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OSL PASTOR JOEL MOVA-HEGENER IS THIS MONTHS HMA MEMBER THAT TALKS WITH MO

Pastor JOEL ROVA-HEGENER from Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Hastings stopped by the radio station today as part of our monthly rotation with members of the Hastings Ministerial Association.

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UPDATE ON PHASE 1 OF THE FAIRY WONDERLAND PARK IN PRESCOTT

ALLISON ENNENGA gives an update on Phase 1 of the Fairy Wonderland Park in Prescott and shares her inspiring story of Dream Catcher Cove in our interview.

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HASTINGS COMMUNITY EDUCATION'S FALL FEST

Don't miss Hastings Community Education's Fall Fest in October 15th at the Tilden Community Center. Vendors, crafters and classes for you to try! Hear all the fun details from JACI HANSEY.

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THE TRAVEL SHOW HOST TED BLANK ON THE ISLAND OF NEVIS

Looking for a vacation in the Caribbean that is a little off the beaten path and more secluded? And a little piece of trivia - it's the birthplace of ALEXANDER HAMILTON. Learn more about the island of Nevis in this week's Travel Show, with host TED BLANK and his guest GREG PHILLIP, CEO of Nevis Sun Tours.

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THE STATE WIDE SINGING COMPETITION MINNESOTA SINGS IS THIS WEEKEND

The state-wide singing competition Minnesota Sings is this weekend, Oct 1-2 in New Ulm and event organizer CHUCK SPAVIN and contestant SARAH MENDOZA REYES (representing Hastings) stopped in with all the details!

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LOTS OF PRODUCE FROM ON-SITE RESIDENT GARDENS AT HASTINGS SENIOR LIVING

Hastings Senior Health and Living Campus Administrator MERILEE JOHNSON recaps the great summer of activity and the bounty of produce that has come from their on-site resident gardens.

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IN THE GARDEN PLANTING A MEMORIAL GARDEN

This show welcomes back Jan Meyer who describes her labor of love in creating a memorial garden at her church. Hear how they planned this tribute and what the plans are for going forward

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MO'S YEARLY CHAT WITH SARAH PERRAULT THE OLD FARMERS'S ALMANAC

Will it be a mild fall? A cold and snowy winter? Learn all about the fall and winter during Mo's yearly chat with SARAH PERRAULT, Senior Editor of the Old Farmer's Almanac and hear for yourself.

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CASEY JOHNSON CHAMBER COORDINATOR ON THE GREAT 2022 PRESCOTT DAZE

CASEY JOHNSON, Prescott Chamber of Commerce Coordinator is all smiles after a successful 2022 Prescott Daze! Join Mo for her recap of this and other fun events being planned this fall.

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JAMES CURRY ONE OF HASTINGS FIRST BLACK FAMILIES TALKS ABOUT HIS FAMILY

JAMES CURRY is a descendant of the Curry family of Hastings, one of the first Black families in the city. During KDWA's Mo's interview you will learn his family's story and ways to learn more about the history of early Hastings.

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TLC NEW PROGRAM BRIGHTER BEGINNINGS

TLC of Hastings is introducing a FREE new program called Brighter Beginnings that supports moms in the first 3 months of a baby's life. Hear more in our conversation with RITA HUMBERT and ANDREA KULLMAN.

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LOCAL LEGIONNAIRE NAMED NATIONAL CHAPLAIN

Chaplain MARK ANTAL, a resident of Dakota County, has recently been named as the National Chaplain for the American Legion. He took time out of his busy schedule to bring us up-to-date on efforts of the Legion to help in the combat against Veteran Suicide, and what being the National Chaplain really means.

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OCTOBER IS FIRE SAFETY MONTH

Hastings Fire Chief JOHN TOWNSEND and Fire Inspector JAMIE STEVENS stop by the KDWA Studios to talk BOOYA results, the upcoming budget process for the Department, and Fire Safety. We also talk about the Fire Department Open House!

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GREAT RIVER ROAD VISITOR CENTER INVITES YOU TO THEIR BIG FUNDRAISER

LINDA SCHENK, Program and Operations Manager at the Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center at Freedom Park invites listeners to their big fundraiser event at the center on Oct 1 - Sunset Soiree.

