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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

Authorities search for missing man

Aug 27, 2014

BUFFALO, Minn. (KNSI) The Wright County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for help in locating a missing person.

Smith argues against restitution

Aug 27, 2014

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man convicted of murdering two unarmed teenagers who broke into his home is contesting the restitution prosecutors are asking he pay for the deaths.

Major solar energy project announced

Aug 27, 2014

CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota National Guard and Minnesota Power are joining forces to build a major solar energy project at Camp Ripley.

DNR to discuss walleye reproduction

Aug 27, 2014

NEW BRIGHTON, Minn. (AP) — The Department of Natural Resources hosts a public discussion Thursday about walleye reproduction in Mille Lacs Lake.

Mayo announces new cancer screening

Aug 26, 2014

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Doctors at the Mayo Clinic are offering a new way for patients to be tested for colon cancer.

Stearns jail inmate commits suicide

Aug 26, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) An atuopsy has determined an inmate found dead in the Stearns County Jail committed suicide.

Farmland prices on the decline

Aug 26, 2014

WORTHINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Experts say Minnesota farmers could be impacted by a decline in farmland prices.

AUDIO: Benton twister was EF-0

Aug 26, 2014

MORRILL, Minn. (KNSI) The National Weather Service says a tornado that touched down Sunday night near the Benton-Morrison County line was an EF-Zero tornado with peak winds of about 75 miles an hour.

Burger King buys Tim Hortons

Aug 26, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — Burger King is buying Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, creating the world's third-largest fast-food company.

Statewide test scores hold steady

Aug 26, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota students' performance on standardized proficiency tests held steady or slightly improved this year.

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