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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

DNR reintroducing sturgeon

Sep 18, 2014

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Officials from South Dakota and Minnesota are working together to reintroduce thousands of lake sturgeon into Big Stone Lake.

Two fatal shootings connected

Sep 18, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police say two shootings that left one teen dead and two injured in north Minneapolis were related.

Arrest made in State Fair robbery

Sep 18, 2014

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say one suspect has been arrested in last month's robbery at a craft brewery exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair.

Former Richmond mayor arrested

Sep 17, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) The Stearns County Sheriff's Office announced today that former Richmond mayor Scott Kron has been arrested for allegedly stealing money from the Richmond amateur baseball team.

Meth bust in Little Falls

Sep 17, 2014

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (KNSI) A search warrant at a home in Little Falls has resulted in the arrests of three people on drug charges.

Help coming for PeferredOne customers

Sep 17, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The chief executive of Minnesota's health insurance exchange says help will be available for consumers as its largest carrier pulls out.

Enterovirus confirmed in Minnesota

Sep 17, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota is the latest state to detect a case of a respiratory illness caused by the virus known as enterovirus 68.

BREAKING: Wilf says "we made a mistake"

Sep 17, 2014

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (KNSI) We made a mistake.

Dayton: Peterson reversal is right

Sep 17, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) —Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says the Vikings' overnight decision to put running back Adrian Peterson on hiatus was the right move.

AUDIO: Orlando seasonal flights on hold

Sep 17, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) Seasonal flights from St. Cloud Regional Airport to Orlando on Allegiant Airlines remain on hold.

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