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Steve Tanko

I’m a proud life-long resident of the Northland: Born and raised on the Iron Range, I’ve lived in the Twin Ports all of my adult years. I enjoy the fact that we get to enjoy all four seasons and I love the natural beauty that our area provides. I’m worked for the company that owns KOOL 101.7 since 1993 and I enjoy the fact that no two days are ever the same. Although you hear me on the radio during the mid-day shift, my mail role is Production Manager for our stations – writing and producing the commercials you hear. I’m married with one son. In my spare time (what is that?) I enjoy cooking, collecting records (primarily classic country), studying history and politics and being involved in the community on a variety of boards and committees.
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Procession To Welcome Traveling 9/11 Exhibit To Duluth On April 2

Perhaps no one will ever forget where they were on September 11, 2001 when the World Trade Towers and the United States were targeted by terrorists.  In the 16 years that have passed since, Americans have turned toward memories to help them never forget the events of that day.

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TSM/Nick Stoltman
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Drain Work To Close I-35 Ramp To Downtown Duluth And Canal Park

Drivers in the downtown Duluth area can expect some delays and detours on Thursday, March 16 as crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation work to clean plugged drains along I-35.  The work will affect the southbound I-35 ramp at 256B which diverts traffic to Lake Avenue and 5th Avenue West.

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Grey-Headed Flying Foxes To Be Relocated From Royal Botanic Gardens
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Soudan Mine Bat Population Falling Victim To White Nose Syndrome

If you've ever toured the Underground Mine in Soudan, you've seen the bats.  After the long elevator ride deep into the Earth ends and the steel doors open,  you're left to encounter the more-than 15,000 bats that have made their residence in the abandoned mine.  Now it appears that that is about to change.

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Tax On Beer Considered To Help Pay For Health Care
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Sunday Sales Net Suspension And Fines For Minnesota Liquor Store

The law is the law until it changes.  For Minnesota liquor sales, there is a change coming - to allow off-sale on Sundays;  that change won't take effect until July.  Yesterday - in advance of that change, a Minneapolis liquor store decided to open for business anyway.  Those open doors and the sales they racked up will result in a costly penalty for the business.

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