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Cathy Kates

I'm a Northland girl, born in Cloquet, raised in Wrenshall, and currently living in Duluth. I consider myself lucky to have been able to share my mornings laughing with you for the past 20 years. It's like audio Facebook. I make new friends, but I keep up with old friends too. I set three alarms to get up at 3:10am to do my job, then nap in the afternoon! I am a self-proclaimed multi-tasker (FYI: I am writing my bio, eating breakfast, holding three texting conversations and contemplating what I'll be having for lunch and what to make for dinner ALL right this second). I can't sit still. I even wear a head lamp at campfires so I can cross stitch at the same time. I love puppies, (especially my Schnauzer, Bauer), hot buttered movie theater popcorn, soup, the smell of a lake (especially if I’m fishing in it) and warm fuzzy blankets. I’m a lover, not a fighter, and yes it’s true, I get my hair cut on a weekly basis. I appreciate that you wake up with the B105 Breakfast Club, read and share my blogs and most of all, your friendship through the years! Peace, love and hugs!
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Animal Allies Pet Of The Week Is A White Dogo Argentino/American Bulldog Mix

Our Animal Allies Pet of the Week is a very special girl.  Her name is Daisy and she is a  beautiful white Dogo Argentino/American Bulldog mix who is deaf.  She is already spayed and looking for her loving forever home.  

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Young Minnesota Bound Girl Denied Seat On United Due To Leggings [UPDATE]

I'm one of those people that try to see both sides of an argument.  Unfortunately in this situation, I do see both sides.  I didn't until I started to read some of the comments left by people passionate for one side or the other and they both make a good point.  What do you think?

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Stuart Miles
Stuart Miles
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Recent Fraud Scam Warning From The Superior Douglas Chamber Of Commerce

It's sad that our local Chambers of Commerce work so hard to promote our local businesses and someone with fraudulent intentions comes along and tries to use them to unjustly gain monetarily.   That has happened to our Superior Douglas Chamber of Commerce and they want to warn local businesses.

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Kylee Kates
Kylee Kates
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Mother Daughter Tattoos Have A Special Meaning [VIDEO]

My daughter Kylee and I have talked about tattoos somewhere on our bodies since she was too young to get one.  It was our "some day" conversation.  This past Christmas she made our some day closer to reality by giving me a tattoo for a gift.  We got the same tattoo and it has a very special meaning to both of us, here's why.

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Jennifer Miller
Jennifer Miller
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Is The New Trend Swimming With The Pigs Replacing Swimming With Dolphins?

My friend Jill went on vacation to the Caribbean and may have stumbled on the new trend, swimming with the pigs.  Up until now I've only heard people talk about being thrilled to have been able to swim with the dolphins.  Many do it so they can cross it off their bucket list.  I LOVE pigs, so I have now placed swimming with them on my bucket list.  However, Jill didn't have the best experience and it's something I need to keep in mind and you should know.

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Why Make A Vegetarian Burger That Bleeds?

I have several friends that are either Vegan or Vegetarian.  Yes, there's a difference.  My friend that is a vegetarian will still eat some fish and shrimp and I always know I can toss a salad her way and she'll be good.  However, when I cook for my friends who are Vegan, it is a bit more difficult.  But, why in the world would either of them want to eat a non-meat burger just because it actually bleeds like a real burger patty?  From what I've seen that just makes them cringe.

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5 Unusual Official State of Minnesota Symbols

If you were honest you could probably name the Minnesota State Bird, right, the Loon.  I learned that and our State Flower, the Lady Slipper at a very young age.  But, did you know we have a State Muffin or a State Soil?  Here are some other Minnesota State symbols you might not have known, just in case you're ever playing a radio trivia game.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Can You Help With Advice On Starter Seeds And Garden Planting [Bonus Recipe]

My husband decided late in the Spring to start a garden last year. I told him it would be all him since I kill air ferns (who knew they needed water too, I thought they just needed air!) However, I felt horrible guilty when the garden began to reap a harvest and I had nothing to do with it but make the salads and/or cook the vegetables. They were delicious, it saved on our grocery bill and I know it was loads healthier. This year he decided to start earlier and use the starter seeds pictured above, have you used these?

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Josh Koop - TSM Duluth
Josh Koop - TSM Duluth
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Gordy’s Hi-Hat Takes You Behind The Counter [VIDEO]

Oh yes I did and I was thrilled!  My family has been going to Gordy's Hi-Hat since the day I was born, literally.  I was born at the Cloquet Hospital which is blocks from Gordy's Hi-Hat.  My father got tired of waiting for my arrival and left for lunch.  While he was AT Gordy's I was born and they had to call him back.  Gordy's has countless fans because they know exactly what they're getting when they walk through the door.  Delicious hand-crafted food made with customer satisfaction in mind.  But, have you ever been on the other side of the counter?

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Mary The Snuggler Adopted, Symphony Is Our New Animal Allies Pet Of The Week

Mary, was our pet of the week, but we're happy to report she is close to finding her forever home.  Because we didn't get a chance to go on air with Mary, we're doing a switcheroo and instead would like you to meet Symphony.  Like Mary, Symphony is a sweet and mellow girl waiting at Animal Allies for that special person to come and give her a forever home. 

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Mary The Snuggler Is Our Animal Allies Pet Of The Week

Mary, our pet of the week is a snuggler and apparently digs Girl Scout cookies (or at least playing in the box they were delivered in)  Mary is waiting at Animal Allies for that special person to come and give her a forever home.  Oh, and lots of head scratches!  

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