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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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Minnesota’s Frozen Ice Castle In Eden Prairie Opens In January [VIDEO]

A few years ago the Ice Castles were moved from the Mall of America and established in Eden Prairie, MN.  I think it's cool that people from the Twin Cities visit the Twin Ports to experience Bentleyville Tour of Lights and we can travel down to take in the amazing Ice Castles.  If you enjoy Lake Superior's Ice Caves you'll love this!

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Christmas Dinner
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Christmas Party Buffet Tips And Foods With Recipes

Unless you have a dedicated dining room in your home like Glensheen, if you plan on having several guests for the holidays the best way to serve your goodies is with a buffet table.  The Christmas holiday makes for an easy buffet table with both foods and decoration.

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Duluth Police Department
Duluth Police Department
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Property Crimes Person Of The Week Wanted For Robbery

Maybe YOU can help this week.  If you know the whereabouts of the Property Crimes Person of the Week, please tell the Duluth Police Department.  Several of the last Property Crimes Person of the Week that I've blogged have been apprehended in record time.  It’s a good feeling to know that information the Duluth Police Department has shared has helped locate the individual and in many cases has lead to an arrest. Can you help this week?

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Cover Photo/DNT
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Bluebird Foundation Helps Students Pursue Their Dreams

You may have heard of the Bluebird Foundation but don't know what the organization does for our community.  Here's a snapshot of the wonderful work they do and a way you can get involved this holiday season.

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Nick Cooper/TSM~Duluth
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Traffic Advisory For DECC And Bayfront Park Area TONIGHT

There is SO much going on at the DECC and near Bayfront Festival Park with Bentleyville tonight it prompted the Duluth Police Department to issue a Traffic Advisory.  I am volunteering at the UMD Bulldog's game for the Northern Lights Foundation tonight and will be going WAY early to make sure I get a parking spot and avoid traffic delays.

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Food Giants Kraft And Heinz To Merge
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Are Glass Ketchup Bottles Considered Obsolete

Have you heard of "marrying ketchup bottles"?  I use to have to do that, not only with ketchup bottles, but the mustard and steak sauces too.  When Ken Hayes and I started having this conversation we realized that it's been awhile since we've seen a glass ketchup bottle.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Conversation With Santa’s Reindeer At Fitger’s Answers Age Old Questions [VIDEO]

Reindeer are somewhat of a mystery.  Honestly, I don't know how they carry that HUGE rack of antlers around?  We know they are extremely important to Santa and the big job he's expected to do on Christmas Eve.  But, what are reindeer games, how do they stay in shape and what exactly is each reindeer's job?  I had the chance to talk to a "fill-in" reindeer, Zora at Fitger's and she "filled me in"!

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Forestries Open Christmas Tree Season
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Tips To Get Your Holiday Tree Home Safely

It's a family tradition for many families in the Northland, a trip to the woods or local tree farm to bring the perfect Christmas tree home to decorate.  To make the excursion most enjoyable, here's some tips to think about BEFORE you head out the door.

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Photo Credit:  Pigs Motorcycle Charity Group
Photo Credit: Pigs Motorcycle Charity Group
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The PIGS Motorcycle Charity Group Rings Salvation Army Bell In Superior

They're at it again!  Volunteering in the community when and where they are needed.  The PIGS Motorcycle Charity Group from Superior will be at the Superior Wal-Mart tomorrow, Wednesday, December 9 ringing bell for the Salvation Army and their red kettle program.

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christmas tree farm
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The Generosity Of The Community And Chub Lake Tree Farm Makes Me Proud

I grew up on County Road 3 in Wrenshall.  Technically I lived on what I called the border, because the kids on the other side of the street went to Carlton and I went to Wrenshall.  It was cool to have friends in both schools.  I was only about two miles from the Chub Lake Tree Farm, but wasn't there until after I had moved to Duluth.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Miranda Lambert’s Cosmo Cover Causes A Ruckus At Local Grocery Store

I was grocery shopping at one of my favorite grocery stores this past weekend and noticed a black covering over the Cosmopolitan Magazine sporting the beautiful Miranda Lambert.  I hadn't seen this anywhere else in town, they are just out there on display.  I got the scoop from the check-out clerk and I don't agree, do you?

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