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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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Who Is A Criminal In Duluth? Help The Police Locate Daniel Dean Woorster – Their Property Crimes Wanted Person Of The Week

Local authorities have had great success over the past year with using social media and the digital world to help them locate criminals and solve crimes.  The Duluth Police department is asking for your help again in locating a felon.

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What Has The Cold Weather Been Good For? Minnesota Department Of Transportation Increases Winter Load Capacities

The recent cold snap has been good for one thing:  Increased load capacities for unrestricted highways in some parts of the state.   Those increased capacities work well for truck drivers, loggers, and others who depend on the cold and frozen ground to handle their extra loads.

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How Were Oreos Invented? The Real Story Of The Competition That Led To The Iconic Cookie

I don't like Oreos - but you probably do.  My dislike for them comes from my dislike for store-bought, commercially-manufactured baked goods (or, food in general for that matter).  Someone must like them as their market share makes them one of America's favorite cookies.  But have you ever wondered how they came to be?

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Can You Get Drunk Off Of Vanilla Extract? Woman Arrested In New York For Being Under The Influence Of Too Much Vanilla

A month or so ago we had the story about the Wisconsin man who was arrested for driving under the influence and blamed the beer-battered fish that he had eaten. In that case, the authorities believe that the gentleman also consumed alcohol with his meal.   Now comes the story from York state about a woman who has a food-related product to blame for her drunk driving arrest.

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Hydrant Replacement Will Cut Water Off To Kenwood Neighborhood January 14

You might want to keep a few pans and jugs of water around on January 14 if you live in the Kenwood neighborhood.  City crews are planning a temporary water shut-off for the neighborhood while they replace an inoperable fire hydrant on North Road.

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Source:  senate.leg.state.mn.us Resource Page
Source: senate.leg.state.mn.us Resource Page
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DFL And GOP Colleagues Suggest Conflict Of Interest In DFL State Senator David Tomassoni’s Dual Lobbyist-Legislator Role [Update]

An update to a story we shared yesterday:  It appears that both DFL and GOP colleagues of Minnesota State Senator David Tomassoni (DFL) are suggesting that his new lobbying position might be a conflict of interest with his role as a legislator.

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Dmitriy Shironosov;
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Minnesota Dental Foundation Provides Free Dental Care For Kids – February 6 And 7

Area children with a financial need will receive free dental care once again this year, courtesy of the Minnesota Dental Foundation.  The annual program called Give Kids A Smile will be held on February 6 and 7 in 2015.

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Chicken Nuggets Are The Latest Salvo In The Burger Wars; Burger King’s New Low Price Aimed At Toppling McDonalds Fast Food Ranking

Burger King has its sights set on rival McDonalds and they're not chicken to try alternative methods of fighting the burger war.  A new promotion rolled out today allows Burger King customers to get a ten-piece chicken nugget order for $1.49 which is significantly lower than McDonalds price.

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