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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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Can I Recycle Cartons? Saint Louis County Encourages Food And Beverage Carton Recycling

It seems like we recycle more things every year.  I remember when recycling first came to the forefront in  the early to mid-1990's:  the focus was on paper, glass, plastic, and tin.  Then - as time went on - we were encouraged to expand our recycling ways by adding Styrofoam and so-called "higher-number plastics".

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Why Aren’t Schools Closed Today? What Criteria Is Used To Determine When To Call Off School On Account Of The Weather

When the weather forecast takes a turn for the worst in the winter, parents of school-age children know what question follows:  "Will we have school tomorrow"?  Sometimes the answer to that question is an easy "no" but often there are other factors at work that make it a difficult one to determine for school administrators.

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Bayfront Family Center Closed January 5 Due To Cold Temperatures

The cold weather is starting to put a damper on outdoor family fun in the Twin Ports.  The City of Duluth Parks and Recreation division will not be opening the Bayfront Family Center today for recreational activities due to the extremely cold temperatures and below zero wind chill.

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Sandpiper Pipeline Inches Forward With Public Meetings Scheduled This Week

The 616-mile Sandpiper oil pipeline moves one step closer to reality as the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission receives public comment about the project at a series of public meetings scheduled throughout this week.  Residents in all parts of the state will have an opportunity to comment as there are meetings scheduled throughout the state.

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What Is The Difference Between A King And A Queen Size Bed? Learn And Understand About The Different Mattress Sizes Commercially Available In The United States

A generation or so ago there were only two mattress/bed sizes:  Twin and Full.  If you've been shopping for a bed or mattress recently, you've probably discovered a wide-range of sizes and descriptions.  But what do they mean?

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What Is Hoarfrost? Learn About Mother Nature’s Flocking Method

One thing we know about winter by living in the Northland:  Even though Mother Nature gives us an excess amount of cold temperatures and extra-large snow piles, we also get to enjoy the beauty that this season offers.  One of the phenomenons that is common in this part of the country is hoarfrost.  But, what exactly is hoarfrost?

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Superior’s Anchor Bar Wins Honor As One Of America’s “101 Best Burgers”

The internet is full of lists and most of them include questionable results.  However THIS listing is one I can concur with.  Superior's Anchor Bar was included on a listing of the 101 Best Burgers In America, compiled by the Food & Drink section of MSN.

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Updates To Close Billings Park In Superior Starting In May

One of the jewels located within the City of Superior is Billings Park - located on the western side of the metro near the Saint Louis River.  With plenty of playground equipment, picnic areas, and scenic trails - the area is often a summertime destination.

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Bayfront Family Center Closed December 30 Due To Cold Temperatures

Heads up if you were looking for something fun and outdoors to do with the family tonight:  The City of Duluth Parks and Recreation division will not be opening the Bayfront Family Center today for recreational activities due to the extremely cold temperatures and below zero wind chill.

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