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Cathy Kates

Hello, from a Northland girl born in Cloquet, raised in Wrenshall, and currently living in Duluth! I consider myself lucky to have been able to share my mornings and life with you since 1996. It's like audio Facebook. You're the reason getting up at 3am is totally worth it! I love hot buttered movie theater popcorn, the smell of a lake (especially if I’m fishing), and warm fuzzy blankets. I’m a lover, not a fighter, and yes it’s true, I get my hair cut on a weekly basis. Kudos to my family, Homie, Kylee, and my Schnauzer, Bauer for always being by my side. I appreciate that you wake up with the B105 Breakfast Club, read and share my blogs and most of all, your friendship through the years! Peace, love and hugs!
Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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How Are Shoes So Sacred They Have To Be Retrieved From A Backroom?

My sister and I were shopping at a mall in Wausau, WI when we started looking at shoes (imagine that) in one of the mall’s anchor stores.  We both found a few pairs that we wanted to try on, but there was only one girl working the shoe department, meaning getting shoes and working the register to check people out. I can appreciate that the store is trying to save money by not over staffing or that someone may have called in sick since it was a beautiful sunny day outside, but while waiting 30 minutes for our shoes to be retrieved, I had a lot of time to think.

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Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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Crayola’s New Blue Crayon Needs To Be Named, Got Any Ideas?

Crayola Crayons were a staple at our house while my daughter was growing up.  She's 23 now and I still have several boxes in the craft room waiting for when there's little ones in the house again.  I guess I never really paid attention to what the color names were until they decided to retire one, Dandelion which was yellow with a bit darker hue.  Now they have a replacement that needs to be named and my first idea was already submitted!

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Superior Business Improvement District Has A New Website

You hear us talk about the Superior Business Improvement District, even broadcasting with them for the past few summers from the Farmer's Market in the Superior Public Library's parking lot.  They work hard not only for the businesses they represent, but for the community to make it the best for all.  They are excited to introduce a new website that is easy to navigate and holds a wealth of information for you.

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Joe Raedle/Getty Images
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Kivi Brothers Trucking Has A Job Opening That Isn’t OTR

During the Solid Gold Saturday morning show I often get requests from my OTR drivers for CW McCall's Convoy, Red Sovine's Teddy Bear and Dave Dudley's Six Days On The Road.  I appreciate the requests and that you share a piece of your weekend with me. So, when I saw that Kivi Brothers Trucking had an opening I thought of you, but this job doesn't require travel.  Interested?

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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What Is The Significance Of The VFW Poppy Flower?

I had the honor of volunteering to sell those cute little red poppy flowers that are traditional seen in May. They are called a “buddy” poppy and the money collected through donations during poppy day, May 4 are used to assist the needy and disabled veterans, their families, widows and orphans of veterans. Here is a bit of background and why you should support this worthy cause.

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5 Things That Make A Supper Club Unique From A Restaurant?

As I was emceeing the Upper Lakes Food Show this week I met a vendor that was offering tasting samples of salad dressings and sauces.  I told him that I loved the kind of blue cheese dressing that you can usually only find at supper clubs.  That spurred a conversation about what a restaurant should have to be considered a supper club.

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Photo Permission: Animal Allies
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Animal Allies Pet Of The Week Is A Purrfect Twofer

A pair of buddies that luv each other are our Pet(s) of the Week with Animal Allies.  They find comfort in each others company and are waiting for their forever home with that special person (you) at Animal Allies.  (Drum Roll) it's  Moose and Blackie!

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Cathy Kates
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Harold’s Flapjack Fiasco Breaks Another Record [Photo Gallery]

Nothing short of amazing!  It was another steady line of satisfied St. Jude donors at the Four Season's Sports Complex in Carlton again this year.  After a record breaking year last year we thought we had planned accurately for this year, but the number just keeps growing!!!   YOU make such an incredible difference!

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Duluth East Culinary Student Moving On To Nationals [VIDEO]

I can cook if it comes in a box and there's instructions.  I have always been in awe of chefs that just pour, taste, season and use words like demi glaze and balsamic vinegar reduction.  I was hoping reduction meant taking the calories out, but that's a no go.  We as a community should be so proud of one culinary student at East High School and there's a place you can go to eat the deliciousness that he and the other culinary students have prepared.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Do You Think My McDonald’s Coupon Book Is Worth Thousands? [VIDEO]

I save almost everything.  Recently while cleaning I found something that just might be worth some bucks.  Why do I think that?  Because an item from McDonald's dating back from 98' just sold for thousands on ebay.  What do you think, should I try it?

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My Review Of The New OMC Smokehouse Restaurant In Duluth

To be honest, I've actually been to the OMC Smokehouse at 1909 West Superior St.
Duluth twice.  But I forgot to take pictures my first time so I made sure to do so this time.  They serve smoked meats, craft beer and sides all done very uniquely.  Here's my review.

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