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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.
City Of Chicago Prepares For Another Winter Storm
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Salt Or Sand: What Impacts Plow Truck Decisions?

In a winter where we've seen pretty messy driving conditions - a question often comes up:  Why do the plow trucks sometimes use sand and sometimes use salt when treating the roadways.  The answer has a lot to do with science and temperature conditions.

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East 'Meats' West Dinner Hosted By Michael Mina And Marc Forgione Sponsored By Far Niente Wine And Dolce - Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival
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Boat Club Restaurant To Open In February

A local restaurateur is getting ready to expand his business in the Northland.  Jason Vincent - the owner of the Vanilla Bean Restaurant in Two Harbors and the Vanilla Bean Coffee Shop in the Fitger's Complex is readying a new, different establishment for Duluth:  The Boat Club Restaurant - set to open some time in February.  The new restaurant will open in the former Midi location.

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Wisconsin DOT Officials Remind Drivers To Use Their Headlights

With our recent rounds of snow and with winter driving fresh on  the minds of a lot of drivers, officials with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation are reminding everyone of the need to use their headlights in darkness of when weather conditions warrant the visibility;  Vehicles need to have their lights on if they're within 500 feet of another vehicle.  This isn't just common sense - it's the law.

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Duluth Police Look For Help Locating Individual Wanted In Regards To Super One Theft Incident

The Duluth Police need your help.  They're asking members of the community for assistance in locating the individual pictured in these surveillance photos.  The male pictured is wanted for questioning in relation to a theft incident at Super One Foods.

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Natural Gas Prices In Midwest Could Jump Over 70% After Katrina
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SWL&P Switches To Digital Meters; Five Year Plan Will Replace Every Electric, Gas And Water Meter

Big changes are coming for utility customers in Superior!  The city's utility provider - Superior Water Light and Power Company - has announced a five year project to replace and convert every electric, gas and water meter for their customers;  the move will see the migration from analog to digital metering.

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Minnesota’s My Pillow Company Under Scrutiny From Better Business Bureau

The owner of Minnesota-based My Pillow Company is defending his marketing tactics following an F-rating from the Better Business Bureau and revocation of its accreditation.  Mike Lindell - the creator of My Pillow - says that he has done nothing wrong.

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Sears Expands With "Essentials" Stores
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Sears And Kmart Announce More Store Closures; Minnesota and Wisconsin Locations Included On List

Sears Holdings has announced two different rounds of store closures for their Kmart and Sears stores - with a total of 150 stores to shut their doors prior to the end of March.  Most of the stores have already started clearance sales to liquidate their inventory.

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Mariah Carey Gets Unlikely Support From Fellow Singer Following New Years Incident

Those who know me are (rightfully) surprised that I even know who Mariah Carey is; Truthfully, I probably couldn't name one of her songs.  But I am aware of her much-talked about New Years Eve performance - in which she had trouble with her earpiece - live on stage, in front of millions of people watching worldwide.

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