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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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TSA Changes Will Scrutinize Uncharged Cell Phones And Electronics

Add one more item to the list of things you need to make sure you have prepared before you board a plane headed back to the United States:  charging your cell phone.  In an effort to add another layer of security, the TSA is implementing a crack-down on uncharged electronic devices on airplanes that are bound for the U.S.

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Nathan Allred
Nathan Allred
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Northern Minnesota Plays A Vital Role In Snowmobile History; Watch The Sleds Come Alive During The Benna Ford Roush Superior Watercross Shootout, August 16 & 17

It probably should come as now surprise that northern Minnesota plays an important role in the origination and development of what's come to be identified as the modern snowmobile.  In fact, two of the major players in the industry are still headquartered in our neck of the woods.

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Third Annual Battle Of The Badges Solicites Blood Donations, July 16-19

The 3rd annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drive happens in Hermantown, July 16-19.  The event pits the Hermantown Police Department against the Hermantown Fire Department in an effort to raise awareness and donations of blood.

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Highway 53 Relocation Project Might Not Be Finished By 2017; Minnesota Department Of Transportation Officials Issue An Update

The Highway 53 relocation represents one of the largest highway projects that the State of Minnesota has ever undertook. The move is necessary to allow for mining expansion. Today, the Minnesota Department of Transportation issued a statement suggesting that they may not hit the 2017 target date for relocation.

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Steve Tanko
Steve Tanko
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Construction Update For Kwik Trip’s 28th Street Location In Superior As Of July 1

Here's an update on the 28th and Tower location of Kwik Trip in Superior!  As of Tuesday morning (July 1) - it looks like the roofing is already (or almost) complete.  Workers have installed thermal wrap on the outside of the building - in advance of siding, and the windows are in.  Out front, it appears that the rough groundwork is complete.  They've even installed the stand-up sign that advertises the price of gas. 

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Douglas county Sheriff's Office
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Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Treating Found Pickup Truck As A Stolen Vehicle Case

Here's an update on the 1978 Ford pickup truck that dredging crews discovered last week in the harbor.  Officials with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office are now treating the case as a stolen vehicle

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