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GREG JABLONSKE ON WHATS NEW IN ONE LEVEL LIVING

This weeks topic Greg Jablonske talks about "whats new in one level living?" If you have a question for Greg call (651) 437-2121 and ask for Greg or Wayne with the Home Results Group.

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TED BLANK OF THE TRAVEL SHOW ON MUST SEE PLACES IN ENGLAND

Have the events of the past few weeks sparked an interest in visiting England and seeing the sights in person? During this edition of The Travel Show, with host TED BLANK he recommends some of the must see places of England.

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1ST PRESBYTERIAN PASTOR STEVE ROBERTSON PEACE MAKING SUNDAT OCT 1ST

Pastor STEVE ROBERTSON of the First Presbyterian Church in Hastings invites the community to World Communion and Peace Making Sunday on October 1st. Hear about some special essays he will read.

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HASTINGS CITY ADMINISTRATOR DAN WIETECHA ON THE CITY BUDGET PROPOSAL

Thank you to Hastings City Administrator DAN WIETECHA for taking the time to chat with us about the proposed 2023 city budget.

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GREAT RIVER ROAD VISITOR CENTER INVITES YOU TO THEIR BIG FUNDRAISER

LINDA SCHENK, Program and Operations Manager at the Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center at Freedom Park invites listeners to their big fundraiser event at the center on Oct 1 - Sunset Soiree.

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TED BLANK OF THE TRAVEL SHOW ON MUST SEE PLACES IN ENGLAND

Have the events of the past few weeks sparked an interest in visiting England and seeing the sights in person? During this edition of The Travel Show, with host TED BLANK he recommends some of the must see places of England.

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HASTINGS MAYOR MARY FASBENDER RECAPS THE RECENT CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Hastings Mayor Mary Fasbender recaps the most recent Hastings City Council meeting.

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YOU ARE INVITED TO THE HASTINGS MARCHING BAND'S FIELD SHOW THIS SUNDAY

Hastings Marching Band Color Guard Instructor GRACE BAUER invites the community to the band's Home Field Show this Sunday, September 25th at 6:00 pm at Todd Field.

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IN THE GARDEN COUNTRY COLLEEN RAYE

Country Gardening with Colleen Raye. This week Kelly travels to rural Wisconsin to experience the history and peacefulness of a country landscape. Topics include native prairie planting, planting around features and taking time to enjoy nature's beauty.

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NICOLE DEPALMA ON THE BEAUTY OF THE AUTUMNAL EQUINOX

The always engaging NICOLE DEPALMA talks about the beauty of the autumnal equinox and being grateful during this season for the many bounties of the earth.

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COURAGE KENNY OFFERING NEW SERVICE IN HASTINGS

Allina Courage Kenny of Hastings wants you to know the importance of a proper wheelchair assessment and other services that Allina offers. AARON WICKBOLDT, Physical Therapist and Supervisor and THERESA WICKBOLDT, Occupational Therapist and Assistant Professor at St. Catherine University give us details on plans for this service to be offered locally in Hastings.

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FR STAN MADER TALKS ABOUT HIS TRIP TO COOPERSTOWN BASEBALL HALL OF FAME

During KDWA's Mo's interview with FR. STAN MADER hear about his recent trip to Cooperstown, NY for the Baseball Hall of Fame inductions of Twins TONY OLIVA and JIM KAAT.

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ANYTIME FITNESS 21 DAY REBOOT

Looking to get back in the exercise routine and wondering how to start? Why not sign up for the 21 Day Reboot at Anytime Fitness in Hastings. Personal Trainers LISA KRUSE and CORTNEY JANISCH want to help!

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LOCAL LEGIONNAIRE NAMED NATIONAL CHAPLAIN

Chaplain MARK ANTAL, a resident of Dakota County, has recently been named as the National Chaplain for the American Legion. He took time out of his busy schedule to bring us up-to-date on efforts of the Legion to help in the combat against Veteran Suicide, and what being the National Chaplain really means.

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OCTOBER IS FIRE SAFETY MONTH

Hastings Fire Chief JOHN TOWNSEND and Fire Inspector JAMIE STEVENS stop by the KDWA Studios to talk BOOYA results, the upcoming budget process for the Department, and Fire Safety. We also talk about the Fire Department Open House!

