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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

Hoffner gets cold reception from players

Apr 17, 2014

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) A fired Minnesota football coach who got his job back through an arbitrator's ruling is getting a cold reception from his players.

Jury seated for Smith trial

Apr 17, 2014

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) Court officials say a jury has been picked to hear the case of a Little Falls homeowner who claims he was defending himself when he shot and killed two teens who entered his home.

Brush pile fire spreads to barn

Apr 17, 2014

AVON, Minn. (KNSI) A neighbor's burning brush pile is believed to be the cause of a fire that damaged a barn in Collegeville Township this week.

Heavy snow falls in Minnesota

Apr 17, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) A lot of snow removal work will be taking place across the St. Cloud area today after heavy snow fell Wednesday.

Metro Bus fares changing May 4th

Apr 16, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) The Metro Bus Board of Commissioners has approved new fares that take effect next month.

Dirt bike stolen in Long Prairie

Apr 16, 2014

LONG PRAIRIE, Minn. (KNSI) The Todd County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of a dirt bike from Neal's Motor Sports on U.S. Highway 71 in Long Prairie.

Campbell named Citizen of the Year

Apr 16, 2014

SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. (KNSI) Former Sauk Rapids mayor Mark Campbell has been named the 2014 Sauk Rapids Citizen of the Year.

Fatal crash on I-94 near Barnesville

Apr 16, 2014

BARNESVILLE, Minn. (KNSI) The State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash on I-94 near Barnesville involving two semi tractor-trailers.

Wet, cool spring may ease drought

Apr 16, 2014

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — There are varying degrees of drought conditions in the Plains region, but a National Weather Service hydrologist says predicted above-normal rain this spring might ease some of the problem.

Spring snowstorm headed our way

Apr 16, 2014

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Just when you thought we might have turned the corner on winter-like weather comes word of 9 to 14 inches of snow expected in east central Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin.

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