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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!
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Crayola’s New Blue Crayon Needs To Be Named, Got Any Ideas?

Crayola Crayons were a staple at our house while my daughter was growing up.  She's 23 now and I still have several boxes in the craft room waiting for when there's little ones in the house again.  I guess I never really paid attention to what the color names were until they decided to retire one, Dandelion which was yellow with a bit darker hue.  Now they have a replacement that needs to be named and my first idea was already submitted!

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Superior Business Improvement District Has A New Website

You hear us talk about the Superior Business Improvement District, even broadcasting with them for the past few summers from the Farmer's Market in the Superior Public Library's parking lot.  They work hard not only for the businesses they represent, but for the community to make it the best for all.  They are excited to introduce a new website that is easy to navigate and holds a wealth of information for you.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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What Is The Significance Of The VFW Poppy Flower?

I had the honor of volunteering to sell those cute little red poppy flowers that are traditional seen in May. They are called a “buddy” poppy and the money collected through donations during poppy day, May 4 are used to assist the needy and disabled veterans, their families, widows and orphans of veterans. Here is a bit of background and why you should support this worthy cause.

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5 Things That Make A Supper Club Unique From A Restaurant?

As I was emceeing the Upper Lakes Food Show this week I met a vendor that was offering tasting samples of salad dressings and sauces.  I told him that I loved the kind of blue cheese dressing that you can usually only find at supper clubs.  That spurred a conversation about what a restaurant should have to be considered a supper club.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Harold’s Flapjack Fiasco Breaks Another Record [Photo Gallery]

Nothing short of amazing!  It was another steady line of satisfied St. Jude donors at the Four Season's Sports Complex in Carlton again this year.  After a record breaking year last year we thought we had planned accurately for this year, but the number just keeps growing!!!   YOU make such an incredible difference!

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Duluth East Culinary Student Moving On To Nationals [VIDEO]

I can cook if it comes in a box and there's instructions.  I have always been in awe of chefs that just pour, taste, season and use words like demi glaze and balsamic vinegar reduction.  I was hoping reduction meant taking the calories out, but that's a no go.  We as a community should be so proud of one culinary student at East High School and there's a place you can go to eat the deliciousness that he and the other culinary students have prepared.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Do You Think My McDonald’s Coupon Book Is Worth Thousands? [VIDEO]

I save almost everything.  Recently while cleaning I found something that just might be worth some bucks.  Why do I think that?  Because an item from McDonald's dating back from 98' just sold for thousands on ebay.  What do you think, should I try it?

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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My Review Of The New OMC Smokehouse Restaurant In Duluth

To be honest, I've actually been to the OMC Smokehouse at 1909 West Superior St.
Duluth twice.  But I forgot to take pictures my first time so I made sure to do so this time.  They serve smoked meats, craft beer and sides all done very uniquely.  Here's my review.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Consider Making An Easy Brazilian Chicken Dish This Weekend

Our friends, Lisa and Lars, have foodie parties on occasion that have a theme.  The past theme was Spanish Tapas.  Another guest at the party made a delicious Brazilian Chicken recipe that I not only had to duplicate, but did it the next week.  It's so yummy, the house smelled divine and it's easy!

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Local Authorities Educate Students With A Mock Crash Demonstration At PSS This Morning

I always say that "life experience" is such a great learning tool.  Even though it's tough, I've always let my daughter make her own choices, knowing that if she made a bad decision, she would learn from it.  However, when it comes to car accidents sometimes the outcome is irreversible, that's why I'm glad that our local authorities have developed a way to simulate a crash.  With this mock crash, life experience is shown without having to actually experience the trauma.

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Cathy Kates
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Spirit Airline Voted Least Favorite In The US, I Agree Here’s Why

Recently Spirit Airline came out on the bottom of a favorite airline list. I may have been in the group of people that say “who”, if I hadn’t experienced it for myself and I totally agree. We had heard of the inexpensive airline from a friend who used their services, but keep in mind that he was traveling alone and was only gone for a weekend so he had one small suitcase that he carried on. By the way, the picture above is how teeny tiny their fold down tables are, I couldn't even fit my computer on it.  Here’s my story.

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