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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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Highway 53 Relocation Receives Funding; Vote By Minnesota Legislators Allows Bonding By Minnesota Department Of Transportation

The Highway 53 relocation project on the Iron Range moved past a major hurdle yesterday:  Minnesota legislators voted to allow bonding by the Minnesota Department of Transportation.  The move was an important piece on the project;  without funding the move couldn't happen.

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Fourth Of July Holiday Weekend Travel Update; Minnesota Drivers Urged To Use Caution In Work Zones

As the 4th of July holiday weekend approaches, officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation remind travelers that there are a large number of road construction projects throughout the state.  Even though the majority of these work zones will be shut down for  the weekend, the orange cones and barricades will still be in place;  drivers are urged to use caution.

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City Of Superior Continues Its Battle With The Emerald Ash Borer This Summer; Here’s An Update On What’s Been Happening

Here's an update on the City of Superior's battle against the Emerald Ash Borer.  We last reported on the process last year when the city felled trees in the north end and near the Blatnik Bridge.  This summer, the war wages on with a new front in South Superior.

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Iron Range Schools Praised For Recycling Efforts By Saint Louis County; Two Schools Recycled Nearly 17 Tons Of Materials Last School Year

Officials with Saint Louis County recently applauded the efforts of schools on Iron Range for their efforts in waste reduction;  students, teachers, and staff together worked to make it a banner year for recycling materials that would have otherwise gone to the landfill.  Two schools alone recycled nearly 17 tons of materials.

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What’s Going In To The BP They Closed On Central Entrance? New Development Would Bring A Unique Pizza Hut To Town

The corner of Arlington Avenue and Central Entrance has become ground-central for development in the Twin Ports!  Just a few months ago, there were  three gas stations at that intersection.  Now, it appears that it will look entirely different soon.

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10 Things People From Duluth Need To Stop Complaining About

You've heard the myth about Minnesota Nice haven't you?  You know what I'm talking about;  folks who live in the Northland are kind, good-hearted, and never complain about anything.  Well I can't argue with some elements of that but I will tell you that people in Duluth love to complain!

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DTA Transportation Center Project And Greysolon Plaza Repairs To Temporarily Close Some Downtown Streets – June 26 & 29

Work is progressing on the Duluth Transit Authority's Multimodal Transportation Center in downtown Duluth.  In order to accommodate construction on the project, some streets in the downtown area will need to be closed temporarily on June 26 and June 29.

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