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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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Phase 2 NW Skywalk Passage Update With New Traffic Closures For I-35

Construction in the Twin Ports continues with work being done on the Bong Bridge, many roadways in the area, the new Whole Foods Co-op in West Duluth, the maurices Corporation building and DTA's downtown transportation center (to name a few).  The latter has caused a 3 to 4 month closure of a popular skywalk for many foot pedestrians.  The roadwork being done has been completed and new closures are starting on I-35.

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Section Of 4th Avenue West Temporarily Closed For Repairs Until Friday

Yes, I know.  Almost every other day I'm giving you a road construction update and another street or roadway in the Northland is under construction.  But, when it all gets done it will be a nice ride. (except it will be covered with ice and snow, lol).  Here's the latest from the City of Duluth.

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Scotty McCreery Performs George Jones’ The Grand Tour At The Grand Ole’ Opry [VIDEO]

It's heart warming to see someone as young as Scotty McCreery covering a country legends hit that went #1 in 1974.  It shows the diversity of Scotty's talents, the longevity of George Jones' songs and keeps the "old country" alive.

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Grandma’s Marathon Wednesday Night at the Races Kicks Off Tomorrow [Complete 2015 Schedule]

Everybody's doing it!  Wednesday Night At The Races is back, and it starts tomorrow, Wednesday July 22!  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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A Careless Cathy Kates Paid $70 For A Jason Aldean Shirt

It was a perfect day.  Nice drive to the cities, no construction southbound, no traffic jams, the weather for the Kenny Chesney/Jason Aldean concert was beautiful.  But, it wasn't until the next morning I realized an irreversible mistake, one that cost me plenty!

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

This man may look somewhat familiar to you.  It's because he has been a Property Crimes Wanted Person of the Week four times now, yes four.  The Duluth Police Department is asking for your help locating him once again.  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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Celebrate Duluth’s Newest Bike Trail Wednesday, July 22

You and your family can take part in a community ride that will wind along College Street, through UMD, to the Bluestone Commons entrance, and beyond to celebrate and learn about Duluth’s newest trail next Wednesday, July 22.

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Reminder: Minnesota Dental Association In Duluth With Free Dental Clinic Today And Tomorrow

I have blogged about free dental clinics available to you before, but it was usually geared towards children.  This month, the Minnesota Dental Association will be bringing a free dental clinic open to all ages in Duluth.

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Highway 53 Resurfacing Will Impact Travel Next Week

I've been busy trying to keep you in the know on the construction projects going on the Northland.  Whew, sometimes it's hard to keep up.  Next week a section of Highway 53 will be impacted, here are the details to help plan your route.

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Traffic Advisory For The Park Point 5 Miler Tomorrow, Friday July 17

It's become a tradition for some, whether it's spectating, running, volunteering or even walking.  Why not be part of Northern Minnesota's Oldest Road Race~the Park Point 5 Miler.  It's absolutely awesome running the Point, so picturesque and if you get too hot, you can just take a dip in Lake Superior! You can still sign up the day of the race!

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City Of Duluth Asks Residents To Conserve Water Today

In the past when I've blogged that the Public Works and Utilities Department had asked us to conserve water it was for a specific area in the Northland.  However, this time the City of Duluth is asking that ALL Duluth residents and even businesses conserve water and here's why.

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Did You Know Kleenex Changes Color When You Near The End Of The Box?

Ken and I were on the Monday edition of the Breakfast Club Show live when I reached for a Kleenex, what happened next astonished me and lead me to think that while I was on vacation Ken was sitting around the studio eating bon bons and stuffing the Kleenex box with white tissue!

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