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OSCEOLA TRAIN RIDE

Now is the time to book a train ride through the Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway. Pizza rides, brunch, dinner trains, pumpkin rides....see all the choices at www.trainride.org

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WHAT IS "JACK'S BASKET"

Learn more about "Jack's Basket", a non-profit celebrating babies born with Down Syndrome, founder, Executive Director and Jack's mom, CARISSA CARROLL.

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THE HOMELESS & HOUSING IN DAKOTA COUNTY PART-1

We offer a two- part series on homelessness and housing in Dakota County, we welcome County Commissioner MIKE SLAVIK, Hastings Police Chief BRYAN SCHAFER and Dakota County Social Services Deputy Director Madeline Kastler who help bring this important issue into focus. In Part one, we define homelessness, find out what the county is doing and also how complex the issue is to bring solutions to the table.

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FREE CONCERT THIS SUNDAY

The Historic First Pres Concert Series kicks off year two with Jazz artist SARAH M. GREER on Sunday, September 15th at 3:00 pm at 602 Vermillion Street in Hastings. The event is FREE with a freewill offering benefiting the "Friends of the LeDuc" organization. Hear our lively conversation about this event with PAT DYMACHEK and CINDY THURY SMITH.

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CHANCE TO CHILL

Hastings High School is one of 16 schools in Minnesota chosen to participate in Allina Health's "Change to Chill" program, designed to help teens manage stress, improve their mental well-being and build resiliency. Learn more from registered nurse and Allina Manager of Community Health Improvement SUSAN NYGAARD.

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PITFALLS OF BEING AN OVERACHIEVER

We have grown up thinking that being an "overachiever" is something to strive for, but what are the pitfalls associated with this also? Tune in for our conversation about this topic with founder of "With Enthusiasm Coaching" KEREN ELDAD.

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ROCK THE CHURCH THIS SATURDAY

All are invited to come and "Rock the Church" this Saturday, Sept 14th as the Hastings Arts Center hosts the Lisa Wenger Band at 7:00 pm. Here are the details from HAC owner SARAH LOCKWOOD.

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NEW EXECUTIVE MANAGER OF ANIMAL ARK

Congratulations to LORRAINE ROYAL for being named Executive Manager of Animal Ark Shelter in Hastings. Hear about some of their upcoming events, the need for volunteers, and of course their wonderful dogs and cats waiting for their forever homes.

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OCTOBERFEST THIS WEEKEND

In our conversation with LINDA DeROODE, Director of Cultural Programming at the Germanic American Institute in St. Paul. Join them this weekend for Octoberfest held Sept 13-14 on the former Schmidt Brewery grounds.

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ITG CHARS GARDEN HITS & MISSES

This edition of In the Garden features Char Schaar's Hits and Misses. She offers some perplexing failures including getting lupines to thrive in her garden but also shares some noteworthy success tips such as her stunning Giant Calla Lily secrets.

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WHAT IS THRIVE

The Hastings Diversity and Equity Initiative has rebranded as THRIVE and community leaders LEE STOFFEL, DERRICK JAEGER and KARI GORR fill us in on the updates. (part1)

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THE DEMOGRAPHICS OF HASTINGS ARE CHANGING

The demographics of Hastings are changing and THRIVE community leaders LEE STOFFEL, DERRICK JAEGER and KARI GORR update listeners on a recent presentation that was given on this topic. Today learn more. (part2)

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TIM COLLINS START OF THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR

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

- Transportation, bus routes and the time it takes to "balance" those routes

- last minute teacher staffing

- call in: holding the kids outside until 7:45 am,

- a work session was held at the Middle School with showers and bathrooms discussed with the architects

- interim superintendent, they will go with the Minnesota School Board Association

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

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DOWNSIZING & RETIRING

This Weeks Realtor Pam Collins "downsizing & retiring." 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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HOW TO ACHIEVE FINANCIAL FREEDOM

Looking for financial freedom? TOM and JANET CHERNEY encourage you to attend the next session of Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University beginning Sunday, Sept 15th at Branchline Church in Hastings. The program runs for nine weeks, 5:30-7:00 pm. Sign up at (651) 999-9544.

