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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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Duluth Police Are Once Again Looking For Nicholas Kent; Help Find This Man

This man may look somewhat familiar to you.  Last year the Duluth Police Department asked for your help locating him four times.  They are once again looking for him.  If you know the whereabouts of this person, please tell the Duluth Police Department, the information you share may help apprehend a suspect.  Do you know this man?

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Photo Credit: Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Photo Credit: Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Update On Duluth Road Repair, Sewer Cleaning And Lakewalk Maintenance May Affect Your Day

Our winter has been so mild it's hard to tell where one construction season has ended and where the new one begins.  The next few days you'll see some streets closed for repair, some for cleaning (at least someone has started their Spring cleaning) and the Lakewalk will have some maintenance work.  Here's what you need to know to get where you're going with less frustration.

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Coloured Egg Producer Gears Up For Easter
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Family Fun Awaits At The 3rd Annual Lincoln Park Egg-Splosion

Easter comes early this year, March 27.  It's time to start planning all the local Easter events you and your family will attend to make memories together.  I invite you to my neighborhood for one that on it's 3rd year and going strong.  The Egg-Splosion Event in Lincoln Park.

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Tax Preparers Work Night Shift As Tax Deadline Nears
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Some Wisconsin Residents Could Be Eligible For FREE Tax Preparation And Filing

Tax season, sigh, it's here.  Time to dig through my files wondering yet again why I didn't take the time to organize it while I was filing it.  It's a guessing game as to what information they want and can I find it!  If you live in Wisconsin and are feeling lost with the tax process there are people available to help.  They are from the  Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) sites across Wisconsin.

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Photo Credit: Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Photo Credit: Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Duluth Road Repair, Sewer Cleaning And Lakewalk Maintenance May Affect Your Day

Our winter has been so mild it's hard to tell where one construction season has ended and where the new one begins.  The next few days you'll see some streets closed for repair, some for cleaning (at least someone has started their Spring cleaning) and the Lakewalk will have some maintenance work.  Here's what you need to know to get where you're going with less frustration.

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Christopher FurlongGetty Images
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Spring Ahead This Sunday During Daylight Saving Time, An Important Reminder To Change Batteries

You read the headline and said "oh yeah", didn't you.  Yup, this week-end is  Daylight Saving time! If you are still confused, think of the season, it’s SPRING ahead an hour. So, yes, we lose an hour of sleep, but on the "bright" side we gain an hour of daylight.  Another thing to remember is to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.  Even if they are still good, change them. That way you know they’re fresh and ready to keep your family safe.

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youtube/Jimmy Kimmel LIVE
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MN State Hockey Player Makes It On Jimmy Kimmel With Amusing After Win Interview [VIDEO]

It's what every radio announcer tries to avoid "a catch phrase".  Obviously, hockey players don't.  Definition?  A catch phrase is a word or sentence that is your go to comfort zone when you need to fill time to think of the next thing your going to say.  Most people use "um".  This excited Wayzata, MN hockey player caught Jimmy Kimmel's attention with his after win post interview and a NEW catch phrase to me.  It will leave you grinning and shaking your head.

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B105 on YouTube
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Free Prom And High School Dance Dresses Offered At Laura MacArthur School [VIDEO]

I had heard about the "dress fairy" before, but had no idea how much care, compassion and true love for helping others was involved.  Until, I met Mary Francis-Bennett.  Thanks to her dedication and giving up half her basement for storage, girls in the Northland that might not have a dress for the high school dance or prom can now show up with sparkling confidence.

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Richard Stonehouse/Getty Images
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When You Go To The Grocery Store Keep In Mind That March Is MN FoodShare Month

Most of us only think about the food shelves in our area around the holidays.  But the sad truth is that the food shelf is important to many Northland families year round.  March is FoodShare month and is important in the fact that the donations are matched!  Please keep this in mind during your next trip to the grocery store and be generous.

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City of Duluth
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City Of Duluth Mayor Emily Larson Holds Second Community Listening Session

If you have issues with your storm sewer drain system, don't like the pot holes on your road, want to discuss taxes for your neighborhood, need to discuss the job situation in our area, or just want to meet our newly elected Mayor, Emily Larson.  You'll have that opportunity to get face time during her new community listening series on March16 at 5:30p.

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Jeff Frey & Associates
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Need Inspiration? Attend Gearing Up For Grandma’s 2016 Featuring Local Runner Katie McGee

The weather has been great for training if you're registered for one of the races on Grandmas Marathon Weekend!  However, if you're in need of inspiration or if you are looking for valuable information then you'll want to attend the annual Gearing Up for Grandma’s pre-race seminar.  It doesn't matter if you're a novice or a beginner, the event will hold something for everyone.

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Ian Gavan/Getty Images
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Use Your Sewing Talent To Make Comforters For Kids In Crisis With HCE’s Quilt-A-Thon

We're on the heels of another fantastic St. Jude Radiothon, together we raised $74, 246 for the kids and research at St. Jude.  The Douglas County Association for Home and Community Education (HCE) are also helping kids, but in a different way.  They need sewing materials for quilts donated and if you are a quilter, YOU can make the difference.

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