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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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What Cities Are Asking People To Run Their Water? Updated List Now Includes Seventeen Communities

  More cold weather in the Northland means that more names have been added to this list.  We're now up to 17 different communities that are being asked to run their water in order to prevent costly freeze-ups.  Keep

Catherine Yeulet
Catherine Yeulet
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Minnesota Ranked 4th In Nation For Well-Being; Loses Points In Health And Education

There's good news and bad news for parents of children in the State of Minnesota:  A new set of research data places that state 4th in the nation for overall well-being for children;  But that same date also shows that the state is losing ground in the health and education of it's population under the age of 18.

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Can I Still Eat Food That’s Outdated? What Do Expiration Dates Really Mean?

Admit it - we all know people that recoil at the sight of a food item that's even remotely near the expiration date.  But do we really need to not eat something and throw it away just because of a date that's printed on the package?  In other words, what do these expiration dates really mean?

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EPA Regulations Ban Most Brands Of Wood-Burning Stoves; Tighter Standards Will Affect Many Americans

If you like your heat-producing stove you can keep it.  Unless it burns wood, apparently.  New regulations set forth from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ban the production and sale of 80% of the current wood-burning stove models in the United States.

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Do People Cook With Pine Trees? Chef’s Add A New Twist To Haute Cuisine With Conifers

Something about the food world leaves it ripe for the influx of trends.  It seems like there's always the "next best thing" being rolled out for diners to try.  The recent popularity of bacon, free-range, organic, and cultural-foods demonstrate the need for restauranteurs to entice their customers with something different or exotic.

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John DeFeo
John DeFeo
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Does Winter Weather Affect The Type Of Car You’ll Buy? Research Shows A Shift In Preferences Among Minnesota Customers This Winter

It only stands to reason - you buy the type of vehicle you need for your surroundings.  A convertible might be nice in sunny California or Arizona, but it's not very practical in Minnesota in January.

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TanawatPontchour
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What Cities Are Asking People To Run Their Water? Update List Now Includes Eleven Communities

  Another name has been added to this list.  Wrenshall is now one of the communities that need to run their water to prevent freeze-ups.  Keep reading for more details.

This has been an especially brutal winter - both for snow and cold temperatures.  Those bitterl

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John DeFeo
John DeFeo
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Does Winter Weather Affect The Type Of Car You’ll Buy? Research Shows A Shift In Preferences Among Minnesota Customers This Winter

It only stands to reason - you buy the type of vehicle you need for your surroundings.  A convertible might be nice in sunny California or Arizona, but it's not very practical in Minnesota in January.

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