Albert Tanko

Part three in a three-part series For many people, gardening can be a relaxing pastime.Digging one’s hands in the soil and feeling the sun, warm on the shoulders and neck, can be a form of catharsis. Gardeners rummage around their plants, crouched over weeding or sowing seeds for years, but as time goes by, knees […]

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In recent years, people who have driven past Albert Tanko’s home off Highway 5 and Zodiac Street between North Branch and Isanti have slowed down take in the view. Some have even stopped, driven up to Tanko’s house and asked him for a tour of the property. “I didn’t initially, but now I’m asking them […]

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  Albert Tanko is more than just an artist who works with an unusual medium; he’s a man who risked death to make a better life for himself in America. Tanko, 52, lives off County Road 5 and Zodiac Street between North Branch and Isanti with his wife of 30 years, Ann. Together, they have […]

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