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

Vehicle crashes into apartment building

Aug 28, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) St. Cloud police say a man that crashed his vehicle into an apartment building appears to have suffered a medical situation that contributed to the accident.

Man killed by St. Paul police

Aug 28, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — St. Paul police shot and killed a man who one witness said threw rocks at an officer and punched him.

New nickname coming to UND

Aug 28, 2014

(Grand Forks, ND) -- The University of North Dakota could have a new nickname by the end of the year.

Strong summer tourism season

Aug 28, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota is experiencing a strong summer travel season despite its late start and high water levels in some areas.

FEMA denies Dakota Co. request

Aug 28, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The federal government has denied Minnesota's request to add Dakota County to a disaster declaration for recent severe storms and flooding.

Authorities search for missing man

Aug 27, 2014

BUFFALO, Minn. (KNSI) The Wright County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for help in locating a missing person.

Smith argues against restitution

Aug 27, 2014

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man convicted of murdering two unarmed teenagers who broke into his home is contesting the restitution prosecutors are asking he pay for the deaths.

Major solar energy project announced

Aug 27, 2014

CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota National Guard and Minnesota Power are joining forces to build a major solar energy project at Camp Ripley.

DNR to discuss walleye reproduction

Aug 27, 2014

NEW BRIGHTON, Minn. (AP) — The Department of Natural Resources hosts a public discussion Thursday about walleye reproduction in Mille Lacs Lake.

Mayo announces new cancer screening

Aug 26, 2014

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Doctors at the Mayo Clinic are offering a new way for patients to be tested for colon cancer.

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