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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

AUDIO: West Nile slow to develop in 2014

Aug 22, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) West Nile virus has been slow to develop in Minnesota in 2014.

AUDIO: SCSU Coach's Luncheons

Aug 22, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) St. Cloud State University has announced plans for its coach's luncheons for the upcoming school year.

Vikings increase stadium contribution

Aug 22, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings say they're adding another $19.7 million to their contribution to a new stadium to make sure it has the features they want.

MOA targets oil field workers

Aug 22, 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The largest shopping mall in the country is targeting workers in one of the nation's top oil-producing areas.

Missing angler found safe

Aug 22, 2014

CENTER CITY, Minn. (AP) — A missing fisherman in Chisago County has been found safe.

Minnesota fugitive using social media

Aug 22, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Ramsey County authorities say the man suspected of shooting and killing his former lover early last week is likely relying on social media to find shelter while on the run from authorities.

Dayton: Counties added to disaster declaration

Aug 21, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Hennepin and Ramsey counties have now been added to a presidential disaster declaration for damage from flooding and severe storms this summer.

AUDIO: State Fair is underway!

Aug 21, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected to give way to hazy, hot weather for the start of the Minnesota State Fair.

Ash borer found in Olmsted County

Aug 21, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota officials have confirmed trees in Olmsted County are infested with the destructive emerald ash borer.

DNR: Invasive species found in Christmas Lake

Aug 21, 2014

SHOREWOOD, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota officials are working to stop a lake-wide infestation of zebra mussels recently found in Christmas Lake near Lake Minnetonka.

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