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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: Franken likes VA reforms

Jul 30, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) Congressional negotiators have reached agreement on a 17-billion dollar emergency spending package to reform the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs.

Ventura: Mixed emotions with verdict

Jul 30, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says he has mixed emotions about winning his defamation lawsuit in U.S. District Court.

Man arrested for threatening fiancee

Jul 30, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) A man faces charges after St. Cloud police arrested him for striking his fiancee with a pool cue and threatening to stab her with a knife.

St. Cloud coin shop burglarized

Jul 30, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) St. Cloud police say a local coin shop has been burglarized. Police got the call just before 11:30 Tuesday night.

Pawn shop robber arrested in Georgia

Jul 30, 2014

ROSEVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota officials say a man accused of robbing a Ramsey County pawnshop at gunpoint is in custody in Georgia.

St. Cloud hotel robbed by gunman

Jul 30, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) St. Cloud police are looking for a man who robbed the Days Inn hotel on 37th Avenue South Tuesday night.

TCF Bank Stadium prepped for soccer

Jul 30, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota's stadium is getting a grassy makeover in preparation for an international soccer match.

Governor candidates debate today

Jul 30, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican voters still undecided about who to back in next month's primary for Minnesota governor have a chance to hear all four contenders in the same spot.

DNR announces early Canada goose hunt

Jul 29, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) Hunters looking for an ealry chance to shoot some Canada geese this summer are in luck.

Barges grounded on the Mississippi

Jul 29, 2014

WABASHA, Minn. (AP) Mississippi River workers say roughly a dozen barges and their tugboats have been grounded by sandbars in Minnesota.

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