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Cathy Kates

Hello, from a Northland girl born in Cloquet, raised in Wrenshall, and currently living in Duluth! I consider myself lucky to have been able to share my mornings and life with you since 1996. It's like audio Facebook. You're the reason getting up at 3am is totally worth it! I love hot buttered movie theater popcorn, the smell of a lake (especially if I’m fishing), and warm fuzzy blankets. I’m a lover, not a fighter, and yes it’s true, I get my hair cut on a weekly basis. Kudos to my family, Homie, Kylee, and my Schnauzer, Bauer for always being by my side. I appreciate that you wake up with the B105 Breakfast Club, read and share my blogs and most of all, your friendship through the years! Peace, love and hugs!
Scientists Develop "Nano Bubble Water" In Japan
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Earn Cash With Your Idea To Keep Asian Carp Out Of The Great Lakes [VIDEO]

We were recently kayaking on the St. Louis River when I thought about an Asian Carp coming out of the water and slapping me in the face, ewwwww!  I was assured that wouldn't happen, at least yet.  They haven't made their way up this far, but they're being proactive to make sure they don't and your idea could "net" (get it?) some cash.

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Cloquet Police Department
Cloquet Police Department
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Cloquet Police Department Asks For Public’s Help Identifying A Man And Woman

Local authorities often ask for the public's help in identifying individuals they are searching for to question.  That is the case today with the Cloquet Police Department.  Remember, just because they are searching for them, it does not mean they are guilty of a crime, at this time they are being sought for questioning.  Do you know either of these people?

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Liver With Soy Sauce (For Those That Don’t Like Liver)

First off, I am NOT a fan. Never have been, but my mom felt she needed to serve liver and would try to make it different ways to make it taste better. Maybe it was the consistency of the meat, I don’t know. I remember being at Old Country Buffet years ago and piling on a huge spoonful of stuffing on my plate. I love stuffing, but this had a “just not right” taste to it. When I asked, I found out it was made from chicken livers. BINGO! I’m not sure if people even serve liver anymore, but if you do and are trying to get someone to give it a try, maybe this recipe will help.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Is It Bologna Or Baloney?

Call me simple (or cheap), but I’ve been a fan of baloney since I was kid, always Oscar Mayer. At age 7, I was left alone all summer while my mom was at work and a baloney sandwich was a staple in my world. I used it as hors d'oeuvre when I was about 10 and had my first Tupperware party and even used it as a fun breakfast food for my daughter when she was young. Let me explain.

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Photo provided by:  Duluth Public Library
Photo provided by: Duluth Public Library
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Self Worth And Teddy Bear Fun Awaits With The Duluth Public Library’s Kaleidoscope Series

The Duluth Public Library's Kaleidoscope Series offers self worth while having fun with teddy bears this week.  This family friendly event is different every week and did I mention it's free?

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Another First For Me, Tripping While On A Training Run

I don't get to run in the mornings very often because I'm on the B105 Morning Show, so while on vacation I decided to take advantage of it.  We parked at Bayfront Festival park on a warm sunny day.  I felt good, was relaxed and enjoying the beauty of Lake Superior when out of the blue, I miss stepped and down I went, first time I've ever fallen while running ever!

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thomas the train
Josh Miller/North Shore Scenic Railroad
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Thomas The Tank Engine And Best Friend Percy Are In Duluth For Two Weekends Only

It's a unique experience and one that your entire family will enjoy. A Day Out with Thomas!  The North Shore Scenic Railroad hosts the event for two weekends and includes community non-profits as volunteers giving them the opportunity to raise funds for their organization.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Who Remembers Knox Blox, Did You Eat Them As A Kid?

Did you get Knox Blox when you were young?  It actually made eating jello tolerable and fun.  You mixed Knox unflavored gelatin with a jello flavor of your choice and it hardened in a 9X13 pan.  That allowed you to cut it into squares that you could pick up with your fingers (probably dirty fingers, but hey, we were kids).  Here's the recipe.

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Top 5 Favorite 5K Races In Duluth

Grandma's Marathon is just one of the events that puts Duluth on the map.  They are in full swing with their Wednesday Night at the Races at this time.  Running events like that have spurred several 5K races to crop up, mostly as fundraisers for non-profits and due to that we have a huge running community in the Northland.  These are some of my favorites, maybe you have a few different ones, what's yours and why?

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Coleen Nordwall
Coleen Nordwall
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I Crossed Something Off My Bucket List While On Vacation

I've really never been one to have a bucket list.  I consider myself lucky to have been able to participate in so many crazy, wild, fun and amazing things due to my job.  But, if I did have an actual bucket list I don't think I'd have death defying activities on it anyhow.  Instead it would list things I've always wanted to do and hope that I get time to get around to it.  That happened during my last vacation.

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Homie Kates
Homie Kates
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Hedge Balls: Why Do They Sell Something That Looks Like Fruit In The Produce Section But You Can’t Eat?

Think about it, there are a lot of things sold in the produce department that don’t look edible. for example a kiwi, star fruit or a pomegranate. Of course, we learn from others that these are indeed edible, but what about the “fruit” you see in the picture, these are found in the produce department. They have a variety of names, Hedge Balls, Osage Orange and Hedge Apples. But, don’t eat them!

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