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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 second year of college and keeps me young and our dog Bauer is an overactive Schnauzer. 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 16 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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New City Of Duluth Dog Park Has Tails Waggin’

Tails of Northland canines are wagging!  There's a new park in town just for them! (Human's welcome too, somebody has to drive!)  It took over 500 hours of volunteer's service to make the new dog park a reality. My Schnauzer Bauer and I personally thank those volunteers.

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Superior’s Salvation Army Hopes To Step Up Donations To Reach 2014 Christmas Goal

When I have been out shopping in the Northland the past couple of weeks I've noticed several of the Salvation Army's Red Kettles in place, but stand alone, without a bell ringer.  There's no attention-getting sound or someone with a "Happy Holidays" to draw attention or entice you to drop in your change or a spare buck or two.  This may be one reason they are falling short of their 2014 Christmas goal.

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Kylee And I Made Super Easy Eye-Pleasing Christmas Bark

Since my husband and I volunteer on Thanksgiving Day, we celebrate with our dinner on Wednesday.  While our meal was cooking I wanted to have a "little project" for my daughter Kylee and I to do together.  I knew she was going to her grandma's the next day so I thought a sweet treat might be good to make so she could contribute to the meal too.

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Thanksgiving Day Buffet Celebrates 25th Anniversary With #Give25More

I have had the honor of being on the Thanksgiving Day Buffet committee for 17 of the 25 years of it's existence. It started back in 1989 in Superior and has since moved to the DECC and serves 6,500 delicious meals.  It takes hundreds of volunteers to make it happen and on this historic year we're asking for 25 more.  I'll explain....

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Duluth Police Department Introduces New FREE Program: Vial Of Life

The Duluth Police Department and Fire Department is proud to introduce a new program for the citizens of Duluth and surrounding area.  It's called the Vial of Life and it's FREE! This program is a nationally recognized and designed to assist first responders such and Police, Fire and EMS give life-saving medical treatment to patients in an emergency situation.  Here's the details so you or someone you know can participate.

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My Husband Reverts To Childhood, HAS To Have Oops! All Berries Cap’n Crunch

My husband and I were grocery shopping together this past weekend.  I only turned my back for a minute and BAM! an unidentified object lands in the cart.  "It's not on the list" I say.  He replies, "I haven't had this since I was a kid.  I just HAVE to have it!".  Now he knows what it feels like when I find a pair of cute shoes I have to buy!

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Small Business Saturday Fundraises For Bentleyville

Bentleyville had 15,000 visitors the first Saturday it opened and it will be open through the end of December of thousands more to enjoy.  It's free to get in, but of course all the electricity, free treats and merriment doesn't come without cost and that's why the Greater Downtown Council has found a fantastic way to commemorate Bentleyville and raise some funds.

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Police Alert: Vehicle Prowlers Are Looking For Your Holiday Packages

Unfortunately, vehicle prowlers will take advantage of Northland shoppers.  Especially with the upcoming Black Friday shopping day on the horizon.   The Duluth Police Department offers some tips to avoid being a victim.

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Run the Gobble Gallup in Downtown Duluth BEFORE Your Thanksgiving Meal and Feel Deserving and Less Guilty

If you're like most people, after eating your Thanksgiving meal, you are almost unable to drag your overstuffed body from the dining table to the couch.  You feel stuffed, guilty and vow that you'll start your diet and lose weigh running around on Black Friday.  How about doing a little running BEFORE you sit down to that meal feeling a bit more healthy and a little less guilty.  Run the Gobble Gallop!

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Win An Ultimate Shopping Experience With The Breakfast Club and Eagan Convention & Visitors Bureau [VIDEO]

I have had the pleasure of experiencing the Twin Cities Premium Outlet Mall, 3965 Eagan Outlets Parkway in Eagan and we had a blast!  It's holiday shopping and savings at it's finest!

The Breakfast Club's 8:00 hour is sponsored by the Eagan Convention & Visitors Bureau and which gives us the perfect opportunity to share an "Ultimate Shopping Getaway". 

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Cirque du Soleil Donates Tickets And Hold Workshop For Kids Of Northwoods Children’s Services

Cirque du Soleil Dralion is SO cool.  The story that is told is compelling, the performers are unbelievably talented and the make-up and costumes are jaw dropping.  But today, I received information that makes Cirque du Soleil Dralion so much MOREcool on a whole different level.

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