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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.
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PASS Foundation’s Breakfast With Santa Happens November 19 In Superior

The season is just around the corner - and here's a great way to kick things off!  The Performing Arts Student Scholarship Foundation in Superior is having their annual Breakfast with Santa - Saturday, November 19 in Cathedral of Christ the King's Kress Hall.  From 8 to 12Noon, kids of all ages will have the opportunity to meet with Santa for pictures and their chance to get their Christmas list in.

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Spoiler Alert: Go Behind The Scenes Of The 2016 William A. Irvin [Video]

The William A. Irvin Haunted Ship has become a Halloween tradition for many people in the Twin Ports and in many ways is a distinctly-Duluth experience - playing into our Lake Superior/canal benefits.  Each year, the staff that works to create and operate the attraction out due themselves, creating a haunt that everyone looks forward to.

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Free Flower Bouquets Help To Petal It Forward This Afternoon In Downtown Duluth

You can "Petal It Forward" with free flowers this afternoon!  The crew from Engwall Florist is hitting the streets of downtown Duluth just after Noon today to brighten the day of 800 people with flowers to keep - and flowers to give.

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The 8th Annual New York Culinary Experience Presented By New York Magazine And The International Culinary Center - Day 2
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USDA Buys $20 Million Worth Of Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese In A Controversial Move

It's a story that's cheesy - but in a good way!  The United States Department of Agriculture has announced plans to buy $20 million worth of Wisconsin Cheddar cheese - to alleviate a dairy surplus in the state and contribute to food banks and other government assistance programs.

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WLSSD Holds Final Medicine Disposal Event Of The Year – October 14

If you're looking for a way to properly dispose of old or unused prescription medications - here's your chance.  The Western Lake Superior Sanitary District is holding their final collection event for the year - on Friday, October 14 at their location at 27th Avenue West - east of the I-35 freeway.

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Duluth Lands A Lucky’s 13 Pub In The Former Old Country Buffet Site

When the Old Country Buffet closed a month or so ago, many lamented the loss of another dining choice in the Twin Ports.  Well, hungry Northlanders can rejoice;  it appears that food and drink chain that's growing in popularity will be bringing it's menu to the former mall location.

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