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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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Top 5 Ways To Spend $10,000 Cash In Superior; Easy Ideas To Blow Your $10,000 Shipload Of Cash Winnings

What would you do with an extra $10,000 cash in your pocket?  Is that even a question you have to ask?   During the month of May, KOOL 101.7 has your chance to win a "Shipload of Cash"!  You get two chances at $1,000 on the radio each weekday.  In addition, we have the opportunity for you to walk away with a $10,000 prize at the end of the month.

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Graffiti is shown on a wall at Aldeen Park in Rockford.
Rob Carroll, Townsquare Media
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Volunteers Clean Up Graffiti In Duluth; Efforts Spotlight Ordinance Requiring Property Owners To Remove Graffiti Within 14 Days

Community volunteers took the time on Thursday to canvas the City of Duluth removing graffiti from various locations.  The efforts were spearheaded by members of the Duluth Police and Fire Departments, Painters Union Local 106, Greater Downtown Council Clean and Safe Team, and members of the community.

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Farewell
David Kay
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How Will I Die? An Interactive Data-Graph Allows You To See Results For Your Sex, Race And Age

Death is a subject that most of us like to not think about.  However, death is a part of life and it touches us all in many different ways throughout our lives.  As we grow up and live out our years, everyone eventually loses the friends and loved ones around them.  And - it is the eventual end to our own lives.

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fishing in a lake
Mikael Damkier
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Who Needs A License To Fish? This Weekend, No License Is Needed At Minnesota’s State Parks

Don't let a little thing like a fishing license get between you and the big ones this weekend.  As Minnesota gets ready for the Walleye Fishing Opener this weekend, the Department of Natural Resources reminds everyone about a recent change in the law that allows you to fish for free within most state parks.

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Silhouettes of father and son (13-14) standing in boat fishing
David De Lossy
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Minnesota Department Of Transportation Urges Caution This Fishing Opener Weekend; Agency Releases Their Annual List Of Road Projects Along Popular Fishing Commutes

It's going to be a busy weekend in Minnesota - on the lakes and on the roads - as the walleye opener brings anglers out of their homes and into boats.  Most of those boats will end up getting towed to and from popular fishing lakes - passing through road construction zones.

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TSM - Nick Cooper
TSM - Nick Cooper
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Warrant Workout Event Happens May 13; Minnesota Judicial Branch Offers Opportunity To Resolve Cases

Officials with the 6th Judicial District are offering persons who may have outstanding warrants the opportunity to work through them at a special event that is happening Friday, May 13.  Deemed "Warrant Workout Day", the event allows a clearinghouse situation to people who have lesser charges against them.

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Steve Tanko
Steve Tanko
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Hibbing Taconite To Displace Historic Hull Rust Mine View

Even as the economy is sluggish on the Iron Range, Taconite mines are on the move!  On the East Range, efforts by Eveleth Tac to continue their mining operations have forced the move of Highway 53 and the Mineview In The Sky overlook at the south-east side of Virginia.  Now it appears that a second Range mine-view site will be moved as well.

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TSM - Nick Cooper
TSM - Nick Cooper
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I35, Highway 61, Highway 194 Resurfacing Project Begins Today In Duluth; Work Affects Downtown Area And Mesaba Avenue

You may have noticed the orange cones up along Mesaba Avenue and the I-35 corridor near London Road.  Those safety implements are in place for a major resurfacing project that begins today.

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