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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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UMD’s Planetarium Celebrates With Astronomy Day

Have you ever been to the planetarium at UMD?  As a child I use to love going there for field trips.  It was so much fun for us kids and interesting for the chaperones.  If you haven't been there or haven't been there for some time, consider going during Astronomy Day.

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Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank’s Empty Bowl Volunteer Need is Critical, Can You Help

I was shocked to receive word of the critical need for volunteers at Empty Bowl because I have usually had to fight (in a good way) my way onto the line to serve soup.  However, the volunteers they are looking for are needed before the date of the event, can you or someone you know help?

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Are You into Organic Baby Food, Gerber Recalls Two of Their Food Pouches

We've always heard that organic is suppose to be better, right?  Not in the case of recalled organic Gerber baby food.  The company announced they are voluntarily recalling the contaminated pouches and taking it off store shelves.  Here's what you need to know.

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Cathy Kates
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The DECC Shows Commitment to Sustainability with House Made Chips [VIDEO]

This year the DECC and the Arrowhead Home and Builder Show are both celebrating their 50 year anniversary. There has been many changes at the DECC throughout my lifetime, from the name change of the Duluth Arena to the DECC, to the addition of the Amsoil Arena, to the daily quest to utilize sustainability. One unique thing they are doing to be  sustainable is frying, seasoning and bagging their own chips.

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90sFEST Pop Culture And Music Festival
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Grandma’s Marathon Officially Announces 2016 Big Top Tent Entertainment

Grandma's Marathon weekend is coming June 17 and 18.  Whether you're training to run or training to party, you'll want to be under the Big Top Tent for the amazing entertainment with something for everyone! (and the return of a regional favorite)!

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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UW-Superior’s 2nd Annual Superior Day of Giving is April 6

This is an amazing 24 hour fundraising effort by the University of WI-Superior.  They have set their goal high at 200 donors with the money being used for student grants and undergraduate research.  Plus, there will be a matching component to the fundraising this year.  You'll be able to double your money!

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Duluth Police Department
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Duluth Police Department Announce the Relocation of Another Level III Predatory Offender

We have had several predatory offenders move into our neighborhood.  I realize they have a right to live where they want but I can't but help feel a bit uneasy when another one moves in close to my home.  The best I can do is be aware and help to make you aware of any that may move into your neighborhood as well.

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It’s National Little Red Wagon Day, What Does That Mean? [VIDEO]

Did you have a little red wagon as a child?  I had one, but it wasn't a Radio Flyer, it was generic.  Kinda like I got Hydrox chocolate sandwich cookies instead of Oreos.  Deprived, I know!  The Radio Flyer company has a day designated as "little red wagon day" and for a very good reason.

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Rapper Flo Rida Debutes New Song with a Country Feel [LISTEN]

So, first let's look at the big picture.  There are several country artists/groups that have included some form of rap in their country music.  For example, Luke Bryan and Kick The Dust Up or Florida Georgia Line with This Is How We Roll to name a couple.  But, to hear that Flo Rida, the rapper, has debuted a song with a touch of country, is still surprising to me.

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27th Annual Fitger’s 5K Expected to Fill Fast, Register Now

Here's your heads up to register for the 27th Annual Fitger's 5k Run & Walk with Grandma's Marathon benefiting the Young Athletes Foundation.  They are capping the entries at 2,000 and I guarantee it'll fill up fast.  If you've been training for Grandma's Half or Full Marathon, this is a great training race!

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Bavaria's Biggest Coloured Eggs Producer
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3 Delicious Taste of Home Ways to Use Your Leftover Hard Boiled Easter Eggs

Your had a great Easter making memories with your family.  Now you have way too many hard boiled eggs stinkin' up your fridge and you want to use them up fast.  But, what do you make other than the usual egg salad or deviled eggs.  Here's 3 unique recipes from Taste of Home that your family will love, you may end up hard boiling more eggs!

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