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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

Capitol sculpture coming down

Sep 23, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The golden sculpture atop Minnesota's Capitol is temporarily losing a defining feature.

Trooper gets national award

Sep 23, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A national law enforcement group has honored a Minnesota State Patrol trooper who saved a woman from a car trapped in floodwaters.

Search for Bearson intensifies

Sep 23, 2014

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Police in Fargo are taking charge of the investigation into a missing North Dakota State University student who was last seen over the weekend.

Harvest progress lags in Minnesota

Sep 23, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's spring wheat harvest is nearly complete but is still about 10 days behind the average pace.

Twins award top prospects

Sep 22, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins say first baseman-designated hitter Kennys Vargas and right-hander Jose Berrios have won the team's minor league player and pitcher of the year honors.

Settlement in Accent Signage shooting

Sep 22, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The family of a man killed in the 2012 office shooting at Accent Signage Systems in Minneapolis has reached a settlement with the company.

Stadium revenue inclues gambling proceeds

Sep 22, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Charitable gambling is expected to generate more than 25 percent of the revenue the state to pay for the new Vikings stadium even though electronic pulltabs haven't been the boon Minnesota was anticipating.

Changes to child protection system

Sep 22, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's central social service agency will conduct random screenings of child protection decisions made by county officials who receive allegations of abuse.

AUDIO: SCSU Hockey Caravan

Sep 22, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) The puck drops on another collegiate hockey season soon, and the St. Cloud State University men's and women's teams are firing up their fans with a one-day Husky Hockey Caravan.

AUDIO: Search for missing student

Sep 22, 2014

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota State University is seeking the public's help in finding a missing student.

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