public is invited to come take part in the celebration with local government leaders, developers, and more.

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House Values In Brisbane Set To Take Over Melbourne
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St. Louis County Offers Chance To Bid On 100 Tax-Forfeited Parcels On February 9

This could be your lucky year!  If you've been in the market for property to buy - and at a great deal, St. Louis County has your opportunity on Thursday, February 9.  More than 100 tax-forfeited properties will hit the auction block for sale to the highest bidder.

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Homeowners Brace For Higher Heating Costs This Winter
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Swap Program Targets Older Northland Wood Stoves For Replacement

You could swap out that old wood stove you've had for years for a new, energy-efficient model and end up money ahead.  That's the aim of a new program put forth by Environmental Initiative.  Wood stoves were bought before 1990 qualify for the program.

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