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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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Need A Job? Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank Is Hiring A Marketing Special Events Coordinator

I can't count how many times I've had friends and acquaintances tell me that they are in need of a job and to keep my eyes and ears open for them.  When I got the email about this job I thought I would share, it might be right up your alley.  Before you think it isn't for you, read on!

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Photo Credit: Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Photo Credit: Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Two UMD Bulldog Hockey Players Up For The Hobey Baker Award, VOTE NOW

Don't miss the opportunity to vote for two of our UMD Bulldogs that are up for the Hobey Baker award.  The head coaches of the NCAA Division I schools nominate their top three players in the nation, then the fans take over to cast their votes.  Two UMD Bulldogs need your votes!

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Photo Credit:  Heath Hickok
Photo Credit: Heath Hickok
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UPDATE: 18 Year Old Charged After Vandalizing The Duluth Transportation Center

Originally, this blog was my reaction and disbelief to a news story I read from WDIO.com.   I had to ask the question, WHY?  Why did this man feel he had the right to destroy something that does not belong to him.   The fact that he has been caught, charged and bail set, doesn't answer my question of why, but at least justice is being served.

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Duluth Residents Asked To Adopt-A-Hydrant; A Good Reminder For All Communites

Luckily, we haven't received a whole lot of snow, so it hasn't been an issue.  I doubt that we'll get lucky enough NOT to have a major snowfall soon and that's why this info is valuable to your and your family.  It will require help from you and your neighbors, but it's all in the name of safety.

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Nick Cooper/TSM-Duluth
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Go Behind The Scenes Of Amsoil Arena With The UMD Bulldogs [VIDEO]

I had the honor of stepping on the ice and taking hockey lessons with the UMD Bulldog Men's Hockey Team earlier this year. As I was leaving the facility, I noticed several interesting rooms that evoked questions. I was invited back to go "behind the scenes" and show you what few fans have gotten to see and give you insight to what a UMD Hockey athlete's life is like.

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Bridging Two Worlds With Psychic Susan Anderson Is February 28 And Raises Money For St. Jude [AUDIO]

Meet Susan Anderson, B105's psychic from the Minneapolis area.  She has been telling listeners about their personal life, professional life and spirits around them for over a decade on B105.  She will be in the Northland on Sunday, February 28 for the 12th Year of Bridging Two Worlds at Barker's Island Inn in Superior.  This event  allows you to be read in person and benefits St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  Do you have that "feeling" that you should attend?  Come find out why!

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Michigan Street In Downtown Duluth Reopens Today

I've been busy trying to keep you in the know on the construction projects going on in the Northland.  Whew, sometimes it's hard to keep up.  With this blog I get the honors to tell you life will get a bit easier with the reopening of Michigan Street.

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Photo Credit:  Heath Hickok
Photo Credit: Heath Hickok
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18 Year Old In Custody After Causing Extensive Damage At New Duluth Transportation Center

This blog is my reaction and disbelief to a news story I read from WDIO.com.  Reading the news of what this man did makes me both sad and mad.  I ask the question, WHY?  Why does this man feel he has the right to destroy something that does not belong to him. I just.don't.understand!

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The Breakfast Club Has YOUR Tickets To Justin Moore At Black Bear Casino Resort

Justin Moore is coming to Black Bear Casino Resort's Otter Creek Event Center THIS Friday and the B105 Breakfast Club has your tickets!  Listen this Wednesday through Friday at 7:40 for your chance to win!

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Cathy Kates
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Duluth Needs Your Votes To Become “Greatest Midwest Town”

Last week during the "We Need More Cowbell" competition to raise money for the Northern Lights Foundation, I had the pleasure of introducing Anna Tanski, President and CEO of Visit Duluth.  In her introduction we encouraged the guests to vote Duluth to victory for "Greatest Midwest Town".  Let's do this!

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Can You Answer The Breakfast Club Brainteaser From Monday, January 18

Congrats to Joe B. he heard the Brain Teaser question while he was heading out to ice fish with a buddy on Chequamegon Bay. He won a pair of tickets to Dubhlinn Irish Pub's Pro Comedy Tour by answering this question:  Americans spend a billion dollars a year on THIS clothing item.  What do you think it is?

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UPDATE: Minnesota’s Frozen Ice Castle In Eden Prairie Opens January 23 [VIDEO]

A few years ago the Ice Castles were moved from the Mall of America and established in Eden Prairie, MN.  I think it's cool that people from the Twin Cities visit the Twin Ports to experience Bentleyville Tour of Lights and we can travel down to take in the amazing Ice Castles.  If you enjoy Lake Superior's Ice Caves you'll love this!

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