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Cathy Kates

Hi y'all, thanks for checking out my bio! I grew up in the country community of Wrenshall, attended church in Carlton and worked in Cloquet. I adore and respect my family. My husband and I laugh and run together (well, I jog). My daughter is in her final year of college and keeps me young and our dog Bauer is an overactive Schnauzer. (he keeps me on my toes!) I love shoes, Asian food, and trying new recipes. My dream (at the moment) is to be on the Big Bang Theory or the Ellen Show. I have been in broadcasting for 18 years and thank you for your friendship and waking up to laugh with Ken, me and the Breakfast Club. ~Peace, Love & Hugs
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4 Restaurants We Miss In The Duluth Superior Area

Obviously, with you adding to this list, it's going to be huge.  It all started when I blogged about  three businesses we missed in Duluth.  As you responded, I noticed many were restaurants and felt we should dedicate a blog just

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Duluth’s Upper Lakeside Neighborhood Asked To Conserve Water Due To Water Main Repairs

If you live in the Upper Lakeside neighborhood and are at work, this probably won't affect you until later in the day.  Those that are home or getting ready to head out, you should be aware that the City of Duluth is asking that you conserve water, here's why.

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Railroad Street Detour Begins Today For Reconstruction Of The NW Skywalk

Construction in the Twin Ports continues with work being done on the Bong Bridge, many roadways in the area, the new Whole Foods Co-op in West Duluth, the maurices Corporation building and DTA's downtown transportation center (to name a few).  The latter will cause a 3 to 4 month closure of a popular skywalk for many foot pedestrians, and a 3 week street detour for vehicular traffice, here's what you should know.

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Best Protection Against Postcard Scam Is Knowledge, Here’s What You Need To Know

It's hard to know what's true and who you can trust now days.  The best thing you can do is keep abreast of the scams that are current in the area and keep your guard up!  This scam is currently affecting residents in Minnesota and North Dakota.  Here's the latest:

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Plan Your Travel Accordingly With This Summary Of Multiple Construction Projects In The Northland

I've been busy trying to keep you in the know on the construction projects going on the Northland.  Whew, sometimes it's hard to keep up.  The City of Duluth gave details on all the projects thus far and this should help you plan a stress-free route.

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Little Big Town At Grand Casino Hinckley Cancelled Due To Surgery

Little Big Town issued a statement on their Facebook page that indicates that they have had to cancel or reschedule concerts from now through July 30th due to surgery.  This unfortunate situation will affect their concert at Grand Casino Hinckley's Amphitheater.  Here's the scoop and how to obtain a refund if you are holding tickets to that concert.

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William A. Irwin 5K And Grandma’s Marathon Traffic Advisory, Road Closures And Race Details

If you have visitors coming into town, forward this important travel information to them, so they can travel safely and more efficiently.  This is a detailed list of road closures, traffic advisory and parking information that should help alleviate stress this weekend.  Let's start with tomorrow's William A. Irvin and morph into Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and Grandma's Full Marathon.

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Extreme Sport Involves Water Skiing And Fishing Called Skarping

There are several different ways to fish troll, bobber, jiggin', but have you heard about skarping?  I can't skarp, not because I can't fish, because I've never water skied.   This is wild!

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City Of Duluth Crews Will Be Street Sweeping Grandma’s Marathon Route Tomorrow

You may need to choose an alternative route to on Thursday to get to your destination or at least expect a slight delay.  The City of Duluth is excited to have thousands of runners, their families and friends, as well as tourists coming to view the city this weekend.  Not only do they want the marathon course free of debris for the runners, but they want to spruce our city up for all.

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Alive With Life Jackets, An Event To Outfit Kids With A FREE Life Jacket Tomorrow

Some people don't wear their life jackets because they feel it's too restrictive, can you imagine wearing it to work all day?  That's exactly what some did for "wear your life jacket to work day" to raise awareness for the importance of having one for every person in the boat.  If you have children, but don't have a life jacket for them, here is your chance to pick one up for free from  Essentia Health-St. Mary's Children's Hospital and Kohl's Cares.

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Grandma’s Marathon Wednesday Night at the Races Is Back [Complete 2015 Schedule]

Everybody's doing it!  Wednesday Night At The Races is back, and it starts Wednesday July 22, mark your calendars!  The Young Athletes Foundation and Grandma's Marathon invite children 14 and under to lace up their shoes and take part again this year.

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Dig Through Your Closet And Gather Your Shoes To Donate To Soles4Souls With Grandma’s Marathon

Clean out your closet now while you support Soles4Soles! If you plan on coming to the Grandma’s Marathon, Essentia Fitness & Health Expo on Thursday, June 18 or Friday, June 19 at the DECC, bring a pair or several to donate.

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