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PAM COLLINS HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND YOUR CREDIT SCORE

This Weeks Realtor Pam Collins helps you "understand your credit score." To get ahold of Pam call: (651) 319-1298, or your Hastings Edina Reality office at (651) 437-2121 and ask for Pam by e-mail at hastingsinfo@edinarealty.com:

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THIS WEEK TRAVEL SHOW HOST TED BLANK TALKS ABOUT MEKONG RIVER CRUISES

On this week's Travel Show with host TED BLANK, we learn about river cruises in Vietnam and Cambodia on the Mekong River. A fascinating and more affordable adventure than you might realize.

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TLC NEW PROGRAM BRIGHTER BEGINNINGS

TLC of Hastings is introducing a FREE new program called Brighter Beginnings that supports moms in the first 3 months of a baby's life. Hear more in our conversation with RITA HUMBERT and ANDREA KULLMAN.

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HASTINGS YMCA NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TALKS WITH KDWA'S MO

KDWA had the chance to chat with new Hastings YMCA Executive Director JOSH SCHOAF about the upcoming 15th anniversary of the Hastings Y and what he is most excited about in his new job.

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LOU PLEVELL HAS QUALIFIED FOR NATIONAL SENIOR GAMES AGAIN PART-1

Part 1-Hastings native LOU PLEVELL has qualified again for the National Senior Games in the triathlon category and we hear his interesting story of training, competing and now recovering from a serious injury as he gears up for 2023.

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ANYTIME FITNESS 21 DAY REBOOT

Looking to get back in the exercise routine and wondering how to start? Why not sign up for the 21 Day Reboot at Anytime Fitness in Hastings. Personal Trainers LISA KRUSE and CORTNEY JANISCH want to help!

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THIS WEEK TRAVEL SHOW HOST TED BLANK TALKS ABOUT MEKONG RIVER CRUISES

On this week's Travel Show with host TED BLANK, we learn about river cruises in Vietnam and Cambodia on the Mekong River. A fascinating and more affordable adventure than you might realize.

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GRIEF CHAT WITH BACK TO SCHOOL

As kids return back to school, what things have happened over the summer that may be causing them to grieve? Tune in to a very special Grief Chat with DONNA MATHIOWETZ and MITCH CARMODY to hear ways to help kids cope with their grief.

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GRIEF CHAT WITH TWO HOSTS

It was a two-for-one in the KDWA studio with current Grief Chat host DONNA MATHIOWETZ and past host MITCH CARMODY reminiscing about the origins of the show and how it has continued to positively help grieving people.

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IN THE GARDEN HOST KELLY TALKS WITH PIERCE COUNTY FAIR GUESTS THIS WEEK

A visit to the Pierce County Fair in Ellsworth, Wisconsin brought a pair of topics for today's show. First, learning at the St. Croix Valley Master Gardeners booth from a trio of volunteers. Then over to the 4-H building to hear from the Miller family about city kids benefiting from this country based program.

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HASTINGS YMCA NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TALKS WITH KDWA'S MO

KDWA had the chance to chat with new Hastings YMCA Executive Director JOSH SCHOAF about the upcoming 15th anniversary of the Hastings Y and what he is most excited about in his new job.

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ANN MELLESMOEN AFS EXCHANGE STUDENT HOST IS LOOKING FOR HOST HOMES

Might you be able to host an AFS exchange student this year? There are students still looking for host homes for this current school year! ANN MELLESMOEN host of AFS exchange students has the details.

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TLC NEW PROGRAM BRIGHTER BEGINNINGS

TLC of Hastings is introducing a FREE new program called Brighter Beginnings that supports moms in the first 3 months of a baby's life. Hear more in our conversation with RITA HUMBERT and ANDREA KULLMAN.

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BAO VANG BO WITH THE BBB ON SCAMS TARGETING COLLEGE STUDENTS

BAO VANG, Vice President of Communications for the Better Business Bureau tells listeners about scams specifically targeting college students and what red flags to look for to avoid being taken advantage of.

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SEPTEMBER IS RECOVERY MONTH

Executive Director of TRise Up Recovery TIFFANY NEUHARTH and Vice President of Operations CHAD NEUHARTH visit KDWA to kick off Recovery Month. They recap the Recovery Roast from Labor Day Weekend, share some recovery stories, and provide an update on Providence House.

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HFS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AMY SUTTON RECAPS THEIR GREAT SUMMER PROGRAMMING

On Friday KDWA's Mo spoke with Hastings Family Service Executive Director AMY SUTTON. You will hear a recap on their great summer programming and what is in store for the fall!

