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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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HibTac To Start Trucking Taconite Pellets To Superior Dock; One Hundred Trucks A Day Will Replace Rail As Cliffs Natural Resources Method Of Transportation

Get ready to see a lot of taconite pellets over the next few months.  Cliffs Natural Resources, which operates HibTac on the Iron Range announced that they will begin shipping their taconite pellets to the Allouez Dock in Superior by truck.  An estimated 100 trucks  a day - operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week will replace train cars, the usual method of shipping these pellets.

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How Can I Find Winter Road Conditions For The Northland? How A Change In Descriptions For Winter 2014-2015 Will Make It Easier To Understand Road Reports

Hazardous.  Difficult.  Good.  What do those terms really mean when Mother Nature has unleashed her brand of snow and ice on our Northland roads?  Starting this winter, you'll have a better guide.

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No author listed. From TSM
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What Foods Won’t Doctors Eat? What Foods Do Doctors Keep From Their Diet?

Visit a doctor and they'll tell you that one of the ways to improve your overall health is to watch what you eat.  Speaking in generalities, we should all avoid fats, salt, and chemicals.  But what specific foods do doctors suggest we avoid?  Or, put another way - what foods don't doctors eat?

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ElyTo See Major Road Work In 2015; Public Meeting Will Highlight The Plans On October 14

Saint Louis County Public Works is looking ahead to road construction projects planned for the summer of 2015 season. One of those projects is the reconstruction of 8th Avenue in Ely, between James Street and Camp Street.  A public meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 14, at 6 PM at the Pioneer Apartment complex, 114 North 8th Avenue in Ely. Public Works engineers will present information on what’s being planned, as well as the expected work schedule.

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How To Fix Kitchen Catastrophes; What To Do When You Burn Your Food

Sometimes the more we try to juggle the less efficient we are.  That can be especially true in the kitchen, where timing and concentration can be the key between a fantastic dinner and a catastrophe.  On occasion, though things can get away from us.  So what can you do to rescue a meal that you've burned?

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(Photo by Jack Kearse/Emory University via Getty Images)
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What Are The Signs Of The Ebola Virus? How Easy Is It To Contract Ebola?

Well, it's in the news and everyone's talking about Ebola now that it has hit the shores of the United States.  Internally, we have had one of our co-workers on location in Texas while the first cases of Ebola were breaking out in Texas - so - it made me wonder:  What are the signs and symptoms of the Ebola virus?

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