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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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Hermantown Police Hope To Reunite Stolen Wooden Viking Statue With Its Owner

It's been three years - but that doesn't mean that the case has gone cold.  Back in June of 2014, someone stole a wooden viking statue from a Hermantown family.  Since that time, the Hermantown Police have worked to investigate and prosecute the thieves.

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Flooding Across The Country Reaches A Critical Level
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Popular Northland State Park Investigating Contaminated Water

Officials are responding to a contaminated drinking water problem at one of the Northland's more-popular State Parks.  According to news reports, two wells that provide drinking water for McCarthy Beach State Park have been found to contain contaminants.

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Duluth Police Seek Information On Individual Wanted For Questioning In Regards To Downtown Theft Incident

Reaching out on social media to locate suspects has worked for our local law enforcement agencies.  Today, the Duluth Police Department is using the digital world to ask for help in finding an individual wanted for questioning in regards to a theft incident that occurred downtown.

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Duluth Plans Series Of Workshops To Help Identify And Stop Spread Of Invasive Plants

Living in the Northland, you've no doubt heard about the battle against invasive species and plants.  Living near the largest freshwater lake in the world - not to mention hundreds of lakes, most of us identify with the process to help curb the spread of these nuisances.

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Michigan Street West To See Sewer Project; Public Meeting Scheduled For June 1

If you live, work, or populate the downtown area, you'll want to know about an upcoming project slated for Michigan Street West.  A public meeting will be held on Thursday, June 1 to outline the plans for a sewer lining project to happen later this summer. The meeting will happen at 8:00 AM in the Duluth City Hall, Room 303.

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Cathedral School Panther Pant 2017 Happens June 2; Great Way To Kick Off The Summer Marathon Season

The 13th annual Cathedral School Panther Pant 5K Walk/Run happens Friday, June 2 in Superior.  This event is an excellent way for runners to put their winter training to the test at the onset of the upcoming marathon season.  This years event also promises some new surprises as well.

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Summer Grilling Season Safety Starts With A Thermometer

The summer season is just naturally meant for outdoor grilling;  the combination of nice weather and the opportunity to cook meat and vegetables outside - on a deck or patio - is irresistible - especially here in the Northland, where we spend 6 months or so buried under snow.  Whether it's burgers and sausage, steak and chicken, or corn and asparagus, it seems like everyone loves to grill.

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