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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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Kids Can Eat Free Before The Christmas City Of The North Parade At Participating Restaurants

A group of restaurants in the downtown area have teamed up with the Greater Downtown Council to provide a free meal to kids before or after the Christmas City of the North Parade on Friday.  Each restaurant will allow kids to eat for free off of their children's menu with a paid adult entree on November 20.

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Duluth Police Department
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Help Duluth Police Locate A Suspect In A Shoplifting Incident

Officials with the Duluth Police Department are once again turning to the public for help in locating a suspect.  The woman pictured in the surveillance photos above is being sought following a shoplifting incident at the Walgreens near 12th Avenue east and Superior Street.

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LED Light Work To Restrict Lanes Near I-35 And Blatnik Bridge Starting November 16

Crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation are alerting drivers to a project that will restrict lanes on I-35 near the Blatnik Bridge starting on Monday, November 16.  Workers will be installing LED light fixtures along the freeway in this area.

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Can You Deep Fry Your Entire Thanksgiving Meal? Watch As Our Staff Attempts To Put A Golden Brown Crust On Traditional Holiday Favorites

Deep-frying makes everything taste better, right?  During the last couple of years, deep-fried turkeys have made their way into the menus and onto the plates of Thanksgiving diners all across the country.  For whatever reason, Northlanders seem to have embraced this novel way of cooking a turkey with gusto;  maybe it has something to do with the "standing around" and "drinking a beer" that corresponds with the wait time.

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Breakfast With Santa & Holiday Bazaar Happens November 21 In Superior

'Tis the season for Santa Clause - and every kid wants to meet him!  Here's your chance - Saturday, November 21 in Superior.  It's Breakfast with Santa and Holiday Bazaar - sponsored by the Performing Arts Student Scholarship Foundation.

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How To Locally-Source Your Thanksgiving Meal; Duluth-Superior Offers A Surprising Number Of Options

Forget the fact that locally-sourced meals have become all the rage;  truth be told - food is just simply better tasting and better for you when it comes from a local farm.  The carrot that comes from the ground in Lakewood Township trumps the one that spent two weeks on a train coming from Argentina.  Add in the fact that there are (usually) less preservatives and the question about whether or not to serve locally is moot.

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5 New Things To Try This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the sort of meal that most people don't mess with.  Tradition calls for a turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing (or dressing - depending on which you prefer), vegetables, maybe some bread, a pumpkin pie, and a good cup of coffee for dessert.  When you think of it  - it's no wonder that no one changes that menu up much: Thanksgiving really is about the food.

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