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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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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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Grand Avenue/Highway 23 Rehabilitation Project Will Transform Western Duluth; Learn More At Public Meetings On September 8 And 17

A plan to rehabilitate the Grand Avenue (Highway 23) thoroughfare that runs between the Gary-New Duluth and West Duluth has been planned for July 2015.  Two seperate public meetings will shed light on the plans for the public.

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Source:  St Louis County Public Works Media Kit
Source: St Louis County Public Works Media Kit
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Haines Road Rebuilding Project Wins International Award; The Public Works Project Rebuilt Roadway Following June 2012 Flood

The rebuilding of Haines Road following the 2012 flood has already won the praise of motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians, as well as project of the year honors from the Minnesota County Engineers Association. Now, the $12 million project has earned international recognition. The American Public Works Association (APWA) has chosen the Haines Road project as its Disaster or Emergency Construction Repair Project of the Year.

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