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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

Minnesota tops for turkeys

Nov 26, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Families across the country can be thankful for Minnesota and Wisconsin farmers this holiday season.

Travelers face snow covered highways

Nov 26, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Snowy roads in southern Minnesota and poor visibility could cause delays on one of the busiest travel days of the year.

Menahga man pleads guilty to murder

Nov 26, 2014

PARK RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — A Menahga man has pleaded guilty to murder in the strangulation death of a 19-year-old woman.

Alco Stores closing nationwide

Nov 26, 2014

UNDATED (KNSI) Alco Stores Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and has announced plans to liquidate or sell the 113 year-old company.

AUDIO: Stepped up DWI enforcement

Nov 25, 2014

ST. PAUL,, Minn. (KNSI) Officials with the Minnesota State Patrol and Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety announced there will be extra law enforcement officers on the highways watching for drunken drivers over the holidays.

GOP leader fired for Muslim remarks

Nov 25, 2014

ORTONVILLE, Minn. (AP) —The Big Stone County Republican Party chairman who posted some inflammatory comments about Muslims on Facebook has been fired from his hardware store job.

AUDIO: Pre-Thanksgiving snow

Nov 25, 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Bad weather could snarl Thanksgiving travel plans for residents of the Dakotas.

Another Charter extension approved

Nov 25, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) The St. Cloud City Council has voted to approve another short-term extension of its franchise agreement with the city's lone cable TV provider--Charter Communications.

Rallies follow Ferguson decision

Nov 25, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — At least four rallies are planned in Minnesota in the wake of the grand jury's decision in Ferguson, Missouri.

Moose illegally killed near Fosston

Nov 25, 2014

FOSSTON, Minn. (AP) — Federal wildlife officials are asking for the public's help in finding whoever illegally killed a wild moose in northwestern Minnesota.

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