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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

Groundbreaking for new Sartell church

Jul 24, 2014

SARTELL, Minn. (KNSI) Groundbreaking ceremonies will be held Sunday moring for a new church on the Sartell-St. Cloud border.

AUDIO: House fire injures one

Jul 24, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) One person was taken to the hospital following an early morning house fire in St. Cloud today (Thursday).

School district holding garage sale

Jul 24, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) St. Cloud School District 742 is holding a garage sale next week, with all the proceeds being donated to the Roosevelt Community School.

Another plane disappears from radar

Jul 24, 2014

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso in West Africa, to Algiers, has disappeared from radar.

Brothers arrested following pursuit

Jul 24, 2014

GRANITE FALLS, Minn. (KNSI) Two brothers from the Balaton, Minnesota area are in custody following a nearly hour-long police chase in southwestern Minnesota.

Calls for safer Vikings stadium

Jul 24, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Audubon Society of Minnesota is asking the Minnesota Vikings to do more to protect birds from fatal collisions with the massive glass walls of its new stadium.

Man charged in Bemidji shooting

Jul 24, 2014

BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) — A northern Minnesota man is accused of shooting a 17-year-old girl several times after she told him not to ride his mower through her yard.

Still no sign of Staples man

Jul 24, 2014

STAPLES, Minn. (AP) — It's been five years since a rural Staples man disappeared, and authorities still don't know what happened to him.

No verdict yet in Ventura trial

Jul 23, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The jury deliberating in former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against late "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle has gone home for the day without reaching a verdict.

Swanson suing two colleges

Jul 23, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against two colleges, accusing the schools of misleading criminal justice students about their ability to land a job in their field and about transferring credits to other institutions.

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