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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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Does The Proposed Roundabout For Hibbing’s Highway 169/37 Intersection Foreshadow The Future?

Superior has one.  Highway 2 near Ashland has one.  Grand Rapids does, too.  What does the proposal to install a roundabout at the busy Iron Range intersection of Highway 169 and 37 in Hibbing mean to Northlanders?

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St. Louis County To Survey Residents During The Month Of February; Data Will Guide County Planners On Budget And Policy Decisions

Don't throw it away!  It's not a scam!  2,100 random residents of Saint Louis County will receive an envelop packet in the mail sometime this month - asking for their responses to a survey that will help rate county services.

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What Is The Significance Of A Closed Road? Minnesota State Patrol Offers Fines To Individuals Using Roads Closed During Inclement Weather

Living in the Northland, you've no doubt experienced a winter storm or two.  Additionally, you've probably heard about the State Patrol closing particular roadways or advising no travel.  But what do those directives really mean?

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Lake Charles City Hall, La.
Scott Lewis
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How Can I Make A Difference In My Community? City Of Duluth Seeks Interested Individuals To Fill Public Board And Commission Vacancies

There is a solution to everything you think is wrong in our community: Get involved and do something about it!  Right now the City of Duluth is looking for community volunteers to fill vacancies on a variety of Public Board and Commissions.

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What Will The Lake Superior Zoo And Fairmount Park Look Like In The Future; City Presents Three Proposed Plans To The Public

The City of Duluth is moving forward with their plans to revitalize the Lake Superior Zoo-Fairmount Park area.  Three different proposed plans were unveiled during a public meeting on January 19.

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St. Louis County
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St. Louis County To Conduct Their Annual Homeless Count This Evening

Census numbers are important to communities for many reasons - from funding to bragging rights.  One count that is done annually is often disheartening, but is necessary for planning.  This evening marks the Federally-required Point-in-Time Homeless Count;  consequently, officials with St. Louis County will be making their annual tally of those individuals who are homeless and not staying in a shelter tonight.

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Superior Police Seek Suspects In Recent Rash Of Car Window Vandalism; $1000 Reward Being Offered

Someone knows something - is it you?  The Superior Police Department is asking for help in solving the plague of car window vandalism that started late last summer and is continuing to play a menacing role in the community.

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Duluth Police Department
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Duluth Bank Robbery Suspect Sought By Authorities [Surveillance Photo]

Duluth Police have released the surveillance photos that show the suspect wanted in conjunction with yesterdays robbery at the Park State Bank.

The suspect pictured is an African American male - with a thin build, wearing a grey winter fleece jacket and a grey hat.

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