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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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Glen Campbell’s Video For His Single Is A Sad Reminder Of His Journey With Alzheimers; Watch “I’m Not Gonna Miss You When I’m Gone” [Video]

A new movie and a new song.  Now in the last stages of Alzheimer's, Glen Campbell is giving fans one last gift - an inside look inside his struggles with the disease.  A documentary that shines the spotlight on his journey with Alzheimer's is due out soon and now Campbell has issued a video to go along with his latest single, "I'm Not Gonna Miss You When I'm Gone"

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When Does The Cold Weather Rule Start? Minnesota’s Winter-Related Rule Starts This Wednesday

This time of year, questions often arise as to the time-frame of Cold Weather Rule in regards to heat utilities, in conjunction with the Public Utilities Commission.  While no one is suggesting that you forgo paying for the utilities that you use, this website contains  answers to often asked questions.

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Duluth Public Schools Fall Break Events Planned At Duluth Public Library – October 16 And 17

The Duluth Public Schools will observe their Fall Break on Thursday, October 16 and Friday, October 17.  What do you do with the kids?  One answer might be the events planned at the Duluth Public Library.

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HibTac To Start Trucking Taconite Pellets To Superior Dock; One Hundred Trucks A Day Will Replace Rail As Cliffs Natural Resources Method Of Transportation

Get ready to see a lot of taconite pellets over the next few months.  Cliffs Natural Resources, which operates HibTac on the Iron Range announced that they will begin shipping their taconite pellets to the Allouez Dock in Superior by truck.  An estimated 100 trucks  a day - operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week will replace train cars, the usual method of shipping these pellets.

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How Can I Find Winter Road Conditions For The Northland? How A Change In Descriptions For Winter 2014-2015 Will Make It Easier To Understand Road Reports

Hazardous.  Difficult.  Good.  What do those terms really mean when Mother Nature has unleashed her brand of snow and ice on our Northland roads?  Starting this winter, you'll have a better guide.

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