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Cathy Kates Finds A Way To Entertain Her Dog, Gains Some ME Time [VIDEO]

I barely get a break once I get home from work.  My Schnauzer Bauer wants to play constantly.  But, I noticed that whenever a dog (or any animal for that matter) comes on TV, he immediately drops what he's doing and is engaged.  The light bulb went off in my head and off to the store we went to buy a copy of the Homeward Bound movie!  Did it work?

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A Historic Bachelorette Show: Britt or Kaitlyn, Who Do You Hope The Bachelors Pick

 

I'm not one to watch TV at night, but my daughter was over and excited about the new Bachelorette show.  It was making history by having the 25 bachelors "pick" from two women who were VERY different in looks and personality.  It was long and I had picked my favorite, both in which woman should stay and which bachelors were yummy.

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Alive With Life Jackets, An Event To Outfit Kids With A FREE Life Jacket This June

Some people don't wear their life jackets because they feel it's too restrictive, can you imagine wearing it to work all day?  That's exactly what some did last Friday for "wear your life jacket to work day" to raise awareness for the importance of having one for every person in the boat.  If you have children, but don't have a life jacket for them, here is your chance to pick one up for free from  Essentia Health-St. Mary's Children's Hospital and Kohl's Cares.

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Should You Have A Short Hair Style, Cathy Kates Demonstrates How To Measure And Find Out [VIDEO]

I have had short hair for almost 20 years now.  I just can't get past that "point" to grow it long again and with my job, short hair is best.  But, how does one determine if it's THE hair style for you and your face structure?  They now have the 2.25 inch rule to determine that fact.  Have you ever wondered?

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Water System Maintenance To Impact Water Service On Park Point May 18-22

Park Point residents should be aware that starting next Monday they may experience a difference in water pressure.  But, it IS important and necessary as they will be flushing the fire hydrants starting at the Aerial Lift bridge and head south down the point.

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Find Out What Your Name Would be if You Were Born Today

My name is Cathy.  Not Katherine, Kathleen or Katie, just plain ole' Cathy.  It's spelled with a "c" because my mother said she couldn't make a good looking "k".  I don't mind my name and my parents had it picked out long before I was born, but I often wonder what their second choice might have been.   Now, thanks to TIME magazine, I can find out and so can you!

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Are You In A Wheelchair, Help Set A World Record Saturday May 16th

In 2010, Christopher and Dana Reeve (Superman and wife) set a World Record for most people in a moving wheelchair line.  Myrna Peterson and Lee Isaacs are both disability activists and confined to wheelchairs. They are working to get at least 194 people in wheelchairs or scooters to come to Grand Rapids on May 16 to set a new record.

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Cathy Kates’ Unusual And Inspirational Mother’s Day Gift From Kylee

I had a wonderful Mother's Day, not only am I going to be attending the Def Leppard and Foreigner concert but I also received a very inspirational gift from my daughter Kylee.  Have you ever heard of a lokai?

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Help Stamp Out Hunger With The Postal Carriers Tomorrow

Did you get one of the plastic bags like the one in the picture with your mail this week?  It's for a very good reason and one you need to think about before you leave the house to fish, shop for Mother's Day or head for work on Saturday.

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Cathy Kates Thanks The Duluth Lions Club And The Community [VIDEO]

It's something I look forward to every year, flippin' pancakes for the Duluth Lion's Club.  My husband told me a few years back that he has wanted to flip pancakes at the Lion's Club Pancake Day since he attended the event as a five year old boy.  I told him I could make that dream come true and we've been flippin' ever since!

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Watch the Volkswagen Eyes On The Road Cinema Stunt [VIDEO]

The other day I was out running and, as I always do, I was watching approaching cars to make sure we were aware of one another.  I stay as far to the side of the road as possible, but I see so many drivers texting that I'm always wary.  That's why I'm all for every and any campaign designed to remind drivers to pay attention to the road and not their phone.

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Duluth Transit Authority Gives You A Peek At Their New Electric Buses

People in the Northland have been anxiously waiting the arrival of the Duluth Transit Authority's Multimodal Transportation Center and their new high tech buses.  The DTA has been around for more than 130 years.  Their mission is to provide public transit that is safe, convenient, efficient and affordable, that's why using electric buses in the Northland is perfect!

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