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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

Senate DFL releases budget plan

Mar 27, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Senate Democrats have produced a two-year budget outline that would commit $550 million more for education programs and socks $250 million extra into state reserves.

One dead in senior care fire

Mar 27, 2015

WOODBURY, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say one person has died in a fire at a senior care facility in Woodbury. Two other residents and a firefighter were treated for smoke inhalation.

Wolf depredation meetings set

Mar 27, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the federal Farm Service Agency will host a series of town hall meetings in northern Minnesota to explain state and federal programs that compensate farmers for livestock losses due to wolves, raptors and weather.

Senate DFL releasing budget details

Mar 27, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk says a budget outline his Democratic caucus is releasing will fall in between spending levels suggested by House Republicans and Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton.

Wilf pledges more money toward stadium

Mar 27, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Wilf family is pledging another $19.5 million toward the Minnesota Vikings' stadium project to cover more of the costs in several aspects of building and surrounding areas.

Liberty Square work underway (AUDIO)

Mar 26, 2015

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) Construction work has started on a beautification project in downtown St. Cloud.

Dayton approval ratings climbing

Mar 26, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new poll shows Gov. Mark Dayton has some of his best approval rating numbers since he was first elected in 2011.

March food driving coming to an end

Mar 26, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. - With just days left before the end of the month, the state's largest annual food drive is falling short, although the need to feed families who are struggling financially remains strong.

AUDIO: Burning restrictions take effect

Mar 25, 2015

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is restricting burning in many northwestern, southern and central Minnesota counties effective today (Wednesday).

Charges filed in deadly accident

Mar 25, 2015

CENTER CITY, Minn. (AP) — A North Branch woman has been charged in the death of an 11-year-old pedestrian.

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