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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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Superior’s 4th Of July Celebration Details; 2016 Theme Is Thank A Veteran

The City of Superior has historically thrown one of the larger 4th of July Celebrations in the Twin Ports area and it looks like the 2016 holiday will not disappoint.  Officials that are involved with the planning have issued the details for the upcoming Independence Day.

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St. Louis County To Review Land Use Ordinances; Changes Could Affect Sewer Systems And Small Buildings

If you own land in St. Louis County that has a sewer system on it or small out-buildings, you might want to know about proposed changes to the current ordinance schedule.  The St. Louis County Planning Commission has finished the review process and they're getting ready to recommend updates to to Subdivision Ordinance 60 and Zoning Ordinance 62.

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City Of Superior Announces Altered Garbage Pickup For July 4th Holiday

As is the case with most holidays, the City of Superior will alter their pickup schedule in conjunction with the 4th of July holiday.  According to the Superior Public Works Department, their offices will be closed on Monday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.  This includes the Municipal Landfill on Moccasin Mike Road.

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Urban Gardening Growing In Popularity
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Is Rhubarb A Fruit Or A Vegetable? Get The Answer At Saturday’s Rhubarb Festival, June 25

Mention rhubarb to someone not from our region and they'll give you a puzzled look.  That's because while the vegetable grows plentifully in the Northland, most other parts of the country don't see it in their gardens or yards.  In addition, many people are confused over what to do with the plant in the kitchen;  while rhubarb is a vegetable by classification, most people prepare it as if it was a fruit.

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Portions Of Airport Road Remain Closed For Utility Work

Heads up if you travel on Airport Road:  Crews with the City of Duluth will spend a good part of day working on utility connections for the new Cirrus Completion Center between Vandenburg Road and Ralston Drive.  In order to accommodate the project, Airport Road will be completely closed between those roads for the bulk of the day June 24.

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Steve Tanko
Steve Tanko
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Grand Avenue/Highway 23 To Close Friday Night

Drivers who use Grand Avenue/Highway 23 will want to know about a closure that is scheduled to happen Friday night into early Saturday morning.  The roadway will be completely closed to traffic starting at 10:00 PM on Friday, June 24 until 6:00 AM Saturday, June 25 in order to accommodate crews who will be taking out a pedestrian bridge near Grand Avenue Place.

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Wine Seminar Series A - Joe Wagner Presents Copper Cane Wines & Provisions - 2016 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE
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Duluth Children’s Museum Honors Former CEO With Dedication

Officials with the Duluth Children's Museum will honor former CEO Michael Garcia with a surprise boat-christening at the permanent Ore Boat & Aerial Lift Bridge play-structure and exhibit on site.  After the ceremony the ship will be known as the "M. Garcia".

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Josh Koop - TSM
Josh Koop - TSM
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Grandma’s Marathon Traffic Advisories; William Irvin 5K, Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, Grandma’s Marathon Race Details

Grandma's Marathon weekend is finally here!  Along with the influx of racers and spectators will come road closures and detours in order to accommodate each of the races.

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St. Louis County Land Sale Raises Funds And Returns Properties To The Tax Roll

It was pretty good day for the buyers, tax payers, and St. Louis County on June 10!  That was the date of a public land sale that offered tax forfeited properties back to the general public.  Over the course of the day 16 properties were sold to eager buyers, raising $386,500 in funds and returning them to the tax roll for future revenue for the county.

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Steve Tanko
Steve Tanko
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Relocation Project Closes Highway 136 Near Chisholm; Hibbing Taconite Expansion Prompts Work

Mining expansion is the cause of two highways being moved on the Iron Range.  While the Highway 53 relocation project is getting most of the press due to it's expense and the large bridge involved, a second project is underway near Chisholm.

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Jeff Frey & Associates
Jeff Frey & Associates
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June 18 Is Grandma’s Marathon Day In Minnesota; Governor Dayton Honors The 40th Anniversary With Proclamation

The 2016 running of Grandma's Marathon represents the 40th anniversary of the world-class event that happens in Duluth each June.  To commemorate the occasion, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed Saturday, June 18 to be Grandma's Marathon Day in the state of Minnesota.

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