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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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See Carrie Underwood’s American Idol Audition To Where She Is Now 10 Years Later [VIDEOS]

It's hard to believe that Carrie Underwood has now been in the biz for 10 years.  You have GOT to watch her American Idol audition.  You will see how far she has come, not only with looks and voice, but life.  One of her exciting aspects of winning the contest was that she was going to get to ride on an airplane!

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Amsoil Speedway’s Season In Superior Is Off And Running [FULL SCHEDULE]

The weather has caused disappointment for all of us at one time or another, and that's exactly what has happened for those anticipating the 2015 season opener at AMSOIL Speedway in Superior. 

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26 Year Old Female With Six Felony Warrants Wanted By Police

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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Aerial Lift Bridge In Duluth Will Begin Summer Schedule Tomorrow

Vehicle and foot traffic on Park Point picks up in the summer and so does the the shipping industry.  It is a sure sign that warmer weather and sunny days are ahead when the Aerial Lift Bridge starts their summer schedule.  What does that mean to you?  Maybe a little time spent in your car being "bridged".  Check out the summer schedule here.

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It’s National Safe Boating Week, A Good Reminder Just Before Memorial Day Weekend

One week-end we're talking to the Co-Ho Salmon Anglers in Canal Park and the next week-end we see several of them have moved from casting to out-rigging.  Fishing season is in full swing.  If you're taking your boat out for the first time this year, the  MN DNR provides a list to check for safety.

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UPDATE: Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe Gets The Votes, Britt Gets The Boot And Ryan Explains Why He Got So Drunk [VIDEO]

Whether you're into the Bachelorette show or not, the controversy surrounding the start of this season may have peaked your interest.  Were you Team Kaitlyn or Team Britt, which girl was going to "get the guys"?  What was up with Ryan, the bachelor who became intoxicated and disgusting during the opening show.  Here's how the guys voted and what Ryan has to say for himself.

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You’re Invited To Rock The Big Top At Grandma’s Marathon [VIDEO]

You can see by the picture that Grandma's Big Top Tent is THE PLACE TO BE for the kick-off party AND after the racing has been completed and it's time to celebrate.  You won't want to miss the line-up this year and there is limited capacity so grab your friends, make your plans and get your tickets now!

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Cathy Kates Finds A Way To Entertain Her Dog, Gains Some ME Time [VIDEO]

I barely get a break once I get home from work.  My Schnauzer Bauer wants to play constantly.  But, I noticed that whenever a dog (or any animal for that matter) comes on TV, he immediately drops what he's doing and is engaged.  The light bulb went off in my head and off to the store we went to buy a copy of the Homeward Bound movie!  Did it work?

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A Historic Bachelorette Show: Britt or Kaitlyn, Who Do You Hope The Bachelors Pick

 

I'm not one to watch TV at night, but my daughter was over and excited about the new Bachelorette show.  It was making history by having the 25 bachelors "pick" from two women who were VERY different in looks and personality.  It was long and I had picked my favorite, both in which woman should stay and which bachelors were yummy.

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Alive With Life Jackets, An Event To Outfit Kids With A FREE Life Jacket This June

Some people don't wear their life jackets because they feel it's too restrictive, can you imagine wearing it to work all day?  That's exactly what some did last Friday for "wear your life jacket to work day" to raise awareness for the importance of having one for every person in the boat.  If you have children, but don't have a life jacket for them, here is your chance to pick one up for free from  Essentia Health-St. Mary's Children's Hospital and Kohl's Cares.

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Add Zip To Your Tuna Salad For Memorial Day, Cathy Kates’ Latest Favorite Recipe

When I was in Mrs. Urbanski's Home Economics class in Wrenshall she taught us to make Tuna Noodle Hot Dish.  It was the first meal I learned to cook all by myself.  At that age I also liked tuna sandwiches (not tuna melts!) and cold tuna noodle salad.  As I got older, tuna started to gross me out.  NOW, I've found a new tuna salad that I love, you should try it!

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Should You Have A Short Hair Style, Cathy Kates Demonstrates How To Measure And Find Out [VIDEO]

I have had short hair for almost 20 years now.  I just can't get past that "point" to grow it long again and with my job, short hair is best.  But, how does one determine if it's THE hair style for you and your face structure?  They now have the 2.25 inch rule to determine that fact.  Have you ever wondered?

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