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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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Greg Lindsey Appionted Scholar In Residence By Minnesota Department Of Transportation; Move Allows Agency To Focus On Non-Vehicle Transportation

Bicyclists and pedestrians:  The State of Minnesota has heard you!  In order to improve trails and pathways, they've reached out for public comment on a plan to move the region forward.  Now, they're adding a face to the process.

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Superior Radio Shack To Close By The End Of March; Move Part Of Radio Shack’s Bankruptcy

Sad news for electronics consumers in the Twin Ports:  The Radio Shack store on Tower Avenue is one of the nearly 1,800 stores set to close within the next month and a half - as part of the corporations bankruptcy.

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Frazer Harrison;
Frazer Harrison;
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What’s Wrong With Bob Dylan? Acceptance Speech At Person Of The Year Award Ceremony Shows He Hasn’t Learned A Thing From His Past

Apparently Bob Dylan is a mean, vengeful human being.  At least that's the personality he chose to disclose at his acceptance speech as the MusiCares Person of the Year - at a ceremony on Friday evening.  The event - a precursor to the Grammy's - was a hot ticket event as the reclusive Dylan usually shy's away from the press and the public.  Maybe he should have on this night, too.

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Torian Dixon;
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Superior Extends Deadline For Sewer/Stormwater/Recycling Bills; Billing Problems Give Residents An Extra Ten Days To Pay

Once upon a time Superior residents didn't pay for stormwater or recycling.  Now - in lieu of increased property taxes - they do, along with their sewer usage.  Residents who received their 4th quarter bill a few days ago and noticed that they were due rather quickly will get an extra ten days to pay.

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What Is America’s Favorite Meat? Pork Topples Beef For The First Time In Over 60 Years To Take Second Place

Chalk it up to leaner herds, evolving tastes, the U.S. Dollar, and vaccinations:  America has a new meat champion.  New information shows that pork has recently surpassed beef as America's second most-consumer meat in the country.  Chicken remains in first place.

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What Is Duluth Doing To Revitalize Its Neighborhoods? A February 11 Luncheon Will Detail Potential Paths To Progress

Like many communities, Duluth struggles with how to best utilize and re-energize neighborhoods throughout the city.  A luncheon scheduled for Wednesday, February 11 will detail potential ways that our community could evolve.

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Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno;
Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno;
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What Did The Original Star Wars Logo Look Like? A Fascinating Look At The Branding Evolution Of An American Classic

First things first:  I've never seen the movie Star Wars or any of its sequels.  But I know that the film is an American classic that most people have seen at least once (and some diehards have seen enough to intimately know each and every word of the script). These Star Wars fans are well aware of how the film has been altered over the years and they can point out the changes along the way.

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Photo source: Tony Hart TSM
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What Happened To The Superior Ice Sculpture? Massive Ice Structure Crumbles

The Lake Superior Ice Project has collapsed.  The massive ice sculpture that has overlooked the shores of the bay off Barkers Island since December has fallen - an apparent victim of weather and wind and its own height.  Some reports are also suggesting that one of the wires that were holding up the structure during construction may have bent.

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Viktoriya Sukhanova;
Viktoriya Sukhanova;
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Why Aren’t Pistachio’s Red Anymore? Changes In Market and Harvest Procedures Eliminated The Red Pistachio

I mentioned this to someone just the other day and they thought I was off my rocker.  Once upon a time pistachio's used to be red.  The shells were an unnatural color that was inherent of the red food color that was used to dye them that color.  Nowadays, you don't see red pistachios anymore - only their natural-colored shell.

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Evgeny Murtola;
Evgeny Murtola;
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Minnesota’s State Rail Plan Moves Forward; A Series Of Informational Meetings Gather Public Opinion

Another round of public meetings are scheduled to happen regarding the 2015 update of the Minnesota State Rail Plan.  The Minnesota Department of Transportation has scheduled this second round to allow the general public the opportunity to make their comments and input known to officials that are in the planning phase.

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