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THE 29TH ANNUAL LITTLE LOG HOUSE ANTIQUE POWER SHOW

Looking for a fun way to enjoy the 29th Annual Little Log House Antique Power Show up close and personal? Volunteers are needed to sit in the various exhibits onsite during the 3 day show - July 26-28th. Get all the behind the scenes details from owner STEVE BAUER in this lovely interview and call (651) 437-2693 to help.

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MEET ST JOHN THE BAPTIST SCHOOL PRINCIPAL

Meet MRS. DAWN BIREN, Principal of St. John the Baptist School. Hear how her long career in Catholic education led her to Vermillion. Enrollment still being accepted for pre-school - Grade 4. Stop in or call (651) 437-2644.

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HASTINGS POLICE CHIEF BRYAN SCHAFER ON SUMMER SAFETY

A program highlighting summer safety with Hastings Police Chief BRYAN SCHAFER is ready to share some upcoming events, some great programs for youth and even some fun fundraisers that will benefit the community. Chief Schafer discusses the impact of distracted driving and encourages parents to model safe behavior behind the wheel for the safety of your family

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BLACK DIRT THEATER'S PRODUCTION OF BEAUTY & THE BEAST

Do you have your tickets yet to Black Dirt Theater's production of "Beauty and the Beast"? In our interview with co-director MOLLY McELROY you will learn the dates, times and details of this beloved show!

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A KDWA WELCOME TO FATHER MATT SHIERMAN

KDWA welcomed FATHER MATT SHIREMAN, the new Parochial Vicar at SEAS parish in Hastings.

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NATIONAL PARKS & RECREATION MONTH

PAIGE MARSCHALL-BIGLER and OLIVIA SOLVANTER stop in to give an update on events and happenings with the Hastings Parks and Recreation Department, in celebration of National Parks and Recreation Month.

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STREET MACHINE SUMMER NATIONALS

The "Muscle Car Party of the Year" is July 19-21 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds! Tune in for our interview with event organizer TONY VENEZIANO to heat all the details!

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NATURAL MEDICINE REMEDIES

Hear GINNY SIEBEN'S amazing personal experiences with homeopathy, that led her to develop a website for natural medicine remedies. Visit www.homeosource.org and tune in for our interview to learn more.

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DOOR TO DOOR SOLICITOR SCAMS

We know we should be wary of door to door solicitors, but there are some new scams going around that BESS ELLENSON of the Better Business Bureau wants to warn listeners about.

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ITG SUMMER GEMS PT2

Our second program of mid-summer gems focuses on Hosta care and division, and things you might not know about green skinned potatoes. Host CHAR SCHAAR shares important facts about our underground tuber veggies and then the talk turns to drying spring bulbs for a repeat performance next year.

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SUMMER VACATION SCAMS

Don't let your summer vacation be spoiled by a being a victim of a scam. In for our interview with Better Business Bureau Communications Director BESS ELLENSON has some summer travel tips

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CONVERSATIONS WITH KELLY

Join DONNA MATHIOWETZ, the featured guest at a hope-filled discussion about grief as part of "Conversations with Kelly", hosted by oncology psychotherapist KELLY GROSKLAGS. The event will be on Tuesday, July 23rd at 6:30 pm at the Hastings Arts Center. Tickets available online and at the door. Tune in for our interview with Donna to learn more.

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SUPER ADVOCATE AWARDS

Six deserving community members have received a surprise presentation naming them one of 2019's Super Advocate. DAVE HAVEMANN, Director of Special Services for District #200 tells us about the selection process and reveals the names of two students, two staff or support personnel and two community recipients that were honored this year.

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SCHOOL BUS DRIVER OF THE YEAR

Congrats to DENISE BECKER who was named School Bus Driver of the Year for the second time! Hear what this 15 year veteran has to say about the secret of her success!

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SUMMER VISIT WITH AUGUSTANA HEALTHCARE

A summer visit with our friends at HASTINGS AUGUSTANA HEALTHCARE when Chaplain GORDON GATHRIGHT and Occupational Therapist STEVE HETT stop by to share some information about listening to your body as you age , as you heal from an injury or illness and as you change your life routines. We also feature this month's Employee Spotlight on Anna Krech!

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END OF AN ERA AT HCTV

It's the end of an era on HCTV with Tom Wright announcing his resignation! Tune in for our interview as Tom and his bestie reflect on some of his favorite HCTV memories of the last 15 years.

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PROGRAMS AT CARPENTER NATURE CENTER

Thanks to JAKE DALE, ANDERS SANTELMAN and ERIKA JENSEN of the Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center for coming in and reminding KDWA listeners of all the great programs, trails and beauty that is just waiting for us to explore at their two campuses.

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LUMIN THEATER NEW SEASON

Lumin Theater lab has announced their new show season, new company members and a new logo. Caitlin Weber a compnay member has all the details

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THE 29TH ANNUAL LITTLE LOG HOUSE ANTIQUE POWER SHOW

Looking for a fun way to enjoy the 29th Annual Little Log House Antique Power Show up close and personal? Volunteers are needed to sit in the various exhibits onsite during the 3 day show - July 26-28th. Get all the behind the scenes details from owner STEVE BAUER in this lovely interview and call (651) 437-2693 to help.

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RIVERTOWN DAYS IS ON THE WAY

It's July, and that means RIVERTOWN DAYS fun for all starts Monday, July 15th! Tune in to get all the up to the minute details from Hastings Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau President KRISTY BARSE.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF STAYING HYDRATED DURING THIS HOT SUMMER

In this upcoming interview, Anytime Fitness trainers JOHN McQUADE and CORTNEY CADWELL remind listeners of the importance of staying hydrated when exercising, especially during the hot summer months.

