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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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Bio-Control May Be Used In The City of Superior To Control The Spread Of Emerald Ash Borer

My husband and I have a wood burner so we are very conscious of where we get the wood we burn.  We found that there are certain counties in Wisconsin that won't allow the transport of wood across county lines due to gypsy moths and the Emerald Ash Borer beetle.  The City of Superior is surveying the situation and considering a release of a bio-control agent.

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Best Protection Against Credit Card 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 could affect anyone that uses Credit Cards. Here's the latest:

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The Portland Malt Shoppe Is OPEN! Did You Know What The Building Was Previously Used For?

We drove past the Portland Malt Shoppe on Superior Street and I was surprised to see the OPEN sign illuminated!  It sparked excitement because that's the gateway to summer, but also evoked a giggle since we had been receiving small snow squalls all day.

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Heated Debate: Rhubarb, Is It A Vegetable Or A Fruit?

This debate started innocently enough. My friend kept saying she didn't like rutabaga pie.  What the heck was that?  I thought maybe she meant a pastie.  She was obviously confused and after some discussion and much laughter we determined she meant rhubarb.  THEN, the debate began, Rhubarb:  Vegetable or Fruit?

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Traffic Advisory For College Of St. Scholastic’s Reif Run On Wednesday

Expect short traffic delays and parking restrictions on Kenwood Avenue at College Street and at Hovland Drive tomorrow during the Reif Run through the College of St. Scholastica.

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It’s Flip Flop And Strappy Sandal Season, Have You Gotten Your Pedicure Yet? [VIDEO]

Ok, I realize it snowed last night and the next couple days we have crappy weather expected, but I have faith that warmer weather is on the way.  We were caught off guard last week with flip flop weather and my toes were gnarly.  Get your pedi now so you're ready for our next 70 degree day!

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Duluth Police Urge Participants of “Nerf Wars” To Use Common Sense

Our nerf options were pretty slim when I was a child, a round ball or a football.  That's it, no gun or nerf pellets.  These "toys" are causing quite a stir in the City of Duluth with something called "Nerf Wars" and local law enforcement is making some important suggestions that participants need to know before playing.

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Retiring Duluth Officer’s Last Duty: To Return A 1981 Homicide Victim’s Personal Belongings

It's like an ending you would find in a movie or book.  A body is found at Twin Ponds in Duluth that helps to solve a 34 year old mystery.  The Officer that began working on that case is retiring and one of his last duties will be returning the 17 year old murder victim's personal belongings.

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Duluth Police Are STILL Looking For Nicholas Kent; Help Find This Man

This man may look somewhat familiar to you.  It's because he has been a Property Crimes Wanted Person of the Week three times now.  The Duluth Police Department is asking for your help locating him again.  Seriously, we should be able to find this man!  If you know the whereabouts of this person, please tell the Duluth Police Department, the information you share may help apprehend a suspect.  Do you know this man?

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Duluth Denfeld’s Entire Student Body Rocks The 2015 Lip Dub Incredible Video

Once again I am in awe of the talent and camaraderie of Duluth Denfeld High School!  The group effort put forth by the students, faculty and administration makes this a MUST WATCH video.  It will have you smiling and I bet you'll get into it with them!  Makes ya want to be back in high school!

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Didn’t Make The April 15 Tax Deadline? How To File For An Extension and Other Useful Information

Ah yes, the dreaded tax date, April 15, hated by procrastinators who waited until the last minute to get their taxes done or those that KNOW they'll have to pay in and are waiting.  Still, others just don't have their records in order and may need a little more time.  The Wisconsin Department of Revenue gives residents some helpful tips to help alleviate stress and help move the process along.

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Will The Locations The City Of Duluth Crews Will Be Street Sweeping This Sunday Affect You?

You'll probably forget because it's not until Sunday, but I'm going to do my best to forewarn you of the street cleaning schedule and locations of the City of Duluth.

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