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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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Southbound I-35 Repair Schedule – Update As Of Nov 22

It looks like commuters in the Twin Ports will be taking detours a little longer.  Originally the closure and repair of southbound I-35 in Duluth was scheduled to take less than a week.  A new timetable released by the Minnesota Department of Transportation revises that schedule and it now appears that drivers will face the closure for 3 to 4 weeks.

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What Not To Buy On Black Friday

Black Friday - the official "first day of the Christmas shopping season - is almost here.  Millions of consumers will hit the stores - early - for the supposed chance to clean up on the best prices of the season.

But are they really the best prices?

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(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Highway 53 Relocation Primer; Video Explains The Reasons Behind The Move And Details Proposed Alternate Routes For The Roadway [Video]

 

If you wonder why Highway 53 has been in the news a lot lately and aren't sure of the backstory of the relocation project, this video does a good job of explaining all the details.

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(Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
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Minnesota Department Of Transportation Announces Ten Corridors Of Commerce Projects

Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced that ten highway construction projects will receive funding through the state’s new $300 million Corridors of Commerce program. The projects will strengthen Minnesota’s transportation system by adding capacity and improving the movement of freight across the state.

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(Photo by Henry Guttmann/Getty Images)
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Superior Douglas County Chamber’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony Happens Wednesday November 20

It's become a Twin Ports tradition!!  The annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place in Superior Wednesda, November 20.  Join officials from Superior and Douglas County as they officially usher in the season.

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(Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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Chisholm’s Coach Bob McDonald To Retire At The End Of This Basketball Season

To me - he'll always be my dad's classmate and my high school World History teacher.  But to many, Bob McDonald is Minnesota's basketball coach with the most wins - 994 to be exact.  This week, McDonald announced that he will step down at the end of this upcoming basketball season.

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(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Energy Saving Ideas For Businesses Dominate Walking Tour November 21

Northeast Clean Energy Resource Team (NE CERT) is putting the spotlight on clean energy innovations in Hibbing and the northland! On November 21, they’ll visit local businesses that participated in the innovative Business Energy Retrofit (BER) program to learn about energy saving measures they've taken to improve their bottom line.

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