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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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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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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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Stormwater Problems? City of Duluth Wants Your Input To Available Programs

My husband and I have always had storm drain issues, but even more so now that the new Duluth Middle School has been built.  We get a rush of water from that facility because we live down hill of it.  We investigated and found that there is a good reason why.  If you have similar problems with storm drain run-off, you are encouraged to attend a meeting to have your voice heard.

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2013 Gruene Woche Agricultural Trade Fair
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Be Aware of the Traffic Detour and Street Closure for the Far West Fest Starting Thursday

Far West Fest begins on Friday, but in preparation of the event they will have a significant amount of street detours and closures you should be aware of starting today.  To make your travel stress-free the Duluth Police Department has laid out their plan.

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Jamey Johnson Pays Tribute To Mentor Merle Haggard At Grand Casino Mille Lacs [VIDEO]

Jamey Johnson will be paying tribute to what he calls "his mentor", Merle Haggard at Grand Casino's Amphitheater in Hinckley on Saturday, July 2.  He welcomes the opportunity to pay Merle a debt of gratitude.

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Homie Kates
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Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of MN’s Cheer Zone Opens As A Retail Center In Duluth Soon [VIDEO]

I had the honor of spending the day with Skye the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Owl at Grandma's Marathon cheering the runners to the finish line which was just about a mile away.  On that Saturday it was the "cheer zone" but soon it will be the location of the new Blue Cross and Blue Shield Retail Center in Duluth.

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Animal Allies Pet of the Week is Darla a Spunky American Staffordshire Terrier

Awwww, look at that face!  This spunky girl is an American Staffordshire Terrier currently living at Animal Allies and hoping to find her forever home filled with love.  There are some specific things Darla's adopter should be aware of but if you're in search of a high-energy girl, she could be the one!

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Drew's Road Mgr
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New Artist Drew Baldridge Rocked My World At Country Fest

We had just settled down in our seats when Drew Baldridge took the stage.  I knew he was a new artist (his first CD just came out June 10) and totally expected to kick back and nap in the sun while he was performing.  Instead I was listening intently and noticing his "dance moves".  I'm a fan!

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Outfit Your Child With A Bike Helmet Compliments of Kohl’s And Essentia Health

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 from  Essentia Health-St. Mary's Children's Hospital and Kohl's Cares.

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Update: Canal Park’s Minnesota Blue Slip Bridge Back In Service

According to a City of Duluth press release, the Minnesota Slip Bridge, also known to the locals as the "blue slip bridge" that connects Canal Park to the DECC and Vista Cruise Tours is back in service.  That didn't take long at all!

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