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This Weeks Realtor Pam Collins talks about "questions you wish you could ask your realtor Pt 2" If you have a question for Pam you can call her at (651) 437-2121 and ask for Pam or her cell phone (651) 319-1298 or e-mail at hastingsinfo@edinarealty.com:

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4TH ANNUAL MARCH AND MAYHEM FOR THEM

It's always fun when Mr Cable TV TOM WRIGHT comes into the radio station and we were thrilled to hear him tell us about the 4th Annual "March and Mayhem for Them" coming up on Memorial Day, May 27th. Hear some exciting changes to this year's event. To register go to www.marchforthem.org

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MEMORIAL DAY SPEAKER AT ROADSIDE PARK

The Hastings 2019 Memorial Day Program will be held on Monday, May 27th and have Colonel Daniel Gabrielle as its featured speaker. In our interview with organizer JERRY REINKE hear additional details of the day's events.

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WHAT'S NEW AT THE LEDUC

What's new this Spring at the historic LeDuc Estate? In our interview with Site Supervisor MARIAH RING you will find out!

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ITG_RHUBARB

Springtime is the rebirth of a great garden vegetable- Rhubarb! This In the Garden program has host CHAR SCHAAR sharing some great information about this springtime favorite. Planting, fertilizing and even the correct way to pick it is covered in this show. And you'll find out about Randy the Rogue Rhubarb growing right here at KDWA!

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THIS WEEK WITH MN REP TONY JURGENS SESSION WRAP UP

The intended post session wrap up conversation will be continued with Representative TONY JURGENS as the Legislature moves into a special session. How long will that take and what will ultimately be the final budget decisions are in question. We discuss what has already been decided and how the next few days might play out

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THIS WEEK WITH MN SENATOR KARLA BIGHAM SESSIONS WRAP UP

Senator KARLA BIGHAM joins us on location as the Legislative Session ends with no clear decisions yet. Some wins and some losses are topics of this after-session conversation. She brings us up to date on what the Opioid legislation might mean, the flame-retardant ban and her thoughts on the potential for a Democratic Majority in 2022.

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PASTOR DUIN'S FINAL SERMON

Don't miss PASTOR DOUG DUIN'S final sermon and reception gathering this Sunday, May 19th at the 10:35 service at Our Savior's Church in Hastings. Tune in for our interview as he shares memories of his time in Hastings and what he is looking forward to in retirement.

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WWI EXHIBIT AT MOA

MATT CARTER, Executive Director of the Dakota County Historical Society stopped in to tell listeners about a great opportunity to see their WWI exhibit in the NE rotunda at the Mall of America over Memorial Day weekend. Tune in for all the details!

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PLEASANT HILL LIBRARY UPDATE

Get an update on the progress of the Pleasant Hill Library remodel from Manager JULIA CARLIS! The library is currently in their temporary location in the Hastings Westview Center and will close on June 1 to begin the moving process into the new space.

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TIM COLLINS TALKS ABOUT TODD FIELD, TRAP SHOOTING

Hastings School District 200 Superintendent Tim Collins talks about the following subjects:

- cooking hot dogs at HFS on Thursday 05/16

- the changes taking place at Todd Field including the storage building can it be changed to "fit the look" and serve the new field

- with the new artificial turf can you have chairs for graduation,

- Hastings Trap shooting team, what are the ages

- how do activities go from becoming an activity to a sport

- gearing up for district wide positions and training those new employees

- new teacher probation

Tim is then joined by Zach Hodgson and Nick Tuckner with the subject turning to sports.

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SUMMER CAMPS FOR KIDS AT THE YMCA

The Queen Bee of the YMCA Day Camp Spring Lake Park Director AMY ROWAN invites listeners to attend some of the great summer camps for kids and teens! Camps available for a week or all summer.

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AUTHOR DIANE DAVIES AWARDS

Congratualtions to author DIANE DAVIES for her 3 recent Eric Hoffer awards for her book "Life in the Neck - New Friends". Hear details on this and on her participation in the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books event.

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HFS PREPARES FOR 50 YEARS

Hastings Family Service Executive Director CHRIS KOOP shares how preparations are already beginning looking ahead to the organization's celebration of 50 years in 2020.

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ANIMAL ARK 3K WALK

PAUL HAGEN of Animal Ark invites listeners to their 3K Walk and Open House on Saturday, May 18th from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Animal Ark is located at 2600 Industrial Court in Hastings. Register online at www.animalarkwalk.org.

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ANDDYSON MOORE MISS AMAZING

Hastings HS Alum ADDYSON MOORE has added another accomplishment to her resume, after being named Minnesota's Jr. Miss Amazing Queen this Spring. Her mission and passion is speaking on mental health and suicide prevention, which leads to a very brave and inspiring conversation prior to her appearance at the National event. This young woman defines the word AMAZING!