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NEED SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Hastings Family Service can still help families in need with school supplies. Get the details in Part 2 of our two part conversation with HFS Executive Director CHRIS KOOP.

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HFS STAYING RELATIVE

In for Part 1 of our two part conversation with Hastings Family Service Executive Director CHRIS KOOP to hear how the organization strives to stay nimble and change with the needs of the community.

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CIVIL WAR THIS WEEKEND AT LEDUC

LeDuc Historic Estate in Hastings is the venue for the annual Civil War Weekend featuring period reenacters and all kinds things to do and see Sept 7-8. Learn all about it in our interview with Site Manager MARIAH RING.

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PRESCOTT DAZE THIS WEEKEND

PRESCOTT DAZE is Sept 5-8. Hear a full listing of all the fun in our Thursday interview with CASEY JOHNSON of the Prescott Area Chamber of Commerce!

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TRACY SPINKS WITH THINGS AT THE HASTINGS Y

TRACY SPINKS of the Hastings Area YMCA tell listeners about all the new things starting up in September at the Y.

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HASTINGS FIRE FIGHTER FROM SOUTH AFRICA PT 2

In forPart2 of our conversation with Hastings Firefighter RENIER STEENKAMP and hear how he ended up in Hastings after immigrating from his homeland of South Africa.

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ITG FALL PLANTING SPRING BULBS PT 2

Planting Fall Bulbs for Spring Success covers a wide range of great small bulbs that are planted in the fall to winter over and sprout in the Spring. Char has some tried and true favorites such as crocus, glads, and hyacinth and introduces us to some new selections that you might want to try.

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HMAP PASTOR BRENT KOMPELIEN BIBLE BASICS

KDWA continues its series of featuring members of the Hastings Ministerial Association and welcomes back PASTOR BRENT KOMPELIEN of New Life Evangelical Free Church, located on Highway 61 between Hastings and Cottage Grove. Join them for worship on Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM.

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HASTINGS FIRE FIGHTER FROM SOUTH AFRICA

In part 1 of our conversation with Hastings Firefighter RENIER STEENKAMP and hear how he ended up in Hastings after immigrating from his homeland of South Africa.

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CHRISTY LUNDBY-HILL PROJECTS THAT HOLD VALUE

Christy Lundby-Hill with Edina Realty of Hastngs talks about which projects add the most value for resale of you home? If 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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TAKE THE 21-DAY TRANSFORMATION CHALLENGE

What can you accomplish in 21 days? Take the 21 Day Transformation Challenge at Anytime Fitness in Hastings and find out! Learn all the details from JOHN McQUADE, KATE TORBORG and CORTNEY CADWELL.

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TIM COLLINS ALL THE CHANGES MADE DURING THE SUMMER

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

- his retirement

- all the improvements that have been made in district 200 over the summer, Tood Field, Middle School, new roof at High School etc.

- Hastings Public Foundation "welcome back" with new grants

- new teachers contract tentative agreement

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

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WHAT HAPPENED TO REGGIE BAUER

Hey.....what ever happened to this guy? Well, REGGIE BAUER is all grown up and the Operations Manager at the Albert Lea radio station - Power 96 KQPR. Get caught up with Reggie in our interview!

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HMAP PASTOR BRENT KOMPELIEN BIBLE BASICS

KDWA continues its series of featuring members of the Hastings Ministerial Association and welcomes back PASTOR BRENT KOMPELIEN of New Life Evangelical Free Church, located on Highway 61 between Hastings and Cottage Grove. Join them for worship on Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM.

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PRESCOTT SCHOOL DISTRICT NEW YEAR KICKOFF DETAILS

The Prescott School District is gearing up for the new school year! CARRIE FISHER, Community Engagement Coordinator and Superintendent DR. RICK SPICUZZA have the highlights for the upcoming year.

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TLC DIAPER DASH SEPT 14TH

There's still time to enter your toddler in the "Toddler Trot" or your baby in the "Diaper Dash", all part of the fun on September 14th at TLC of Hastings' "Run for their Lives" event.

