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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

Smog rules could affect Minnesota

Nov 28, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Tighter federal air pollution rules aimed at reducing smog and the health risks from it could affect Minnesota.

Student charged for death threats

Nov 28, 2014

EXCELSIOR, Minn. (AP) — A seventh-grader at Minnetonka Middle School West in Excelsior is facing a felony charge of making terroristic threats.

Thanksgiving Day fire in Hibbing

Nov 28, 2014

HIBBING, Minn. (AP) — Around 70 emergency responders spent much of their Thanksgiving Day fighting a two-alarm fire at a Hibbing apartment building.

Teen dies during police chase

Nov 27, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A St. Paul teenager who was allegedly driving erratically in a stolen car as he was chased by police has died after a crash.

Train cars derail in Mankato

Nov 27, 2014

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Six cars of a Union Pacific train that was heading to St. Paul went off the tracks in Mankato.

Nonprofit cuts ties with Savers

Nov 27, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One Minnesota nonprofit is cutting ties with Savers after a state report alleged the company has deceived the public about the amount of proceeds that actually go to charity.

Storm snarls holiday travel

Nov 27, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A winter storm in south-central Minnesota is creating difficult driving conditions on one of the busiest travel days of the year.

Officials warn of holiday fire danger

Nov 27, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota safety officials say the holiday season can be a deadly time for home fires.

Snow piles up in southern Minnesota

Nov 26, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A winter storm warning is now out for parts of south-central Minnesota as fresh snow creates difficult driving conditions on one of the busiest travel days of the year.

AUDIO: DNR reminder of thin ice dangers

Nov 26, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KNSI) The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding people that a mix of warm and cold weather has created inconsistent ice conditions on lakes, rivers and ponds.

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