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PAM COLLINS WITH EDINA REALTY A CORONA VIRUS UPDATE

This Weeks Realtor Pam Collins with "a corona virus update".If you have a question for Pam you can call her at (651) 319-1298 or e-mail at hastingsinfo@edinarealty.com:

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LEE STOFFEL TALKS ABOUT LEAVING

City of Hastings Communications Coordinator LEE STOFFEL has announced she has resigned after seven years with the city and has accepted a new position with the City of Rosemount.

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FLAG DAY IS SUNDAY JUNE 14TH

Flag Day is June 14th and the Dakota County Elks are hosting a flag display and 2:00 pm program at 18th and Vermillion in Hastings. Here is our interview with Elk ER SUE REGISTER.

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HASTINGS MAYOR MARY FASBENDER ON HELPING BUSINESSES

Hear how the Hastings City Council is pursuing options to help business owners maximize their spaces in our interview with MAYOR MARY FASBENDER.

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DEPRESSION IN RURAL AREAS

Depression in adult men in rural areas is something that is prevalent but not always talked about. Learn more in out interview with Dakota County Licensed Social Worker SHANNON BAILEY.

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MAKE MUSIC DAY

CHUCK SPAVIN, COLE SPAVIN and JOHN HANSON introduce us to their PSA song "K-K-K-Kill the Corona" and tell us details about this year's "Make Music Day" and the "Minnesota Sings" program.

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THIS OLD HORSE CHANGES DURING THE PANDEMIC

NANCY TURNER still holds the honor of the only person that ever brought a horse into the KDWA studio to do an interview with us! Hear how her organization This Old Horse is adapting to necessary changes during the pandemic.

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AUGUSTANA STAFF MEMBER PLAYS VIOLIN FOR RESIDENTS

Thanks to KATHY REUTER and her mom ROSE MARY LORENTZ for telling KDWA about an amazing young Augustana staff member, LUCAS USSATIS who plays his violin for the residents while at work. Don't miss our interview Lucas and Chaplain GORDON GATHRIGHT.

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HASTINGS MAYOR MARY FASBENDER ON HELPING BUSINESSES

Hear how the Hastings City Council is pursuing options to help business owners maximize their spaces in our interview with MAYOR MARY FASBENDER.

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MISS MITCHELL IS GROUNDED

The Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing's B-25 - MISS MITCHELL was scheduled to be at events in Washington DC and the Mall of America this spring, but has been grounded because of the pandemic. During our interview with Development Officer AMY LAURIA hear about some other events they have coming up instead.

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ITG_MEMORIAL DAY PLANTERS & ARRANGEMENTS

Memorial Day planters and arrangements are the topic this time. CHAR and KELLY offer beautiful ways to remember a loved one.

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THIS WEEK WITH MN SENATOR KARLA BIGHAM

Listen in for Senator KARLA BIGHAM's end-of-session update, as the MN Legislature wraps up the regular session for 2020. She discusses the Renewable Development Account, clean energy initiatives, and the Senate preparing for a potential special session.

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GOOD GOING ON IN AUGUSTANA

The Covid 19 virus has changed the protocol of some of the services at Augustana Care Center, but not the care they give their patients and residents. We talk to Chaplain GORDON GATHRIGHT for inspiring stories of the good things going on inside the facility.

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THIS WEEK WITH MN REPRESENTATIVE TONY JURGENS

In our weekly chat with Representative Tony Jurgens he wraps up the 2020 session in the House of Representatives. Tony talks bonding and anti lunch-shaming legislation, and the possibility of a special session.

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WHEN WILL ANYTIME FITNESS OPEN

The staff at Hastings Anytime Fitness misses their clients and owner LAROYCE NICHOLSON tells listeners what they can expect when the gym opens again.

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GRIEF CHAT WITH MIKE WISE FROM STARKSON FUNERAL HOME

How has the funeral business changed during this pandemic? Tune in for Part 2 of our two part May "Grief Chat" with host MITCH CARMODY. Mitch is joined by Starkson Family Celebration Chapel funeral director MICHAEL WISE to hear how they are ministering to families in a new way.

