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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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Do You Have A Story To Share? Grandma’s Marathon Wants To Hear About It!

I have a story "in progress", this is my 15th consecutive year of running Grandma's Half Marathon, I'm shooting for 20.  Three ankle surgeries strategically placed so I could still run the next half marathon and the fact that I'm getting older is making me wonder if I'll succeed my goal.  That's my story in a nutshell.  Grandma's Marathon is looking for yours.

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UPDATE: Scheduled Lane Closures On Interstate 535 On April 28 And 29

Last summer I kept you up to date on what was happening with the Bong Bridge construction and feel that it's my duty to keep you in the know this year too.  The construction started on April 13.  There are some lane closures coming up that you should be aware of.

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Vehicle Prowling Is Becoming A Significant Problem, Tips For Prevention

Unfortunately, vehicle prowlers can strike anytime, whether you're parked at home, work, shopping, literally anywhere.  It's becoming a significant problem and the Duluth Police Department want to offer some tips to avoid being a victim like I was in the late 80's.  I'm still bitter about my stolen Alf doll!

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Duluth Police Department Asks For Help Locating Female Property Crimes Person Of The Week

The Duluth Police Department is looking for a female Property Crimes Person of the Week this time, do you have any information to share.  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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Barker’s Island Inn Recives American Cancer Society Award Echoed By A Thank You From B105

Barker's Island Inn in Superior was recently recognized by the American Cancer Society.  That award doesn't include ALL that Barker's Island Inn, their General Manager, Charlie Johnson and his staff has done to help in raising thousands of dollars for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Bio-Control May Be Used In The City of Superior To Control The Spread Of Emerald Ash Borer

My husband and I have a wood burner so we are very conscious of where we get the wood we burn.  We found that there are certain counties in Wisconsin that won't allow the transport of wood across county lines due to gypsy moths and the Emerald Ash Borer beetle.  The City of Superior is surveying the situation and considering a release of a bio-control agent.

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Best Protection Against Credit Card Scam Is Knowledge, Here’s What You Need To Know

It's hard to know what's true and who you can trust now days.  The best thing you can do is keep abreast of the scams that are current in the area and keep your guard up!  This scam could affect anyone that uses Credit Cards. Here's the latest:

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The Portland Malt Shoppe Is OPEN! Did You Know What The Building Was Previously Used For?

We drove past the Portland Malt Shoppe on Superior Street and I was surprised to see the OPEN sign illuminated!  It sparked excitement because that's the gateway to summer, but also evoked a giggle since we had been receiving small snow squalls all day.

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Heated Debate: Rhubarb, Is It A Vegetable Or A Fruit?

This debate started innocently enough. My friend kept saying she didn't like rutabaga pie.  What the heck was that?  I thought maybe she meant a pastie.  She was obviously confused and after some discussion and much laughter we determined she meant rhubarb.  THEN, the debate began, Rhubarb:  Vegetable or Fruit?

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Traffic Advisory For College Of St. Scholastic’s Reif Run On Wednesday

Expect short traffic delays and parking restrictions on Kenwood Avenue at College Street and at Hovland Drive tomorrow during the Reif Run through the College of St. Scholastica.

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It’s Flip Flop And Strappy Sandal Season, Have You Gotten Your Pedicure Yet? [VIDEO]

Ok, I realize it snowed last night and the next couple days we have crappy weather expected, but I have faith that warmer weather is on the way.  We were caught off guard last week with flip flop weather and my toes were gnarly.  Get your pedi now so you're ready for our next 70 degree day!

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Duluth Police Urge Participants of “Nerf Wars” To Use Common Sense

Our nerf options were pretty slim when I was a child, a round ball or a football.  That's it, no gun or nerf pellets.  These "toys" are causing quite a stir in the City of Duluth with something called "Nerf Wars" and local law enforcement is making some important suggestions that participants need to know before playing.

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