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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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Don’t Make THIS Mistake When You Cross The Grandma’s Marathon Finish Line [VIDEO]

The Fitger's 5K is done and people are turning their sights on training for the William A. Irvin 5k and Grandma's Half and Full Marathons.  I can help you in two aspects.  Turn you on to professional help training for your race and what NOT to do as you cross the finish line!

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Be Aware: Tax Day Brings Another Northland Scam

Once again, there is a scam in the Northland because it's tax day.  It's hard to know what's true and who you can trust now days.  The best thing you can do is keep abreast of the scams that are current in the area and keep your guard up!  The latest scam has targeted the Pine County/Sturgeon Lake area.  Here's the latest:

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Photo by NOAA Photo Library/Getty Images
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Minnesota and Wisconsin Practice Safety With Tornado Awareness Drills This Thursday

 

Even though I am sharing this information with you, I KNOW that when I hear the sirens blow to signify the start of the drill/test this Thursday, I will wonder (usually out loud to myself), "what are those going off for now?"  You should know it's just a test, here is the schedule.

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Hopeful Early Morning Coho Anglers On The Aerial Lift Bridge Pier

The beautiful weather this weekend brought Northlanders out for many reasons. Dog walking, Grandma's Marathon training, and something you only see for a few weeks on the Canal Park Pier, Coho Salmon fishing.

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Telecommunication Construction Starts At Chester Bowl [Video]

A press release I received from the City of Duluth informed of an upcoming project that will replacement a Sprint telecommunications pole with a new permanent mono-pine tower in Chester Bowl Park on the upper hillside. The project will begin on April 13 and that may cause some trails to close temporarily.

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Cathy Kates’ Canned Hamburger Product Review – Is It Any Good? [VIDEO]

Normally, I would be like 'WHAT?  HOW LAZY ARE YOU THAT YOU CAN'T BROWN HAMBURGER?'  But, after getting over the shock of seeing  fully cooked ground beef in a can, I'm was thinking this might not be a bad idea, until I tried it!

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Honor Flight Northland Plans A Trip For This June

I have friends that are dedicated to volunteering for the Honor Flight Northland.  My father was in WWII and I would have loved for him to have this opportunity.  If you know a Vet, especially a WWII Vet in your life, fill out an application!

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Entice Spring to Hurry to Duluth’s Lakewalk and Rose Garden with the “Raising of the Roses”

It's hard to believe in just months, we'll strolling through the beautiful Rose Garden in the City of Duluth near Lake Superior, without a jacket on, because as I write this blog, we have a wintery mix expected for the next couple of days.  Of course, to reap the benefits of the garden's beauty, the hard work has to start now and you're help is needed.

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City Of Duluth’s Spring Spruce Up With Street Sweeping Beginning This Thursday

It may not feel like Spring, but that doesn't mean the City of Duluth isn't thinking about sprucing up a bit!  It will certainly give us spring fever, but consider yourself forewarned about the street cleaning schedule.

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Wrenshall Residents Make The Most Of A Sticky Situation [Video]

Kevin Koen has been making maple syrup for the past 30 years.  Ten of those years have been in my hometown of Wrenshall.  Amazingly, it takes 40 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of syrup.  Kevin and his friends spend hours upon hours boiling sap to perfection, making delicious hand-crafted maple syrup.

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cathy kates and kevin koen maple syrup boil 2
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Wrenshall Residents Make The Most Of A Sticky Situation [Video]

Kevin Koen has been making maple syrup for the past 30 years.  Ten of those years have been in my hometown of Wrenshall.  Amazingly, it takes 40 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of syrup.  Kevin and his friends spend hours upon hours boiling sap to perfection, making delicious hand-crafted maple syrup.

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