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CHRISTY LUNDBY-HILL DOING VIRTUAL SHOWWINGS ON A HOME

Christy Lundby-Hill talks about "doing virtual showings on a homeIf you have a question for Christy you can call (651) 216-4676 or any of the Lundby Team at (651) 437-2121, you can e-mail them at hastingsinfo@edinarealty.com:

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HHS GRADUATION DETAILS ARE HERE

HASTINGS HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2020 will be part of a Graduation Parade on Friday, June 5th, in lieu of a traditional ceremony. The event will include a vehicle parade past the school, with staff cheering them on and the announcement of the names of each graduate as they drive by. With 350 grads, the event will be broken out by alphabet over four - one hour time slots. Students will pick up their caps, gowns and diplomas next week and can have them for the night of commencement. Here are the detials from HHS Principal MIKE JOHNSON and District 200 School Board Chair KELSEY WAITS.

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TAKING YOUR MEDICATION CORRECTLY IS IMPORTANT

Did you know that 50% of prescription medications are taken incorrectly and 20% of new prescriptions are never filled for various reasons? In our conversation with AMY BJORK, one of the pharmacists at Coborn's of Hastings we learn why medication adherence is so important.

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THIS MONTH'S GRIEF CHAT ON DEPRESSION

Long term isolation is not good for people and feelings of anxiety, depression and being in a funk are not unusual as we socially distance from others. In Part 1 of this month's "Grief Chat", host MITCH CARMODY is joined by Clinical Psychologist DR. DAVID CARROLL to discuss this.

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REGINA ELECTIVE SURGERY UPDATE

Elective surgeries and procedures have resumed at Regina Hospital and the Allina Clinics. Hear what is included and how protocol has changed in our interview with Regina President HELEN STRIKE and DR. MELODY McKENZIE.

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BADGER BOUNCEBACK

Hear how Prescott businesses are slowly reopening in this next phase of Wisconsin Gov Ever's "Badger Bounceback" plan from Prescott Area Chamber of Commerce Coordinator CASEY JOHNSON.

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MARCH FOR THEM CANCELED FOR 2020

Memorial Day March For Them has been canceled for 2020. Hear how event founder TOM WRIGHT wants you to honor the meaning of the day.

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ITG GREAT GERANIUMS

This show is dedicated to those summer favorites-Geraniums! CHAR SCHAAR also has some timely tips on flavorful asparagus.

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HASTINGS MARCHING BAND THE CURSE

If you thought Cleopatra was dramatic, wait until you see the 2020 Hastings Marching Band's new field show - "The Curse" featuring an Egyptian theme. During our interview with Drum Major JONAH WALT you will learn the creative ways they are putting the show together during this unprecedented time.

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BORDER NUTRITION HELPING AREA BUSINESSES

Border Nutrition in downtown Hastings would love to have you try one of their nutritious and yummy shakes! During our interview with owner WHITNEY OWEN hear about the FB page she started to help area businesses.

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HHS PERFORMS PIRATES OF PENZANCE

What are you doing next Thursday, May 14th at 7:00 pm? The Hastings High School's cast of "Pirates of Penzance" hopes you tune in for their virtual performance on the HHS Theater FB page. Listen to our interview with cast members BRITA LAWRENCE and WILL SORG!

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MISS HASTINGS UPDATE

Miss Hastings 2019 SOPHIE KEELER is still finding ways to make an impact on the community even during this social distancing time. Learn the details in our interview with Sophie and Miss Hastings Scholarship Program Executive Director JANELLE BEHNY

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MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH MONTH

In our interview with EMILY SCHUG, Deputy Director of Social Services with Dakota County. Hear how Dakota County is stepping up with local resources to help the 1 in 5 people that will deal with mental illness sometime in their lifetime.

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THIS WEEK WITH MN SENATOR KARLA BIGHAM

As the regular session of the 2020 MN Legislature starts to wind down, we get an update on Senate proceedings from Senator KARLA BIGHAM. We discuss the budget turnaround, possible assistance from Congress, and other end-of-session items that are in the process. Plus, learn about a new resource for tapping into information about a broad spectrum of issues.

