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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

Doctor: Kifer was intoxicated

Apr 24, 2014

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A medical examiner says an 18-year-old woman was intoxicated on cough syrup when she and her cousin were fatally shot after breaking into a Minnesota man's home.

Mille Lacs residents sue over walleye

Apr 24, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A group of Mille Lacs Lake residents have sued the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources claiming the agency has mismanaged the lake's struggling walleye population.

Swanson backs immunity bill

Apr 24, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is advising the Legislature to forge ahead with a bill making clear that lawmakers can't avoid arrest for drunken driving or other crimes during the months of session.

McDonough deposition released

Apr 24, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Attorneys for victims of alleged sexual abuse by priests have released a deposition from the former point man for such allegations for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Truck causes outage in Morrison County

Apr 24, 2014

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (KNSI) A power outage in Morrison County this morning was caused by a truck driver who struck a power line with an auger.

Tornado drills being held today

Apr 24, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week across Minnesota this week, the National Weather Service will be conducting a pair of statewide tornado drills today (Thursday).

Senser released from prison

Apr 24, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The wife of former Minnesota Viking Joe Senser has been transferred from prison to a work release program after serving the first part of her sentence for a fatal hit-and-run.

Lawmaker sued for defamation

Apr 24, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. (AP) — A state lawmaker from Alexandria is being sued for defamation by an ex-boyfriend whom she has accused of threatening and stalking her.

Senate backs cellphone tracking rules

Apr 24, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — New restrictions on police use of cell phone tracking technology have won backing from the Minnesota Senate.

Audit of Hoffner firing sought

Apr 24, 2014

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Top officials at Minnesota State, Mankato are asking state auditors to review the dismissal of head football coach Todd Hoffner.

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