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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.
The Annual Perseid Meteor Shower
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Wisconsin DOT Traffic Cameras Capture Meteor Flight

While astronomers and even weather-related experts were busy tracking a meteor that made its way across the Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, even Indiana skies this morning, Wisconsin Department of Transportation officials got the best view of the phenomenon.  According to their Facebook page, WISDOT traffic cameras caught the meteor in flight in a few of their locations.

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Brent Musburger And Al Bernstein Unveil Broadcasting Studio For VSiN Sports Gambling Information Network
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Ribbon Cutting Scheduled For ENDI Apartments – Duluth’s Newest Market-Rate Units

A solution to Duluth's housing shortage is coming full circle!  The official ribbon cutting for the ENDI Apartments will happen Tuesday, February 7 at 10:00 AM.  The general public is invited to come take part in the celebration with local government leaders, developers, and more.

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House Values In Brisbane Set To Take Over Melbourne
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St. Louis County Offers Chance To Bid On 100 Tax-Forfeited Parcels On February 9

This could be your lucky year!  If you've been in the market for property to buy - and at a great deal, St. Louis County has your opportunity on Thursday, February 9.  More than 100 tax-forfeited properties will hit the auction block for sale to the highest bidder.

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Homeowners Brace For Higher Heating Costs This Winter
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Swap Program Targets Older Northland Wood Stoves For Replacement

You could swap out that old wood stove you've had for years for a new, energy-efficient model and end up money ahead.  That's the aim of a new program put forth by Environmental Initiative.  Wood stoves were bought before 1990 qualify for the program.

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Green Bay Packers v Chicago Bears
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How To Keep Food Safe For The Big Game Northland Style

There's a football game coming up this weekend apparently - even though the folks with the National Football League don't want you to specifically mention the name of the end-of-season championship.  Many people celebrate these sort of games with parties that involve food of some sort.  While I'm not a football fan (I've never watched a single minute of a game) I do like to cook and I often get questions from my friends on everything from what to serve for a party like this to how to prepare it.

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German NSA Investigation Committee Considers Typewriters Out of Data Leak Concerns As Sales Rise
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Lake Superior Writers Contest Seeks Entries

Put your writing skills to the test for a chance to earn recognition and a cash prize.  The Lake Superior Writers are seeking entries for their 2017 Writing Contest.  The theme of this years contest is "Rivers:  Mapped and Unmapped" - with the subject matter being real or metaphorical.

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Steve Tanko
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Duluth-Superior Winter Bridge Etiquette 101

So you may have noticed that we get a little snow and ice here in the Twin Ports from time to time.  The average winter brings measurable snow every couple of days with at least 3 or 4 major snow events for the season.  You may have also noticed that our Twin Ports community is divided by the St. Louis River, which requires a bridge to travel to-and-from Duluth and Superior.  We have two major bridge option routes to choose from in the heart of the metro, with a few outlying choices as well.

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Traditional Opening Of The Tay Salmon Season
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Program To Highlight The Historic Brule River, February 21

Here's a great cure for Cabin Fever and a way to get a head-start on the spring fishing season!  The Superior Public Library welcomes Damian Wilmot on Tuesday, February 21 to share his extensive knowledge of the historic Brule River.  The presentation will start at 6:00 PM.

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Tony Hart
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Pier B Resort Hotel Receives Recognition From The Economic Development Association Of Minnesota

One of Duluth's newest hotels is getting state-wide recognition.  The Economic Development Association of Minnesota has recognized the Pier B Resort Hotel with their 2017 Excellence in Economic Development Award in the Redevelopment category.  The award recognizes the work that Pier B owners and the City of Duluth did to re-purpose the former LaFarge Cement site on the waterfront.

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