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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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Harold’s Golf Scramble Fiasco Happens Saturday, August 29; Annual Event Benefits Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Everyone is invited to have some fun while raising money for a good cause.  Saturday, August 29 is the date of Harold's Golf Fiasco Scramble at the Pine Hill Golf Course in Carlton.  The event happens from 8AM to 4PM.

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Nick Cooper - TSM
Nick Cooper - TSM
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Schedule Changes From Contractor Revise Closing Dates For Arlington Avenue; Road Work Will Commence August 24; Project Will Include Total Road Closures

As previously reported, Arlington Avenue is about to get some major work performed on it.  Nothing about the scope of the project has changed - but - scheduling with the contractor has shifted the dates that it will affect drivers.  In fact, the project timeline will flip the timeline on  the two different segments involved.

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What Is The Brainerd Diarrhea? Minnesota Town Gives Name To Actual Medical Condition

A quick list of the things Brainerd, Minnesota has given us would include Babe Winkelman, the Brainerd International Raceway, famous resorts, even Paul Bunyan (unless you buy into the debate as to where the fictional Paul Bunyan actually hails from).  But did you know that Brainerd, Minnesota also gave it's name to a medical condition?

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Why Do Businesses Keep Their Air Conditioning Turned Down So Low In The Summer? Learn The Correlation Between Target Demographics And Temperature

It seems like the only relief we get from the cold in the Northland is during the summer. But do we?  While some people relish the relief that air conditioning gives us when the thermometer outside rises, others grin, bear, and bundle-up to ward off the sub-Arctic temperatures at offices and stores.

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Nick Cooper - TSM
Nick Cooper - TSM
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Arlington Avenue Road Work Begins August 10; Project Will Include Total Road Closures

One of the worst roads in the Twin Ports - at least when it comes to potholes and surface area - will be seeing some much needed improvement.  Work begins on Arlington Avenue starting Monday morning, August 10 - a project that will resurface almost 3 miles of roadway - from Trinity Road to Arrowhead Road.

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Mine View In The Sky Tourist Attraction In Final Season Of Operation; Highway 53 Relocation Project Will Close Iron Range Destination This Fall

1979 was a banner year for the Iron Range.  The mines were operating at their all-time capacities just ahead of the double-dip recession that the early '80's brought.  It was also the year that the Mine View In The Sky officially opened atop the waste stockpile beside Highway 53 in Virginia.

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Saint Louis County Cracks Down On Tresspassing And Thefts At Solid Waste Sites; A Reminder Of The Policy And Guidelines

A bad economy, an increase in drug crimes, and warmer summer months have seen an increase of tresspassing and theft situations at solid waste sites throughout Saint Louis County.  Officials with the county remind residents that access to these sites is only permitted during normal business hours and that there are strict guidelines as they pertain to salvaging materials.

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