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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!!
Tony Hart
Tony Hart
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Train Companies Urge Amateur and Pro Photographers to Stop Using Their Tracks as Location Backdrops

We all know that we should never mess around with a train - right?  As kids we're told to not play on railroad tracks.  When we start driving, the instructions are to stop, look both ways, and go through train crossings as expediently as possible.  The train always wins!  So - why do some people think that posing for pictures on railroad tracks is an okay thing?

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10 Roads To Avoid During Winter In The Duluth Superior Area

Let's face it - getting around the Twin Ports in the winter can be tough.  Not only do we get the brunt of all that Mother Nature throws our way in the winter (I.E. snow, ice, cold) but we also live in a community that's built on a hill right next to a body of water that acts like an ocean.  To say that our roads can be treacherous at times would be an understatement.

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Aaron Davidson via Getty
Aaron Davidson via Getty
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What Goes On Behind The Scenes At Diners, Drive Ins, And Dives? Learn More Than You Ever Wanted To Know About Guy Fieri And His Popular TV Show

The popular Food Network TV show Diners, Drive-In's, and Dives has visited the Twin Ports a few times in the last couple of years.  The travelogue series is hosted by Guy Fieri - who, according to rumors vacations in the Northland (I'll protect his privacy by not disclosing the supposed location).

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St Louis County
St Louis County
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Land Auction Nets Saint Louis County $285,000 And Future Tax Base

Officials with Saint Louis County returned seven properties to the property tax rolls following a land auction that was held June 11 at the St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center (The Depot).  The sale was the largest county land sale ever in the history of the county.

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Aleksander Bolbot
Aleksander Bolbot
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Enjoy Minnesota’s State Parks For Free On Saturday, June 13

What better way to celebrate a beautiful Saturday in June than outdoors - enjoying the sunshine.  The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is offering up their state park system free of charge on Saturday, June 13.  For this one day only, you can take advantage of free admission to Minnesota's State Park System.

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Risto Viitanen
Risto Viitanen
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Duluth Police Add A New Tool To Their Arsenal; Volunteers Will Assist With Non-Criminal Activities

The Duluth Police has always taken a creative approach to crime-fighting.  Recently, they've solicited the help of the general public in finding criminals via the use of social media.  Now, it looks like that use of volunteers is expanding.

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