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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!
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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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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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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
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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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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Consider Making An Easy Brazilian Chicken Dish This Weekend

Our friends, Lisa and Lars, have foodie parties on occasion that have a theme.  The past theme was Spanish Tapas.  Another guest at the party made a delicious Brazilian Chicken recipe that I not only had to duplicate, but did it the next week.  It's so yummy, the house smelled divine and it's easy!

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Local Authorities Educate Students With A Mock Crash Demonstration At PSS This Morning

I always say that "life experience" is such a great learning tool.  Even though it's tough, I've always let my daughter make her own choices, knowing that if she made a bad decision, she would learn from it.  However, when it comes to car accidents sometimes the outcome is irreversible, that's why I'm glad that our local authorities have developed a way to simulate a crash.  With this mock crash, life experience is shown without having to actually experience the trauma.

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Spirit Airline Voted Least Favorite In The US, I Agree Here’s Why

Recently Spirit Airline came out on the bottom of a favorite airline list. I may have been in the group of people that say “who”, if I hadn’t experienced it for myself and I totally agree. We had heard of the inexpensive airline from a friend who used their services, but keep in mind that he was traveling alone and was only gone for a weekend so he had one small suitcase that he carried on. By the way, the picture above is how teeny tiny their fold down tables are, I couldn't even fit my computer on it.  Here’s my story.

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Harold's Flippin' Flapjack Fiasco
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This Sunday Is Harold’s 7th Annual Flippin’ Flapjack Fiasco to Benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

You’re invited to enjoy JJ’s famous Family Tradition pancakes with Harold’s Flapjack Fiasco THIS SUNDAY!!!  It's the 7th year that Harold, Kevin and their crew will be serving up a delicious breakfast to raise money for families with ill children and the continued research at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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I Learned My Lesson, Take Inventory Of What’s In Your Wallet, Here’s Why

I'm always going a hundred miles an hour and multi-tasking.  It was because of this trait that I had something happen to me that stopped me in my tracks and made me realize an important life lesson that I want to share with you.  At the risk of sounding like a tagline for Capitol One, "what's in your wallet"?

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Animal Allies Pet Of The Week Is Described As A Cuddle Buddy

Our Animal Allies Pet of the Week is a cuddle buddy!  Her name is Billie and she is a  beautiful American Staffordshire Terrier Mix.  She already knows several commands and is looking for her loving forever home.  

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