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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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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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4 Ways To Celebrate National Trails Day in Duluth

June 6 is National Trails Day and the City of Duluth has many ways for you to participate!  Why shouldn't we celebrate our local trails, we're known for them.  Whether it's running, biking or hiking our trails are award-winning and growing more and more popular.  We have over 180 miles of trails to explore, get out and enjoy!

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Duluth Police Department’s Property Crimes Person Of The Week Wanted For Theft And More

Maybe YOU can help this week.  If you know the whereabouts of the Property Crimes Person of the Week, please tell the Duluth Police Department.  Several of the last Property Crimes Person of the Week that I've blogged has been apprehended in record time.  It’s a good feeling to know that information the Duluth Police Department has shared has helped locate the individual and in many cases has lead to an arrest. Can you help this week?

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3 Best YouTube Memories of Mayor Don Ness

There were 12 candidates vying for the Mayoral position when Don Ness was elected as Mayor of Duluth in 2007. He chose to run for a second term and was unopposed.  That was the first time that had happened in Duluth since it was incorporated in 1887.  He has made the decision to not run for a third term.  I wanted to highlight a few of the "candid" moments during his time in office.  I admire his ability to take on the serious issues while still maintaining his relationship with the community and being VERY "real".  I hope you enjoy these memories and it puts a smile on your face.

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Port Town Trolley Returns To The Streets Of Duluth This Saturday

THIS is exciting.  It's a sign that summer has truly come to the Twin Ports when you see the iconic red Port Town Trolley on the streets of Duluth.  It's definitely a tourist favorite, but for locals it's a great way to get around Duluth in style!

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3 Businesses That Need to Return to the Duluth Superior Area

I LOVE reminiscing about places we USE to have in Duluth/Superior….there’s nothing like sitting around with a group of friends saying “Remember the…..”? Then, the stories start! When you’re done reading this blog, tell me what YOU miss/remember in the Twin Ports

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3 Businesses That Need To Return To The Duluth Superior Area

I LOVE reminiscing about places we USE to have in Duluth/Superior….there’s nothing like sitting around with a group of friends saying “Remember the…..”? Then, the stories start! When you’re done reading this blog, tell me what YOU miss/remember in the Twin Ports

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Take The First Cycle Ride Of The Season With Cathy Kates [VIDEO]

Finally! We were able to take the cycle out for the first time during our 80 degree weather last week.  I'm hoping to get my OWN motorcycle license and my OWN ride soon which mean holding an Iphone is out for shooting video.  Are the classes hard?

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Miranda Lambert Reads Personal Tweets From Blake Shelton, Go Behind The Scenes Of Their Marriage

 

Everybody knows that Blake Shelton is always joking around, especially if you are touring with him OR married to him.  Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton's marriage is watched by millions and that's a lot of pressure on a relationship.  It's cool for Miranda to share Blake's tweets, you'll see that Miranda is not immune to Blake's humor.

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