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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
Florists Prepare For St Valentine's Day Holiday
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4,000 Roses Are About To Be Unleashed In Superior For Good Neighbor Day

Get ready for the smell and beauty of roses to take over Superior, WI thanks to the Superior Business Improvement District and Engwall~Wolff's Flower Shop.  It's Superior Good Neighbor Day on July 15 and YOU have a very important part in the day.

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Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank Needs Two Warehouse Associates/Delivery Drivers

Are you in need of a job?  One that not only you can make a career out of but can feel good that you're helping out in the community?  I can't count how many times I've had friends and acquaintances tell me that they are in need of a job and to keep my eyes and ears open for them.  I thought I would share this job from Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank, it might be right up your alley.  Before you think it isn't for you, read on!

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Wildfire Engulfs Fort McMurray Forcing Evacuations Of 80,000 People
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Summer Food Service Program Feeds Kids In Duluth

Unless you work with children in our area you are probably unaware of how many of them attend school hungry and go home to empty tables.  Some days their only meal is lunch provided at school.  There is even a weekend backpack program through Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank that ensures that on Friday the kids go home with food until Monday.  But, what do they do in the summer?

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UPDATE: The DTA Transportation Center Re-Opens This Saturday

The DTA Transportation Center was closed on Monday, April 25 for construction on Michigan Street.  They had expect the closure to last about 30 days, but it took a bit longer.  The wait is over and it's opening this Saturday, July2. 

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Nick Cooper TSM-Duluth
Nick Cooper TSM-Duluth
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Celebrate The 125th Year Of The First Official Tourist Attraction In Duluth

It's been part of my life from when I very young and use to watch the fireworks display with my mom and dad to when Mr. Anderson our Science teacher took us there to take nature pictures.  As I began to drive, my friends would go there to hang and check out the view.  Now, I use Skyline Parkway for running and often times we choose it as a motorcycle route.  How cool is it that Skyline Parkway is celebrating it's 125th anniversary.  You can be part of the celebration!

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Meet Mr. Scarlet, Adopt Any Cat One Year Or Older For $10 In June At Animal Allies

This little guy has quite the regal name, Mr. Scarlet.  They originally thought he was a she until he had surgery to remove a blockage and oh, hey....we need to change it from Ms. Scarlet to Mr. Scarlet.  But, he's taken the name change very well and looking for his forever home.  The cool thing is there's still time to get in on the June Cat Deal at Animal Allies, but hurry time is running out. 

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Nick Cooper, TSM-Duluth
Nick Cooper, TSM-Duluth
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If Your Kids Love Running The Insane Inflatable 5K Course They’ll Love Wednesdays [VIDEO]

For many families this is a second go round with the Insane Inflatable 5K Course, maybe this is your first.  If it is, talk to the families about their experience last year and watch the faces of your kids this year, you'll see ultimate joy as they master the course with zeal.  If you find they enjoy this activity, why not continue their quest for running and racing?

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Dress Up Your Fourth Of July Picnic Table With Red, White, Blue And Delicious

You can feel the excitement in the Northland of the upcoming 4th of July holiday. It's a wonder we can get any work done.  If you're like me you're busy working on the menu for the picnic, let me help with a delicious easy dessert from Taste of Home that add to the decor of your picnic buffet table.

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Be Styling In DIY Fourth Of July Inspired Shorts And T-Shirt [VIDEOS]

My daughter has spent almost every 4th of July at the family's lake property with ALL her cousins and dad's family making memories and enjoying picnics, parades and fireworks.  They would often do a group art project that would allow them to make something they could wear to the parade.  This year you could do a whole ensemble with two DIY ideas!  It's easy, fun and you and your friends can match at your 4th of July celebration.

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Cathy Kates
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3 Things Students Might Not Know About WITC’s Superior Campus

I had the honor of joining the WITC staff for Jump Start day.  It's a day where students who are already register can learn more about what to expect with campus life and get the tools they'll need for their course.  It's also a chance for people who are considering WITC can go to talk with instructors and find out if they are eligible for financial aid.  I was surprised to find out things about WITC I didn't know existed.

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Onions Have A Chemical Defense, That’s Why I Have Onion Goggles

As you know, when you cut an onion it releases an odor you can't see, but that affects you to the point your eyes water.  Scientists say it's the onions chemical defense system, tears are our defense system.  My sister introduced me to something that enhances my defense system.

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Duluth Huskies Read To Kids Before Game This Sunday

If you've been waiting for the perfect Duluth Huskies game to bring the kids to, this Sunday is THE one!  Several community entities have come together to provide our children with a day to remember and encourage our youth to love reading and books...

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