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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

Dayton aims to save St. Cloud-Chicago route

Dec 24, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis are searching for ways to preserve that region's daily flights to Chicago.

Minnesota 11th in tobacco prevention

Dec 24, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The latest report on how well states are funding tobacco prevention and cessation efforts has Minnesota ranked as 11th best in the nation. According to the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, Minnesota will take in $1.4 billion in tobacco revenue this year, while spending about 22 million to prevent kids from starting and to help smokers quit.

Santa is comin' to town

Dec 24, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Volunteers at the North American Aerospace Defense Command are getting ready to monitor Santa Claus as he makes his fabled Christmas Eve flight.

Semi driver killed in Chippewa County

Dec 23, 2014

CLARA CITY, Minn. (KNSI) The driver of a semi has died in a rollover accident in Chippewa County.

AUDIO: Sartell PD hiring new officer

Dec 23, 2014

SARTELL, Minn. (KNSI) The Sartell Police Department will grow by one new employee next year.

AUDIO: Record holiday travel expected

Dec 23, 2014

BURNSVILLE, Minn. (KNSI) AAA projects 98.6 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holiday season.

Charges coming for MOA protestors

Dec 23, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — The Bloomington city attorney is considering charging the organizers of a protest that forced some stores at the Mall of America to shut down for about two hours.

Driver dies while fleeing police

Dec 23, 2014

ELBOW LAKE, Minn. (AP) — A driver has died after crashing into a squad car while fleeing police in Otter Tail County.

Coffee machine recall announced

Dec 23, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Keurig is recalling some 7 million of single-serve coffee brewing machines because of reported burns.

Gas prices still dropping

Dec 23, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) Gasoline prices continue to drop as we head toward Christmas.

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