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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

Corn harvest lagging in Minnesota

Oct 22, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) The corn harvest continues its slow pace across Minnesota.

Anderson excited about "game changer"

Oct 22, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) A new way of police work could be coming to St. Cloud soon, and it's one Chief Blair Anderson tells KNSI News is a "game changer."

Look for increase in holiday deliveries

Oct 22, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — FedEx expects another record for holiday-season deliveries.

Jacob abducted 25 years ago today

Oct 22, 2014

ST. JOSEPH, Minn. (KNSI) Jacob Wetterling was 11 years old when he was abducted by a masked gunman while riding his bicycle near his home in St. Joseph 25 years ago today. He hasn't been seen since.

Target offering free holiday shipping

Oct 22, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Target Corp. is offering for the first time free shipping on all items for its online holiday customers, including even $6 lipsticks, as the discounter throws itself in the ring to better compete with the likes of Amazon.

Single sort boosts recycling

Oct 22, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis public works committee says residents are recycling at least a quarter more waste following a switch to single-sort recycling.

6th District candidates debate

Oct 22, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A DFL congressional candidate is calling Republican hopeful Tom Emmer divisive in the race to succeed U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann in Minnesota's 6th District.

Faculty questions MnSCU leadership

Oct 22, 2014

WINONA, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities' chancellor says he has not been contacted by Winona State faculty leaders about any concerns that would have led to their vote of no confidence.

First Lady rallies voters in Minnesota

Oct 22, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is calling on the young and minority voters who powered her husband's rise to president to help re-elect Democrats in Minnesota.

Farm equipment causing accidents

Oct 21, 2014

WORTHINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Electric co-ops in Minnesota say they're seeing more cases of farm machinery hitting poles or overhead lines, causing costly and potentially dangerous scenarios.

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