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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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Minnesota Department Of Transportation Wants Your Help Developing A Ports And Waterways Plan; Public Comment Period Runs Through December 27

Here's an excellent way to make your voice heard in the future of our state's waterways. MNDOT is accepting public comment for their first State Ports And Waterways Plan through December 27.

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Car Seat Changes For 2014: What Every Parent Should Know

Every parent knows that they need to properly restrain their child in a car seat while riding in a moving vehicle.  However with changing laws and guidelines, people often find themselves questioning if they're doing it right;  What passed as safe practices in 1974 doesn't even scratch the surface for 2014.

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Where Can You Get A Free Thanksgiving Dinner In Duluth? 24th Annual Thanksgiving Buffet Happens At The DECC On November 28

For the last 24 years, generous businesses, organizations, and individuals have given of their time, talent, and funds to put on a free Thanksgiving Day Dinner for individuals.  This year's event happens Thursday, November 28 from 11AM to 4PM at the DECC in Duluth.

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There’s A Turkey In The White House; Minnesota Turkeys Make Their Way For 2013 Pardon By Barack Obama

There's a turkey in the White House - and it's not what you're thinking and it also has Minnesota ties.  Two turkeys raised on a farm in Thief River Falls will play a central role in the 2013 Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon.

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(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Southbound I-35 Repair Schedule – Update As Of Nov 22

It looks like commuters in the Twin Ports will be taking detours a little longer.  Originally the closure and repair of southbound I-35 in Duluth was scheduled to take less than a week.  A new timetable released by the Minnesota Department of Transportation revises that schedule and it now appears that drivers will face the closure for 3 to 4 weeks.

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What Not To Buy On Black Friday

Black Friday - the official "first day of the Christmas shopping season - is almost here.  Millions of consumers will hit the stores - early - for the supposed chance to clean up on the best prices of the season.

But are they really the best prices?

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Highway 53 Relocation Primer; Video Explains The Reasons Behind The Move And Details Proposed Alternate Routes For The Roadway [Video]

 

If you wonder why Highway 53 has been in the news a lot lately and aren't sure of the backstory of the relocation project, this video does a good job of explaining all the details.

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Minnesota Department Of Transportation Announces Ten Corridors Of Commerce Projects

Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced that ten highway construction projects will receive funding through the state’s new $300 million Corridors of Commerce program. The projects will strengthen Minnesota’s transportation system by adding capacity and improving the movement of freight across the state.

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