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AUGUSTANA HEALTH CARE TO BE KNOWN AS CASSIA

Our conversation with Augustana Health Care Hastings includes an introduction to AMANDA PALIGRAF who is the Regional Director of Marketing Post Acute Development for 18 buildings that will soon be known as Cassia, which is affiliated with Presbyterian Homes. Chaplain GORDON GATHRIGHT also shares some memories of long time residents as well as highlights his pick for Employee of the Month!

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ITG - ASPARAGUS 101

The perfect spring vegetable is our topic for Asparagus 101. Host of In the Garden CHAR SCHAAR has great tips for starting a bed of your own including proper drainage, sunny location and amended soil. Dig in to this tasty treat and grow your own!

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THIS WEEK WITH MN REPRESENTATIVE TONY JURGENS

Representative TONY JURGENS brings an update from the House that includes passage of a bill on Eldercare protection, The Pharmaceutical Middle Man bill, and the EMS Patient assistance Medication bill. He also points to a recent report on the health of the State General Fund in this final week of the Regular session.

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THIS WEEK WITH MN SENATOR KARLA BIGHAM

Senator KARLA BIGHAM brings a combination of updates and frustrations to our Session Update this final full week before the session is set to close. Some bills have found success including the Legacy Bill, the Correction Officer's Omnibus Bill and others, while some wait for a compromise in policy or language that have them stalled in Conference Committee.

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KIDS SAFETY PROGRAM MAY 14TH

Kids safety is the message and the director of the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center ALISON FEIGH will be presenting a vital program in Hastings on May 14th at McAuliffe Elementary School. She brings a wealth of information on how have positive conversations and ways to teach your children to make sure they are safer in school, online, and in the community.

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UWH SUMMER FOOD DRIVE

More of our conversation with United Way of Hastings Executive Director MARI MELLICK, Helping Kids Succeed facilitator JANE NEWMILLER-BUSTAD, new board member ROCHELLE MURPHY and United Promotions representative KRIS ALMQUIST. They tell us howLife 101 sessions are empowering local teens and why Affinity Plus is coordinating a summer food drive.

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UWH NEW BOARD MEMBER ROCHELLE MURPHY AND MORE

A full house with United Way of Hastings Executive Director MARI MELLICK, Helping Kids Succeed facilitator JANE NEWMILLER-BUSTAD, new board member ROCHELLE MURPHY and United Promotions representative KRIS ALMQUIST who have great updates on a new information resource, TIP 411, and describe how the community steps up to help them do more everyday for the people of Hastings.

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TIM COLLINS TALKS ABOUT VARIOUS ITEMS

Hastings School District 200 Superintendent Tim Collins talks about the following subjects:

- work session this week at Concord Education center with board members and how the Concord Center came to be

- Tim taking a tour of Dakota County jail, Hastings along with South Washington County supply the ABE program, a program offering education services to inmates helping them get their GED

- Hastings has the worlds largest Trap Shooting program

- Thursday 05/16 AT 11am Tim will be out front at HFS grilling hot dogs for the community

Tim is then joined by Zach Hodgson and Auggie O'Brien with the subject turning to sports.

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HELP STAMP OUT HUNGER THIS SATURDAY

Hastings Family Service Executive Director CHRIS KOOP reminds listeners that they can easily help "Stamp Out Hunger" this Saturday by putting food and personal items near your mailbox for your postal worker to gather.

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CNC SPRING PREPARATIONS

KDWA welcomes SVERRE SUNGAARD and JENNIFER VIETH from the Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center to hear all about Spring preparations at the two campuses.

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BRIAN LUTTERMAN AUTHOR OF NIGHTFALL

Don't miss May's "Bookstube at the Bierstube" event on May, 16th starting at 6:30 pm. The featured author, BRIAN LUTTERMAN came into KDWA to share insights on his career and his latest book "Nightfall".

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PUPPY SEASON

PART 1 - The Spring is know as "puppy season" and Dog Relator MAX BITTERMAN and his faithful friend Ohana stopped into KDWA and answered questions about puppies. Tune in for Part 1 of this two part show!

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PUPPY SEASON PART 2

PART 2 - The Spring is know as "puppy season" and Dog Relator MAX BITTERMAN and his faithful friend Ohana stopped into KDWA and answered questions about puppies. Tune in for Part 2 of this two part show!

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BENEFITS OF CBD

The benefits of CBD have been all over the news lately. In for our interview with TOM BREGMANN and DARIN AHO of Smart Hemp CD and hear how they are using their products to help pets of all kinds with their health issues.

