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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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Caribou Debuts Clear Coffee As April Fools Day Prank

You have to hand it to them:  Caribou Coffee's April Fool's Day prank is sure getting a lot of social media traction.

The company announced that they were debuting Clear Coffee - a product that tastes like coffee and has all of it's usual caffinated-perks - only, it's clear - without the usual coffee/brown color

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Two Year Bong Bridge Project Starts Today; Get Updated Details About Single Lane Closures And DTA Detours

The two-year long Bong Bridge project starts today - March 31.  Here are the updates on what immediate impact the work will have on drivers.

  • Single-lane closures on both the east and west-bound routes.
  • Reduced speed limits

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When Does The Bong Bridge Close? Project Starts March 31 But Detour Delayed Until May [Update]

An update on the two year Bong Bridge project that starts on Monday, March 31;  The east-bound/Duluth-bound detour that was scheduled at the beginning has been delayed until May.

The project itself will still commence on March 31 - but drivers will still be able to get to Duluth on the Bong Bridge, albeit with reduced and single-lanes.

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Northland Communty Wellness Day To Be Held Saturday, March 29

Health, wellness, and fun are in the spotlight this Saturday at UMD's Romano Gym.  It's time for the annual Northland Community Wellness Day - March 29 - with something for everyone.  The event promotes healthy families and communities via resources to improve upon your life.

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