Steve Tanko is a life-long resident of the Northland. He was born on the Iron Range and has lived in the Twin Ports all of his adult years. He first started working for the company that owns this radio station in 1993. Although you hear him in the afternoons on KOOL 101.7, his primary role for the company is Regional Production Manager - writing and producing the commercials you hear. He's married with one son. In his free time, Steve enjoys cooking, collecting records (primarily classic country), and studying history and politics. He is also very involved in the community, volunteering time for a variety of boards and committees.
Fed Halts Death Penalty Sentence For Minnesota Man Convicted In Dru Sjodin Kidnapping + Murder
The U.S. Attorney General reversed an earlier decision, deciding instead to not seek the death penalty for the Minnesota man convicted in the Dru Sjodin kidnapping and murder.
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Work on parts of Duluth's Twin Ports Interchange Project have been halted after the discovery of indigenous human remains. MNDOT has no update on timelines.
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A federal judge has found a Wisconsin substance abuse center and it's practitioner guilty of more than $2 million in fraudulent Medicaid billing charges.
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Energizer will close two of its Wisconsin battery manufacturing plants, outsourcing operations to operations outside of the United States.
Minnesota State Fair Announces Duran Duran As First Performer For 2023 Grandstand Lineup
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Organizers pushing to rename a section of a Minnesota Highway as a memorial to Prince have set up a GoFundMe site to raise money for the signs.
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The CDC and FDA is urging people to stop using two specific brands of eye drops, which have been associated with serious infections, blindness, and one death.
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The number of cigarettes sold in Wisconsin dropped by 50% over the last 20 years. While this is good for health reasons, it creates other problems for the state.
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