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Cathy Kates

Hello, from 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 and life with you since 1996. It's like audio Facebook. You're the reason getting up at 3am is totally worth it! I love hot buttered movie theater popcorn, the smell of a lake (especially if I’m fishing), 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. Kudos to my family, Homie, Kylee, and my Schnauzer, Bauer for always being by my side. 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!
Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Epic Spelling Errors On Birthday Cake Leaves Us Shaking Our Heads

I usually don't broadcast that it's my birthday, but this cake made me change my mind this year.  It "takes the cake" for being humorous and unbelievable.  Our company celebrates employees birthdays on a monthly basis with a lunch and a decorated cake.  Do you see the error(s) before I even point them out?

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Sergi Alexander/Getty Images for Buoniconti Fund
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Warning: Don’t Fall For The Same Online Fishing License Scam That We Did

It was the Friday before the 4th of July weekend and we realized we needed to get our Minnesota fishing license before we left for camping.  No problem, right?  My husband jumped on the computer and in a matter of minutes was yelling at the monitor and saying he had been scammed.  Here's what happened and what you should look for to avoid the same scam.

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Homie Kates
Homie Kates
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How Cool Are The Weight Stations On The Paved Trail In Two Harbors?

While we were camping in Two Harbors at Burlington Bay, we had to run to Super One. We decided to go for a drive on the road that passes by Super One.  We saw a paved running trail and made note that we would have to try that route the next morning, then we saw something that was so cool we just had to stop and take a pic.

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Josh Koop - TSM Duluth
Josh Koop - TSM Duluth
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Behind The Scenes On All Three Floors Of Aerostich In Duluth, MN [VIDEO]

Many fair weather motorcyclist in the Northland say that it's just "now" getting comfortable to ride (mid-June through mid Sept).  However, there's a company in Duluth, MN that can extend that time frame and keep your body much safer if you were to have an accident on two wheels.  We'll take you on the three floors of this amazing factory that ships world wide.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Crafting With Cathy And Kathy: DIY Solar Powered Lanterns For Independence Day [VIDEO]

Our next crafting project was chosen because of the upcoming Independence Day holiday.  Technically, it's DIY Lanterns and we are using solar powered tops, but you can also put a battery operated tealight in it or if you don't put the top on you could use a candle.  If you use red, white and blue glitter like we did, it's perfect for the upcoming 4th of July holiday.  Make it a family crafting project!

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My Memory Of The Mighty Thomas Carnival Involves A Caterpillar And A Garbage Can

The Mighty Thomas Carnival has been coming to the DECC parking lot for as long as I can remember.  But, one year in particular stands out for a couple of reasons, one it was just us kids because one of us had just gotten our license (early 80's) and two, it was the first time I rode a carnival ride called "The Caterpillar" (I think that's what it was).

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Josh Koop - TSM Duluth
Josh Koop - TSM Duluth
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A Final Goodbye To Dave Minor, President Of The Superior Douglas County Chamber Of Commerce [VIDEO]

It came as shocking news when I first heard that Dave Minor, President and CEO of the Superior Douglas Chamber of Commerce had taken a position with another community.  He has been a staple in the Superior community and while it's hard to see him go, I do want to see him continue to expand his horizons and bless others with his knowledge.  We met briefly to reminisce, find out what he'll be doing and who his successor will be.

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Scott Olson/Getty Images
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Top 5 As Healthy As You Can Get, New 2017 Minnesota State Fair Foods

The anticipation of eating several yummy foods at the Minnesota State Fair is a huge draw for me, but I struggle to "eat healthy".  Usually what happens is I walk around and around while everyone I'm with is stopping to get what they want (usually several different kinds of food) and I end of with a bucket of chocolate chip cookies on the way out.  LAME!  This year I've done my research and found the closest I could get to "healthy" foods and this would be my top 5 picks.

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