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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

Vigil planned for Tommy Decker

Nov 21, 2014

COLD SPRING, Minn. (AP) — The city of Cold Spring will hold a candlelight vigil to honor a police officer killed while on duty in 2012.

Jobless rate falls below four percent

Nov 21, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's unemployment rate has fallen below 4 percent.

GOP official calls Muslims "parasites"

Nov 21, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The chairman of the Republican Party of Minnesota is condemning comments about Muslims a county GOP chair made on his Facebook page.

Put down the smokes today

Nov 20, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) Today is the annual "Great American Smokeout"--a day in which smokers are asked to put down cigarettes for just a day in hopes it will start them on a path to quitting.

Police investigate assault

Nov 20, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) St. Cloud police are investigating an assault that sent a 24 year-old man to the hospital.

Litchfield woman dies in Hwy 12 crash

Nov 20, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) The State Patrol says a Litchfield woman injured in a rollover on U.S. Highway 12 in Kandiyohi County has died from injuries sustained in the crash.

Walleye lawsuit to get hearing

Nov 20, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals hears oral arguments Thursday in a lawsuit filed by a group of Mille Lacs Lake resort owners and anglers upset with how the Department of Natural Resources manages the big lake's walleye population.

Vikings sink more cash into stadium

Nov 20, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings are adding $647,000 to their share of their new stadium thanks to several design changes.

Minnesota jobs report due today

Nov 20, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The latest snapshot of Minnesota's workforce is being released.

Authorities identify pedestrian killed

Nov 20, 2014

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Family members say a 61-year-old man who died in a hit-and-run in the northern Twin Cities had emigrated from Ethiopia nearly three years ago.

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