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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
TSM - Nick Cooper
TSM - Nick Cooper
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Aerial Lift Bridge In Duluth Transitions to Summer Schedule on Friday

Vehicle and foot traffic on Park Point picks up in the summer and so does the the shipping industry.  It is a sure sign that warmer weather and sunny days are ahead when the Aerial Lift Bridge starts their summer schedule.  What does that mean to you?  Maybe a little time spent in your car being "bridged". 

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Animal Allies Pet of the Week is Lily the Senior Beagle

This is Lilly the purebred Beagle currently living at Animal Allies and hoping to find her forever home filled with love.  If you're looking for a smaller dog to share your home and life with Lily is your girl, she only weighs about 35 pounds!

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Duluth Police Department
Duluth Police Department
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45 Year Old is Duluth Police Department’s Property Crimes Person Of The Week

The Duluth Police Department is looking for a male Property Crimes Person of the Week, do you have any information to share?  Last time I posted a the need for help to find a Property Crimes Person of the Week, he was apprehended almost before I got the blog written. It’s a good feeling to know that you may have helped the police arrest a suspect. Can you help this week?

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Nick Cooper-TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper-TSM Duluth
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Duluth Webcams Give You Live View of the Ship Traffic in the Canal

I would encourage you to take in the sights, sounds, smell and wind off Lake Superior in person, but if you can't or just need a Canal Park fix these webcams allow you to watch the ships arrive and depart from the Duluth Harbor from virtually anywhere.

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Nick Cooper- TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper- TSM Duluth
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City of Duluth Secures Future Operation of Blue Minnesota Slip Bridge in the Canal

For locals, the blue slip bridge near the DECC in the Canal has been a source of frustration.  We never knew if it would be operational or if it would be inoperable and stuck in the open position making it useless to foot traffic.  The City of Duluth announced in a press release today that they are planning on making changes to the bridge to improve the design.

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Kylee Kates
Kylee Kates
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Lake Superior is a Sight To Behold with Wednesday Night Sail Boat Races [VIDEO]

With the warmer weather comes more time on our beautiful Lakewalk on the edge of Lake Superior in the Canal.  Last night my family, including Bauer the beast took advantage of the day and instead of lifting weights went for a 3 mile walk.  We were treated to the Wednesday Night Sail Boat Races that will happen through the month of September.  Pictured above is the group waiting for Duluth's iconic Aerial Lift Bridge to lift and allow them to pass through the Canal to the delight the crowds.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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My Comedy of Errors Leads to a Warning to You at the DMV

Buying tabs for your vehicle, camper, boat or any of your toys.  It seems like everything needs tabs.  Luckily or unluckily, some of our tabs are due at the same time so we have limited trips to the DMV.  I had to get two sets of tabs so I headed off to the DMV office in West Duluth.  I spent a good half hour of frustration there because I didn't have the knowledge that I'm going to tell you, so you're good to go when it's your turn at the DMV.

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ABC
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It’s a Two Night Season Finale of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars Starting Monday Night, May 23 on WDIO/WIRT

My favorite show, SO entertaining, I'm rooting for Ginger Zee!  I can relate to her personality!  The season finale of Dancing with the Stars will be two nights packed with moves, grooves and dancing that this bod could never do!  The first night will be Monday, May 23 at 7p, followed by the round of finals on Tuesday at 8p on WDIO/WIRT TV.  With ABC's FANtastic Premiere Trivia Contest, you could win the cool prize pack valued at almost $120, you just need to remember what happened in last week's episode of Dancing with the Stars to win!

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ABC
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Catch ABC’s The Catch 2-Hour Season Finale Thursday Night on WDIO/WIRT

Northlanders are anxiously awaiting the season finale of The Catch, a mystery television series starring Mireille Enos and Peter Krause.  They'll deliver too, with a two hour finale on Thursday night at 8p on WDIO/WIRT TV.  With ABC's FANtastic Premiere Trivia Contest, you could win the cool prize pack valued at almost $120, you just need to remember what happened in last week's episode of The Catch to win!

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Animal Allies
Animal Allies
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Animal Allies Pet of the Week Uses the Buddy Program

Meet Bing and Muzzy, they are besties at Animal Allies and would like to find their forever home together.  The cool thing about these two rascals is that their adoption fee has been sponsored!  They will keep each other company and you'll get to enjoy the company of two wonderful pets in your home.

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Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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My National Salad Month Tip: Go for the Flat Bags of Lettuce [Recipe]

May is National Salad Month and a great time for me to share a recipe and a tip if you purchase pre-cut, pre-washed lettuce in bags.  Some people are leery of the bags of lettuce because of the outbreak of Listeriosis.  Still, they are one of the most purchased pre-packaged food at the grocery store, which suggests we will push fear aside for convenience. Here's a tip that will help you pick the freshest package.

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