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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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Meet the Top Two Police Chief Candidates for the City of Duluth

Mayor Emily Larson involved the public to choose our next Police Chief by surveying community members and using a Community Review Panel.  It's nice to know she values our input.  They've done their job and have chosen the two finalists who you are now  invited to meet.

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Chuck Wollack
Chuck Wollack
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Enjoy Pontoon Rides While You Volunteer with The St. Louis River Experience

The St. Louis River Experience gives free boating and nature experiences to many groups of people.  Seniors, veterans, people with special needs and youth.  They are a non-profit organization that makes these experiences free of charge.  The season is about to start and they are looking for volunteers to help make this possible.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Behind the Scene Video with United Piping Inc. a Huge Supporter of the Northern Lights Foundation

I sit on the board of the Northern Lights Foundation and was recently asked to appear in an in-house video for United Piping Inc. to talk about their involvement with our organization.  I was excited when I received a call to also narrate the video and others and thought you'd like to see how that works so the next time you're listening to a narrated video you can picture this.

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A Reminder Warning to Spring Adopt-A-Highway Roadside Cleanup Crews

A few years ago, the Carlton County Transportation Department made us aware of a potential danger to our Adopt-A-Highway volunteers or and others that walk a long the roadway with our families or pets. Usually, the biggest safety concern is being hit by a passing vehicle, or if you are doing a highway clean-up project, being cut or poked by a piece of glass or metal.  But, this concern is much more dangerous and could leave you disfigured.

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Entice Spring to Hurry to Duluth’s Lakewalk and Rose Garden with the “Raising of the Roses”

Soon we'll be strolling through the beautiful Rose Garden in the City of Duluth near Lake Superior, without a jacket on.  The weather is getting warmer this weekend and you can feel the anticipation in the Northland.  Of course, to reap the benefits of the rose garden's beauty, the hard work has to start now and you're help is needed.

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Photo Credit:  Animal Allies
Photo Credit: Animal Allies
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Animal Allies Pet of the Week Uses the Buddy Program

Meet Yum-Yum and Rascal, they are besties and would like to find their forever home together.  Rascal is the Siamese on the left.  They will keep each other company and you'll get to enjoy the company of two wonderful pets in your home with a discount from Animal Allies.

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Stephanie Reinsch-Peterson
Stephanie Reinsch-Peterson
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Denfeld Cheer Team Wins National Contest Thanks to Your Support

Proud, loud and nothing but the best for DHS.  That's the Denfeld Cheer Team and they really have something to cheer about.  They put on their rally caps and won a national contest that put their team up against 31 other schools in 19 different states!

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Choose Between 5 Fun, Educational, Local Day Camps To Keep Your Kids Busy this Summer

The end of the school year is near and if you're like me when my daughter was young, you're too busy to research and find exciting constructive things for your kids to do to fill their time this summer.  Since my daughter Kylee is graduating from UMD in May, I have time to do the research and help you out.

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Flickr User: Jeff Kubina
Flickr User: Jeff Kubina
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Empty Bowl 2016 Practices Sustainability In Many Ways, Even Using Trees Removed from 4th Street


Empty Bowl is tomorrow, Tuesday, April 12.  You can join forces to benefit Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank with other Souper Heroes just by attending!  Some of these Souper Heroes started months ago when adults and children in our community started putting time and talent into making the bowls.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Pizza, Do You Sometimes Feel That You Don’t Get What You Pay For?

I know there are lots of different pizzas to choose from, some locally made, some nationally. Some have spicier sauce, some have more cheese and still, some people are more interested in what kind of crust the pizza has. Thick, thin, stuffed, rubbed with olive oil, such a variety to choose from. For us, we try to stay middle of the road price-wise, but still look for it to be tasty and “put together with care”. What does that mean?

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