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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

DNR orders frack mine shutdown

Jul 31, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has ordered a southeastern Minnesota frack sand mine to stop operating.

Will stadium design plans change?

Jul 31, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (KNSI) Bird advocates may be gaining a huge ally in their fight to get specialized glass to prevent bird deaths at the new Vikings stadium.

Target names new CEO

Jul 31, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target has hired Pepsi executive Brian Cornell as its new chairman and CEO as it looks to recover from a huge data breach and troubles in Canada.

Hundreds mourn fallen officer

Jul 31, 2014

WEST ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Hundreds of people came together at a candlelight vigil to honor a Mendota Heights police officer killed while making a traffic stop in West St. Paul.

Rummage sale at Apollo HS

Jul 31, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) A two-day rummage sale at Apollo High School begins today (Thursday)--with all proceeds going to the Roosevelt Community School that burned down following a lightning strike last month.

Suspected cop killer arrested

Jul 31, 2014

WEST ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Police in Minnesota say a man wanted in the shooting death of an officer is in custody after being shot by police.

Gunshots fired near Lake George

Jul 31, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) In what's become an all too familiar theme lately, St. Cloud police are investigating yet another report of gunshots fired--this time--just south of Lake George Wednesday night as thousands of people were gathered there for the weekly Summertime By George outdoor festival.

AUDIO: Franken likes VA reforms

Jul 30, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) Congressional negotiators have reached agreement on a 17-billion dollar emergency spending package to reform the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs.

Ventura: Mixed emotions with verdict

Jul 30, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says he has mixed emotions about winning his defamation lawsuit in U.S. District Court.

Man arrested for threatening fiancee

Jul 30, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) A man faces charges after St. Cloud police arrested him for striking his fiancee with a pool cue and threatening to stab her with a knife.

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