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Cathy Kates

I'm 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 laughing with you for the past 20 years. It's like audio Facebook. I make new friends, but I keep up with old friends too. I set three alarms to get up at 3:10am to do my job, then nap in the afternoon! I am a self-proclaimed multi-tasker (FYI: I am writing my bio, eating breakfast, holding three texting conversations and contemplating what I'll be having for lunch and what to make for dinner ALL right this second). I can't sit still. I even wear a head lamp at campfires so I can cross stitch at the same time. I love puppies, (especially my Schnauzer, Bauer), hot buttered movie theater popcorn, soup, the smell of a lake (especially if I’m fishing in it) 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. 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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Add Now That’s What I Call Country Volume 9 to Your Collection Starting Monday

 

If you've been with the Breakfast Club for years, you may have the entire collection! Soon you can add Volume 9!   I love these CD's because they encapsulate all the hits of a short era.  Literally every song is a hit and reminds me of things going on in my life at that time.  If I'm feeling melancholy and want to be taken back to that time I just have to pop it in the CD player.  Want one?

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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19 Thoughts that Cross a Grandma’s Half-Marathoner’s Mind on Race Day

I've run 14 Grandma's Half Marathons and the same thoughts run through my head every year as I get ready to leave the camper and climb on the bus to take me to the start. I've given you 19 thoughts, you give me the 20th!

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TSM - Nick Cooper
TSM - Nick Cooper
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Maintenance on Duluth’s Aerial Lift Bridge Will Affect Travel Time on Thursday, June 9

Vehicle and foot traffic on Park Point will be done to one lane and one side of the Aerial Lift Bridge in Duluth on Thursday, June 9 to complete maintenance.  As tourism picks up for the summer and with the anticipation of Grandma's Marathon next weekend, this is the best time to "get r' done"!

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Near-Record Heat Wave Grips U.S. East Coast, Midwest
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Authorities Warn of Summer Blacktop Scams in the Northland

I guess it's that time of year.  I tell you of the IRS scams in February and May, now that we're on the cusp of summer I need to share info about blacktop scams.  Honestly, you really can never let your guard down, you never know where the next scam will hit you!

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Animal Allies
Animal Allies
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Adopt Any Cat One Year and Older For $10 in June at Animal Allies

This little guy has quite a story, thus the name John Wayne.  He recently came to Animal Allies with a slug from a pellet gun in his head.  But, medical staff removed the slug and got him ready for his forever home.  By the time I was going to blog about him, he was adopted.  YAY for John Wayne!!!  Instead I'll tell you about the deal at Animal Allies that will save you cash and give a loving cat a forever home. 

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TSM Duluth
TSM Duluth
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Cathy Shows No Fear, Ken Freaks with Rosie a Lake Superior Zoo’s Tarantula [VIDEO]

When I first got the call that the Lake Superior Zoo wanted to come for a visit with a tarantula, I didn't think it would be that big of a deal.  Boy, was I wrong!  Ken was freaking out to the point of literally making audible sounds that I've never heard come out of his mouth before.  That made me even more brave to have Rosie crawl on my arm...well, sorta brave.

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Matt Cardy/Getty Images
Matt Cardy/Getty Images
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Need A Job? Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank Is Hiring an Agency Relations Coordinator

I can't count how many times I've had friends and acquaintances tell me that they are in need of a job and to keep my eyes and ears open for them.  When I got the email about this job I thought I would share, it might be right up your alley.  Before you think it isn't for you, read on!

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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My New Favorite Summer Sipper, Toasted Carmel Whiskey [Recipe & Video]

Believe it or not (HA!) Ken Hayes introduced me to my new favorite summer sipper quite by accident.  We were out on a Saturday night at the Belknap Lounge and he had bought this as a shot for my husband.  They were busy playing pool so I started sipping on it and by the time they were done, it was gone.  It's Black Velvet Toasted Carmel and tastes like a Werther's Original, buttery and smooth, I just sip it on the rocks.  But, my friend Kevin has come up with an excellent mix for a recipe you've got to try, especially if you like Crown Royal!

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Duluth Police Department
Duluth Police Department
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Duluth Police Department Asks for Help Locating a Female Property Crimes Person of the Week for a Second Time

This woman looked familiar, so I went back in our records.  Yup, the Duluth Police Department is looking for a female Property Crimes Person of the Week for a second time, do you have any information to share?  It’s a good feeling to know that you may have helped the police apprehend a suspect. For some time now, the Duluth Police Department has been sharing information about the “Property Crimes Person of the Week”, we share it with you and have found that it has helped locate the individual and in many cases has lead to an arrest. Can you help this week?

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Superior BID
Superior BID
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Have Your Kids Entered the Superior Farmer’s Market Coloring Contest, Deadline is June 10

The Superior Downtown Farmer's Market is back in busy and is held every Wednesday at Center City Park (corner of Tower and Belknap) in Superior from 11a-2p.  Even in the early days of the farmer's market you'll find fresh produce, plants, maple syrup, eggs and more.  Of course, lunch is always available too.  The kids can get in on winning two ways with the farmer's market coloring contest.

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Mario Tama / Getty Images
Mario Tama / Getty Images
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Bring Smiles to the Office Today It’s National Doughnut Day [VIDEO]

Whether you like glazed, Boston cream, jelly-filled or powdered, today is a great day to be an American and make friends at the office.  It's National Doughnut Day.  I truly thought Ken would bring me a doughnut to celebrate, but like Yukon Cornelius of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, I got nothing!

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