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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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4th Street Work Wraps Up For The Season; Reopens Friday

With the abundance of projects in our area, this is the time of year many look forward to:  the removal of the orange cones that signals the end of the road construction season!  Another one of the more-lengthy projects wraps up on Friday as 4th Street reopens just in time for the winter driving season.

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Five Things You Should Never Say To Someone From Superior

We might live in the Twin Ports but let's face it - Superior doesn't get the respect it deserves.  At its inception, it was designed to be the bigger of the two port cities - but time, economics, population flow and other factors have left it the smaller (in population) of the two...

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Superior’s North 28th Street – Between Oakes And Elmira – To Close On November 17

Engineering work on the train tracks in the area will prompt the City of Superior to close 28th Street - between Oakes and Elmira - on Thursday, November 17.  The closure will last during the daytime hours of 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM.

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Los Angeles Prepares For Major Traffic Hassles As Highway 405 Closes For Weekend
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MNDOT Launches New Safety Message Campaign On Electronic Freeway Signs

You may have noticed something different as you drove along I-35 yesterday:  The electronic signs were boasting safety messages.  It's all part of a new effort from the Toward Zero Deaths Program and the Minnesota Department of Transportation to highlight safe driving practices.  The program is called Message Monday's.

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Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton Holds Rally In Daytona Beach, Florida
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How Do I See What The FBI Knows About Me; Learn The Steps Needed To Obtain Your Records

The recent Presidential election not only brought a lot of awareness to the process we use to determine our leader, it also shined a spotlight on the Federal Bureau of Investigation - more commonly known as the FBI.  The organization can trace its origins back to 1901, following the assassination of President McKinley.

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Hells Angels Volunteers Prepare Thanksgiving Dinner At SF Soup Kitchen
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27th Annual Free Thanksgiving Buffet Happens November 24 At The DECC

For the 27th year, the Twin Ports community is invited to partake in the Thanksgiving Buffet at the DECC - a free dinner for those who might not otherwise have others to share the holiday with.  The event this year is co-sponsored by the Twin Ports Community and the College of St. Scholastica.

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Blatnik Bridge Crack Sealing Project Put On Hold Until Next Spring

A scheduled crack sealing project on the Blatnik Bridge has been put on hold until next spring.  Crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation were anticipating a week-long project that would have kicked-off on Monday, November 14 during the daytime hours.

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I-35 Lake Avenue Bridge Inspection Happens November 14 – 18

Drivers who use the Lake Avenue Bridge on I-35 will encounter lane closures starting Monday, November 14 during daytime hours.  Crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation will be inspecting the bridge between the hours of 9:00 AM and 2:30 PM.

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