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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

Early voting up 65 percent

Oct 30, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A change in state law has inflated absentee voting in Minnesota by 65 percent so far compared to four years ago.

Audio: Winter driving terms changing

Oct 30, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) Motorists in Minnesota will notice some changes in the terms used to describe highway driving conditions this winter.

DFL upset with drunken driving mailer

Oct 30, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Safe driving advocates and Democrats are crying foul over a GOP campaign mailing that portrays Democrats as soft on drunken driving.

Man pleads guilty to shooting deputy

Oct 30, 2014

(ADA, Minn.) -- Sentencing is set for January for a Crookston man charged in the shooting of a Norman County Deputy.

October mostly snowless in Minnesota

Oct 30, 2014

(Undated) -- Minnesota has not seen any measurable snowfall with just two days remaining in October -- although there have been traces in parts of northern and northwestern Minnesota.

Change smoke alarm batteries

Oct 30, 2014

ST. Paul, Minn. - Most people in Minnesota know smoke-detector installation and testing is important, but according to a new survey, most are likely mistaken about how much time is needed to safely evacuate a burning home. Research from the American Red Cross shows folks think they have five minutes, but it's generally less than half that time. Carrie Carlson-Guest, communications director with the Minnesota regions American Red Cross, says home fire drills may be the only way to beat the clock and save lives.

Audio: Milestone for Farm Rescue

Oct 30, 2014

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (KNSI) The North Dakota-based non-profit organization Farm Rescue reaches a milestone today (Thursday).

Target cuts 80 jobs

Oct 30, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target Corporation is laying off 80 employees who deal with real estate as the Minneapolis-based discounter opens or remodels fewer stores.

Pharmacist pleads guilty to stealing drugs

Oct 30, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A former pharmacist in Burnsville has pleaded guilty to stealing tens of thousands of doses of prescription painkillers over two years.

SCSU faculty unhappy with Rosenstone

Oct 30, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Faculty members at St. Cloud State University are showing their unhappiness with the leader of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.

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