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Cathy Kates
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My Rummage Sale Purchase Could Have Killed Me

 

Recently I was rummage sale(ing) in Anoka and bought the huge dish pictured above. My plan was to use it to serve my Filipino noodle dish called Pancit, it would have been perfect. WOULD have been in the key word. It wasn’t until I got home and flipped it over to put it in the dishwasher that I was horrified to find out I shouldn’t, I couldn’t use it for what I intended.

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Just 3 Seconds Can Save Lives, Save Money and Prevent You From Breaking the Law

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has begun their 'Click It Or Ticket' campaign, to raise awareness of Minnesota's seat belt law and to raise awareness about how important it is to wear your seat belt.

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My National Salad Month Tip: Go for the Flat Bags of Lettuce [Recipe]

May is National Salad Month and a great time for me to share a recipe and a tip if you purchase pre-cut, pre-washed lettuce in bags.  Some people are leery of the bags of lettuce because of the outbreak of Listeriosis.  Still, they are one of the most purchased pre-packaged food at the grocery store, which suggests we will push fear aside for convenience. Here's a tip that will help you pick the freshest package.

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Cross “Ride Bike With The Mayor” Off Your Bucket List, You’re Invited To Ride Bike & Lunch With Mayor Larson

When I got my first job at the Wrenshall School pool I rode my bike to work on a SUPER hilly, loose graveled Alcohol Road (yes, that is the actual name of the road).  Not because I was "green" or I enjoyed the exercise.  It was because my mom worked and if I wanted the job it was bike or walk.  Where was National Bike to Work Day then?

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Life jacket on? - Mikael Damkier
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Life Jackets a Safety Necessity When boating on Cold Water

The weather this weekend for anglers is expected to be cold, especially Saturday morning.  Regardless of the temps outside, the Minnesota DNR says that water temperatures statewide are still below 70 degrees, cold enough to cause the gasp reflex and incapacitate even strong swimmers in less than one minute.

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Cathy Kates
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A Quick Sun Kissed Glow for that Special Occasion is Waiting at AJ’s Tanning [Sponsored]

The weather has been horrible for getting any sun on your vitamin D deprived body and by the looks of our rainy cold forecast it's not going to get any better soon.  If you have a wedding, reunion or special occasion coming up and want a healthy glow, sunless tanning is your answer!

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30 Years Since Chernobyl Contamination Remains A Silent Threat
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Should Mother’s Day Be Spent with Kids or Away from Them?

Since I was a single mom due to divorce when my daughter Kylee was very young, Mother's Day has always been my day to spend with her.  Never thought of it any differently.  However, after talking with some full-time moms, I got the sense that they would like the "day" to be just for them, not all about them.  What side of the fence are you on?

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Celebrate Mother’s Day By Trying to Figure Out How Much Having a Baby Costs

Having a baby is one of the most magical things in the world. Paying the hospital bill for it? Not so much.

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Cathy Kates
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New Candles Are Safer for Homes, Children and Can Be Set On A Timer [VIDEO]

During a visit to my sister's home she turned me on to these new candles that I love!  Not only because they are safer, but because I can set them on a timer and not worry about going to bed or leaving the house forgetting I have an open flame burning.  They are so cool and I'm excited to show you!

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Duluth Public Meeting Scheduled for St. Louis County ATV Ordinance

St. Louis County officials would like public input in regards to a recent ordinance that would allow and regulate the operation of all-terrain vehicles on County Roads in the area.

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Can You Sew? CHUM’S Rhubarb Festival Needs Your Talents

I wish I could sew.  I did not make my Wrenshall School Home Economics teacher, Mrs. Urbanski proud.  I spent more time ripping than I did sewing.  I should have the skills, my grandmother could sew anything and without a pattern!  CHUM has a huge community event every year and are in need of a volunteer that can sew.  Is that you?

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Minnesota DNR Announces License Plate Design Contest

If you have an artistic touch, you'll want to take advantage of the Minnesota DNR's 125th Anniversary challenge to design a Minnesota license plate in honor of Minnesota State Parks and Trails.  However, you better get to work as the deadline is coming up fast.

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