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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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Alive With Life Jackets, An Event To Outfit Kids With A FREE Life Jacket Tomorrow

Some people don't wear their life jackets because they feel it's too restrictive, can you imagine wearing it to work all day?  That's exactly what some did for "wear your life jacket to work day" to raise awareness for the importance of having one for every person in the boat.  If you have children, but don't have a life jacket for them, here is your chance to pick one up for free from  Essentia Health-St. Mary's Children's Hospital and Kohl's Cares.

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Grandma’s Marathon Wednesday Night at the Races Is Back [Complete 2015 Schedule]

Everybody's doing it!  Wednesday Night At The Races is back, and it starts Wednesday July 22, mark your calendars!  The Young Athletes Foundation and Grandma's Marathon invite children 14 and under to lace up their shoes and take part again this year.

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Dig Through Your Closet And Gather Your Shoes To Donate To Soles4Souls With Grandma’s Marathon

Clean out your closet now while you support Soles4Soles! If you plan on coming to the Grandma’s Marathon, Essentia Fitness & Health Expo on Thursday, June 18 or Friday, June 19 at the DECC, bring a pair or several to donate.

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The New Miss Minnesota Is A UMD Alumni

Congratulations to the 80th Miss Minnesota, Rachel Latuff.  For some in the Northland, her name may sound familiar.  That's because she graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth.  According to Pageantsnews.com she graduated in 2013 with Magna Cum Laude Latin Honors and now is a secondary arts teacher at a twin cities school.

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Show Your Grandma’s Marathon Spirit With A Photo For A Chance To Win A GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

You don't have to be a runner to be a "winner" with Grandma's Marathon!  How would you like to own a GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition or a Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband?  It's easy, you'll be taking lots of photos anyhow, just tag em' and you have a great chance to win!

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4 Best Views in Duluth

Here are four views of Duluth that are in my opinion, stellar!  I hope that these pictures travel outside the Northland and entice people to come see the beauty of our city and Lake Superior.  I'm sure you have favorite spots too, I'd love to see yours

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Cathy Kates’ Throw Back Thursday To The 80′s

I started working at the Cloquet Perkin's location in the early 80's.  I loved that job!  Great people to work with, my "regulars" became friends and the job taught me things that I still use in every day life now.  I gained knowledge and advice that I have passed on to my daughter who is now a food server while going to college.

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Cathy Kates Breaks Something Other Than Her Grandma’s Half Consecutive Streak

Training for this year's Grandma's Marathon Half was going great, better than expected.  My time had improved by 1:30 per mile because I had started "toe running", I had one 13.1 and one 14.3 mile under my belt.  Then less than two weeks out from my 15th consecutive half marathon, I was told I couldn't run.

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Need A Job? Halvor Lines Is Hiring OTR Drivers

Often times I dedicate one of the several Solid Gold Saturday Show songs to my OTR drivers.  God bless em'!  It's a job that is physically and emotionally demanding, but without them our store shelves would be bare and we wouldn't get our mail in a timely fashion, among other things.  It's an important job and if you're in need of a job, Halvor Lines is hiring.

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