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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

Men in Halloween masks rob bank

Oct 31, 2014

LITTLE CANADA, Minn. (AP) — Federal authorities are searching for two men who wore Halloween masks to rob a Minneapolis-area bank.

Protests planned before Vikings game

Oct 31, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Opponents of the Washington Redskins' team name are hoping for a large turnout for a protest at an upcoming game against the Minnesota Vikings.

Stand Down today at St. Cloud Armory

Oct 31, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) The St. Cloud National Guard Armory at 1710 Veteran's Drive will be the scene of a "Stand Down" for veterans today (Friday).

Gas prices falling below $3 a gallon

Oct 31, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The average price of gasoline in the U.S. hit $3 a gallon Friday, and should soon drop below the benchmark for the first time since December 2010.

Audio: Apollo wins soccer title

Oct 31, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) St. Cloud Apollo won the State Class A boy's soccer championship Thursday.

Man charged in St. Cloud overdose death

Oct 31, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A St. Cloud man is awaiting extradition from Tennessee to face charges in connection to a fatal drug overdose.

Audio: Halloween weather? Cold!

Oct 31, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) Bundle up the kids as you send them out the door for trick or treating tonight.

Turn clocks back this weekend

Oct 31, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) Remember the old saying as it applies to the twice-a-year time change...spring forward and fall back?

Lawmaker pleads guilty to DWI

Oct 31, 2014

ELK RIVER, Minn. (AP) — A freshman Minnesota lawmaker from Elk River says he made "an error in judgment" when he was arrested for DWI in August.

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.

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