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

MnSCU faculty approve new contract

Sep 16, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Faculty members at Minnesota's seven state universities have overwhelmingly approved a new contract.

PreferredOne pulls out of MnSure

Sep 16, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The insurance company with the lowest rates and most customers on Minnesota's health care exchange is pulling out.

Dayton weighs in on Adrian Peterson

Sep 16, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says Vikings running back Adrian Peterson should have stayed suspended until an accusation of child abuse was resolved in the legal system.

Guard soldiers back home

Sep 16, 2014

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — More than 100 military families have been reunited with Minnesota National Guard members who served in Afghanistan.

Audio: Highway 10 lane closures

Sep 16, 2014

SARTELL, Minn. (KNSI) The Minnesota Department of Transportation says motorists may encounter slow or stopped traffic on Highway 10 east of Watab Road near Sartell as the highway is reduced to a single lane in each direction, and the speed limit is reduced.

AUDIO: Lutgen, KNSI honored by police

Sep 16, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) The Lutgen Companies and KNSI Radio were honored today by the St. Cloud Police Department.

AUDIO: Long summer of pothole filling

Sep 16, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) It's been a long summer of filling potholes for street department workers in the city of St. Cloud.

Audio: Deer collisions down?

Sep 16, 2014

(Bloomington, IL) -- The odds of a driver in Minnesota hitting a deer will be ten percent lower over the next 12 months than during the prior year, according to projections from State Farm Insurance Company.

Is Minnesota's economy improving?

Sep 16, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — More than half of Minnesota residents responding to a new poll say the state's economy is in better shape than it was four years ago.

Four arrested in St. Cloud drug sting

Sep 16, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) Four people have been arrested and face charges following a drug sting in the St. Cloud area.

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