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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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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;
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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Source:  senate.leg.state.mn.us Resource Page
Source: senate.leg.state.mn.us Resource Page
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DFL State Senator Dave Tomassoni Takes A Lobbying Position While Still In Office; Unprecedented Dual Role Comes Under Fire

Minnesota State Senator David Tomassoni (DFL) has made the unusual and unprecedented move of assuming the Executive Director position at the Range Association of Municipalities and Schools (RAMS) - a lobbying group - while still a sitting lawmaker.

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City Of Superior Offers Cross-Country Skiing And Skijoring Opportunities On Municipal Trail System

Now that Mother Nature has cooperated and given us a little bit of snow, many people are looking to the outdoors to cure their Cabin Fever! If you're a cross-country skier or a skijorer, you're in luck - as the City of Superior offers plenty of opportunities to explore your sport within the city limits.

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Can I Recycle Cartons? Saint Louis County Encourages Food And Beverage Carton Recycling

It seems like we recycle more things every year.  I remember when recycling first came to the forefront in  the early to mid-1990's:  the focus was on paper, glass, plastic, and tin.  Then - as time went on - we were encouraged to expand our recycling ways by adding Styrofoam and so-called "higher-number plastics".

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Why Aren’t Schools Closed Today? What Criteria Is Used To Determine When To Call Off School On Account Of The Weather

When the weather forecast takes a turn for the worst in the winter, parents of school-age children know what question follows:  "Will we have school tomorrow"?  Sometimes the answer to that question is an easy "no" but often there are other factors at work that make it a difficult one to determine for school administrators.

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