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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
Minnesota Renaissance Festival
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The Renaissance Festival Is Guaranteed Family Fun [PHOTOS]

Despite the threat of severe thunderstorms, we ventured to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival this past weekend.  While it was windy, we managed to enjoy the shows, animals, shop, eat and drink before the rains hit.  This is truly a magical place that you can enjoy while you learn of the Renaissance era. 

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Taste of HOme Chicken & Apple Salad
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Hold On To The Taste Of Summer With A Healthy Chicken & Apple Salad

I cringe when I get out of my car so early in the morning at work because we're starting to feel that tiny nip in the air.  While we're expecting to be back in the 80's this weekend I know that Fall is right around the corner.  I can't do anything to stop it, but I do have control over the taste of summer and you can too with this Taste of Home Chicken & Apple Salad Over Greens.

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DTA Map
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UPDATE: Phase 2 Northwest Skywalk Passage With Day And Night Traffic I-35 Closures

Construction in the Twin Ports continues with work being done on the Bong Bridge and the opening of it's roundabout, the new Whole Foods Co-op in West Duluth is coming along nicely, as well as the maurices Corporation building and DTA's downtown transportation center (to name just a few).  There are additional nighttime closures of Northbound I-35 that you should be aware of.

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Cathy Kates Kayaking
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Hour Long Kayak Trip Turns Into A 6.5 Hour Test Of Stamina [Cathy Kates Vacation Series Video]

Here's another edition of my vacation series in Brimson.  It was a beautiful day and we had decided to go kayaking.  Our plan was an hour tour down the Little Cloquet River.  We had parked one truck at a bridge and another at the Pequaywan Inn.  What transpired that day was exhausting and had us thinking we may have to spend the night on the river.

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Last Grandma’s Marathon Wednesday Night At The Races Is At Park Point This Week

It's hard to believe that we are at the end of the season for Wednesday Night At The Races.  This week the races will be held at Park Point followed by the year-end picnic.  The Young Athletes Foundation and Grandma's Marathon invite children 14 and under to lace up their shoes for the final races this year.

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Property Crimes Person of the Week
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26 Year Old Is Sought By The Duluth Police Department, Do You Know This Man

This man is this week's Property Crimes Person of the Week.  The Duluth Police Department has been sending out information on the “Property Crimes Person of the Week” to share with you and have found that it has helped locate the individual and in many cases has lead to an arrest. Can you help this week?

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Homie Kates
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Harold’s Fiasco Golf Outing To Benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Is THIS Saturday At Pine Hill Golf Course

It's affordable fun for the whole family and it's coming up this Saturday, August 29 at Pine Hill Golf Course in Carlton.  This is the second in a series of three "fiascos" this year to increase an already fantastic fundraising effort for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. It’s always a great time, and the best part it's just $20 for 9 holes of golf!!  Here's other details of the day and where to call for your tee time!

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Wade Stadium Guns and Hoses Scoreboard
Photo Credit: Daniel Schlies
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Duluth Police Department Wins Guns N Hoses Game, Duluth Fire Department Brings In Most Donations

It was an absolute beautiful evening at Wade Stadium Thursday evening for the 8th Annual Guns N Hoses Softball Challenge that pit the Duluth Police and Fire Departments against each other.  Yes, the Duluth Police Department won the game, but the Duluth Fire Department deserves a big congratulations too!

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Ken and Cathy at the Rodeo
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Ken And Cathy’s TBT Picture Comes With A Story That Caused Weeks Of Chiropractic Appointments [VIDEO]

Five years ago, Ken and I took part in what we thought would be legitimate donkey races.  I LOVE donkeys, I even have them as my screen saver on my laptop so of course, I was thrilled and looking forward to the evening.  The picture above is us in our rider's vests that coincided with the color of the blanket on our donkey.  BUT, no one told us they were TRICK donkeys and that made for a few trips to the chiropractor and a hilarious video.

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Construction
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New Apprenticeship Program Available For Those Wanting A Career In Carpentry

Many of my friends are in the process of looking for a job or have a job and are looking to change careers.  It's always hard to afford additional schooling and if you have a job now, it's hard to fit school into your already busy life.  Thanks to AEOA, (Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency's) new program, you might be able to git r' done!

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Italian Sausage-Stuffed Zucchini
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Hit Up The Local Farmer’s Markets And Make Italian Sausage-Stuffed Zucchini

I have been visiting local farmer's markets and have noticed the abundance of zucchini, have you?  Some of them are HUGE!  I have a fantastic zucchini bread recipe from an old church cookbook that I overuse this time of year but I was looking for something different.  Taste of Home came through with something the whole family likes.

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Kaye Tenerelli
Photo Credit: Jodi Rochon
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I BID Happy Retirement And Best Wishes To Kaye Tenerelli Of The Superior BID

I had the pleasure of working with Kaye Tenerelli for years and many of us can say that.  She always has a smile on her face and the best interest of the Superior businesses in the BID district on her mind.  While it's sad to know I won't be working with her anymore, the years of dedication I've witnessed warrants a very happy retirement!

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