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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
Duluth Police Department
Duluth Police Department
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Duluth Police Department Asks For Help Locating Property Crimes Person Of The Week

The Duluth Police Department is looking for a male Property Crimes Person of the Week, do you have any information to share?  It’s a good feeling to know that you may have helped the police apprehend a suspect. For some time now, the Duluth Police Department has been sharing information about the “Property Crimes Person of the Week”, we share it with you and have found that it has helped locate the individual and in many cases has lead to an arrest. Can you help this week?

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30 Years Since Chernobyl Contamination Remains A Silent Threat
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Should Mother’s Day Be Spent with Kids or Away from Them?

Since I was a single mom due to divorce when my daughter Kylee was very young, Mother's Day has always been my day to spend with her.  Never thought of it any differently.  However, after talking with some full-time moms, I got the sense that they would like the "day" to be just for them, not all about them.  What side of the fence are you on?

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Animal Allies
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Panther, Animal Allies Pet of the Week Looks For His Forever Home

Meet Panther, he is Animal Allies Pet of the Week.  He is considered a Senior (I feel your pain, Panther) at 19 years old.  He is a black domestic short haired cat and hoping you have a big heart and a forever home.  Animal Allies has taken care of micro-chipping, vaccinating and Panther is neutered.  He's ready to be loved, fed and snuggled.

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Mayor Larson Chooses Mike Tusken as Next City of Duluth Police Chief

Mayor Emily Larson had the difficult job of choosing the next City of Duluth Police Chief.  Difficult because there was two very viable candidates, Brian Kozak and Mike Tusken.  She involved community members and used a Community Review Panel to narrow it to two.  Now, congratulation are in order. 

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New Candles Are Safer for Homes, Children and Can Be Set On A Timer [VIDEO]

During a visit to my sister's home she turned me on to these new candles that I love!  Not only because they are safer, but because I can set them on a timer and not worry about going to bed or leaving the house forgetting I have an open flame burning.  They are so cool and I'm excited to show you!

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City of Duluth
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City Of Duluth Mayor Emily Larson Holds Third Community Listening Session

If you have issues with your storm sewer drain system, don't like the pot holes on your road, want to discuss taxes for your neighborhood, need to discuss the job situation in our area, or just want to meet our Mayor, Emily Larson, you'll have that opportunity to get face time during her community listening series on May 10 at 5:30p, it's called City Hall in the City.

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Chip Somodevilla /Getty Images
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Campus Trail Construction Has Started Along College Street

My daughter Kylee is graduating from UMD in just a few days, YAY!  Soon, our college students will either be graduating or heading home for the summer.  That means that foot traffic around the colleges will be significantly reduced and it's a great time to get the Campus Connector Trail completed.  Here's what you need to know.

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Duluth Lions Club 59th Annual Pancake Day is This Thursday [VIDEO]

It's something I look forward to every year, flippin' pancakes for the Duluth Lion's Club.  My husband told me a few years back that he has wanted to flip pancakes at the Lion's Club Pancake Day since he attended the event as a five year old boy.  I told him I could make that dream come true and we've been flippin' ever since!  We're excited to be helping out again this Thursday, hope to see you there!

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May Brush Drop Off Site Schedule for Park Point Residents

My husband and I have a wood burner so we are very conscious of where we can get the wood we burn.  We found that there are certain counties in Wisconsin that won't allow the transport of wood across county lines due to gypsy moths and the emerald ash borer beetle.  There was an emergency quarantine on Park Point last year that prompted the City to open a brush drop off site for Park Point residents.  Now that it's Spring they will be offering the service again.

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Shish Kebabs on the Grill are Best When Serving Guests, Here’s Why [VIDEO]

Recently we were invited to our friends, Dave and Kathy for a BBQ.  When I asked what I should bring, they said dessert because they had the rest of the meal covered.  We grilled shish kebabs and they were delicious!  There are several reasons you should serve shish kebabs if you're having guests over for a BBQ. 

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Can You Sew? CHUM’S Rhubarb Festival Needs Your Talents

I wish I could sew.  I did not make my Wrenshall School Home Economics teacher, Mrs. Urbanski proud.  I spent more time ripping than I did sewing.  I should have the skills, my grandmother could sew anything and without a pattern!  CHUM has a huge community event every year and are in need of a volunteer that can sew.  Is that you?

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