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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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Suspect In Superior’s Kool-Aid Counterfeit $20 Case Held Over For Arraignment; Next Court Date In September

The man charged with passing off counterfeit $20 bills at rummage sales and Kool-Aid stands in Superior and Lake Nebagamon had his initial date in Douglas County Circuit Court.  46-year old Steven Alan Wakefield was bound for arraignment and released on $500 bail;  he will make his next appearance in court on September 12.

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Storm Damage To Board Of Trade Building Necessitates Temporary Closure Of Part Of First Street West

Repair work on the Board of Trade Building in downtown Duluth will necessitate the closing of the 300 block of First Street West temporarily - while a crane is assembled. The repairs are needed due to to damage that the building sustained during the storm on July 21.

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Congress Works Towards Passing Temporary Extension Of Transportation Bill
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Late For Work Excuses That Only Apply In Duluth-Superior

When you think about it - we really have it easy commute-wise in the Twin Ports;  the average one-way drive to work for most of us is 20 minutes or less.  It should be easy to arrive at important destinations on time - most of the time.  That said, I think we all know of people who are chronically late for work and important appointments.

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Duluth Storm Victims Take Note: How To Avoid Being Taken Advantage Of By Scammers

Don't make a bad situation worse.  The storms we've experienced over the last couple of weeks have left a lot of damage in their wake.  Rural residents of the Twin Ports - and even those downtown - suffered significant amounts downed trees, ripped-off siding and roof shingles, damaged out-buildings, and more.  Unfortunately, this is the recipe that many scammers look for when deciding who or where to target next.

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Heavy Storm Brings Fatalities To The Boundary Waters Area [Developing]

The storm that ripped through the Northland last night brought down hundreds of trees and shattered power lines - leaving many cleaning up in it's aftermath.  It apparently also took lives in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

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