Mike Tanner

News DIRECTOR for KNSI Radio

Mike Tanner began his radio career in his hometown of Sisseton, South Dakota in 1984 after graduating from Brown Institute. Mike has worked at a number of stations in the Upper Midwest over the years, including stops in Sioux Falls, Fargo and Minneapolis. 

Mike is married to wife Shannon, and has a daughter Meghan, who is an elementary education major and member of the Bison football and basketball cheer teams at North Dakota State University.

Mike joined Leighton Broadcasting in February 2012 and was named News Director in September, 2012.

Mike is a big fan of University of Minnesota sports teams, and loves following the Twins and NASCAR.

Recent Posts by Mike

Gohman keeps Ward 2 seat on City Council

Nov 21, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) One of the races for a seat on the St. Cloud City Council is headed to a recount.

Man injured in Highway 10 rollover

Nov 21, 2014

ELK RIVER, Minn. (KNSI) An Andover man was injured this morning in a rollover accident in Sherburne County.

Ellison: Guard soldiers need more pay

Nov 21, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison says the 700 Minnesota National Guard soldiers being deployed to West Africa to help stop the spread of the deadly Ebola disease deserve more than $5 a day extra in hardship pay.

Foster home shortage costing counties

Nov 21, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Some officials in the St. Cloud area say a declining number of licensed foster homes sometimes forces them to seek more expensive care for children.

Home burglary in St. Cloud

Nov 21, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) St. Cloud police are investigating a residential burglary at a home in the 1200 block of 13th Avenue Southeast.

AUDIO: Tools for Schools awards money

Nov 21, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) The Central Minnesota Builders Association has awared $10,000 to several area schools as part of their Tools for Schools educational project.

Festival of Lights is December 4th

Nov 21, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) The 26th annual Festival of Lights at St. Cloud Hospital has been scheduled for December 4th from 6 to 8 pm.

Supporters line up for Rosenstone

Nov 21, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota State Colleges and Universities presidents and trustees are vocalizing their support for the system's chancellor while faculty and some student groups continue to question his leadership.

Vigil planned for Tommy Decker

Nov 21, 2014

COLD SPRING, Minn. (AP) — The city of Cold Spring will hold a candlelight vigil to honor a police officer killed while on duty in 2012.

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