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THIS WEEK WITH MN STATE REP TONY JURGENS

In our session today with Representative TONY JURGENS, we discuss the possible end of the State of Emergency on May 18th, possible special legislative sessions to complete bills under consideration, and graduation ceremonies.

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THE HOME RESULTS GROUP A SURPRISINGLY ACTIVE MARKET

Greg Jablonske, Wayne Beissel and Juice Johncon from Home Results Group talk about "a surprisingly active market." If you have a question for Greg, Wayne or Juice call (651) 437-2121 and ask for Greg, Wayne or Juice with the Home Results Group, you can e-mail them at hastingsinfo@edinarealty.com:

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UWH THE HEART PROGRAM & HELP FOR SMALL BUSINESS

In our interview with Executive Director of United Way of Hastings, MARI MELLICK, and Director of Helping Kids Succeed JANE NEUMILLER-BUSTAD, we discuss the Resource and Recovery Program for small business in Hastings, get a brief update on student participation in Helping Kids Succeed, and the HEART Program.

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UWH HELPING KIDS SUCCEED

In part 2 of our interview with Executive Director of United Way of Hastings, MARI MELLICK, and Director of Helping Kids Succeed JANE NEUMILLER-BUSTAD, we dig a little deeper into Helping Kids Succeed, we talk about community support videos for UWH, and the importance of keeping donated funds in the Hastings Community.

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ST JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH OUTREACH

Join PASTOR JASON THIEL and PASTOR JON ZIMPLEMANN of St. John's Lutheran Church in Hastings for online worship service Sundays at 9:00 AM. Hear how they have modified their outreach during the pandemic.

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MARY O'BRIEN WHERE ARE THEY NOW

What has retired Community Ed Director MARY O'BRIEN been doing? Still teaching and inspiring and traveling The Road Next Taken. Tune in for our interview with Mary as she tells us how we can virtually participate in some of her upcoming local classes.

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ST CROIX NATURE CENTER ON KILLER HORNETS

You've heard about the "murder" or "killer" hornets that have recently been found in the upper northwestern part of the US. Hear what KENDAHL CHERGOSKY of the St Croix Valley Nature Center has to say about them in our interview.

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HASTINGS CHAMBER HELPING LOCAL BUSINESSES

In our May Chamber Chat with Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau President KRISTY BARSE, she updates listeners on how the Chamber is helping assist local businesses during the pandemic.

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HASTINGS SENIOR CENTER DURING THE PANDEMIC

LAURIE THRUSH, Hastings Senior Center Coordinator updates KDWA listeners on what I's been like at Tilden Community Center since the pandemic began and all the great things they are still doing and are planning to continue, once things get back to normal.

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HFS DIRECTOR CHRIS KOOP RECAPS 50TH CELEBRATION

Hastings Family Service Executive Director CHRIS KOOP recaps their 50th Anniversary Celebration, updates listeners on the continued generosity of the community and reminds people that HFS is still open for essential services.

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DEACON ROD WALKER HOME BLESSINGS FROM A SAFE DISTANCE

DEACON ROD WALKER is doing Home Blessings (from a safe distance) during the Easter Season! During the KDWA interview learn how he is trying to connect with people during this pandemic.

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IN THE GARDEN HYDROPONICS

Growing without dirt? It can be done. CHAR SCHAAR and KELLY CASEY explore growing with water. Methods discussed include drainage tile, PVC pipes and gutter gardens.

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NUWAY RECOVERY SERVICES

Addiction and substance use disorders can be exasperated by stressful times. In our interview with MONIQUE BOUGEOIS of NuWay treatment centers we hear how help is available now and they continue to help people recover during this pandemic.

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HASTINGS RISES TO THE CALL FOR COVID 19 MASKS

438! That's the number of masks donated to the Hastings Fire Department last weekend for distribution at local congregate living facilities. KDWA brings you up to date with the Hastings Fire Department during our interview with Acting Fire Chief JOHN TOWNSEND.

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HISTORY OF THE PEANUT LINE RAILROAD

Historian SPENCER JOHNSON tells listeners about the old "Peanut Line" that used to run between Stillwater and Hastings.

