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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
Win Little Big Town Tickets With Cathy Kates
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Win Little Big Town Tickets AND Meet and Greets With Cathy Kates At Pre-Show Party! [VIDEO]

I am holding YOUR tickets to Little Big Town!  Want to win your way to the show this Thursday?  Here's how you can AND you might even get back stage to meet them!

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Update On Duluth City Hall Front Entry Repairs

It's hard enough to get around our Downtown Duluth Government Offices, so many floors of offices with each one attending to a different need.  There's been a change since my previous blog, so if you are planning to make a trip to City Hall, here's the new information you need to know.

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Duluth Police Department Ask For Your Help: Looking For People or Person Who Shot Out Vehicle Windows

My car was broken into several years ago and boy did I feel violated!  They only took some CD's and tapes (now you know how long ago it was) and my stuffed Alf doll (yes, I'll admit it).  But, why can't people just leave other people's stuff alone?  Now, the Duluth Police need your help with damage to vehicles in the Northland.

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Is Spring Here? Shipping Season Started This Week In Duluth’s Harbor [VIDEO]

Mother nature apparently doesn't realize that our 2015 shipping season has started since we're expecting 3-5 inches of snow tonight through Thursday, but the first laker, the John G. Munson departed the harbor on Monday to kick it off!

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Superior Douglas County Chamber of Commerce Shares A Scam Warning

I have been trying to keep up on all the scams in the Northland (can't believe how many there are) and I'm grateful when one I wasn't aware of is brought to my attention.  THIS time, I have a warning from the Superior Douglas County Area Chamber of Commerce.  Read and be aware!

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Bentleyville Spring Volunteers Needed This Week

The weather this past year cooperated for families to get out and enjoy Bentleyville early!  I remember driving on I-35 and seeing HUGE back-ups on near Bentleyville.  I always thought there was a UMD hockey game or symphony performance and it was just the mass of people looking to enjoy the work of hundreds of volunteers making Bentleyville possible.

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Duluth City Hall Front Entry Temporarily Closed Due To Repairs

It's hard enough to get around our Downtown Duluth Government Offices, so many floors of offices with each one attending to a different need.  If you are planning to make a trip you need to know that the front entry will be temporarily inaccessible due to construction and will have to take an alternate route to your destination.

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Applications Being Taken Now To Swim Around Madeline Island In The Apostle Island Relay

While I was a lifeguard and taught Red Cross certified swimming lessons in the Wrenshall School pool, I was not a great swimmer in a lake.  Especially Lake Superior!  However, if that's your thing, here's a new challenge you may not know about.  The Apostle Island Relay Swim!

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Over or Under? Age Old Toilet Paper Question Answered!

My take is:  the toilet paper should come OVER the top.  That way when you can't find the end or you're in the dark you can just spin it downward and the end will eventually come off leaving it easy to grab. I've had people argue that fact, but now there's proof.

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Northern Lights, Tim Mlodozyniec
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Local Photographer Captures A Spectacular Northern Lights Display

We were told that we had a pretty good chance at viewing the dancing Northern Lights in the Northland.  There were to be very active last evening into the early hours this morning. One local photographer, Tim Mlodozyniec caught the phenomenon beautifully and gave me permission to share with those that may have still been snuggling in bed.

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A Warning To Parents: Kraft Recalls Mac & Cheese

When my daughter was young Kraft Mac & Cheese was a staple in our home along with hot dogs, chicken nuggets and juice boxes.  I've always trusted Kraft and I'm sure they feel horrible.  This blog is just to make parents aware, not to blast or shame Kraft.  I've used their products for years and will continue to do so.

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