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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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Duluth Police Respond To 16 Vehicle Prowls Over The Weekend

Duluth Police are reminding everyone to take preventive measures to make sure you're not the victim of a vehicle prowl.  According to their Facebook page, the police responded to 16 different reports of auto prowls - with more probably unnoticed or not reported.

We've shared ideas and tips in the past about ways you can help make yourself less of a target.  This is as good a time as any to recommit yourself to being smart about the items you leave in your car and the way you secure it.

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Steve Tanko
Steve Tanko
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Highway 23/Grand Avenue Reduced To Single Lane With Signal For Next Three Weeks; Major Delays Expected

If you travel highway 23/Grand Avenue between West Duluth and Gary-New Duluth - get ready for some additional delays.  Work is already progressing in this the second year of the two-year project to totally rebuild the roadway - work that has been needed for some time.  Drivers who use this route have already faced orange cones and some backups the last two summers.  Now those delays are about to get worse.

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Unusually Low Mortgage Rates Cause Housing Market Boom
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St. Louis County Crews Are Building A “Super Sidewalk” Along Rice Lake Road; Work Begins July 18

St. Louis County crews will begin work on a "Super Sidewalk" - a first for the area - on Monday, July 18.  The 8-foot-wide asphalt route will run along a 1.7 mile stretch of Rice Lake Road - originating near Central Entrance and Marshall School.

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Phoenix Commuters Major Traffic Congestion
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MNDOT Reminds Drivers To Use The Zipper Merge Technique In Construction Zones

With some high-profile (not to mention busy and backed-up) road construction projects in the Northland, officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation are reminding and urging drivers to utilize the Zipper Merge technique when forced to blend driving lanes.

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Missouri Confronts Major Flooding in 16 Counties as Rivers Crest
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MNDOT And WISDOT Close Highway Between Hinckley To Danbury Due To Flooding

Cresting waters on the St. Croix River have caused the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to jointly close the route between Hinckley and Danbury.  High water at the bridge is causing the closure.

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South Carolina Hit By Historic Rain And Flooding
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Delays Continue As Pine County I-35 Work Nears Half-Way Point

If you've traveled to or from the Twin Cities at all this summer, you've encountered the resurfacing and bridge work being done between Hinckley and Pine City.  Officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation suggest that the work is now half-way completed.  Even as the work progresses though, delays are expected to continue.

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TSM - Nick Cooper
TSM - Nick Cooper
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Aerial Lift Bridge Delays Planned For Wednesday, July 13

If your route takes you across the Aerial Lift Bridge - you'll want to know about some delays planned for today (Wednesday, July 13).   A last-minute communication from the City of Duluth is noting that the bridge will be reduced to one lane of traffic for a good portion of the day.

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Douglas County Sheriffs Office
Douglas County Sheriffs Office
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Douglas County Sheriff Seeks Information In Burglary Case

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is looking for help from the public in regards to a burglary case.  According to their Facebook page and their homepage, the individual pictured in the surveillance photos was involved in a burglary case in the southern part of the county...

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