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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

Senser being transferred from prison

Apr 21, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The wife of former Minnesota Vikings player Joe Senser will leave a state prison this week where she has served time for a fatal hit-and-run.

USDA: Hot dogs subject of recall

Apr 21, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.

Man drowns when canoe capsizes

Apr 21, 2014

MADISON LAKE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in Blue Earth County say a canoe carrying two men capsized on Madison Lake, and one man apparently drowned.

Dayton proclaims today "Go Wild Day"

Apr 21, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KNSI) Governor Mark Dayton today called on hockey fans across the state to rally behind the Minnesota Wild as the team returns to the Xcel Energy Center to take on the Colorado Avalanche in Game 3 of the NHL Playoffs.

Watkins woman killed in Cass County

Apr 21, 2014

PILLAGER, Minn. (KNSI) A Watkins woman was killed Saturday afternoon in a head on crash on Highway 64 near Pillager in Cass County.

Smith trial begins today

Apr 21, 2014

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Opening statements are expected to get under way in the case of a central Minnesota man who shot and killed two teens who entered his home.

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.

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