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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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Highway 53 Relocation Expected To Exceed $160 Million Budget; Range Lawmakers Seek An Additional $3.4 Million To Move Utility Lines

It should be no surprise that a project that's already been billed as one of Minnesota's biggest highway jobs is expected to overrun its projected budget.  As the move and bridgework inches towards its November 2017 completion date, I have the feeling that we'll see the need for additional funds to cover oversights.

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How Can I Get A Pothole Fixed? Both Duluth And Superior Invite People To Report Bad Potholes On Their Websites

I'm always hearing about the poor quality of our city streets every time someone from out of town visits;  the Twin Ports is notorious for having pothole-ridden streets.  So what do you do about it?

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Happy business people conversing with each other
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Who’s Hiring In The Duluth-Superior Area? 7th Annual Northland Job Fair Happens April 5

There are jobs out there - if you make the right connections!  One of those places you can network is at the 7th annual Northland Job Fair - which happens Tuesday, April 5 at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC).

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Bakeries Feel The Pinch With Rising Costs Of Wheat
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Epicurious Magazine Draws Criticism For Publishing A Recipe Using Refrigerated Crescent Rolls

What is happening to the culinary world?  A year or so ago, I reported that Bon Appetit magazine drew the ire of the food world for publishing a recipe for "Dorito Bread".  At the time, many called out the publication for "dumbing down" its creativity to appeal to the lowest common denominator.  Now it appears that another revered cooking journal is seeing similar criticism.

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Why Do People On Highway 105 Drive So Slow? Driving Too Slow Can Be Just As Dangerous As Excessive Speeds

"The gas pedal is on the right!"  On occasion my route takes me over the Oliver Bridge and I find myself on Wisconsin Highway 105. It's actually a nice drive and a refreshing change of pace from crossing the St. Louis River via the Blatnik or Bong Bridges.

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How Does Your Garden Grow? St. Louis County Extension Holding A Spring Gardening Extravaganza On April 16

Northlander's know that the growing season here is short.  Smart gardeners maximize every resource to make sure that their fall harvest is a bountiful one!  A special event put on by the St. Louis County Extension office is one of those educational opportunities that you won't want to miss.

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Car driving on freeway at sunset, motion blur
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MNDOT To Expand Noise Barrier Program; Non-Metro Areas Could See Barriers Starting In 2017

You've no doubt seen them while driving in the Twin Cites metro area - those noise barrier walls that envelope the freeway, protecting the surrounding neighborhoods from the sound that emanates from the heavy traffic.  Now those same noise barriers could start to show up in communities throughout the state of Minnesota.

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UWS Online Program Takes Honors From Accredited Schools Online; Superior’s University Ranked Number Three In The State

The Twin Ports is home to a handful of colleges and universities, giving many educational choices and opportunities.  The University of Wisconsin-Superior recently took home honors from a national online ranking organization that took a look at the online class options available to students.

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