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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

August gas prices lowest in a decade

Aug 20, 2014

(Undated) -- Gasoline prices are on the decline in Minnesota as summer winds down.

Million dollar prize goes unclaimed

Aug 20, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Powerball ticket sold in West Virginia that was worth $1 million from the Feb. 11 drawing has gone unclaimed.

Minnesota tops in ACT scores

Aug 20, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota retains its top spot among states on the ACT college entrance exam.

Dairy princess crowned tonight

Aug 20, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KNSI) The 61st annual Princess Kay of the Milky Way coronation is being held tonight.

DNR nixes expanded hunting

Aug 20, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has decided against opening more of Minnesota's scientific and natural areas to hunting and trapping.

Yussuf wins recount by one vote

Aug 20, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) A recount has revealed just a one vote difference between two candidates running for a seat on the St. Cloud School Board.

Duluth historic house fire ruled arson

Aug 20, 2014

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The fire that damaged a historic house on one of Duluth's busiest streets has been ruled arson.

Hockey lawsuits consolidated in Minnesota

Aug 20, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Three lawsuits filed by retired NHL players over concussion-related injuries have been consolidated and will be heard by a federal judge in Minnesota.

Dayton accepts Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug 20, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton plans to chill out at the Minnesota State Fair by taking a bucket of ice water over his head.

Rosanne Cash booked for Fine Arts Series

Aug 19, 2014

ST. JOSEPH, Minn. (KNSI) Rosanne Cash will open the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University 2014-2015 Fine Arts Series.

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