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.
MNDOT Funds Nine Freight Rail Improvement Projects In Minnesota To Help Local Economic Development
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will invest $6.95 million on nine freight rail projects throughout the state as a way to help local economic development.
Frozen Strawberry Recall Details – Sold At Aldi, Costco, Other Stores In Minnesota + Wisconsin
A voluntary recall has been issued for frozen strawberries sold at a variety of stores in Minnesota and Wisconsin including Aldi, Costco, and Trader Joe's.
Minnesota Cracks Down On Catalytic Converter Theft With New Law Requiring ID Numbers For Scrap Sale
A new Minnesota law goes into effect this summer, making it harder for criminals to sell the catalytic converters they steal off of vehicles.
One Of Minnesota’s Favorite Beers Forced To Change Its Advertising Slogan
Following a complaint by its main competitor, one of Minnesota's favorite brands of light beer is being forced to change its advertising slogan.
Discovery Of Indigenous Human Remains Stops Work On Duluth’s Twin Ports Interchange Project
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.
Wisconsin Substance Abuse Center Guilty Of $2 Million In Medicaid Fraud
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.
Recall Details For Geisha Shrimp Sold At Walmart Including Minnesota + Wisconsin
A recall has been issued for Geisha canned shrimp, which is sold in a variety of stores including Walmart. Swelled, leaking, and bursting cans are the concern.
Energizer Closing Two Of Its Wisconsin Battery Manufacturing Plants, Tells Employees In Interesting Way
Energizer will close two of its Wisconsin battery manufacturing plants, outsourcing operations to operations outside of the United States.
Who Did It Better – MNDOT Or Canada? Compare Winning Snowplow Contest Names
A Canadian community recently held a 'name a snowplow' contest similar to MNDOT's. How does their creativity compare?
Purina Pet Food Recall Details For Minnesota + Wisconsin Dog Owners
Purina is recalling specific lot codes of their Pro Plan dry dog food. The product was sold nationwide including Minnesota and Wisconsin.