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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
Bentleyville Tunnel
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Bentleyville Looks For Volunteers As Set-Up For This Season Begins

According to their website Bentleyville is America's largest FREE walk through lighting display.  How awesome that something SO cool is right here in the Northland.  It all started with Nathan Bentley in 2001.  The phenomenon has since moved to Bayfront Park and exists with the help of several community volunteers.

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Cathy Kates Was Shocked To Learn She’s Been Breaking The Law In Her Car

Seat belts must be worn properly or they won't do what they’re designed to do in a crash, save lives.  Minnesota statistics show that there are about 150 deaths and more than 400 serious injuries because motorists aren't wear they're seat belts properly.  I was shocked to read that something I do (yes, I'm admitting it) is illegal. 

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Update For Three Downtown Duluth Street Closures [Map]

There will be three different street closures that will affect traffic in downtown Duluth this month.  Hopefully a heads up now will help you plan your route and get you to where you need to be on time.  Here's what you need to know.

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P.I.G.S. Motorcycle Group Raises $3500 For Kids Of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital [PHOTO GALLERY]

Congratulation to the P.I.G.S. Motorcycle Group, their first ride to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital was a rousing success!  Even with the foggy, misty Northland weather they had a great number of participants, tons of fun and raised lots of money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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We Live In Northern Minnesota, Why Is Walleye SO Expensive?

On my vacation this past summer our friends purchased salmon and walleye to have for dinner one of our nights together.  I'm not a big fish fan so the salmon was OUT, but they dredged the fresh (not frozen) walleye in Shore Lunch and fried it over a camp fire.  Delicious!  I had to have more!

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Brides Across America Can Help Northland Military Brides With A Free Wedding Dress

Many Northland businesses give a military discount, but with the help of a national organization, Brides Across America, there is a local bridal shop that can help military brides with a free bridal dress with "Operation Wedding Gown".

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Routine Annual Inspection Of Blatnik Bridge Saturday, October 3

Inspections of our Northland bridges have been going on all summer and now it's the Blatnik Bridge's turn this Saturday.  We can expect some traffic delays, but with the Superior-bound closure in progress they are doing what they can to minimize traffic issues.

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Weather Cooperates To Produce Eye-Popping Northland Fall Color Burst

We wait for it every Autumn, the changing colors of our leaves to brilliant reds, deep oranges and bright yellows.   Locals know that the change has been delayed a bit by our continued summer-like temps, but with the cooler nights predicted this week, we are nearing the peak of perfection.

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Souvenirs Of Pope Francis’ Visit Are Quite Surprising, Would You Purchase A Bobblehead

Many people were excited to have Pope Francis in the United States.  There was a lot of preparation before he arrived and fanfare when he did.  I understood that, but some of the souvenirs of the Pope's visit has me scratchin' my noodle.

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FlexBall Razor Launch Event
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Brainteaser Answer Is Sign Of The Times, Reminds The Breakfast Club Of Humorous Commercial [VIDEO]

Congratulations to April F, she got the answer to the Brainteaser Question right today and that brought up one of my favorite funny commercials on TV.  The question was:

The sale of this item has steadily been declining for the past 10 years.  What do you think it is?

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Cool Crisp Cortland Apples: It’s Time For The 18th Annual Duluth Lions Club Apple Harvest Sale

Sean Gallup - Getty Images News 

This coming weekend is the Bayfield Apple Festival.  Many people go to view the fall colors with the apple festival the final destination.  If you can't make the trip this year, the Duluth Lion's Club has you covered.  Crisp, cool, Cortland apples.  Good for baking, eating, sharing and benefiting the community!  It's the 18th Annual Duluth Lions Club Apple Harvest Sale and you're missing out if you don't order NOW!

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From The Breakfast Club’s B105 Things, How To Deep Fry A Pumpkin Spice Latte

It's latte and pumpkin pie season, but why have them separately?  You don't have to!  Well, technically, you use the pumpkin spice latte to flavor your deep fried pound cake, but holy YUM!  If you like mini cinnamon covered doughnuts dipped in coffee, this is YOUR treat!

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