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ITG MOTHERS DAY EDITION

This special Mother's Day edition of In the Garden offers plenty of special ideas for the Mom, Grandma, Aunt, special Teacher or Sister in your life. CHAR SCHAAR has tips for picking out the perfect hanging basket or for creating a personal gift that is sure to honor her on her special day.

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THIS WEEK WITH MN REP TONY JURGENS A LATE SESSION UPDATE

A late session update from House REPRESENTATIVE TONY JURGENS nearing the end of the 2019 budget session with plenty of division between the budget targets of the House and the Senate. We discuss Health Care, Transportation, the proposed gas tax, extension of the provider tax and a meeting with MN Dot on Hwy 316. May 20th is the official end of session. What will be decided? Will there be a special session. Tune in each Wednesday.

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THIS WEEK WITH MN STATE SENATOR KARLA BIGHAM LAST WEEKS OF THE SESSION

Senator KARLA BIGHAM brings us an update in these last weeks of the session. She addresses the challenges of bill changes, amendments and the process of the conference committee. She highlights the reversal of the Marital Rape Exception law and laments a hiccup in the addition of a Radon Testing Requirement for Minnesota Schools.

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RIVER VALLEY BAND TAKES THEIR MUSIC TO THE RIVER MAY 19TH

A sunny Sunday along the Mississippi has been planned by the RIVER VALLEY BAND who will take their music to the River on Sunday, May 19th. Guests DAN RETKA, ALLAN SAUNDERS and RUFINO OCHOADA share their enthusiasm for this community band and their mission to share great music with everyone.

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NICOLE DEPALMA BRINGING MORE JOT INTO OUR LIVES

Spring brings hope and joy to the world after a dreary and long winter. NICOLE DePALMA talks about bringing more joy into our personal lives.

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FAIRY WONDERLAND PARK A REALITY

The Fairy Wonderland Park in Prescott is becoming a reality and you can help! Join BETHANY CHRISTIANSON, ALISON ENNENGA and MINDY ALLSOP on Friday, May 17th for the second annual "Trivia Night" at the Old Ptacek's Event Center. Register online at www.eventbrige.com.

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DAVE HAVEMAN DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL EDUCATION

Hastings School District 200 Superintendent Tim Collins talks about the following subjects:

- Introduce Dave with some antiddotes about him and his family

- was a director in a charter school

- how has the special education world changed over the last 10 years

- it difficult to fill Special Education teaching positions

- have schools and communities adapted to the special needs of students

Dave is then joined Zach Hodgson and Auggie O'Brien with the subject turning to sports....kind of?

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BENEFITS OF CBD

The benefits of CBD have been all over the news lately. In for our interview with TOM BREGMANN and DARIN AHO of Smart Hemp CD and hear how they are using their products to help pets of all kinds with their health issues.

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DAKOTA COUNTY HOUSING WITH COMMISSIONER MIKE SLAVIK

First District Dakota County Commissioner MIKE SLAVIK discusses housing wait lists, the availability and financial impact of workforce housing, expansion of affordable housing and how senior housing continues to grow in suburbs throughout the county.

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COMMISSIONER MIKE SLAVIK TRANSPORATION

Our recent conversation with First District Dakota County Commissioner MIKE SLAVIK helps understand the reason for testing for nitrates in Dakota County in formulating a Groundwater Plan. We then shift gears and find out about a pilot plan addressing transportation to and from the Dakota County Jail and Government Center when mass public transport does not reach Hastings.

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BELLS OF THE BLUFFS CONCERT SERIES CONTINUES MAY 5TH

The First Presbyterian Church of Hastings concludes their concert series with a free will offering performance by "Bells of the Bluffs" handbell ensemble on Sunday, May 5th at 3:00 pm. In our interview with director MARILEE ANDERSON and PASTOR DAN YEAZEL hear the details. The First Presbyterian Church Of Hastings is located at 602 Vermillion Street. Proceeds benefit Hastings Family Service.

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SHAWN THORKILDSON EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT

All are welcome to join Boy Scout SHAWN THORKILDSON for his Eagle Scout project on Sat, May 4th and Sat, May 11th from 10AM - 4PM and help him clean headstones of Veterans and babies at St. John the Baptist cemetery in Vermillion.

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ANYTIME FITNESS 21 DAY CHALLENGE

Hear an update on the ongoing Anytime Fitness 21 Day Challenge from trainers JOHN McQUADE and CORTNEY CADWELL in this upcoming interview!

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HASTINGS COMMUNITY EDUCATION EARLY SCREENING

Hastings Community Education partners with many local entities to ensure that children birth-school age are meeting age appropriate milestones. In our interview with KATIE MIKLA and KARI GORR we learn how early intervention is the key.

