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Steve Tanko

I’m a proud life-long resident of the Northland: Born and raised on the Iron Range, I’ve lived in the Twin Ports all of my adult years. I enjoy the fact that we get to enjoy all four seasons and I love the natural beauty that our area provides. I’m worked for the company that owns KOOL 101.7 since 1993 and I enjoy the fact that no two days are ever the same. Although you hear me on the radio during the mid-day shift, my mail role is Production Manager for our stations – writing and producing the commercials you hear. I’m married with one son. In my spare time (what is that?) I enjoy cooking, collecting records (primarily classic country), studying history and politics and being involved in the community on a variety of boards and committees.
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Bob Dylan To Play Xcel Energy Center October 25

One of Minnesota's most-famous artists is coming home for a performance in a little over a month from now. Bob Dylan will perform at the Xcel Energy Center on Wednesday, October 25 - along with Mavis Staples. If the turn-around time on the show date seems short, that's because it is; the concert was just announced today on the venue's social media.

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Bong Bridge Maintenance Happens September 11-30

One of the two major bridges that allow Twin Ports drivers to cross the St. Louis River will see maintenance work the rest of the month - resulting in major alternating lane closures and width restrictions. Work crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation will be performing maintenance on Bong Bridge September 11-30 as part of their annual schedule.

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St. Louis County Sheriff’s Department Helps Business Search For 3,000 Stolen Fishing Lures

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Department is searching for more than 3,000 fishing lures that were stolen from a warehouse location for Marine General. The crime occurred on August 13.

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Epic Flooding Inundates Houston After Hurricane Harvey
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Superior Choice Credit Union Hosts Emergency Donation Drive For Local Shelters

Sometimes the little things can make the biggest difference! As the season changes, Northlanders know that area shelters can be taxed this time of the year. In an effort to re-stock the shelves with much-needed supplies, a local financial institution has stepped up to help.

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Chester Bowl Fall Fest Happens September 16

One of the signature fall events in the Twin Ports happens Saturday, September 16 as the 33rd annual Fall Fest happens at Chester Bowl. Between 9:30 AM and 4:30 PM, more than 125 vendors will be on hand with food, produce, collectibles, crafts, music, activities, and more.

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Shadow Chancellor Meets Steelworkers From The Recently Mothballed SSI Site
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MNDOT Looks To Improve Bus Access To Rural Areas

While public transportation might get a lot of press in the more-populated parts of the state, it's probably the smaller towns and rural communities that have the biggest need. A push by the Minnesota Department of Transportation aims to make access easier in some of those areas.

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