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

Cyclists gear up for flood run

Apr 19, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's motorcycle season kicks off with the annual spring Flood Run.

Buy the farm law to be tested

Apr 19, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A case set for trial next week is expected to test Minnesota's "Buy the Farm" law, which is meant to require utilities building high-voltage power lines to buy out farms in the way if affected landowners demand it.

Hoffner returns to practice field

Apr 19, 2014

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Coach Todd Hoffner is back on the field at Minnesota State after football players ended their brief boycott of spring practice.

Lasart captured in Clearwater

Apr 18, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) A Level Three predatory offender who was the subject of a police search this week has been captured.

Ortman raises $375,000

Apr 18, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Julianne Ortman says her campaign raised $375,000 during the first quarter.

Audio: Wiley case still active

Apr 18, 2014

FOLEY, Minn. (KNSI) Investigators are hoping an increased reward will help shake loose some key information in the Jamie Wiley murder investigation.

Famous gold medal being auctioned

Apr 18, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One of the Olympic gold medals earned after the famed "Miracle on Ice" hockey game in 1980 will be auctioned beginning next week.

Sixty five arrests in heroin sweep

Apr 18, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal authorities say they've arrested more than 65 suspected sellers of heroin in Minnesota as part of a crackdown on a drug that's become epidemic in the state.

Team will play for Hoffner

Apr 18, 2014

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Football players at Minnesota State, Mankato say they are ready to practice under reinstated coach Todd Hoffner.

Man charged in deputy shooting

Apr 18, 2014

ADA, Minn. (AP) — Bond is set at $1.5 million for a 19-year-old man accused of shooting a sheriff's deputy in northwestern Minnesota.

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