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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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Mark Dadswell/Getty Images
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Experience Something Different, Lumberjack World Championships Are Held In Hayward This Weekend

You can take in men and women showing off their skills at the Lumberjack World Championships this weekend in Hayward, WI.  That's huge, it's WORLD championships.  Plus, there is so much more to do in Hayward, your family will love it!

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City of Duluth
City of Duluth
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Schedule Of Community Listening Sessions With Duluth Mayor Emily Larson

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 Mayor Emily Larson, you have that opportunity for face time with three upcoming dates in the community listening series, City Hall in the City.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Which Does Your Family Prefer, Catalina Or Western Dressing?

My husband started a garden last year and this year we're reaping bountiful lettuce sooner than expected.  We were going to a friend's house for a barbecue and we proudly brought a giant bowl of garden lettuce laced with fresh veggies.  While in the grocery store choosing dressing we got into the conversation of which we should bring to the barbecue, Western (often called French) or Catalina.  Which one sits in your fridge?

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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I Invented A New Lo-Cal Yummy Summer Drink

It was quite by accident that I invented a new drink that is refreshing and lo-cal. It only takes three ingredients and it doesn’t involve soda so there’s no fizz to fill you up.  It's the perfect summer drink!  Now I just have to come up with a name for it.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Epic Spelling Errors On Birthday Cake Leaves Us Shaking Our Heads

I usually don't broadcast that it's my birthday, but this cake made me change my mind this year.  It "takes the cake" for being humorous and unbelievable.  Our company celebrates employees birthdays on a monthly basis with a lunch and a decorated cake.  Do you see the error(s) before I even point them out?

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Sergi Alexander/Getty Images for Buoniconti Fund
Sergi Alexander/Getty Images for Buoniconti Fund
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Warning: Don’t Fall For The Same Online Fishing License Scam That We Did

It was the Friday before the 4th of July weekend and we realized we needed to get our Minnesota fishing license before we left for camping.  No problem, right?  My husband jumped on the computer and in a matter of minutes was yelling at the monitor and saying he had been scammed.  Here's what happened and what you should look for to avoid the same scam.

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Photo Permission:  Animal Allies
Photo Permission: Animal Allies
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A Sweet Talkin’ Adorable Orange Tabby Is Our Animal Allies Pet Of The Week

Just look at those lovely pink ears!  This is the second orange tabby in the last few weeks that Animal Allies has had as our Pet of the Week.  Meet Bob.  Ha!  Bob, I love it!  He is an energetic sweet pea waiting at Animal Allies for that special person to come and give him a loving forever home. 

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Homie Kates
Homie Kates
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How Cool Are The Weight Stations On The Paved Trail In Two Harbors?

While we were camping in Two Harbors at Burlington Bay, we had to run to Super One. We decided to go for a drive on the road that passes by Super One.  We saw a paved running trail and made note that we would have to try that route the next morning, then we saw something that was so cool we just had to stop and take a pic.

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Duluth Public Library
Duluth Public Library
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Outdoor Summer Kaleidoscope Series Begins At The Duluth Public Library

There is no reason that a child's mind should remain idle just because it's summer vacation.  The Duluth Public Library helps make brain stimulation fun with their Kaleidoscope Series.  They also try to make it parent friendly by offering two different times the free entertainment is offered on Tuesdays throughout the summer.

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Seaside Resorts Gear Up For Summer Season
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Get Creative For The City of Duluth’s Sand Modeling Contest And Water Safety Expo

The annual City of Duluth's Parks and Rec Sand Modeling Contest and Water Safety Expo is right around the bend on Park Point on Thursday, July 20.  Hopefully the weather will cooperate with rays of sunshine and comfy temps.  Last year they had to postpone the event until a later date because of the havoc that an early morning storm inflicted on the Northland. 

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