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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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25th Annual Dick Reder Golf Scramble Happens July 14

What better way to spend a July afternoon that with a round or two of golf!  And - it gets even better when you're raising money!  Saturday, July 14 marks the date of the 25th annual Dick Reder Golf Scramble at the Nemadji Golf Course.  Funds raised this year will go towards the upcoming renovations at the Superior Public Library.

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MNDOT Unveils Roundabout Plans For I-35/Highway 33 Intersection Near Cloquet

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has big plans to improve the safety of a problematic intersection in the Northland and our area is about to see a major roundabout.  MNDOT has announced plans to install a roundabout at the intersection of I-35 and Highway 33 in Cloquet.

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Lincoln Park’s Place To Play Program Receives $50,000 Grant From Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee Legacy Fund

Duluth will be sporting a better place for kids to play - thanks to grant money from the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee Legacy Fund!  Representatives from the organization handed over the check during a reception yesterday (June 27) in Duluth.

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The Weinstein Company And Netflix Golden Globe Party, Presented With FIJI Water, Grey Goose Vodka, Lindt Chocolate, And Moroccanoil - Inside
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St. Louis County Approves Sunday Liquor Sales

St. Louis County residents who are party planning for the 4th of July weekend will be able to skip the Sunday drive to Wisconsin to restock on liquor;  a vote by the St. Louis County Board to change the liquor license ordinance to allow Sunday off-sales happened at June 27 meeting.  With the implemented changes, businesses that offer off-sale (and hold a county-issued liquor license) will be able to do so on Sunday's between the hours of 11:00 AM and 6:00 PM.

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Fireworks Burst Over New York City On Fourth Of July
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City Of Superior/BID To Run 4th Of July Shuttle

The City of Superior has a lot of fun activities planned for the 4th of July!  At the same time, there is a whole lot of construction going on.  In order to help make things easier for everyone on the 4th, the Business Improvement District is offering a free shuttle service for the day.

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St Louis County Launches Improved Adopt A Highway Program

For the last couple of decades, drivers have come to recognize the Adopt-A-Highway signs that populate our roadways and recognize the good work that they showcase.  Now, St. Louis County is getting ready to revamp its program.

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