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Steve Tanko

Here's more than you ever cared to know about me. I'm a "lifer".  ...Born and raised on Minnesota's Iron Range...moving to the Twin Ports area 20 years ago. I've worked for these radio stations for18 years and love every minute of it.  Although you hear me on the radio during the mid-day, my main role is Production Manager for our stations - writing and producing commercials. In my spare time (what's that?)  I'm married with one child.  I'm active in my son's school and volunteer in the community and serve on a variety of boards and committees.  I love to cook and have collected records for my entire life.  Although I spin "the Northland's Favorite Hits" on the radio, my collection is mostly comprised of classic country.   I'm also interested in business and economics. Thanks for listening!!
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How Successful Is The Duluth Police Department At Solving Cases? Department Celebrates Success At A Cold Case From 1981 With A Presentation On May 12

Criminals aren't very smart;  It usually doesn't take long for the authorities to solve a crime.  Still, there are some cases that take a little longer that others for justice to be handed down.

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How Do I Make My Cookies Better? Some Tips To Homemade Cookie Perfection

This will come to no surprise to anyone who knows me well:  I have a strong distaste for box-cooking.  Nothing - and I mean nothing will ever taste better than something you've made from scratch.  That means toss the brownie and cake mixes, the pizza crust packets, the pancake powder, and the pre-made cookie dough and make your own.  That's why you have flour, sugar, fats, and seasonings in your kitchen cupboard.  (Sorry if I suddenly sound like Martha Stewart;  The lady is right!)

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What Is The Most Popular Hotdish In Minnesota? Representative Betty McCollum Wins The 5th Annual Minnesota Congressional Hotdish Competition

While I'm not a fan of hotdishes myself - many people in the Northland are;  That's why they've become almost as synonymous as snow in our area.  Perhaps that's why Minnesota State legislators decided a few years ago to have a hotdish competition.  It seems like their challenge is a way to make them seem more like their constituents and less like the country club folks they usually rub elbows with.

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What’s New On The Iron Range? Plans For Phase II Of The Highway 169 Cross-Range Expressway To Be Detailed At A Public Meeting On April 28

Iron Range residents have reason to be happy:  The plans for a two-lane expansion on Highway 169 between Bovey and Taconite are about to move forward.

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Why Is There A Symbionese Liberation Army Symbol On Bounty Paper Towels?

It caught me off guard.  I opened a fresh package of Bounty paper towels and placed one of the rolls on the dispenser in my kitchen.  When I looked back at it I couldn't help but notice that the design print on this roll had a familiar look to it;  One of the design features looks like the top-half of the symbol that the Symbionese Liberation Army used in the 1970's. Their symbol was a seven-headed cobra.

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KOOL Kafe Menu Gives You The Chance To Program The Songs We Play; New Feature Upgrades Your All Request KOOL Kafe Experience

We promised you exclusive benefits when you became a part of the KOOL Gang;  When you signed up, we offered you behind-the-scenes access, plenty of "firsts", and the chance to do things our regular listeners can't.  Here's one more.

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