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Cathy Kates

I'm a Northland girl, born in Cloquet, raised in Wrenshall, and currently living in Duluth. I consider myself lucky to have been able to share my mornings laughing with you for the past 20 years. It's like audio Facebook. I make new friends, but I keep up with old friends too. I set three alarms to get up at 3:10am to do my job, then nap in the afternoon! I am a self-proclaimed multi-tasker (FYI: I am writing my bio, eating breakfast, holding three texting conversations and contemplating what I'll be having for lunch and what to make for dinner ALL right this second). I can't sit still. I even wear a head lamp at campfires so I can cross stitch at the same time. I love puppies, (especially my Schnauzer, Bauer), hot buttered movie theater popcorn, soup, the smell of a lake (especially if I’m fishing in it) and warm fuzzy blankets. I’m a lover, not a fighter, and yes it’s true, I get my hair cut on a weekly basis. I appreciate that you wake up with the B105 Breakfast Club, read and share my blogs and most of all, your friendship through the years! Peace, love and hugs!
Photo Credit: Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Photo Credit: Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Amsoil Arena Offering Shelter From Excessive Heat After Last Night’s Storm

The Northland had been warned of excessive heat and many people were preparing by getting their fans and air conditioners in place.  However, no one was expecting the extent of damage from the early morning storm that surprised us with downed trees and power lines. Over 3,000+ people were left without power and many don't know when it will be restored. Amsoil Arena and the Duluth Area YMCA has stepped up to help the community, elevate stress and keep us safe.

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Conversation With Santa’s Reindeer At Fitger’s Answers Age Old Questions [VIDEO]

Reindeer are somewhat of a mystery.  Honestly, I don't know how they carry that HUGE rack of antlers around?  We know they are extremely important to Santa and the big job he's expected to do on Christmas Eve.  But, what are reindeer games, how do they stay in shape and what exactly is each reindeer's job?  I had the chance to talk to a "fill-in" reindeer, Zora at Fitger's and she "filled me in"!

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Northland Christmas Traditions By Heritage

The Northland is a melting pot of cultures, all celebrating the Christmas holiday honoring their heritage.  It's interesting what each culture believes and how they celebrate.  One this is for sure, we all experience the hustle and bustle of the holidays and anticipate time with family and friends.  If I missed your heritage (I apologize) or if you have a special tradition, share it with me!

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Alternative Thanksgiving Suggestion, Learn How To Wrap A Tight Eggroll

There are many reasons why you might want an alternative idea for your Thanksgiving meal.  Maybe you have more than one thanksgiving meal to attend and want a variety, this fits into your budget and a traditional Thanksgiving meal doesn't, your allergic to fowl.  I thought I'd share what we do and in the process show you how to wrap a tight eggroll.

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4 Things About The Halloween Movie Series That Are Baffling

The year the original Halloween movie came out was 1978.  I was in the 8th grade and had friends a bit older that had just gotten their drivers license, so with Brian Shanda behind the wheel we headed to Superior to take in a haunted house (the William A. Irvin wasn't anchored in the canal at that time) and the movie "Halloween" (against my will!)

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Surprisingly, Your Cupboard Has Most Of The Ingredients That Witches Use Except Maybe Eye of Newt

When you think of a witch brewing up a batch of, well witches brew, you immediately think of them standing over a giant hard covered book that appears to have been passed on through centuries.  You think the recipes aren't necessarily for food, but instead potions and spells.  But, reality and modern day witches will surprise you.  YOU probably have some of the very same ingredients in your cupboard.

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Warning from the City of Duluth: Use Caution Around the Aerial Life Bridge Due to Falling Ice and Snow


While training for Grandma's Half Marathon (which has been very difficult with the snow we've gotten so late in the Spring), we park in the Canal and run across the Aerial Lift Bridge and down the Point all the time.  It never occurred to me that there could be potential danger lurking above me, other than from the pigeons.  I'm still planning on using one of our City's icons, but we'll definitely be cautious.  Thanks to the City for watching out for us!

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