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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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What Does The Future Of Canal Park And Downtown Duluth Look Like? Learn About Parking Plans At A Meeting On March 24

The future of Canal Park and Downtown Duluth gets a little closer - Tuesday, March 24, as city leaders roll out their plans for parking in our areas most-busy neighborhood.

A joint meeting will be presented by officials with the Greater Downtown Council, the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce, Canal Park Business Association and Visit Duluth.

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Nick Stoltman
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How Can I Cruise Lake Superior On An Ore Boat? Your Chance To Win The Cruise Of A Lifetime Comes Courtesy Of The Lake Superior Maritime Visitors Center

Whether you've lived here your whole life or have only visited the Twin Ports for a day or so - chances are that you've stopped to watch the ore boats as they arrive and depart from the largest inland port in the nation.  Now, your chance to ride on one of those boats is coming;  In fact, you could spend five days on the "cruise of a lifetime"!

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Stephen Chernin;
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Why Isn’t Pete Rose In Baseball? The Former All-Star Player Formally Petitions For Reinstatement For The Third Time

I'll start by saying this:  I don't watch sports yet alone baseball.  In that regard, you could argue that I have no business offering an opinion about whether or not Pete Rose should be reinstated to the sport that he excelled at in the 1970's and 80's.  However, I propose that we look at his situation with a different set of eyes.

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Henryk Sadura;
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What Age Should Mothers Stop Taking Their Sons To The Restroom With Them? Age-Old Question Resurfaces With A Sign At An Oklahoma Mall

As a parent, we've all been there.  You're out in public and eventually Mother Nature calls the name of your child.  If your child is the same sex as you - no problem.  However, what happens if they're not and they are also too young to go to the bathroom by themselves.  And further more - what age does it become inappropriate?

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William Perugini;
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Who Is Vivian Howard? Star Of A Chef’s Life Became Gourmet Food Star By Going Back To Her Roots

I don't get wrapped up in the whole celebrity chef thing.  Most of what comprises the schedule of the Food Network bores the heck out of me and I never watch it.  Quite frankly, if I see one more competition or challenge show I'll rip the knobs off of their Viking range!

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Where Is Minnesota Spendings Its Money On Safe Routes To School? Minnesota Department Of Transportation Releases The Names Of The Counties That Received Grant Money

Biking and walking:  These are the most-common forms of transportation for children.  Recently, the State of Minnesota pledged to make the routes to school safer for those who utilize those means on a daily basis.

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