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

Audio: Gay marriage debate is quiet

Oct 24, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) Minnesota's candidates for governor have debated plenty of topics this fall--jobs, the health insurance exchange, and most recently, the state's child protection system.

Audio: Kendall seeks another term

Oct 24, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) Janell Kendall's career as a prosecuting attorney spans nearly a quarter-centry, and she'd like to extend that a little further on Election Day.

Farm Rescue to help 300th farm family

Oct 24, 2014

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (KNSI) The North Dakota-based non-profit Farm Rescue has announced it will be helping its 300th farm family since inception next week.

Pierz tree trimmer survives 60 foot fall

Oct 24, 2014

HAM LAKE, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota tree trimmer is recovering after falling about 60 feet out of an oak in Ham Lake.

Dayton says he did not pressure insurer

Oct 24, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A spokesman says Gov. Mark Dayton's administration didn't pressure an insurer to lower its planned rates on the state health exchange in order to tout lower rates overall.

Clinton stumps for Dayton, Franken

Oct 24, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says if Minnesota voters decide "based on evidence not scare tactics, negative television ads and ideology" they will give second terms to Governor Mark Dayton and Senator Al Franken.

Dedication for River's Edge expansion

Oct 24, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis has announced a dedication ceremony for the expansion of the River's Edge Convention Center and soon-to-be-added parking ramp there will be held Monday afternoon at 5:30.

U of M unveils new apple variety

Oct 23, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — University of Minnesota researchers have high hopes for a new apple they say shares some qualities with their popular Honeycrisp variety.

Dean family wants GOP ad pulled off air

Oct 23, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The grandmother of a 4-year-old boy whose death has spurred a closer look at Minnesota's child protection services says she's shocked by a new Republican TV ad which uses her grandson's case to criticize Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton.

WNBA president speaking at SCSU

Oct 23, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) The president of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA)--Laurel Richie--will speak at St. Cloud State University's Fall Colloquium at 7:30 pm October 29 in the Herb Brooks Hockey Center Husky Den.

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