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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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The New Miss Minnesota Is A UMD Alumni

Congratulations to the 80th Miss Minnesota, Rachel Latuff.  For some in the Northland, her name may sound familiar.  That's because she graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth.  According to Pageantsnews.com she graduated in 2013 with Magna Cum Laude Latin Honors and now is a secondary arts teacher at a twin cities school.

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Show Your Grandma’s Marathon Spirit With A Photo For A Chance To Win A GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

You don't have to be a runner to be a "winner" with Grandma's Marathon!  How would you like to own a GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition or a Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband?  It's easy, you'll be taking lots of photos anyhow, just tag em' and you have a great chance to win!

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4 Best Views in Duluth

Here are four views of Duluth that are in my opinion, stellar!  I hope that these pictures travel outside the Northland and entice people to come see the beauty of our city and Lake Superior.  I'm sure you have favorite spots too, I'd love to see yours

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Cathy Kates’ Throw Back Thursday To The 80′s

I started working at the Cloquet Perkin's location in the early 80's.  I loved that job!  Great people to work with, my "regulars" became friends and the job taught me things that I still use in every day life now.  I gained knowledge and advice that I have passed on to my daughter who is now a food server while going to college.

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Cathy Kates Breaks Something Other Than Her Grandma’s Half Consecutive Streak

Training for this year's Grandma's Marathon Half was going great, better than expected.  My time had improved by 1:30 per mile because I had started "toe running", I had one 13.1 and one 14.3 mile under my belt.  Then less than two weeks out from my 15th consecutive half marathon, I was told I couldn't run.

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Need A Job? Halvor Lines Is Hiring OTR Drivers

Often times I dedicate one of the several Solid Gold Saturday Show songs to my OTR drivers.  God bless em'!  It's a job that is physically and emotionally demanding, but without them our store shelves would be bare and we wouldn't get our mail in a timely fashion, among other things.  It's an important job and if you're in need of a job, Halvor Lines is hiring.

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Go Behind The Scenes: Important Message About Grandma’s Marathon Race Packets [VIDEO]

Thousands of Grandma's Marathon racers packets were stuffed at the Curling Club this week thanks to the volunteer hours and energy of students from the Lakeview Christian Academy.  However, this year was a little light on packet material, here's why.

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Duluth Public Library Has Fun, Free Activities For Your Kids June 15-19

The kids just got out of school, JUST and some of you may be hearing "I'm bored" already.  The Duluth Public Library is on it like a puma!  They have already put together fun, free programs for the week of June 15 that you're kids will love! (and YOU will too)!

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New Video For Gloriana’s Song Trouble, See Them Perform It LIVE Under Grandma’s Big Top Tent

Gloriana has the Northland buzzing about their new song "Trouble", their new album "Three" and the fact that you can watch them LIVE under Grandma's Marathon Big Top Tent on Friday, June 19!  I know you've heard their song on B105, but have you seen their video yet?

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