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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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Red Cross Assists Nine Families After Cloquet Fire; Agency Resources At A Greater Need During The Holiday Season

A multi-unit fire in Cloquet has left nine families with immediate needs in the aftermath.  The Northland Chapter of the American Red Cross has been assisting with shelter, seasonal clothing, food, and emotional support.

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What Does The Minnesota Department Of Transportation Have To Do WIth Ports And Waterways? First-Ever Plan Addresses Needs For The Future

When I first read about this I thought to myself:  What does the Minnesota Department of Transportation have to do with ports and waterways?  But the more I thought about it, MNDOT oversees all manner of transportation in the state - no matter if it's on a highway or in a waterway.

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What’s The Most Unlikely Excuse Police Hear? Wisconsin Man Says Beer Battered Fish To Blame For Tenth DUI

I recently read somewhere that Wisconsin holds the title for the most-repeat DUI offenders.  While there is nothing humorous about that information, I would suggest that maybe they need to hold a fish fry at their next reunion meeting?

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Steve Tanko
Steve Tanko
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What Do Foodies Want For Christmas? Helpful Tips For That Cook On Your List

Every year around this time, I'm asked to compile a list of great gift ideas for people who like to cook.  As the resident "foodie" in the building, I guess I have some insight into what's trending (or sometimes more importantly what's not trending) in the culinary world.

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Irina Igumnova;
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When Do New Winter Truck Load IncreasesTake Effect? December 8 Marks The Shift In Regulations For The Season

You can't stop the march of time - or - Mother Nature for that matter!  December 8 marks unveiling of new inter truck load limits for Minnesota roads - according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

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Blaz Kure;
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Sacred Heart Music Center To Receive $365,000 Grant; Money Will Be Used For Restoration Efforts

One of the building landmarks for Duluths' burgeoning music scene is set to see some improvements.  The Sacred Heart Music Center is the recipient of a grant that will see improvements for the almost-120-year-old building.

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