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TOM ELLIS FAMILY THERAPIST GRIEF & THE SCHOOL SHOOINGS

The recent school shootings have left us all a little shaken and sad. Hear how we can talk to our kids about their own trauma and fears in our interview with TOM ELLIS, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with Crocus Hill Counseling in St. Paul.

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VOTE FOR HASTINGS SNOMOS, BEST CLUB IN MN

Tune in for our interview with Hastings SnoMos MARK PEINE and RANDY BROCKMAN and hear how the group celebrated their 50 year anniversary. New members are always welcome. Vote for the SnoMos to win WCCO TV,s Best Snowmobile Club in Minnesota by going to:

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/.../.../vote-best-snowmobile-club/

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HEART HEALTH MONTH

February is "Heart Health Month" Did you know 630,000 people die of heart disease yearly? Tune in for our interview with Coborn's Pharmacy Manager TROY ANDERSON to learn more about heart disease and what we can do to decrease our risk factors.

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SNO MOS VINTAGE SHOW RECAP 2018

Come along with KDWA as we experience the Hastings SnoMos Snowmobile Club annual Vintage Ride and show. Hear from several Sled Heads who share some memories of classic rides and dream machines. You'll find photos of the day on the KDWA Facebook page.

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TOASTMASTERS

Our well-spoken friend AL RISBERG and fellow Toastmaster LORNA ROSS are my guests as we find out how to improve your communication skills by attending a meeting of this Internationally known group. Find out how to be a better speaker AND a better listener with our convesation that provides helpful tips from giving a wedding toast to making a career building presentation in the boardroom. www.toastmasters.org

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MN DOT PUBLIC MEETING ON HWY 316

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDoT) held a community meeting to provide information and collect comments and concerns from the public who will be most affected by a 2021 plan to resurface Hwy 316. They may also consider improvements and changes that could make this roadway safer and more efficient.

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SESSION GETS UNDERWAY TODAY

Representative TONY JURGENS is ready to begin his second session in the Minnesota House and took time to preview some of his goals for this year and explained how this year's Bonding focus will differ from last year's budget work. The 2018 Session gets underway on February 20th.

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THE CALLING OF PRIESTS

"Searching My Soul" with FR. COLE RKACKE and FR. MICHAEL BARSNESS as they tell their stories 0f the calling of both men into the Catholic faith

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WINTER IN THE PARKS

Winter time is a busy one for the Operations and Maintenance Supervisor here in Hastings. CORY LIKES has been involved with the upkeep of facilities in the city for 22 years. Find out about the new park installation, how trails are maintained, and what else is involved with building this city.

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TIM COLLINS SHOW

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

- diversity in the Hastings School District

- the shooting in Florida....again

- how do you deal with mental illness in students and adults

Tim is then joined by Augie O'Brien and Zach Hodgson when the talk turns to sports

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WEATHER PREDICTING TOOLS

Learn the many tools used in projecting weather. We are joined by Jim Taggert from the National Weather Service.

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GLORIOUS REFLECTIONS

Local musician PETE LIKES shares the story behind his new CD "Glorious Reflections"in this upcoming interview. CDs are available by calling Pete at (651) 437-2703 or by email at likesp@yahoo.com.

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AUGUSTANA HEALTH CARE CENTER

Augustana Health Care Hastings Transitional Care Social Worker DIANE PERRIER is my guest for a conversation about a career in caring for people. This local facility focuses on the families and the people entrusted to be cared for as they transition to a new lifestyle. Connect with them for a tour if you are considering this next step. 651-437-6176.

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INVESTING IN CRIME

Dakota County Attorney JAMES BACKSTROM is our guest talking about our future- our children. Keeping them safe, protecting them from consequences made possible by the internet and other influences, can have a lasting affect in how they face the challenges of life. An appointment to a national committee Investing in Kids to reduce Crime, is our topic.

