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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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Blatnik Bridge Construction Postponed Due To Bong Bridge Closure

A lot of people scratched their heads yesterday over the logic of scheduling bridge repair on the Blatnik Bridge only two days after the Bong Bridge's westbound lanes closed as part of a two year project.  The Blatnik Bridge was the posted detour for the vehicles that usually use the Bong Bridge.  Traffic backed up considerably and major delays happened during the late morning and midday time period.

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Nikolay Trubnikov
Nikolay Trubnikov
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Why are Doritos In The Cooler At Target?

So why is Target refrigerating their Doritos?  If you've been to a Target store lately - especially one that features groceries or has a cooler - you might have noticed that they are stocking their Doritos on ice.  The question "why?" has gone viral, with social media posts asking for an explanation.

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FogStock/Aisha Harley
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Highway 169 To See Expressway Expansion In 2016

Although there are many arguments about the the geographical boundaries of Minnesota's Iron Range (I.E. - do you include Cotton?  Floodwood?  Canyon?), one can generally agree that the center-expressway would be represented by Highway 169 - say from Grand Rapids to Virginia.  There are plenty of communities on either side of that roadway, but it's easy to call that the main artery of the Iron Range.

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Noel Hendrickson
Noel Hendrickson
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Learn How To Eat Healthier; Community Event Details Good And Bad Fats

Learn which fats are good for you and which ones are bad at an event - Tuesday, May 13 at the Lake Superior Interfaith Community Church.  Jim Naus will speak from 6:30PM to 8PM on the topic of Omega Confusion Clarification/Why Are Trans Fats Bad And Which Oils Are Safe.

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Viral Cold Water Challenge Prompts Warning For Duluthians From U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers

Social media has been abuzz lately with a trend called "Cold Water Challenge" - in which people tag their friends, challenging them to jump into nearby icy waterways within a specific time-frame.  These challenges often have supposed charitable ties.  The results can be dangerous.  Unlike established charitable "jump" events, these homemade challenges don't featured medical and emergency personnel on site to maintain everyone's safety.

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Superior Animal Shelter Open Under New Management

There's news on the operation of the animal shelter in Superior.  The City of Superior approved a new management agreement and it goes into effect as of May 1.  That contract allows for the Humane Society of Douglas County to run the operation at 2225 Hill Avenue.

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Steve Tanko/TSM
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West-Bound Lane Closures Start On Bong Bridge May 5 As Part Of A Two Year Project; Get Updated Details About Single Lane Closures And DTA Detours

The two-year long Bong Bridge project ramps up on Monday, May 5.  The west-bound lanes are closing and will remain closed until November.

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Spaghetti Dinner Benefit For Taylor Thury – Saturday, May 3

Spaghetti is on the menu for a fundraiser to happen, Saturday May 3 at the Cloquet National Guard Armory.  Proceeds will benefit Taylor Thury - a 2012 graduate of Denfeld High School who was diagnosed with Leukemia.  Taylor has undergone many complications with the illness and several surgeries but remains determined in her fight to beat the cancer.

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Marc Doyle
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Composting 101: Learn How At A Training Session – Saturday, May 3

Experts with the University of Wisconsin-Extension program will share their skills and knowledge - helping you learn how to be a Master Composter, Saturday May 3.  With the upcoming planting season just around the core, this would be an excellent time to lean tips that can improve your summer gardens.

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What To Do With Household Hazardous Waste? A Solution For Spring Cleaning Problems

It's time for Spring Cleaning!  Chances are - in the midst of those old clothes and broken pieces of furniture, you'll find chemicals, solvents, paints, and the like.  You don't want them anymore and you can't just throw them away;  What do you do with them?

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