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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: Early voting begins

Sep 19, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) Election Day is still more than seven weeks away, but Minnesotans can begin making their ballot choices today (Friday).

AUDIO: Fall colors now showing

Sep 19, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) Fall officially begins next week, and that means the fall foligae across Minnesota is starting to show its beauty.

Corn Growers name new director

Sep 19, 2014

SHAKOPEE, Minn. (KNSI) The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) and the Minnesota Corn Research and Promotion Council have named Adam Birr (pictured)as the Executive Director of both organizations.

Hawick man killed in motorcycle crash

Sep 19, 2014

MILBANK, S.D. (KNSI) A Hawick man has been killed in a motorcycle crash in northeastern South Dakota.

Audio: Gas prices dropping

Sep 19, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) Our temperatures have been dropping as we head toward fall--and so have gasoline prices.

Minneapolis escapee recaptured

Sep 19, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The convict who bolted from a Hennepin County courtroom is back in custody.

Bird virus detected in Meeker Co.

Sep 19, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says islands in Meeker County's Pigeon Lake are off limits to the public because of a bird virus.

Bird virus detected in Meeker Co.

Sep 19, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says islands in Meeker County's Pigeon Lake are off limits to the public because of a bird virus.

AUDIO: Inauguration weekend at St. Bens

Sep 19, 2014

ST. JOSEPH, Minn. (KNSI) This will be inauguration weekend at the College of Saint Benedict campus.

St. Cloud sex offender meeting set

Sep 19, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) St. Cloud police have announced a community notification meeting will be held next week to inform the public of a convicted sex offender's plans to move into the city.

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