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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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St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office Urges Caution On Rural Roads; Spring Weather Causes Washouts

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office has issued a call for caution when traveling on the rural roadways in our area.  The recent rash of warmer weather and rainfall has caused washouts and flooded roadways.

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Carolina K. Smith,M.D.
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What Did Minnesota State Patrol Cars Look Like Through The Years?

If you grew up in Minnesota, those maroon State Patrol cruisers are an iconic image - even if you've never been pulled over by one!  Close your eyes and you can visualize what the "highway patrol" cars look like - right?  Are you sure?

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Superior Storm Sewer Project To Alleviate Two Major Drainage Issues; Work Happens Ahead Of Two-Year Belknap Street Overhaul

You may have head that there is a major two-year rebuild project coming in 2017 and 2018 for Belknap Street in Superior.  The work will totally rebuild the major thoroughfare  - a project that hasn't happened in more than a generation.  You may have also heard about flooding, drainage, and storm water problems in the city.  A major project that is expected to start in May stems from both of those facts.

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Nikolay Trubnikov
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Pasta Extravaganza Happens Saturday, March 12; Annual Benefit Supports Cathedral School In Superior

The secret-recipe pasta sauces of Northland chefs are in the spotlight as Cathedral School presents their annual Pasta Extravaganza - Saturday, March 12 in Kress Hall at Cathedral of Christ the King in Superior.

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Ronald Tinsley
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Police Arrest Suspect In Motor Vehicle Theft Incident; James Andrew Barker Faces Felony Charges; Duluth, Hermantown, and U.S. Border Patrol Agents Involved

Hats off to the Duluth Police and the Floodwood Police Departments for another case successfully closed.  They recently made an arrest in a vehicle theft incident that leaves the suspect with felony charges.

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Popular Incandescent Bulbs Phasing Out In New Year
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Minnesota’s Highways Converting To LED Light Fixtures; MNDOT To Convert Entire State By 2020

The Federal government passed legislation that banned manufacturers from making and selling incandescent light bulbs for consumers a few years ago.  LED bulbs quickly became the new go-to bulb of choice for many home users.  Now it appears that the State of Minnesota is getting ready to join the trend.

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