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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 Is There To Do In Duluth In The Winter? City Parks And Rec Department Offers Free Ice Skating Events

There's no shortage of fun in the winter - especially if you have a pair of ice skates!  Just as you would expect in a city that fully-embraces the snow and the cold, ice skating opportunities abound within the Twin Ports.

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Was Christmas Always Celebrated In America? The Pilgrims Didn’t Recognize The Christmas Holiday

There's a lot of talk about the war on Christmas these days - with many who aim to be more politically-correct trying to whisk the reason for the season under the rug.  While you could look at this modern-day battle in America as a recent development, it isn't.  In fact - the war against Christmas has been waged since the colonial days of our country.

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Environmental Impact Statement For Highway 53 Relocation Project Is Released; Learn About The Ways You Can Review It For Yourself

Even though we're in the "off season" for road construction projects, there is plenty of movement on the Highway 53 Relocation Project that is planned for 2017.  Now that the state has firmed up plans and selected an alternate route, the work on what impact this roadway will have on our environment is underway.

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Revolutionary New Domino’s Pizza Coming To The Twin Ports; Hermantown Location Will Give Customers A Different Experience

Forget what you know or think you know about Domino's Pizza;  The newest location that's coming to the Twin Ports will be vastly different from any one you've ever been to.

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What Is A Butter Crayon? Inventor Hopes To Change America’s Butter Habits

The Kickstarter website has been in the news a lot the last year or so - with people who post their pleas for others to fund their pet projects. Some of those requests for cash are for charitable needs and some are to help get an invention off the ground.

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Free Community Holiday Party Happens December 17 At Duluth Heights Community Center

'Tis the season for Christmas parties - especially those geared towards kids and families. A special "holiday edition" of the Play Gym free social program for parents and their preschoolers will be held Wednesday, December 17 at the Duluth Heights Community Center.

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Photo: Nick Stoltman
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Will The Apostle Island Ice Caves Be Open This Winter? 2014-2015 Season May Have Good News For Those Who Missed Out Last Year

I was perhaps one of the few people who did not make it out to the Apostle Island Ice Caves last winter.  Although I had planned on an excursion, a visit didn't pan out for me.  However, record numbers of people took advantage of the extra-cold temperatures last winter that helped create an ideal situation for the sight-seeing - something that had not been possible for almost five years!

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City Of Superior Announces Their Altered Garbage Schedule For Christmas And New Years

Garbage has been a hot issue in the City of Superior during 2014 - with additional fees about to go into effect with the next calendar year.  As we get closer to the last few weeks of 2014, the city has announced their altered schedule to correspond to the Christmas and New Years holidays.

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