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CAN DOGS & CATS GET COVID 19

You've heard the rare cases where cats and dogs have contracted the a corona virus from humans, but we have some good news to prevent this. Learn how in our interview with JEREMY YOUDE, Global Health Politics and Policy Researcher and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at UM Duluth.

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THIS WEEK WITH MN STATE SENATOR KARLA BIGHAM THE STATE BUDGET

In today's interview with Senator KARLA BIGHAM, we discuss restarting the economy, rolling out expanded business availability, COVID testing supplies, and continuing work on the State Budget.

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THIS WEEK WITH MN REP TONY JURGENS THE PLIGHT OF DENTISTS

Today's interview with State Representative TONY JURGENS covers curbside retailing, a discussion of the plight of dentists, and thanks for child care workers. We also discuss the forthcoming budget forecast, due out sometime this week.

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PAM COLLINS WITH EDINA REALTY YOU HAVE AN OFFER NOW WHAT

This Weeks Realtor Pam Collins asks "you have an offer now what?".If you have a question for Pam you can call her at (651) 319-1298 or e-mail at hastingsinfo@edinarealty.com:

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CHAD RICHARDSON MEMORIES OF THE STAR GAZETTE

KDWA continues our interviews with familiar past employees of the Hastings Star Gazette. This one is a trip down memory lane with CHAD RICHARDSON.

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ALLINA CLINIC HOW COVID 19 HAS CHANGED CARING FOR PATIENTS

KDWA hears from HELEN STRIKE, President of Regina Hospital and River Falls Hospital and DR. MELODY McKENZIE, Director of Medical Affairs at Regina Hospital and Lead Family Medicine Physician of the Allina Hastings Frontage Rd Clinic about how caring for patients has changed during the pandemic.

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RIVER OF LIFE CHURCH & ZOOM BINGO

How is River of Life Church still keeping in touch with their members during this health crisis? With Zoom Bingo! In our interview with PASTOR NEIL JOHNSON you will learn other ways the church is reaching out to its congregation.

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VICKI DAVIS INTO MN BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME

Hastings High School Sports Pioneer Vicki Davis joined KDWA to talk about her illustrious career as an educator, coach, and official, wrapped in to her 2020 Induction in to the MN High School Basketball Hall of Fame!

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FREE VIDEOS FROM ANYTIME FITNESS

Anytime Fitness knows how stressful this time is for everyone and invites members and non-members to take advantage of their free exercise videos posted on their Facebook page. In for our interview with Manager KATE TORBORG and Personal Trainer LISA KRUSE we learn the details.

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MN STATE REP TONY JURGENS LOCAL FESTIVALS

The COVID-19 outbreak continues to affect life in the KDWA listening area. In our weekly interview with State Representative TONY JURGENS, we discuss some of the financial impacts that the prolonged stay at home order is having, whether some retailers can conduct curbside sales, and how local festivals are affected.

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ALLINA CLINIC HOW COVID 19 HAS CHANGED CARING FOR PATIENTS

KDWA hears from HELEN STRIKE, President of Regina Hospital and River Falls Hospital and DR. MELODY McKENZIE, Director of Medical Affairs at Regina Hospital and Lead Family Medicine Physician of the Allina Hastings Frontage Rd Clinic about how caring for patients has changed during the pandemic.

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PRESCOTT SCHOOL UPDATE

Rick Spicuzza Superintendent of the Prescott School District updates us on the district.

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THE JOSHUA PROJECT

As part of continuing rotation of pastors involved with the Hastings Ministerial Association, KDWA welcomed PASTOR NEIL JOHNSON of River of Life Church. Hear how Pastor Neil and his family came to Hastings as part of the church's "Joshua Project" and the mission of River of Life.

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IN THE GARDEN COMPOST CONVERSATION

This time on In the Garden. CHAR SCHAAR and KELLY CASEY enjoy a warm spring day and discuss the process of composting, common ingredients and ways to put yard waste to good use.

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RIVER OF LIFE CHURCH & ZOOM BINGO

How is River of Life Church still keeping in touch with their members during this health crisis? With Zoom Bingo! In our interview with PASTOR NEIL JOHNSON you will learn other ways the church is reaching out to its congregation.

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