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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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Gorgeous Amnicon Falls State Park Needs Your Vote for Bragging Rights in DNR’s Wisconsin State Park Treasure Contest

Amnicon Falls State Park is up against 16 other Wisconsin State Parks with head-to-head competition.  If you've been there, you've already enjoyed all that nature and the state of Wisconsin has to offer.  If you haven't, you now have a destination for the family to check out.  Either way, Amnicon State Park needs your votes!

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Cold Weather Calls for Comfort Food: Turkey Drumsticks with Apple Stuffing

Ok, the middle drumstick does NOT look appetizing, but they taste yummy!  With the recent snow storm and cold temps I started digging through my cookbooks to come up with a nice comfort dinner for my husband when he came in from moving snow.  I've made this before and it's just as good as Thanksgiving dinner, just on a smaller scale and much easier!  Give it a whirl!

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Can You Guess Where In the Northland Cathy Kates Is?

While my husband were out and about this weekend I was admiring the day and realized that I had been to this area before and never took in the beauty around me.  Living in the Northland we take for granted what some people travel miles and miles to see.  But, maybe you're just uber busy and can't get out as much as you'd like.  So, I thought I'd bring it to you and see if you can guess where I am!

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Cloquet Police Department Asks For Help Identifying Suspect, Can You Help

The Cloquet Police Department is seeking your help in identifying the person or people who are believed to be responsible for a criminal damage/theft at the Auto Spa Car Wash in Cloquet on Stanley Avenue.  Can you help?

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Duluth Fire Department Provides Simple Safety Tips After Respondsing to Two House Fires Due to Clothes Dryers

Thank you to our busy Duluth Fire Department.  Yesterday they responded to over 30 different incidents.  Three of which were structure fires.  To note and the reason for my blog is that two of those structure fires calls were two hours apart and both were due to clothes dryers. Thankfully the damage was not extreme, but it does prompt the Duluth Fire Department to ensure we have access to simple tips to keep our home, family and belongings safe.

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Cathy Kates Gives Minnesota Vikings The Finger Over Increased Season Ticket Seat Prices

Being a season ticket holder of the Minnesota Vikings for 26 years, we've shared our seats with many.  They were asking what the new cost was and were we going to keep our seats.  We were in the dark!  Until we started getting emails and phone calls about seat licenses, a mock preview meeting and increased ticket prices for the next two years at TCF field.  Well, we've finally sorted through all the "info" and here's the scoop, in it's entirety, WITH FEELING!

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American Red Cross Launches New Flood App for Mobile Devices [Download the App Now]

Until the flood of June 2012 I wouldn't think I needed this app on my mobile phone.  Now, I'm grateful to the American Red Cross for thinking ahead to provide the app and potentially save lives and minimize loss.  It's free and you'll have instant access to local and real-time information.  Download the app now!

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Duluth Police Are Looking For This Man, Do You Know Him?

Thanks to the public using social media to spread the pictures and information about the Duluth Police Department's Property Crimes Person of the Week, they have been able to apprehend several suspects.  Your help is needed once again, here is the information to share.

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Hermantown Police Are Actively Searching For A Man That Assaulted a Wal-Mart Employee, Can You Help

Details are still sketchy, however, the Hermantown Police Department are asking for your help to locate a suspect that assaulted an employee at the Hermantown Wal-Mart store.

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The Flood of 2012 Continues to Affect the Northland, Public Input Needed in Stabilizing Stewart Creek

The flood of June 2012 changed so many lives and the structure of the Northland.  To this day we are still dealing with it's affect.  Personally, I now have a basement that leaks (as many people do) due to warmer temps and snow melting.  My electric bill will be atrocious  because our wet/dry vac is running continuously.  Much of the Northland was restructured including our stream, rivers and creeks and the City of Duluth is asking for your suggestions as they prepare to stabilize the banks of Stewart Creek.  Ideas?

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See Johnny Cash’s First Video Release From His Anticipated Album “Out Among the Stars” Due Out March 25 [VIDEO]

Solid Gold Saturday fans!  A treat from Johnny Cash!!!  A new video has just been released for a recently discovered recording "She Used To Love Me A Lot".  A new album will be coming out the end of this month titled "Out Among the Stars".  Can't wait!

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