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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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Chip Somodevilla
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Temporary I-35 Bridge Closure Rescheduled For September 15

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has rescheduled a temporary bridge closure. The closure, from eastbound Highway 23 to northbound I-35 in Duluth, is rescheduled for Monday, September 15 from 9 AM to 3 PM. Traffic will be detoured during the closure.

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SteveOehlenschlager
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Why Is There Fish In My Muller Yogurt? Ingredient List Leaves Many People Questioning What They’re Eating

In the last week, the social media status of two of my friends queried why there was fish listed as one of the ingredients in the yogurt that they were eating.  The product in question is Muller FruitUps and no, the two friends didn't know each other.

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Neilson Barnard - Getty
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Olive Garden Never Ending Pasta Pass Allows You To Fill Up For $100; Struggling Restaurant Chain Tries New Approach To Lure Customers In

Darden-owned Olive Garden has been struggling for some time now.  To offset sluggish sales, they recently went on a "health" kick, serving smaller portions in an attempt to lure customers back.  Now it appears they're going the opposite direction.

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Douglas County Sheriff’s Department Searches For Woman In Connection With Credit Card Theft; Suspect Allegedly Broke Into A Vehicle At The Oliver Boat Landing

Do you know the woman in the pictures above?  The Douglas County Sheriff's Department would like any information you can provide to her identity.  She is wanted for questioning for use of stolen credit cards and a vehicle break-in at the Oliver Boat Landing.

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Source:  Steve Tanko
Source: Steve Tanko
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Man Cave Craft Meats Review; Lake Brat Variety Hits The Mark

There is perhaps nothing more iconic to the food palates of north-central Midwesterners that the brat - which is short for bratwurst.  For the uninitiated, a brat is an American-German-style sausage that is usually made with pork, although beef and veal also make their way into the product depending on the maker.  For some reason the sausage variety has become really popular in the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. (No doubt, the large number of German and Slavic immigrants that originally settled these areas play a large role).

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How To Drive The Bong Bridge Roundabout; Two Year Project Leaves Unfamiliar Intersection For Twin Ports Drivers

Drivers in the Twin Ports will get to experience a round-about traffic intersection first hand when the Bong Bridge reopens this November - as it takes a winter-hiatus during its two-year refurbishment project.

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