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Cathy Kates

I'm 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 laughing with you for the past 20 years. It's like audio Facebook. I make new friends, but I keep up with old friends too. I set three alarms to get up at 3:10am to do my job, then nap in the afternoon! I am a self-proclaimed multi-tasker (FYI: I am writing my bio, eating breakfast, holding three texting conversations and contemplating what I'll be having for lunch and what to make for dinner ALL right this second). I can't sit still. I even wear a head lamp at campfires so I can cross stitch at the same time. I love puppies, (especially my Schnauzer, Bauer), hot buttered movie theater popcorn, soup, the smell of a lake (especially if I’m fishing in it) 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. 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!
Cathy Kates
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Are You Frugal? I Sew Monkeys.

I'm not totally frugal about everything, but for some reason I felt the need to start saving the dog toy monkeys that Bauer the Schnauzer has chewed holes in.  After 8 monkeys, a hedge hog and the worm started taking up too much space in the craft room, I decided it was time to open the sewing kit and repair.  Oh, one thing, I can't sew.

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Duluth Police Department
Duluth Police Department
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Duluth Police Department Asks For Help Locating A 22 Year Old Property Crimes Person Of The Week

The Duluth Police Department is looking for a male Property Crimes Person of the Week, does he look familiar to you?  It’s a good feeling to know that you may have helped the police apprehend a suspect. For some time now, the Duluth Police Department has been sharing information about the “Property Crimes Person of the Week”, we share it 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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City of Duluth
City of Duluth
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City Of Duluth Mayor Emily Larson Holds Another Community Listening Session

If you have issues with your storm sewer drain system, don't like the pot holes on your road, want to discuss taxes for your neighborhood, need to discuss the job situation in our area, or just want to meet our Mayor, Emily Larson, you'll have that opportunity to get face time during her community listening series on Tuesday, September 13 at 5:30p, it's called City Hall in the City.

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Solon Spring Firefighters
Photo Permission: Jonathan Brostowitz
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Solon Springs Firefighters Climb At Lambeau Field To Support National Fallen Firefighters Foundation [VIDEO]

Jonathan Brostowitz and his family have listened to B105 since I started in 1996.  That's how I met him when he was a young boy with big dreams.  He has always been kind and compassionate and he took those qualities into his career of firefighting and now to support the fallen firefighters of our National 9/11 tragedy.  An additional Solon Spring Firefighter and local resident will be climbing at Lambeau Field with Jonathan in a very moving, symbolic event in full gear.  Here's why.

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Photo Credit: Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Photo Credit: Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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UMD Street Dance Closes A Block Of Superior Street on Friday

I thought I should let you know about the closure of Superior Street tomorrow.  They need time to set up for the dance so it may happen while you are still at work if you're employed downtown and you may want to think about your route home in the evening.

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STEPS
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Cathy Kates Is Honored To Co-Chair Walk A Mile In Our Shoes To Benefit STEPS [VIDEO]

Ken and I were involved in the annual UDAC fundraiser "walk a mile in our shoes" event years ago.  That was when we would go to STEPS and walk on treadmills. The event is so well received in the community that something needed to be done to accommodate, so it was moved to Malosky Stadium on the UMD Campus and the Bulldogs athletic department has become a big part of the the 9th annual walk this year.

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Photo Permission:  Animal Allies
Photo Permission: Animal Allies
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A Rat Terrier Named Harold Is Our Animal Allies Pet of the Week

A lot of the dogs at animal allies are bigger in nature, so I'm excited for Harold this week.  He's only 18.6 pounds and just a sweetheart!  He's a senior Rat Terrier Mix and is looking for a loving forever home. 

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Prince
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Need A Job? Employees Needed For Prince’s Paisley Park

For some Prince fans, this would be the ultimate dream job.  Of course, if you live in the Twin Ports you'd have to relocate to the Twin Cities, but you would be part of history.  One of the first employees that opened Paisley Park.

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Harold's Hogroastin' Fiasco Crew
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Harold’s 5th Annual Hog Roastin’ Fiasco in Carlton Goes All Southern for the Kids of St. Jude

Harold Ankrum, Kevin Koen and their crew of incredible volunteers are SUCH kind-hearted, compassionate people.  They start out their fundraising efforts with the Flapjack Fiasco.  Then, the Golf Fiasco and now we're anxiously awaiting the 5th Annual Hog Roastin' Fiasco this Saturday.  The best part is that proceeds benefit the kids of St. Jude Children's Hospital.  Come for the food, fun and enjoy hand crafted pork sandwiches while catching up with ole' friends!

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A New Kind Of Boat Race In Brimson: Ice Fishing Houses [VIDEO & PHOTO GALLERY]

Camping in Brimson is always a treat.  There's campfires, ATV rides, running, Hugo's, Pequaywan Inn fish fry, biking, kayaking, eating and fishing.  This time, Labor Day brought another surprise, Ice Fishing House races.  Wait.....what?  How does that work?

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