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Cathy Kates
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Bentleyville’s Iconic Holiday Tree Was Placed In Preparation For the 2015-2016 Season

I was in the Bayfront area this morning enjoying a brisk walk behind the DECC and on the Lakewalk when I noticed that traffic was being blocked for something.  Then I saw the huge iconic Bentleyville holiday tree sections being slowly transported down Railroad Street to the waiting volunteers that would assemble it for the season.  It won't be long now!

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Get Rid of Your Bagged Leaves for Free with The City of Duluth

As you lazily stretch and yawn, you watch your neighbor through your front window raking their leaves.  UGH!  You know it's something on your never ending to-do list, but what  do you do with all those bags of leaves.  I know just the thing to do with them and it's free!  Plus, you'll be helping to secure a beautiful rose garden for residents and tourists to enjoy next summer. Bonus!

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Blue Minnesota Slip Bridge In Canal Park Will Close For The Season

Have you been following the saga of the blue Minnesota slip bridge in the Canal Park area?  It's been under repair for a couple weeks and as of my walk around the DECC last evening, it is still inoperable.  At least it waited until the end of the season, we're very near closing the bridge for this year.

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Water Main Repair Means No Water For 62nd Avenue West And Grand On October 13

If you live in the vicinity of Grand Avenue and 62 Avenue West, and you work during the day, this probably won't affect you get home.  Those that are home or getting ready to head out, you should be aware that the City of Duluth is asking that you conserve water, here's why.

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City Of Duluth Celebrates Centenarians With A Huge Party And Senior Safety Tips

The City of Duluth is very good to it's Senior Citizens. From website information regarding Senior Citizen Safety to providing an Senior Citizen liaison to help with job placement and delivered meals.  Now, they're looking to honor  Senior Citizens locally and in the surrounding area, who are reaching or have  reached the young-at-heart age of 100 and beyond!  Do you know someone?

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City of Duluth Parks And Recreation Sponsors FREE Open Skating At Heritage Sports Center [Full Schedule]

Isn't that the way it always goes?  Suddenly, you are the "activities director" and have to come up with stuff to do that is affordable for your family, but fun.  The City of Duluth has you covered with free open skating at the Heritage Sports Center.

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Mayor Don Ness’ Book Release Party Is September 27 And You’re Invited

I'm excited about this book!  I have tried to journal in the past and it goes well for a couple of days and then I become a slacker.  Mayor Don Ness should be commended to have found the time within his busy work and family life to write this book.  I'm looking forward to his words catapulting me back to memories of our city I may have forgotten.

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Aerial Lift Bridge In Duluth Transitions To Fall Schedule

Vehicle and foot traffic on Park Point picks up in the summer and so does the the shipping industry.  It is a sure sign that warmer weather and sunny days are ahead when the Aerial Lift Bridge starts their summer schedule.  With the cooler weather, less tourist and ship traffic, it's time to transition back to the Fall schedule.What does that mean to you? 

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Update Of Mid-Summer Multiple Construction Projects In The Northland To Help Plan Your Route

I've been busy trying to keep you in the know on the construction projects going on the Northland.  Whew, sometimes it's hard to keep up.  The City of Duluth gave details on all the projects thus far and this should help you plan a stress-free route.

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Manhole Construction Will Impact Travel On Arrowhead Road This Week

I've been busy trying to keep you in the know on the construction projects going on the Northland.  Whew, sometimes it's hard to keep up.  Starting Wednesday travel on a section of Arrowhead Road will be impacted.  This was the work that was suppose to be done earlier in the month but due to unforeseen circumstances had to be rescheduled to this week.  Here are the details to help plan your route.

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UPDATE: Cathy Kates Shares Info From You About The Area’s Suspicious Activities In Wrenshall And Duluth

I want to start this blog out by telling you that while this is factual, it's based on what my friends in Wrenshall and Duluth have told me and NOT from any local police department press release.  In two separate instances, in two separate communities I've had friends tell me of shady visitors to their homes asking puzzling questions and that sparked speculation.  I blogged the info they shared with me and got a lot of different responses.  I thought I should share some of the info to put you at ease or so you know in advance in case you hear a knock on your door.

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Cathy Kates Shares Knowledge Of Shady Visitors And Suspicious Activity In Wrenshall And Duluth

I want to start this blog out by telling you that while this is factual, it's based on what my friends in Wrenshall and Duluth have told me and NOT from any local police department press release.  In two separate instances, in two separate communities I've had friends tell me of shady visitors to their homes asking puzzling questions and that sparked speculation.

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