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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

Vikings stadium one-fourth completed

Oct 20, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Officials are confident the Minnesota Vikings' new $1 billion stadium will be completed on time in 2016.

Clinton rally set for Macalester College

Oct 20, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Democrats are calling on Hillary Rodham Clinton to help build enthusiasm among their voters as re-election bids of Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken near their conclusion.

Swanville teen crashes into power pole

Oct 20, 2014

SWANVILLE, Minn. (KNSI) A Swanville teenager was injured Monday morning when she crashed her car into a power pole.

Audio: Social Security benefits for 2015

Oct 20, 2014

UNDATED (KNSI) Social Security recipients can expect to see only a small increase in their benefits in 2015.

Accused cop killer pleads not guilty

Oct 20, 2014

HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) — The man accused of killing a Mendota Heights police officer has pleaded not guilty to charges.

Fire damages Sauk Rapids home

Oct 20, 2014

SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. (KNSI) No injuries, but some pretty heavy interior damage from a fire at a Sauk Rapids home early this (Monday) morning.

Man injured in rollover near Lake Henry

Oct 20, 2014

LAKE HENRY, Minn. (KNSI) A Minnetonka man has been injured in a accident north of Lake Henry.

Senser completes work release

Oct 20, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The wife of Minnesota Vikings player Joe Senser is expected to be freed from work release and allowed to return home.

MPCA: Lakes need less phosphorus

Oct 20, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota officials say significant reductions in phosphorus levels are needed in St. Cloud-area lakes to meet quality standards and limit nuisance algae blooms.

Fire damages Minneapolis businesses

Oct 20, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A fire has caused severe damage to several businesses in north Minneapolis, and officials say at least three buildings are a total loss.

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