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INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY

United Way of Hastings held a remembrance ceremony at the end of August for those we've lost to opioid poisoning, and Executive Director MARI MELLICK, Helping Kids Succeed Program Director JANE NEUMILLER-BUSTAD, and UWH Board member MICHAEL TAPPELLA join us to recap the event.

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CHRISTY LUNDBY-HILL & BEN PAVELKA HOW THE NEW RATES HAVE AFFECTED BUYERS & SELLERS

Christy Lundby-Hill introduces the newest member of the team Ben Pavelka, the talk about how the new higher interest rates have affected buyers and sellers. If you have a question for Christy or Ben you can call Christy at (651) 216-4676, Ben at (651) 324-2720 or any of the Lundby Team at (651) 437-2121, you can e-mail Christy at: christyhill@edinarealty.com.

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TED BLANK OF THE TRAVEL SHOW TALKS WITH MO ABOUT MISSISSIPPI RIVER CRUSING

TED BLANK, of Ted Blank Luxury Travel and Adventure takes the mystery out of riverboat cruising and gives us tips on booking a Mississippi River cruise perfect for you that doesn't have to break the bank.

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HISTORIAN HEIDI LANGENFELD ON HASTINGS RICH NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY

Learn more about the rich Native American history of Hastings in our interview with historian HEIDI LANGENFELD.

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IT'S APPLE SEASON AT CARPENTER ST CROIX NATURE CENTER

It's apple season at Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center and SVERRE SUNDGAARD and JENNIFER VIETH give us an in-depth view of the many varieties of apples for sale at Carpenter.

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THIS SATURDAY IS THE LEDUC CIVIL WAR WEEKEND

SPENCER JOHNSON and MARIAH RING are gearing up for Civil War weekend on Sept 10-11 at the LeDuc Historic Estate and it sounds like a wonderful living history lesson for people of all ages.

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SYDNEY TEUBER NAMED DRUM MAJOR OF HASTINGS HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND

Congrats to this delightful young woman - Hastings High School Senior SYDNEY TEUBER for being named the Drum Major of the HHS Marching Band. Hear more about their upcoming Field Show competition season and what to expect in this year's show.

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HFS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AMY SUTTON RECAPS THEIR GREAT SUMMER PROGRAMMING

On Friday KDWA's Mo spoke with Hastings Family Service Executive Director AMY SUTTON. You will hear a recap on their great summer programming and what is in store for the fall!

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TED BLANK OF THE TRAVEL SHOW TALKS WITH MO ABOUT MISSISSIPPI RIVER CRUSING

TED BLANK, of Ted Blank Luxury Travel and Adventure takes the mystery out of riverboat cruising and gives us tips on booking a Mississippi River cruise perfect for you that doesn't have to break the bank.

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THIS SATURDAY IS THE 81ST ANNUAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS BOOYA

AL STORLIE and CHRIS PAULSON keep the famous recipe to themselves but share all other kinds of great details about the 81st Annual Booya.

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IT'S APPLE SEASON AT CARPENTER ST CROIX NATURE CENTER

It's apple season at Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center and SVERRE SUNDGAARD and JENNIFER VIETH give us an in-depth view of the many varieties of apples for sale at Carpenter.

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IN THE GARDEN KELLY SPEAKS WITH CHAR SCHAAR ABOUT GERANIUMS

A very special show with our great friend Char Schaar with whom we enjoyed taking a closer look at geraniums. Find out more about this popular plant and to catch up with one of our most favorite gardeners!

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TLC NEW PROGRAM BRIGHTER BEGINNINGS

TLC of Hastings is introducing a FREE new program called Brighter Beginnings that supports moms in the first 3 months of a baby's life. Hear more in our conversation with RITA HUMBERT and ANDREA KULLMAN.

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SEPTEMBER IS RECOVERY MONTH

Executive Director of TRise Up Recovery TIFFANY NEUHARTH and Vice President of Operations CHAD NEUHARTH visit KDWA to kick off Recovery Month. They recap the Recovery Roast from Labor Day Weekend, share some recovery stories, and provide an update on Providence House.

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HISTORIAN HEIDI LANGENFELD ON HASTINGS RICH NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY

earn more about the rich Native American history of Hastings in our interview with historian HEIDI LANGENFELD.

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