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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!
Drive-In Presents "Thiller" At The 2008 Tribeca Film Festival
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Cathy Kates Performs Michael Jackson’s Thriller Dance To Celebrate Halloween

I have posted this dance video before, but being that it's Halloween and I haven't posted it for 5 years I thought I'd resurrect it.  In 2007, I had the honor of participating in the Celebrity Dance Competition, a fundraiser for the MN Ballet...

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Sergio Dionisio/Getty Images
Sergio Dionisio/Getty Images
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My Memories Of Trick Or Treating, Country VS City, Then And Now

I grew up in Wrenshall so I lived the country side of trick or treating.  There has always been definite differences between country and city trick or treating but now even more so, due to the world we live in and safety.  It's sad that some sinister people actually put a legitimate scare into the art of trick or treating.

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Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
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Your Help Is Crucial In The Success Of The SHARE Food Drive This Saturday

We always think about our Community members that need a little help when the weather turns cold and our minds turn toward the holiday feasts.  However, more and more people are having to turn to our local food shelf and supplies are low.  There's an easy way to get involved while you're running your errands this Saturday.  It's the annual CHUM Share Food Drive.

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Homie Kates
Homie Kates
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Beer Tap That Fills The Glass From The Bottom Gives New Meaning To Bottoms Up [VIDEO]

Our daughter Kylee had never been to Gronk's Grill & Bar in Superior so we decided to head over for dinner.  Lucky for us the Wednesday night special was a BOGO on some of their upside down burgers!  While we were waiting for our food we noticed something weird in Homie's beer glass and asked our server Amanda about it.  I was shocked at her answer and immediately asked if I could do it for the video below.

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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What Are The Most Popular Halloween Costumes In Duluth? [VIDEO]

If  you're like me you wait until just days, sometimes hours before Halloween to decide on a costume.  Some people want to join the crowd of most popular costumes for the year and others want to know so they can be totally unique and out of the norm.  Either way, this video will give you a sneak peek of what Northlanders have been choosing thus far.  If you're totally in the dark, it will give you some direction on where to go to get what you want without spending the gas to drive from shop to shop.

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Spencer Platt / Getty Images
Spencer Platt / Getty Images
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Attend An 80’s Themed Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre At The Blind Pig For Unique Halloween Fun

I'm a lady of the 80's so when I heard of this Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre Event at The Blind Pig, I was all over it.  It's the perfect kick-off to a Halloween weekend.  It'll be all about the kids with a Halloween party on Saturday and trick-or-treating on Monday, so take Friday for you, your significant other and your friends and a night that promises great food, fantastic beverages, prizes and a murder mystery waiting to be solved.

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Homie Kates
Homie Kates
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Minnesota Vikings Fans, Wanna Skol Out With The Minnesota Vikings Skol Line Drum Line

This is a once in a lifetime chance to rock with the Minnesota Vikings Skol Line Drum Line, plus score some tickets to the Vikings/Cardinals game on November 20th. I had the chance to experience their excitement after a Minnesota Vikings 5K run.  You don't have to be a drummer to enter the contest, you just have to love the Vikes and keep up with their unending energy.

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Photo Permission:  Animal Allies
Photo Permission: Animal Allies
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Animal Allies Pet Of The Week Is Princess Lolly And Has Lots Of Love To Give

Meet our Animal Allies Pet of the Week, Princess Lolly.  Just look at that face and those eyes are captivating!  This domestic black and white short hair is 2 years old, already spayed and looking for her forever home.  

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barry-love via Ebay
barry-love via Ebay
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Why Are You Seeing More Teal Pumpkins In Your Neighborhood? [VIDEO AND MAP]

If you have ever been with someone who is experiencing a reaction to a food allergy, it can be an extremely scary and serious situation.  Children and their families in our area and across the US have to be so very careful during the Halloween trick or treat season due to their food allergies.  But, three years ago the Teal Pumpkin Project was started and it changed Halloween for kids with food allergies.  It gives them the opportunity to dress up and trick or treat by going to "safe" homes.

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Can You Relate To A Day In The Life Of A Northland Witch [PICS & VIDEO]

The life of a witch gets busy, especially during the week of Halloween.  You would think I'd get a break, right?  I mean, Santa has wife Mrs. Claus to do all the planning, his elves execute the plan beautifully and he's even got not one, but eight chauffeurs.  Me?  I've got lots to do and only days to get it done and my broom has been in the shop!

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Kaitlyn Bristowe And Shawn Boothe Celebrate Their 1st Valentine's Day Together With Dunkin' Donuts Heart-Shaped Donuts
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Local Law Enforcement Hit Dunkin’ Donuts’ Roof For Special Olympics

Our local law enforcement have been an amazing support network for Special Olympics.  Many of us think of the Duluth Polar Plunge when we hear Special Olympics and I have personally watched our local law enforcement put their heart and soul into that event.  To continue their dedication to the cause they'll now climb onto the roof of Dunkin' Donuts to brave cold temps to continue supporting their cause and your help is needed.

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