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4th ANNUAL CAREET & COLLEGE FAIR

Hastings High School is hosting its 4th annual Career and College Fair on February 22nd, 8:00 -11:30 am. Tune in for our interview with ISD 917 Instructor PAUL LANDWEHR to hear details. Students can speak with local businesses and unions on career opportunities and with colleges that offer those programs. Military representatives will also be there to help answer your questions. Sorry, the event is not open to the public.

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BUILDING BRIDGES IN HASTINGS

Building Bridges in Hastings is presenting "Blackout" - a comedy improv show on Saturday, February 24th at the Hastings High School in honor of Black History Month. The event is free and open to the public. Tune in for our interview with HEIDI LANGENFELD and RICH MANKE to hear details of the early African American residents of Hastings.

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BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

How can working out help boost your immune system and make you less likely to catch all the crud that's going around? Tune in for our interview with ANYTIME FITNESS's KATE TORBORG and TONY ROJAS to hear some interesting health statistics.

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FIND YOU LOVE ON THE LIFT

If you are still looking for love this Valentine's Day, no worries! Afton Alps is holding a Chair Lift Speed Dating event this Saturday, February 17th. The fun starts at 2:00 pm and registration is open at www.aftonalps.com. Tune in for our interview with marketing manager PAM HOYE to hear all the details.

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SEASON OF LENT STARTS TODAY

The liturgical season of Lent starts on Wednesday, February 14th. Tune in for a special edition of "Searching My Soul" with FR. COLE RKACKE and FR. MICHAEL BARSNESS and hear the reasons behind some of the Lenten traditions in the Catholic faith.

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FORMER MN STATE PATROL CHIEF ROGER LEDDING VISTS WITH KDWA:

Col. Roger Ledding in Studio - KDWA Welcomed former Chief of the Minnesota State Patrol, Col. Roger Ledding to KDWA'S IN Depth show for a discussion of law enforcement and the changing community. Find out how he began his career and what he is doing to give back to the community long after retirement.

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LIFE ON THE FARM WITH BILL KRUSCHEL:

Guest Bill Kruschel remembers his boyhood in Denmark Township, one room school houses, and a perilous time on the old spiral bridge. Part 1 of 2 special InDepths.

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TODAYY'S 4H PROGRAMS

4H program coordinators with Dakota County Abby Wagner and Anya Johnson plus community club leader and associate service leader for the Dakota County 4H program Kristie Schaffer join KDWA to talk about today's 4H programs.

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TIM COLLINS SHOW

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

- congratulation to the cross country team for going to state

- visit to Pinecrest elementary school where they were raising money to donate and the precess the children are going through to decide   where to donate the money. They made a 50 minute video on why it should go to certain groups.

- Tim's walk through an elementary school with MN State Representative Tony Jurgens

- redrawing boundary lines. A public meeting should take place sometime in April

Tim is then joined by Augie O'Brien and Zach Hodgson when the talk turns to sports

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HASTINGS MAYOR PAUL HICKS, THERE'S NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO LIVE IN HASTINGS

Catch the highlights of MAYOR PAUL HICKS's "State of the City" speech in our upcoming interview with the mayor and hear why he thinks "there's never been a better time to live in Hastings".

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CNC'S MASTERS OF THE SKY PROGRAM

Registration is now open for the Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center's upcoming "Masters of the Sky" program on Feb 24/25. Call (651) 437-4359 to reserve your spot. Tune in for our interview with ERIKA JENSEN to learn more about raptors and what to expect at the event.

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YMCA HASTINGS CHAMBER BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Congratulations to the Hastings YMCA for being named "Business of the Year" by the Hastings Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau. Tune in for our interview with board members DAWN WAGGENAAR, DANA ELLING SCHULTZ, Executive Director DERRICK JAEGER and DAWN FOSS of the Y.

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TLC ANNUAL BANQUET

Congratulations to TLC Hastings on the move to their beautiful new facility at 1125 S Frontage Road in Hastings. Tune in for our interview with Executive Director ANDREA KULLMAN to hear the details! Also, all are invited to the 9th Annual TLC Banquet on Saturday, February 17th. Call (651) 437-4200 to reserve your spot.

