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.
Downtown Duluth Farmers Market Happens August 22
The pick of the crop is yours - Tuesday, August 22 - as the Downtown Duluth Farmers Market returns to Lake Superior Plaza. From 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, shop the harvest you'll find from local farmers and gardeners.
21st Avenue East Intersection To Close Starting August 23
Construction work on 4th Street will result in the closure of heavily-used intersection at 21st Avenue East - starting August 23. The project is part of the total rebuild of 4th Street. A detour will be posted directing drivers to use 24th Avenue East and Kent Road.
Belknap Street Project Update For August 22
What's new with the Belknap Street Project? In two words - a lot! Work crews have made significant progress on the multi-year project that is midway through its 2017 season.
MNDOT To Perform Tree Removal Along Some Duluth Roads
Heads up! Work crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation will be removing dead and dying trees along some roadways in Duluth starting Tuesday, August 22. The work will start a little earlier than you're probably used to seeing road crews - at 7:00 AM and will wrap up eac…
Minnesota State Patrol Earns National Honors For Squad Designs
You may not think so if you're breaking the law and see one coming up from behind in your rear-view mirror, but the Minnesota State Patrol vehicles have been voted some of the best looking in the country! A recent survey conducted by the American Association of State Troopers landed Minnesota …
Why Are Self-Checkouts The New Norm At Stores Like Walmart?
It's a growing trend that really hit home here in the Northland recently: The Walmart in Superior remodeled their checkout area - reducing the number of cashier-manned lanes, replacing the majority of them with a large self-checkout area. In addition to the focus on waiting on yourself, they've al…
Comstock Lake Road To Close For Bridge Replacement
A month-long project to replace the bridge on Comstock Lake Road will close the roadway to traffic until it's complete. Work will begin on August 21 according to officials with St. Louis County.
Twin Ports Applebee’s Not Included On Projected Closing List
The news that Applebee's plans on closing up to 135 of their restaurants has a lot of Twin Ports food fans worried: Would the local Applebee's locations be included on the list? The answer - according to the Superior Telegram - is no.
Watch Steve Tanko’s Initial Reaction To The Trumpy Bear Commercial [Video]
Just when you thought you've seen it all comes this: The Trumpy Bear - a teddy bear that is (somewhat) cosmetically-accurate to the way President Donald Trump looks. Did I mention it's stuffed with an American flag?
Downtown Duluth Farmers Market Happens August 15
The pick of the crop is yours - Tuesday, August 15 - as the Downtown Duluth Farmers Market returns to Lake Superior Plaza. From 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, shop the harvest you'll find from local farmers and gardeners. Included on the roundup of items that will be available are locally-grown blueberries…
Oliver Bridge Project Extended Into November [Update]
The multi-year project to rehabilitate the Oliver Bridge will last a little longer this season. The original timeline for this years project had it ending in September; a new post on the Douglas County Highway department's Facebook page now says that work will continue until Novembe…
Superior’s Calumet Refinery Sold To Husky Energy
A $553-million deal will see the new owners for the Calumet Refinery in Superior. Husky Energy - a company located in Canada - will absorb the refinery into it's operation - increasing its capacity by 50,000 barrels a day.