On-Air

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

Petition filed in Peterson case

Sep 20, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities in Minnesota have filed a petition seeking a protective order for the son of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

Man charged in Polk Co. shooting

Sep 20, 2014

CROOKSTON, Minn. (AP) — A 23-year-old man is charged with attempted murder for a shootout with police in northwestern Minnesota.

Plenty of interest in medical marijuana

Sep 20, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Health says it has received 29 letters of intent from people interested in growing medical marijuana under the state's new program.

Johnson changes campaign managers

Sep 20, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — There's a change at the top of Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson's campaign with six weeks to go in the race.

Nickname task force named at UND

Sep 19, 2014

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The University of North Dakota has formed a task force that will figure how the school goes about picking a new name and logo.

An alligator? In Rockville?

Sep 19, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) St. Cloud police were called out just before noon today (Friday) on a call regarding an exotic animal.

Suspect charged in State Fair robbery

Sep 19, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 20-year-old man faces federal charges in last month's armed robbery of a beer exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair.

St. Rosa crash victims identified

Sep 19, 2014

St. Rosa, Minn. (KNSI) The Stearns County Sheriff's Office has released the names of the two drivers involved in a deadly crash near the Stearns-Todd County line Thursday.

AUDIO: Early voting begins

Sep 19, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) Election Day is still more than seven weeks away, but Minnesotans can begin making their ballot choices today (Friday).

AUDIO: Fall colors now showing

Sep 19, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) Fall officially begins next week, and that means the fall foligae across Minnesota is starting to show its beauty.

Current Weather

For Central Minnesota

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Dewpoint: 46

Wind: 8 NW

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