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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

SD shooting victims identified

Nov 24, 2014

SISSETON, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has identified the victims of the fatal shooting that happened over the weekend in a town near the Minnesota border.

Swanson critical of thrift store chain

Nov 24, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson says the thrift store conglomerate Savers LLC improperly handles the donations it solicits in the name of several Minnesota charities.

Crash with tractor injures Rice woman

Nov 24, 2014

RICE, Minn. (KNSI) Two drivers suffered minor injuries in a Sunday crash that included a piece of farm equipment near Little Falls.

Men rescued from frigid lake

Nov 24, 2014

LONG LAKE, Minn. (AP) — Two Twin Cities-area fishermen say they were rescued from Long lake after falling through the ice.

Gas prices down a dime in two weeks

Nov 23, 2014

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — A national survey reveals the average price of regular gasoline has plunged another 10 cents a gallon over the past two weeks, to $2.84.

Ground beef recall in Minnesota

Nov 23, 2014

VADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Ranchers Legacy Meat Co. of Vadnais Heights is recalling 1,200 pounds of ground beef because of possible E. coli contamination.

Two dead in Paynesville train crash

Nov 23, 2014

PAYNESVILLE, Minn. (KNSI) Two people are dead after a vehicle collided with a train just west of Paynesville.

Four dead in multiple killings

Nov 23, 2014

SISSETON, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say a 22-year-old man apparently shot and killed three people and wounded a fourth at a home on a South Dakota Indiana reservation before he killed himself.

Wild lose in Tampa 2-1

Nov 23, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos scored his 14th goal of the season and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat Minnesota 2-1 on Saturday night, snapping the Wild's four-game winning streak.

Burglars strike at St. Cloud home

Nov 23, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) St. Cloud police say a home in the 800 block of Seventh Avenue South was burglarized by two suspects early Saturday morning.

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