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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!
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Top 5 As Healthy As You Can Get, New 2017 Minnesota State Fair Foods

The anticipation of eating several yummy foods at the Minnesota State Fair is a huge draw for me, but I struggle to "eat healthy".  Usually what happens is I walk around and around while everyone I'm with is stopping to get what they want (usually several different kinds of food) and I end of with a bucket of chocolate chip cookies on the way out.  LAME!  This year I've done my research and found the closest I could get to "healthy" foods and this would be my top 5 picks.

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Auckland Council Animal Control Undergo Menacing Dog Project
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Qdoba In Duluth Donates 35% of Lunch Proceeds To Animal Allies

Not very often you hear of a business donating such a large percentage of proceeds to a cause.  This makes my heart happy that Qdoba sees the need to fund Animal Allies and is putting their donation where your mouth is with a enticing lunch offer on Friday, June 30.

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Essentia Health’s Passport To Adventure Includes A Bike Helmet Giveaway

Some adults still don't wear bike helmets and on rare occasion I see a child without one.    If you have a child or children that either doesn't have a bike helmet or has outgrown theirs, here is your chance to pick one up for free while supplies last from Essentia Health's Passport To Adventure event.

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U.S. Auto Makers Release Dismal June Sale Numbers
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Do You Remember These Car Dealerships In The Northland?

While my co-host Ken and I were playing a radio contest recently a gal with the last name of DeVinck won. I asked her if she was of the family that once owned DeVinck’s car dealership and she said yes! That got me thinking of all the car dealerships that I remembered in the Northland that aren’t around any longer. Please bear in mind that I wasn’t a “car girl” when I was younger and my memory is a bit fuzzy, but that’s where you come in. I tried to look up info on the closed dealerships but all that comes up is the name and website of the latest dealership that is now in it’s place or nothing at all. That’s where you come in. Can you help me with info on the ones I have listed or do you remember any others?

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Review Of HooDoo Point Campground In Tower, MN

I recently officiated a wedding at Fortune Bay Casino. That's about 2 hours from our home in Duluth, so we decided to stay at a campground nearby and chose the HooDoo Point Campground.  We had driven through it the year before and liked the sites right on the lake. After staying there for a weekend, here’s what we thought.

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Josh Koop - TSM Duluth
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Behind The Scenes And In the Radar Dome At The National Weather Service In Duluth [VIDEO]

I'm use to educating people on the difference between a watch and warning when it comes to storms in the Northland, so when a special weather statement popped up on my phone, I had questions.  Not only do I get my questions answered, but Carol from the National Weather Service at 5027 Miller Trunk Hwy in Duluth took us up in the Radar Dome (the big soccer ball in the sky on 53) to check out the radar equipment!

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Review Of The New Crooked Pint Ale House In Duluth

There has been a plethora of restaurants that have opened up in the Northland and I had the opportunity to visit one of the latest, Crooked Pint Ale House at 1402 W Arrowhead Rd Suite 100 in Duluth.  Here is my opinion on my first visit. (meaning there will be more).

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THE PLAYERS Championship - Round Three
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Enter Lake Superior Zoo’s Photo Contest With Liberty, The Bald Eagle

I know we have a lot of talented casual photographers in the area, I see their fantastic work shared on Facebook all the time.  June 20th was American Eagle Day and the Lake Superior Zoo is commemorating the day with a photo contest using their bald eagle, Liberty, which is nice, you don't have to go out and find a bald eagle to be your model.

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Photo Permission:  Armella Bijold
Photo Permission: Armella Bijold
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Mother Asks For Return Of Missing Gravestone, No Questions Asked

Many of us have dealt with the loss of a loved one and know how very difficult it is.  A Facebook share on a friend's page caught my eye and I knew I had to help  get the word out to see if we could get the nearly 150 lb missing gravestone returned to the cemetery.

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