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ALMOST 4000 SERVED PART 1

Hastings Family Service served almost 4,000 clients in 2017. Hear a recap of many of the ways they helped serve the community in Part 1 of our two part interview with HFS Executive Director CHRIS KOOP.

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HFS 4000 SERVED PART 2

Hastings Family Service served almost 4,000 clients in 2017. Hear a recap of many of the ways they helped serve the community in Part 2 of our two part interview with HFS Executive Director CHRIS KOOP.

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HASTINGS READS

The theme of Hastings Reads 2018 is "Refugee Voices" and events are going on all month as part of the celebration. Tune in for our interview with committee members GLADYS KIM, PAULA ANGELL and ANDREA JAEGER to hear the books chosen for 2018. For a full listing of events, visit www.hastingsreads.com.

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SWINGIN ON THE RIVER SATURDAY FEB 10

The Hastings Show Choir fundraising event "Swingin' On The River" is this Saturday, February 10th at the Hastings High School. Tune in for our interview with event chair JULIE ILLA and Riverside Show Choir Director LUKE WARREN to hear how you can attend this fun event.

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HOLLYWOOD CLASSICS ICE SHOW

The Winter Olympics are almost here! Kick off the skating fun locally at the "Hollywood Classics Ice Show" on Sun, Feb 18th at 6:30 pm. Tune in for our interview with synchronized ice skater MAGGIE PANETTA and Riverblades Skating School owner AMANDA TRUAX. Tickets available at the door.

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INVESTING IN KIDS

Curbing Crime through Investment in Kids is the topic of today's conversation with Dakota County Attorney JAMES BACKSTROM. He was recently appointed to a National Leadership Council whose main focus is prevention efforts giving kids the best possible advantage through education and community support.

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BUDGETING IN DAKOTA COUNTY

Dakota County Commissioner MIKE SLAVIK and Dakota County Budget manager PAUL SIKORSKI discuss the process of forming the budget and how each department contributes to the end result.

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DAKOTA COUNTY BUDGET PROCESS

Guests from Dakota County, Commissioner MIKE SLAVIK and Budget manager PAUL SIKORSKI explain how a county budget is determined who constructs the budget and how housing and homelessness, transportation and Capital Improvement Programs influence the bottom line of the yearly process.

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TIM COLLINS SHOW

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

- Hastings School Foundation "What If Grants" that were given out on Tuesday 01/29

- Possible redrawing of school boundary lines?

Tim is then joined by Nick Tuckner when the talk turns to sports

HASTINGS STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS

The 2018 State of the City address was made on February 1 by MAYOR PAUL HICKS who provided a look back and also a look ahead. This is the complete Address, recorded live at the Onion Grill in Downtown Hastings.

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MAKE MUSIC DAY 2018

PAIGE MARSHALL BIGLER, program specialist for the Parks and Recreation Department. is coordinating Make Music Day 2018, and shares how volunteer musicians and the community can take part in the June 21st, world-wide celebration of Music Making.

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CAFFEINE GOOD FOR YOU?

Great news.....CAFFEINE consumption may actually be good for us! DR. GARRICK OLSEN has all the details about your favorite caffeinated beverage.

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NCAA OFFICIAL

Long time Hastings school teacher Vicki Davis is an NCAA official. Hear the story only on KDWA AM 1460 and FM 97.7

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LIFE AS A PRIEST

Father Martin Siebenaler talks about his life as a priest

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CAFFEINE GOOD FOR YOU?

Great news.....CAFFEINE consumption may actually be good for us! DR. GARRICK OLSEN has all the details about your favorite caffeinated beverage.

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DOC OF THE TOWN, WEIGHT LOSS

"Doc of the Town" with DR. GARRICK OLSEN to hear about medical weight management. Listen online at www.kdwa.com or at KDWA 1460 AM / 97.7 FM.

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CAL THE COLLECTOR

Cal the collector talks about everything?

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TODAYY'S 4H PROGRAMS

4H program coordinators with Dakota County Abby Wagner and Anya Johnson plus community club leader and associate service leader for the Dakota County 4H program Kristie Schaffer join KDWA to talk about today's 4H programs.

