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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 second year of college and keeps me young and our dog Bauer is an overactive Schnauzer. 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 16 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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A Reusable Growler Makes Carrying Your Favorite Craft Brew Home Easy, Over And Over Again

While dining at a local pub with incredible food and an array of craft beer  I noticed a line of brown bottles above the bar.  I found out they were called "growlers" and you could buy one, fill it with your favorite brew and enjoy the tasty treat AT HOME!  It's truly the best way to keep craft beer in your own fridge!

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Cloquet Police Urge Participants of “Nerf Wars” To Use Common Sense

I had never heard of such a thing, "nerf wars".  Our nerf options were pretty slim when I was a child, a round ball or a football.  That's it, no gun or nerf pellets.  These "toys" are causing quite a stir in the City of Cloquet with something called "Nerf Wars" and local law enforcement is making some important suggestions that participants need to know before playing.

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A 21 Year Old Male Is Wanted By The Duluth Police Department For Burglary, Do You Know This Man?

It has been very beneficial to share the Property Crimes Wanted Person of the Week's picture and information on social media and has lead to several arrests. Once again, the Duluth Police Department is asking for your help in locating a young man wanted for burglary.  Can you help by sharing on social media?

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Cast Your Vote Now For Duluth To Be Named Top Town In America

Yay!  Duluth has recently been selected as one of 64 Best Towns in America vying to be number one by Outside Magazine.  According to the Northland's News Center, Duluth was listed as one of the top Dream Towns in 2001 and one of the 30 Best Towns in America in 2007 by Outside Magazine.  Let's take our town to the TOP!  All it will take is your vote and sharing it on social media to keep those votes coming in!

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Season Opener At Amsoil Speedway in Superior Canceled [FULL SCHEDULE HERE]

The weather has caused disappointment for all of us at one time or another, and that's exactly what has happened for those anticipating the 2014 season opener at AMSOIL Speedway in Superior this Saturday.  According to the Northland's News Center, racetrack officials made the announcement that the races for May 17 have been canceled.

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UPDATE: Cloquet Police Inform Residents The Malfunctioning Warning Siren Is FIXED

 

PREVIOUSLY: Weather reports from Adam Lorch this morning mentioned that we could experience strong storms tonight and into tomorrow.  Some could contain hail, heavy rains and very windy conditions.  He says the storms are likely to stay to the South of the Twin Ports but doesn't say how far.  Just in case I thought I would share this information I received from the Cloquet Police Department  about a malfunctioning warning siren.

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It’s Wood Tick Season, How Will You Protect Your Dog?

I read on Facebook that a friend had been hiking in the woods for Mother's Day and found a wood tick crawling on his sock.  EWWWW!  With the anticipation of spring and summer comes the realization we need to protect our pets from fleas and ticks.  There are several different options, however I don't have a choice.  Due to two unfortunate incidents that occurred after my dog got shots at the vet, we HAVE to use the "juice on his back" method.

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Great Lakes Aquarium Asks “What Should We Name Our New Otters?”

Wet and wild!  That's how the two new river otters are described at the Great Lakes Aquarium.  Have you met them yet?  If you haven't had the chance to welcome them in person, no worries, take the poll and when you do, you can greet them....by a name that you helped choose.

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Heads Up! Some Streets Closed In Downtown Duluth To Remove The AT&T Tower

If you work or do business in the downtown Duluth area, you should be aware of the construction that will be starting today until the project is complete.  They are finally going to take down the AT&T Communications Tower.  Here's the project's plan and what streets you'll need to avoid.

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Dierks Bentley Flabbergasts Luke Bryan By Asking “What Does Motel 6 And Luke Bryan’s Pants Have In Common?” [Concert Ticket Winning Details]

On Monday, Ken and I made the MONSTER announcement that Dierks Bentley, Sara Evans and local fave Whiskey River will be jammin' Bayfront Festival Park!  B105 is proud to present the Riser Tour on July 10 with tickets on sale this Friday.  Read on for details on how to win tickets THIS week, before you can buy them, plus the answer to what does Motel 6 and Luke Bryan's pants have in common, according to Dierks.

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Locally Laid Put Wrenshall On The Map With National TV Commercial [VIDEO]

It's been a long time coming, with a lot of support from several Northland communities.  You began to hear more and more about a local company called "Locally Laid" around the Super Bowl because they were vying to win a free TV commercial during the most watched sporting event in the nation.  They didn't come in first place, but second place is nothing to cluck at either!

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Spring Cleaning The Garage Leads To A Surprise

Ok, first I'm embarrassed to admit it, but this is probably the first time I have swept the garage since last fall.  (hey, don't judge) So, I suspected there was going to be a lot of dirt.  But as I swept it became increasingly clear that there was WAY more than I anticipated and I was shocked to find a think layer of salt that had adhered itself to the garage floor.

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