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Cathy Kates

Hello, from a Northland girl born in Cloquet, raised in Wrenshall, and currently living in Duluth! I consider myself lucky to have been able to share my mornings and life with you since 1996. It's like audio Facebook. You're the reason getting up at 3am is totally worth it! I love hot buttered movie theater popcorn, the smell of a lake (especially if I’m fishing), and warm fuzzy blankets. I’m a lover, not a fighter, and yes it’s true, I get my hair cut on a weekly basis. Kudos to my family, Homie, Kylee, and my Schnauzer, Bauer for always being by my side. I appreciate that you wake up with the B105 Breakfast Club, read and share my blogs and most of all, your friendship through the years! Peace, love and hugs!
Tara Ankrum-Olson
Tara Ankrum-Olson
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Harold’s Golf Fiasco Benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Saturday The 26th

It's affordable fun for the whole family on Saturday, August 26 at Pine Hill Golf Course in Carlton. This is part of a series of "fiascos" that raises funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. It’s always a great time, and the best part it's just $20 for 9 holes of golf!!

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Photo:  Dan Schlies
Photo: Dan Schlies
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10th Annual Guns N Hoses Softball Challenge Benefits The Northern Lights Foundation [VIDEO]

There's been some smack talk leading up to the 10th Annual Guns N Hoses Softball Challenge pitting the Duluth Police Department against the Duluth Fire Department. Who will win this year? I know the big winner is the Northern Lights Foundation thanks to both teams. Here's why.

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Southern California Vets Observe Veterans Day
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Volunteer Drivers Are Needed For Our Veterans In The Northland

Our veterans thought nothing of fighting for our freedom and sacrificing their lives to keep us safe with continued freedom in our Country.  Now they need a small piece of our time and a set of wheels.  Can you help by being a volunteer driver?

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Homie Kates
Homie Kates
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A Steam Mop Is My Latest Favorite Gadget, It Works!

Between my kitchen that is a laminate looking wood but still warps when it gets wet and my camper floor that is filthy, I would go through half a bottle of 409 and two whole rolls of paper toweling. I was at a lost and would procrastinate because it was a knee and back breaker.  Now I have clean floors at a fraction of the work.

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Fireball Fan? Try These Easy Cupcakes You Customize With Fireball Whisky

If you haven't had Fireball, you've probably heard of it.  It's a type of whisky that tastes like red hot cinnamon candy and warms you up as it's going down.  For those that are already fans, how would you like to combine two delicious flavors?  Fireball and cake?  Yup, Fireball Cupakes!!! I get recipes from Delish and thought I would share this one with you because I have lots of friends that love Fireball.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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This Is Why You Buy Meat You Can See Through The Wrapper

Preface to this blog.  I have bought this type of pre-packaged hamburger that you buy  blindly because you can't see the product inside and it's been fine.  However, this time I was surprised to see what can only be described as a large amount of coagulated fat.  Last time I buy what I can't see.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Have You Experienced A Lite Flite Induction Drone? [VIDEO]

My sister always finds the latest and greatest cool gadgets and while visiting her recently she introduced us to the Lite Flite Induction Drone. It’s definitely something that will keep you, your family and friends occupied for hours, but for the full experience you should wait to play with it at night.

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Harsh Winter Creates High Number Of Potholes On New York City's Roads
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Weigh In On Duluth’s Proposed Transportation Tax At Public Meetings

I am the thrilled that Northland roads are on the forefront of people's minds, most need help.  Mayor Larson introduced a "Street Improvement Program" which would tax residents as well as visitors to our city.  It requires a referendum to pass on November 7.  There are three upcoming meetings for you to have your say whether it's nay or yay.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Why Is It Called A Moscow Mule And Served In A Copper Cup?

Recently I was out with co-workers and Dani, our receptionist and the gal you see when you pick up prizes at B105, ordered a Moscow Mule.  I asked what the drink was made out of and why they serve it in a copper cup.  She was able to answer one of those questions, the other spurred a table conversation.

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Ken Hayes
Ken Hayes
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Reusable VS Plastic Bags, How Do You Feel About Paying A Bag Fee?

If you think that paying a fee for the bag you put your purchases in would never happen (after all, they want you to shop in their store, right?), think again.  In Minneapolis they are voting on whether businesses should start charging for bags.  This is why and here are my reasons I have trouble using a reusable bag.

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