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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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Why Do You Cream Butter And Sugar To Make Cookies? The Science Behind The First Step To Most Baking Recipes

Most baking recipes start with the following line:  "In a bowl, cream the butter and sugar together".  Most people just follow the instructions without ever thinking about why you're creaming butter and sugar together and what difference does it make.

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How Can I Prevent My Car From Being Broken Into? Duluth Police Offer Tips To Curtail Vehicle Prowlers

There's been a run on vehicle prowls lately in the Twin Ports.  Usually thieves are looking to score money to turn into drugs and they'll find it in the easiest possible places.  That's why it's important for you to maintain smart common sense to make sure you're not an easy target.

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Avian Flu Could Sideline Poultry Exhibits At 2015 Minnesota State Fair

Officials with theMinnesota State Fair are taking a hard look at the situation surrounding the Avian Flu outbreak in the state.  As the virus continues to spread, fair personnel are considering canceling poultry exhibits for this years exposition.

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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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