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FALL COMMUNITY ED CATALOG IN YOUR MAILBOX

Watch your mailbox for the new Fall Hastings Community Education catalog with all kinds of things to do and classes to take! In our interview with Executive Director KARI GORR and LAURIE THRUSH of the Senior Center you will learn all the details.

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ITG FALL PLANTING SPRING BULBS PART-1

This In the Garden is the first of two segments host Char Schaar will narrate ways to assure your Spring bulbs will bloom and flourish. She also explains Lasagna planting and offers fall bulb care and soil amendments.

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PRESCOTT MIDDLE SCHOOL SALE UPDATE

Hear an update on the proposal by Common Wealth Development regarding the Prescott Middle School from Prescott Schools Superintendent DR. RICK SPICUZZA. Stay tuned to KDWA News for the latest developments in this story.

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YOUR INVITED TO RESILIENCY THURSDAY AUG 29TH AT THE Y

Seniors are invited for lunch and to hear DONNA MATHIOWETZ speak on "Resiliency" at 11:30 AM on Thursday, August 29th at the Hastings Area YMCA.

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NEW PRESCOTT CHAMBER COORDINATOR

Congratulations to CASEY JOHNSON, recently named Chamber Coordinator for the Prescott Area Chamber of Commerce! Tune in for our interview to hear what's new in Prescott!

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IT'S BOOYA TIME

Mark your calendars for the 79th Annual Hastings Fire Department Booya on Saturday, September 14th at 11:00 am at SEAS Church in Hastings. Hear the secrets of how this yummy soup is made from firefighter CHRIS PAULSON and JAMIE STEVENS.

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TIPS FOR THE START OF A NEW SCHOOL YEAR

The start of the school year is fast approaching and who better to give us tips on preparing for the new year than teachers SUSIE LAU and MARIA THERRES. Learn tips on how parents can help get their kids ready for a successful school year!

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MIKE BREMER HAS A VISIONS FOR LOCAL CABLE

Cue the theme from "The Jefferson's"......look who's "movin' on up" ! Tune in for our interview with the newly selected Hastings Community TV Executive Director MIKE BREMER to hear his vision for the station

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MARKUSON'S RETIREMENT FROM BEYOND THE YELLOW RIBBON PROGRAM

All are invited to come and celebrate DEAN MARKUSON'S retirement from the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon program on Monday, August 26th from 7:00 - 8:30 pm at the American Legion in Hastings. In our interview with Dean he looks back on the many accomplishments of the program.

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BABY SNAPPING TURTLES

If you go to the Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center in the next few weeks, you may get to see some of the new baby snapping turtles making their way out of their shells back towards the water! Hear about this wonder of nature from ERIKA JENSEN.

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HHS MARCHING BAND BEGINS FALL SEASON

Congratulations to JACK RAWAY for being named the Hastings High School Marching Band's Drum Major as they begin their fall competitive field show season. Hear all about it from Band Director EMILY CHANDLER and Jack.

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FLAG ETIQUETTE

Members of the Am Vets organization at the Hastings Veterans Home are challenging the community to nominate businesses or private residences around Hastings that are flying the American flag and showing proper flag etiquette. Tune in for our interview with SUE REGISTER, TOM FAYER and DONALD WHIPPLE to get all the details.

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ADVENTURES OF AUTHOR DIANE DAVIES

In the KDWA interview "Adventures of author DIANE DAVIES" we learn about her recent trip to Atlanta to appear on the Preach the Word TV Network and discuss her book "Jeannie Ann's Grandma has Breast Cancer". Her TV appearance will be broadcast on Sat, Aug 10th at 7:00 pm CST. Also, listen to her webinar "How to Tell Your Children That You Have Cancer" , found at www.BCEA.org.

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ELECTRIC CARS AT THIS SATURDAY'S CRUISE-IN

Hastings City Council member TINA FOLCH, and Partners In Energy's RICK SCHUSTER as we talk cars. Specifically, electric cars, and where they will be on display for this Saturday's Hastings' Classic Car Cruise-In.

