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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

Minor injuries in ATV accident

Apr 20, 2014

ST. JOSEPH, Minn. (KNSI) A one and a half year old boy has just minor injuries after being run over by a four-wheeler driven by his four year-old brother on Saturday.

Minnesota city goes flightless

Apr 20, 2014

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Great Lakes Airline suspended its service from Thief River Falls in February, but the small northern Minnesota town has lost more than simply a few weekly flights.

Minnesota runners head to Boston

Apr 20, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — More than 600 Minnesota marathoners will line up for the start of the Boston Marathon this year, including 212 who ran last year and say they're going back to finish what they started.

Lumberjack Days organizer sentenced

Apr 20, 2014

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — The man who organized the Lumberjack Days festival in Stillwater was sentenced to 240 hours of community service and a year of probation man after pleading guilty to a check charge.

Vikings add to stadium project

Apr 20, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings are contributing another $1.2 million to the new stadium to put in a bigger video board on the facility's west end and for other video-related upgrades.

Cyclists gear up for flood run

Apr 19, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's motorcycle season kicks off with the annual spring Flood Run.

Buy the farm law to be tested

Apr 19, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A case set for trial next week is expected to test Minnesota's "Buy the Farm" law, which is meant to require utilities building high-voltage power lines to buy out farms in the way if affected landowners demand it.

Hoffner returns to practice field

Apr 19, 2014

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Coach Todd Hoffner is back on the field at Minnesota State after football players ended their brief boycott of spring practice.

Lasart captured in Clearwater

Apr 18, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) A Level Three predatory offender who was the subject of a police search this week has been captured.

Ortman raises $375,000

Apr 18, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Julianne Ortman says her campaign raised $375,000 during the first quarter.

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