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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

Three more concerts announced

Jan 27, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KNSI) Minnesota State Fair officials have announced three more concerts for this summer's Great Minnesota Get Together

Sartell police issue stolen mail alert

Jan 27, 2015

SARTELL, Minn. (KNSI) The Sartell Police Department has issued an alert to area residents that some people in Sartell, Waite Park and St. Cloud have been the target of thieves taking their mail from mailboxes.

New Hope City Hall scene of gunfire

Jan 27, 2015

NEW HOPE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say two police officers have been wounded in a shooting inside a suburban Minneapolis city building.

Dayton unveiling budget plan

Jan 27, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The process of deciding how billions upon billions of state tax dollars are spent in Minnesota government reaches its official starting point with Gov. Mark Dayton's budget plan.

Flood aid package clears House

Jan 26, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers have given final approval to a $17 million package of disaster assistance that will help local governments pay remaining bills from June storms that hit the state hard.

Eagan boy accidentally killed

Jan 26, 2015

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) Eagan police say a 13-year-old boy was fatally shot by his 15-year-old brother while the two played "cops and robbers."

Man arrested for knife assault

Jan 26, 2015

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) A 58 year-old St. Cloud man was arrested for an asault that sent another man to the hospital with a knife wound to his abdomen.

Traffic stop leads to arrest of escapee

Jan 26, 2015

NEW MUNICH, Minn. (KNSI) Stearns County sheriff's officials say a traffic stop for speeding led to the arrest of a man wanted on escape charges out of Fargo.

Dayton unveils transportation plan

Jan 26, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton's plan for transportation would repair or replace 2,200 miles of state roads and 330 bridges, but would come at a noticeable cost to taxpayers.

Litchfield-bound airplane crashes

Jan 26, 2015

OWEN, Wis. (AP) — A Federal Aviation Administration official says a small plane has crashed in central Wisconsin.

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