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COUNTY TAX ASSESSOR THERESA MITCHELL

On Today's In Depth, we welcome Dakota County Commissioner MIKE SLAVIK, and County Tax Assessor THERESA MITCHELL, to discuss the process of tax assessment in Dakota County, and how the valuations fit into the County Budget process.

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TYPES OF PROPERTIES AND TAXES IN DAKOTA COUNTY

In part 2 of our In Depth interview with Dakota County Commissioner MIKE SLAVIK and County Tax Assessor THERESA MITCHELL, we discuss the various types of properties, and percentage of each in the County.

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LOCAL COUPLE TO APPEAR ON NATIONAL SHOW

TOM WRIGHT and MELANIE BAKER talk about their company, Method Organization's recent involvement with the A&E network show "Hoarders". The show will air sometime between December - April. Stay tuned to hear when.

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FR COLE GOES TO NORMANDY FRANCE

In this edition of "Searching My Soul" with FR. COLE KRACKE hear about his recent visit to Normandy, France.

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TIPS FOR THE START OF A NEW SCHOOL YEAR

The start of the school year is fast approaching and who better to give us tips on preparing for the new year than teachers SUSIE LAU and MARIA THERRES. Learn tips on how parents can help get their kids ready for a successful school year!

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ITG DIGGING & DIVIDING

0821 Late summer In The Garden tasks include preparing for next Spring. Host Char Schaar details digging,dividing, sharing and transplanting prolific perennials such as iris and hosta.

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SEARCHING MY SOUL GOES TO FRANCE

In this show of "SEARCHING MY SOUL" with FR. COLE KRACKE he tells listeners about his recent pilgrimage to the shrine in Lourdes, France.

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HHS MARCHING BAND BEGINS FALL SEASON

Congratulations to JACK RAWAY for being named the Hastings High School Marching Band's Drum Major as they begin their fall competitive field show season. Hear all about it from Band Director EMILY CHANDLER and Jack.

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IT'S BOOYA TIME

Mark your calendars for the 79th Annual Hastings Fire Department Booya on Saturday, September 14th at 11:00 am at SEAS Church in Hastings. Hear the secrets of how this yummy soup is made from firefighter CHRIS PAULSON and JAMIE STEVENS.

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EAGLE SCOUT ZACHERY BLOOMSTRAND

Eagle Scout ZACHERY BLOOMSTRAND is keeping the family firefighter legacy alive with his recently completed project restoring a 1896 Waterous Company fire hose cart. Zachery is joined in the interview by his dad STEVE BLOOMSTRAND, a member of the St Paul Fire Department.

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PERSON CENTERED PRACTICES

Learn what the concept "Person-Centered Practices" is and how it's being utilized successfully at Pro-Act in for our interview with WHITNEY BOUCHA and DENNIS TRANSUE of Pro-Act.

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IT'S BOOYA TIME

Mark your calendars for the 79th Annual Hastings Fire Department Booya on Saturday, September 14th at 11:00 am at SEAS Church in Hastings. Hear the secrets of how this yummy soup is made from firefighter CHRIS PAULSON and JAMIE STEVENS.

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EAGLE SCOUT ZACHERY BLOOMSTRAND

Eagle Scout ZACHERY BLOOMSTRAND is keeping the family firefighter legacy alive with his recently completed project restoring a 1896 Waterous Company fire hose cart. Zachery is joined in the interview by his dad STEVE BLOOMSTRAND, a member of the St Paul Fire Department.

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PERSON CENTERED PRACTICES

Learn what the concept "Person-Centered Practices" is and how it's being utilized successfully at Pro-Act in for our interview with WHITNEY BOUCHA and DENNIS TRANSUE of Pro-Act.

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CHICAGO IN HASTINGS

Do you have your ticket to the Fri, Sept 6th CHICAGO concert yet? This may be the biggest name band to play Hastings ever! Tune in for the details from Rotarian TONY CIRO to hear how you can listen to great music and support a worthy cause all at once.

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