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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!
Josh Koop - TSM Duluth
Josh Koop - TSM Duluth
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Behind The Scenes On All Three Floors Of Aerostich In Duluth, MN [VIDEO]

Many fair weather motorcyclist in the Northland say that it's just "now" getting comfortable to ride (mid-June through mid Sept).  However, there's a company in Duluth, MN that can extend that time frame and keep your body much safer if you were to have an accident on two wheels.  We'll take you on the three floors of this amazing factory that ships world wide.

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Cathy Kates
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Crafting With Cathy And Kathy: DIY Solar Powered Lanterns For Independence Day [VIDEO]

Our next crafting project was chosen because of the upcoming Independence Day holiday.  Technically, it's DIY Lanterns and we are using solar powered tops, but you can also put a battery operated tealight in it or if you don't put the top on you could use a candle.  If you use red, white and blue glitter like we did, it's perfect for the upcoming 4th of July holiday.  Make it a family crafting project!

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Manchester United Legends v Bayern Munich All Stars
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My Memory Of The Mighty Thomas Carnival Involves A Caterpillar And A Garbage Can

The Mighty Thomas Carnival has been coming to the DECC parking lot for as long as I can remember.  But, one year in particular stands out for a couple of reasons, one it was just us kids because one of us had just gotten our license (early 80's) and two, it was the first time I rode a carnival ride called "The Caterpillar" (I think that's what it was).

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Josh Koop - TSM Duluth
Josh Koop - TSM Duluth
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A Final Goodbye To Dave Minor, President Of The Superior Douglas County Chamber Of Commerce [VIDEO]

It came as shocking news when I first heard that Dave Minor, President and CEO of the Superior Douglas Chamber of Commerce had taken a position with another community.  He has been a staple in the Superior community and while it's hard to see him go, I do want to see him continue to expand his horizons and bless others with his knowledge.  We met briefly to reminisce, find out what he'll be doing and who his successor will be.

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Top 5 As Healthy As You Can Get, New 2017 Minnesota State Fair Foods

The anticipation of eating several yummy foods at the Minnesota State Fair is a huge draw for me, but I struggle to "eat healthy".  Usually what happens is I walk around and around while everyone I'm with is stopping to get what they want (usually several different kinds of food) and I end of with a bucket of chocolate chip cookies on the way out.  LAME!  This year I've done my research and found the closest I could get to "healthy" foods and this would be my top 5 picks.

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Auckland Council Animal Control Undergo Menacing Dog Project
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Qdoba In Duluth Donates 35% of Lunch Proceeds To Animal Allies

Not very often you hear of a business donating such a large percentage of proceeds to a cause.  This makes my heart happy that Qdoba sees the need to fund Animal Allies and is putting their donation where your mouth is with a enticing lunch offer on Friday, June 30.

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Photo Permission: Animal Allies
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An Adorable Green-Eyed Orange Tabby Is Our Animal Allies Pet Of The Week

I love this orange tabby's name, Snacks, and I bet she would be a treat to own!  She is a sweet girl with beautiful green eyes waiting at Animal Allies for that special person to come and give her a forever home. 

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Essentia Health’s Passport To Adventure Includes A Bike Helmet Giveaway

Some adults still don't wear bike helmets and on rare occasion I see a child without one.    If you have a child or children that either doesn't have a bike helmet or has outgrown theirs, here is your chance to pick one up for free while supplies last from Essentia Health's Passport To Adventure event.

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U.S. Auto Makers Release Dismal June Sale Numbers
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Do You Remember These Car Dealerships In The Northland?

While my co-host Ken and I were playing a radio contest recently a gal with the last name of DeVinck won. I asked her if she was of the family that once owned DeVinck’s car dealership and she said yes! That got me thinking of all the car dealerships that I remembered in the Northland that aren’t around any longer. Please bear in mind that I wasn’t a “car girl” when I was younger and my memory is a bit fuzzy, but that’s where you come in. I tried to look up info on the closed dealerships but all that comes up is the name and website of the latest dealership that is now in it’s place or nothing at all. That’s where you come in. Can you help me with info on the ones I have listed or do you remember any others?

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