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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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Heads Up! There Are Several Road Construction Advisories From The Cloquet Police Department

Road construction across the Northland is in full swing.  For motorists in the Cloquet area, the Cloquet Police Department is diligent in getting the information out to make sure your commute is hassle-free and you're able to get to your destination on time.  Here's three road construction advisories you should be aware of:

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38 Year Old Male Is Wanted By The Duluth Police Department, Do You Know This Man?

It’s a good feeling to know that information you’ve shared with the police may have helped apprehend a suspect. The Duluth Police Department has been sending out information on the “Property Crimes Person of the Week” and found that it has helped locate the individual and in many cases has lead to an arrest. Can you help this week, do you know this man?

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DTA’s Port Town Trolley Is Up And Running For The Summer In Downtown Duluth

It's a sure sign of summer when you see/hear three things in Canal Park.  The 4-person canopy bicycles chugging along the lakewalk, the clippity clop of the horse drawn carriages and the Duluth Transit Authority's Port Town Trolley back in service.  The nostalgic look of the trolley just adds to our city's enchantment!  

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FREE Life Jackets Offered For Kids And Teens By Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital And Kohl’s Cares

Minnesota law requires all children under the age of 10 to wear a life jacket on any boat or watercraft that is not docked.  Of course, for safety, life jackets are also recommended for children that are playing on shorelines and docks or near water.  With the number of lakes in our area, it only makes sense to make sure your child has his/her own life jacket and Essentia Health-St. Mary's Children's Hospital and Kohl's Cares is making that a bit easier by offering FREE life jackets.

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The City Of Duluth Advances To The Next Bracket For Best Town In America: Keep Voting, We’ve Got This!

Here we go again!  Thank you Northland!  Your votes and sharing on social media has kept the City of Duluth in the running to be named "Best Town in America".  The contest, being run by Outside Magazine, started with 64 towns vying for the honors and now we are down to the just eight.  Time to vote!

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Get Your Groove On At The 10th Annual Cathedral School Panther Pant 5K Walk/Run TONIGHT!

My husband and I have been training for Grandma's Half Marathon which is a 13.1 mile race.  One might say "you're running a distance race, what is a 5K going to do for you"?  LOTS!  It helps with speed.  Every race is a race against the clock, so while building stamina is important in a half marathon, so is speed.  We call it a tempo run and a 5K is the perfect way to get your tempo run in for the day while you're contributing to a great cause in the community.

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Graffiti Becomes A Problem Around Duluth’s East Hillside, Duluth Police Ask For Your Help

Graffiti in the Northland has been somewhat limited to our train cars and under the freeway.  According to WDIO.com that isn't the case anymore.   In face an Eyewitness News reporter and photographer found evidence in East Duluth and there was something very definitive about it.

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Nashwauk-Keewatin Engineering Class Designs Working Hovercraft Using A Snowmobile [VIDEO]

I am so proud of the engineering class at Nashwauk-Keewatin!  It was an all hands on project that took a lot of imagination, planning and the donation of a snowmobile. High School Industrial Technology and Engineering Instructor, AJ Abate challenged his students and they delivered with flying colors, or we should say with a flying hovercraft!

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Meet Autumn Pendegayosh, Will The Youngest Female Racer In The IWA Take The Title Of The 600 Drag Class Again This Year?

If you were at the inaugural Superior Watercross Shootout last year, you may remember Autumn Pendegayosh.  Not only for her athletic racing ability, but for her talent as a singer.  She did an amazing job with our National Anthem at the start of our event.  Autumn is pictured above on the right, in the Winner's Circle after taking first place in the 600 Drag Class.  She is a dynamic individual and the youngest female racer in the IWA circuit. 

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The Northland Casts Votes To Name The Otters At The Great Lakes Aquarium

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, now you can greet them by name, thanks to nearly 5,000 votes!

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City Of Duluth Now In Round THREE Vying For Best Town In America: Keep Voting!

Thank you Northland!  Your votes and sharing on social media has kept the City of Duluth in the running to be named "Best Town in America".  The contest, being run by Outside Magazine, started with 64 towns vying for the honors and now we are down to the "sweet sixteen".  Who are we up against this time?

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