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ITG - SPRING SEEDLING TRANSITITONS

It's May and that spells transition time for seedlings that you may have started earlier this Spring. In the Garden host CHAR SCHAAR has good information on protecting those little plants and how to make sure they continue to give you a head start on your growing plan. Find out how the unpredictable weather has made it especially challenging this year.

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THIS WEEK WITH MN REP TONY JURGENS OMNIBUS BILLS

House Representative TONY JURGENS shares some of his week in review from the process of amending and challenging bill changes to keeping track of massive omnibus bills on Health and Human Services and Transportation. He also puts some of the work in perspective, allowing that the time is quickly passing with plenty yet to be done before session ends.

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THIS WEEK WITH MN SENATOR KARLA BIGHAM INDUSTRIAL HEMP

Senator KARLA BIGHAM has a look at a very busy week with bills in the process of amendment and passage to the Conference Committee next. Several topics such as support for funding of correction officers, non-partisan problem solving and industrial hemp production are covered in this Session Update.

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PASTOR PARIS PASCH KINDNESS

PASTOR PARIS PASCH of The Journey Church in Hastings as he discusses civility, kindness and love as it relates to differences of opinions.

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KENTUCKY DERBY MAY 4TH

The Kentucky Derby is Sat, May 4th! Don't miss a local opportunity to support retired horses and the This Old Horse organization on May 4th from 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM. Tune in for our interview with TOH founder NANCY TURNER to hear about this fun family friendly event that raises money to support their mission. This Old Horse is located at 19025 Coates Blvd in Vermillion Township.

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THE SCIENCE OF HAPPINESS

It's another edition of "Doc of the Town: with host DR. GARRICK OLSEN. Learn about the Science of Happiness.

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TIM COLLINS THE MASSIVE CONSTRUCTION AT TODD FIELD

Hastings School District 200 Superintendent Tim Collins talks about the following subjects:

- all the construction going on in Todd Field and the decisions that need to be made,

- the other projects going on like the new roofs, boilers, lighting etc.,

- the new bussing contract,

- the new school calendar, will they start before Labor Day in 2020,

- first survey in 10 years on technology access at school and home due to e-learning school days that could start next year, 97% of homes are connected with a devices,

- in the equity grant they can buy technology such as chrome books and hot spot devices for kids that may not have access,

Tim is then joined Zach Hodgson and Auggie O'Brien with the subject turning to sports.

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GET CAUGHT UP ON AMY DEAVER

Get caught up on the big upcoming changes in AMY DEAVER'S life in this interview!

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THE SCIENCE OF HAPPINESS

It's another edition of "Doc of the Town: with host DR. GARRICK OLSEN. Learn about the Science of Happiness.

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HOW IS HONEY MADE

Meet beekeepers STEVE and PAM COLLINS and hear how fascinating honey bees are this interview!

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IT'S SPRINGTIME AT AUGUSTANA AND PARK RIDGE

It's Springtime and with that comes transitions and perhaps a change in your plans for where you might reside. Housing Director for Park Ridge Apartments TAMMY HASE joins Augustana Healthcare and Transition Facility GORDON GATHRIGHT as we talk about changes that might be made easier with some advance planning.

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HOW YOU CAN HELP JUST FRIENDS

Just Friend Coordinator from Hastings Family Service Maddie Milliren goes through how Just Friends works, what type of rides they preform, how many drivers they have and how you can volunteer.

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ITG TIPS FOR YOUR GARDEN

Springtime Garden Gems is this week's topic with host CHAR SCHAAR offering 10 top tips to keep in mind as you ready your garden for the new season. She also shares a pair of her favorite destinations that might give you inspiration as you plan your flower beds and decorative displays.

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THIS WEEK WITH MN REPRESENTATIVE TONY JURGENS - THE HWY 61 PROJECT

This week on Session Update, Representative TONY JURGENS has more information on his position for the Highway 316 project. We also hear a recap on district visits which included HEAD Start, FFA and digging into Arbor Day. Our weekly conversations highlight the work being done at the Capitol in the weeks that remain until May 20th.

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THIS WEEK WITH MN SENATOR KARLA BIGHAM

The session break for Easter brought Senator KARLA BIGHAM to many local visits which she shares with our listeners. A discussion on redistricting possibilities, the State of Dakota County presentation and questions asked of her at a recent Town Hall Meeting. The Session will end on May 20th, we'll talk weekly about what will and may not happen.

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PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR NICK EGGER WITH A FLOOK UPDATE

Several topics on the docket with Public Works Director NICK EGGER, who discusses the latest updates on flooding impact to city infrastructure, the next step for the decision making process to address water disinfection and the beginning of the neighborhood construction projects that will begin this spring. www.hastingsmn.gov

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