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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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Win Tickets With The Breakfast Club To The Great Northern Classic Rodeo; A Labor Day Weekend Tradition

It's a Labor Day weekend tradition in the Northland.  The Great Northern Classic Rodeo!  I have had the honor of being involved with the rodeo for years and it guaranteed to always be a fun time for the whole family!  Plus, get a babysitter because one of my favorite local bands, Basement Session is playing for the Saturday night rodeo dance.

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Aerial Lift Bridge And Enger Tower Go Teal For Ovarian Cancer This Month

Sadly, almost everyone knows someone who has had or has cancer.  There are many types of cancer and the month of September is dedicated to raising awareness of Ovarian Cancer.  Not only is money raised, but they bring awareness in a very unique and interesting way that involves two of our iconic landmarks in the Northland and the color teal.

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Harold’s Golf Fiasco 2015 Photo Gallery Two

If you haven't heard, Harold's Golf Fiasco event made $17,000 this year!  I blogged the details previously, but I received more pictures and  couldn't pass up the chance to share them with you.  Are you or any of your friends in these pictures?  Feel free to share the love!

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The DTA Grocery Express Officially Runs Through December

I am fortunate, I am able to drive a car to the grocery store for my groceries.  It wasn't always that easy, I use to live in apartment and while I could drive to the grocery store and home, I had to carry my grocery bags up three flights of stairs, locking and unlocking both my car and apartment door each time.  That STILL was easier than people who have to take a bus to the grocery store and wrestle with their grocery bags going home.  Until now!

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Downtown Duluth Construction Closes Roadway On September 1

If you are an individual that works in downtown Duluth or will be in the area tomorrow, September 1, you will want to know about this road closure to alleviate travel frustration.  This will help you choose an alternative route to get to your destination much easier.

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Harold's Golf Fiasco 2015
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Harold’s Golf Fiasco 2015; A HUGE Success! [Photo Gallery]

The weather was absolutely perfect for Harold's Golf Outing this year and everything was set for a record breaking day!  The amount raised was historic, just like the Harold's Flippin' Flapjack Fiasco that doubled it's total this year.  Read on for the total and some pictures from the event, as well as details in the upcoming Harold's Hog Roastin' Fiasco.

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Mark Your Calendar To Outfit Your Child With A FREE Bike Helmet

Some adults still don't wear bike helmets and on rare occasion I see a child without one.    If you have a child or children that either doesn't have a bike helmet or has outgrown theirs, 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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Craft Swap At The Duluth Public Library [Bonus Craft Video]

My craft room looks like total chaos and one reason is that it's hard to get rid of anything, ANYTHING!  But, as I continue to do craft projects, I keep accumulating crafting supplies that I didn't use.  The Duluth Public Library had a great idea and turned it into an event that we can all benefit from.

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Get Your Group Involved In The Superior Spooktacular Parade With The Superior BID

Who says you have to wait until the Christmas City of the North Parade to showcase your group, organization, marching band or float?  Have fun making memories in a unique parade in October in Superior in conjunction with the Superior BID's "Superior Spooktacular".

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DTA Offers Special Evening Service To Head Of The Lakes Fair In Superior [Schedule]

 

The Duluth Transit Authority (DTA) and the City of Superior will provide special evening service between downtown Duluth, downtown Superior and the Head of the Lakes Fair, now through this Saturday, August 29.  This alleviates trying to find a parking spot, saves gas and you can drink beer without having to worry about who is going to drive home.  Do you need a ride?

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The Renaissance Festival Is Guaranteed Family Fun [PHOTOS]

Despite the threat of severe thunderstorms, we ventured to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival this past weekend.  While it was windy, we managed to enjoy the shows, animals, shop, eat and drink before the rains hit.  This is truly a magical place that you can enjoy while you learn of the Renaissance era. 

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Hold On To The Taste Of Summer With A Healthy Chicken & Apple Salad

I cringe when I get out of my car so early in the morning at work because we're starting to feel that tiny nip in the air.  While we're expecting to be back in the 80's this weekend I know that Fall is right around the corner.  I can't do anything to stop it, but I do have control over the taste of summer and you can too with this Taste of Home Chicken & Apple Salad Over Greens.

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