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DAKOTA COUNTY COMMISSIONER MIKE SLAVIK, STRATEGIC PLAN

The Dakota County Strategic Plan crafted in 2017 sets goals to achieve in Dakota County. First District Commissioner MIKE SLAVIK and Deputy County Manager JEAN ERICKSON walk us through how those goals are determined and describes how some of them are fulfilled.

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FIRST DISTRICT COMMISSIONER MIKE SLAVIK, HOW ALL DEPARTMENTS WORK TOGETHER

Dakota County Commissioner MIKE SLAVIK and Deputy County Manager JEAN ERICKSON explain how all the departments in the county work together to serve their residents. From financials to planning, the process is an interesting one. Connect with Commissioner Slavik at the Dakota County Website. www.co.dakota.mn.us

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SEX TRAFFICKING AND THE SUPER BOWL

Having the Super Bowl in Minneapolis this year will bring many visitors and also an increase in sex trafficking for the area. Tune in for our interview with C.E.A.S.E. member DARCY FUCHS to hear ways the public can gain awareness and help stop this issue.

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TIM COLLINS SHOW

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

- school closing, how the decision(s) were made this week

- the end of the TIES system

Tim is then joined by Zach Hodgson and Augie O'Brien when the talk turns to sports?

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MIKE STROMEN AS PRINCIPAL OF ST JOHN SCHOOL IN VERMILLION

Life experiences have taken MIKE STROMMEN all over the world. But, hear how he feels he has found his home as principal of St. John the Baptist School in Vermillion. Tune in for our interview on KDWA 1460 AM / 97.7 FM or listen online at www.kdwa.com.

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BOB ANDERSON US SENATE CANDIDATE

US Senate Candidate BOB ANDERSON is featured in our upcoming In Depth program. This Hastings resident is proud of the term Political Outsider and hopes to bring a new view to leadership as he represents his district with a common man, common sense approach

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HASTINGS CHAMBER VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Congratulations to Hastings Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year TATIA NELSON. Hear who she credits for her foundation of volunteerism and what has been the best part about receiving this award. Tune in for our interview this week!

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HASTINGS CHAMBER EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR

Congratulations to Hastings Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year JENNIFER HERBER. Tune in for our interview and hear how teaching really is in her DNA.

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CATHOLIC SCHOOL WEEK AT SEAS

Hear a run down from PRINCIPAL TIM SULLIVAN of all the activities at SEAS School in Hastings during the upcoming Catholic Schools Week. www.seas-school.org.

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Harbor Church - Gifts

The Harbor Church in Hastings offers a "Gifts Discovery" program to help people become the best version of themselves. Tune in for our interview with PASTOR JIM ANDERSON who developed this 7 week program and hear how it has helped changed people's lives.

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COMMUNITY EDUCATION CATALOG

Did you get your Hastings Community Education catalog in the mail? It should have arrived right after Christmas! Now is the time to take advantage of all the great classes and programming for kids and adults alike. Tune in for our interview with Community Ed Director KARI GORR. For additional information or to register go to www.hastingscommunityed.com.

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SCHEDULE A VISIT AT PINE HARBOR ACADEMY

Pine Harbor Academy is a pre-K through 8th grade Christian based school in Hastings and they would love for you to come and check them out. Registration is open for the 2018-2019 school year. Schedule a visit by calling (651) 493-7526 or go to www.pineharbor.comminity.

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EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT WITH JON KENNEDY

Hear how JON KENNEDY got the idea for his Eagle Scout project "Stations of the Cross, the Walkway of Christ" being installed on the campus of SEAS Church in Hastings.

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DIVORCE CARE

ALLAN POLLOCK, Director of Divorce Care at The Harbor Church in Hastings shares hope for healing from divorce through a 13 week program being offered:

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CY THE SCIENE GUY, HIBERNATION

The mysterious CY, THE SCIENCE GUY stopped in to KDWA to shed some light on some seasonal topics.....learn about hibernation. Test your science knowledge or learn something new!

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