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

Enterovirus D-68 confirmed in Minnesota

Sep 18, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting the state's first case of an illness linked to Enterovirus D-68, which continues to sicken children across the country.

August jobless report is in

Sep 18, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota has gained 4,200 jobs in August, driving down the state's unemployment rate to 4.3 percent.

SCSU receives 2014 HEED Award

Sep 18, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) St. Cloud State University is one of 83 colleges and universties nationally to receive the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award.

AUDIO: Snowplow training at Camp Ripley

Sep 18, 2014

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (KNSI) More than ninety snowplow operators are getting a jump on winter by particpating in a two-week course at Camp Ripley.

AUDIO: Implications for midterm elections

Sep 18, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. - As the airwaves fill up with political ads ahead of the midterm elections, Minnesotans are being urged to look beyond the soundbites and get to know where each candidate stands on the issues.

AUDIO: District 742 enrollment rising

Sep 18, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) Student enrollment in St. CLoud School District 742 is climbing.

DNR reintroducing sturgeon

Sep 18, 2014

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Officials from South Dakota and Minnesota are working together to reintroduce thousands of lake sturgeon into Big Stone Lake.

Two fatal shootings connected

Sep 18, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police say two shootings that left one teen dead and two injured in north Minneapolis were related.

Arrest made in State Fair robbery

Sep 18, 2014

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say one suspect has been arrested in last month's robbery at a craft brewery exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair.

Former Richmond mayor arrested

Sep 17, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) The Stearns County Sheriff's Office announced today that former Richmond mayor Scott Kron has been arrested for allegedly stealing money from the Richmond amateur baseball team.

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