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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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Traffic Advisory For The Park Point 5 Miler Tomorrow, Friday July 17

It's become a tradition for some, whether it's spectating, running, volunteering or even walking.  Why not be part of Northern Minnesota's Oldest Road Race~the Park Point 5 Miler.  It's absolutely awesome running the Point, so picturesque and if you get too hot, you can just take a dip in Lake Superior! You can still sign up the day of the race!

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City Of Duluth Asks Residents To Conserve Water Today

In the past when I've blogged that the Public Works and Utilities Department had asked us to conserve water it was for a specific area in the Northland.  However, this time the City of Duluth is asking that ALL Duluth residents and even businesses conserve water and here's why.

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Did You Know Kleenex Changes Color When You Near The End Of The Box?

Ken and I were on the Monday edition of the Breakfast Club Show live when I reached for a Kleenex, what happened next astonished me and lead me to think that while I was on vacation Ken was sitting around the studio eating bon bons and stuffing the Kleenex box with white tissue!

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Family Fun Awaits At The City of Duluth Sand Modeling Contest And Water Safety Expo

This Thursday, July 16,  is the day planned for the City of Duluth's Parks and Rec Sand modeling Contest and Water Safety Expo.  Pack  the family for a day of fun and sun on Park Point! (Don't forget the sunscreen!) 

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Aerial Lift Bridge Will Be Down To One Lane For Maintenance Today

I was notified that the Aerial Lift Bridge is having a maintenance day and that may mean a delay, especially since the hot weather has had a lot of locals and tourists seeking beach time.  Here's what's happening. 

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Have You Ever Gotten A Call From Your Own Phone Number, It’s A Scam!

Here's another one!  It seems like Ken and I are warning you of a new scam every week!  Being aware and knowing how to handle it should help you avoid a lot of headache and potentially save you a lot of lots $$$.  The latest scam that I read about on the Federal Trade Commission's website involves you and your OWN phone number.

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Register Your Festivities For The 32nd Annual National Night Out Soon

National Night Out is something our neighborhood looks forward to every summer thanks to the Winklesky family!  They host a HUGE picnic complete with kids games and prizes!!  They provide the BBQ and everyone in the neighborhood brings a dish to share.  It's a great time to connect with people you may only wave to every other day of the year!  If you are planning an event, the City of Duluth would like you to register it with them.

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Do Duluth Police Officers Really Like Donuts? Here’s Some Evidence [VIDEO]

Ken and I took the B105 Breakfast Club on the road to the Grand Opening of Dunkin' Donuts on Central Entrance.  We expected lots of people to stop by and buy lots of donuts, but didn't expect THIS.  Public Information Officer Ron Tinsley from the Duluth Police Department stopped and proved that cops do LIKE donuts!

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Minnesota Dental Association In Duluth With Free Dental Clinic This Month

I have blogged about free dental clinics available to you before, but it was usually geared towards children.  This month, the Minnesota Dental Association will be bringing a free dental clinic open to all ages in Duluth.

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Breakfast Club Broadcasts LIVE From Dunkin Donuts Tuesday Morning With Northern Lights Foundation

I am going to be in my element when we broadcast live from Dunkin' Donuts 7-9a Tuesday morning.  Besides delicious donuts (as you know, my favorite), it's our chance to see you face-to-face.  It's the Grand Opening Celebration and a special day for the Northern Lights Foundation.

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Section Of Arrowhead Road Under Repair This Week Will Impact Travel

I've been busy trying to keep you in the know on the construction projects going on the Northland.  Whew, sometimes it's hard to keep up.  This week a section of Arrowhead Road will be impacted, here are the details to help plan your route.

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Reba McEntire Wraps Up Vegas Heads For Grand Casino Hinckley – Win Tickets to See Her There

Reba just wrapped up her show in Vegas with Brooks & Dunn on Independence Day.  If you missed it, you should book your flight for December, they are planning another residency there around the holidays.  OR, you could see half of the show with Reba in Grand Casino Hinckley's Amphitheater.  Wanna win tickets?  Listen to the Breakfast Club for your chance to go for free!

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