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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

Burglary reported in Wright County

Apr 17, 2014

BUFFALO, Minn. (KNSI) The Wright County Sheriff's Office is investigating a house burglary in Franklin Township.

Tourism announces new campaign

Apr 17, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Say goodbye to "More to Explore." Minnesota tourism promoters are ushering in a new slogan that focuses on "Only in Minnesota" experiences as part of their largest-ever advertising campaign.

Metrodome demolition completed

Apr 17, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Metrodome is no more.

Pipeline company seeks expansion

Apr 17, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Pipe Line Company plans to ask regulators for approval to nearly double the capacity of a crude oil pipeline that carries oil from Canada and North Dakota to the two refineries in the Twin Cities.

Hoffner gets cold reception from players

Apr 17, 2014

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) A fired Minnesota football coach who got his job back through an arbitrator's ruling is getting a cold reception from his players.

Jury seated for Smith trial

Apr 17, 2014

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) Court officials say a jury has been picked to hear the case of a Little Falls homeowner who claims he was defending himself when he shot and killed two teens who entered his home.

Brush pile fire spreads to barn

Apr 17, 2014

AVON, Minn. (KNSI) A neighbor's burning brush pile is believed to be the cause of a fire that damaged a barn in Collegeville Township this week.

Heavy snow falls in Minnesota

Apr 17, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) A lot of snow removal work will be taking place across the St. Cloud area today after heavy snow fell Wednesday.

Metro Bus fares changing May 4th

Apr 16, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) The Metro Bus Board of Commissioners has approved new fares that take effect next month.

Dirt bike stolen in Long Prairie

Apr 16, 2014

LONG PRAIRIE, Minn. (KNSI) The Todd County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of a dirt bike from Neal's Motor Sports on U.S. Highway 71 in Long Prairie.

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