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METHOD ORGANIZATION

Meet MELANIE BAKER of Method Organization, a company that can help you with your next move or to assist you in getting organized. Visit them atwww.movewithmethod.com and look for them on an upcoming episode of "Hoarders".

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GRIEF CHAT THE GRIEF JOURNEY

In this July edition of GRIEF CHAT, with host MITCH CARMODY. Mitch is joined by guest BETTY JEAN who talks about the comforting role signs play on the grief journey.

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GRIEF CHAT SHIFT HAPPENS

In the July edition of GRIEF CHAT, with host MITCH CARMODY. In Part 2, Mitch is joined by BOBBY MORTON who introduces the concept of "Shift Happens".

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ITG SUMMER GEMS PT1

This mid-summer gems edition of In the Garden has host CHAR SCHAAR with some tips on maintenance of blooming plants, how to handle Slugs, watering do's and don'ts, and how to care for tomatoes so they will produce the best crop.

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HEADSTONE PRESERVATION AT LAKESIDE CEMETERY

RICH MANKE, administrator of Lakeside Cemetery in Hastings talks to KDWA's Mo about their recent headstone preservation efforts.

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DUELING PIANO SHOW AND MORE

You have three opportunities to catch Hastings native KEVIN ROTTY perform at the Hastings Public House this month. Hear the details on his solos guitar shows 7/12 at 6:00 pm, 7/27 at 7:00 pm and his dueling piano show on 7/19 starting at 9:00 pm.

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TEAMS FORMING FOR THE 25TH ANNUAL HASTINGS RELAY FOR LIFE

Teams are already forming for the 25th Annual Relay for Life of Hastings, held this year at the Rotary Pavilion on Fri, Aug 2nd. In for our interview with LINDA KAMPA (event co-chair), ELIZABETH ROHRER of the American Cancer Society and JO JO SCHOMMER (event co-chair) learn how you can participate.

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REPUBLICAN WOMEN SPEECH CONTEST

Three representatives from Metro Republican Women join us to share an exciting opportunity for high school girls to be part of this summer. Speaking Proudly is an oratory contest for Minnesota girls in grades 9-12. MARGARET FLOWER, DEB KACZMAREK and SHERIE WALLACE fill us in on how to register before the August 1st Deadline and what each hopes the event will bring to participants. www.speakingproudly.org

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IT'S NOT TOO LATE

It's not too late to take advantage of summer programming for yourself and your kids. Check out the latest Hastings Community Education catalog for inspiration and tune in for our interview with Community Ed new hire's AMY SCHAFFER, NICK JACOBS and Executive Director KARI GORR.

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FINANCING QUESTIONS WITH PAM COLLINS

Hastings Edina Realtor Pam Collins talks with KDWA about the financing part of buying a home. 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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BOOKSTUBE AT THE BIERSTUBE

Don't miss the July "Bookstube at the Bierstube" featuring mystery authors JULIE HOLM and PRICILLA PATON. The July 18th event is open to the public and starts with dinner on your own at 5:30 pm, and the presentation at 6:30 pm.

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CONGRESSIONAL REP ANGIE GRAIG ON HEALTHCARE AND MORE

Second Congressional District Representative ANGIE CRAIG is my guest as we mark a milestone- her first six months in a national office. We discuss Medicare, Health Insurance, and competition regulations for Essential Drugs. She also provides her view on farm support and explains the Humble Act that would permanently ban members of Congress from serving as lobbyists.

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY AT HFS

Hear an update from Hastings Family Service Associate Director AMY SUTTON on July Matching Funds, Christmas in July, the Meals/Spark program and the donation center.

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NEW WEBSITE FOR HASTINGS FAMILY SERVICE

Have you checked out HFS's new website? Itís been updated to make it more user friendly and has lots of information on what is going on this summer at Hastings Family Service. Hear an update from Associate Director AMY SUTTON or check it out yourself atwww.hastingsfamilyservice.org

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GREATEFULNESS GATHERING TUESDAY JULY 9TH

All are invited to participate in the next monthly Rivertown Gratefulness Gathering on Tues, July 9th at 6:30 pm at the Hastings Art Space Lofts. The meeting will be hosted by LISA VALENTINE. Hear what living gratefully means and how it can change your perspective in life.

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LEARN HOW YOU CAN FLY IN A WWII B17

The public has an opportunity to fly in and see a WWII B17 Bomber up close on July 5-7 at Holman Field / St Paul Downtown Airport. In our interview with B17 Pilot JIM LAING you will learn the rich history of this plane. More information at www.B17.org.

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DO YOU REMEMBER THE HISTORY OF THE FOURTH OF JULY

How well do you know the history of the Fourth of July? Probably not as well as this guy! SPENCER JOHNSON give us details we may have forgotten or never even learned!

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GETTING CAUGHT UP WITH AUTHOR DAN HENDRICKSON

Get caught up with poet, author, screenwriter and now stand up comic DAN HENDRICKSON as he tells listeners what twists and turns his career has taken since we last spoke.

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ITG CREATING A CHILDS GARDEN

Time spent IN THE GARDEN is much more fun when there is someone to share it with. Creating a Child's Garden is this week's topic.

Host CHAR SCHAAR suggests you bring a youngster into the fold and show them how to plant and weed and watch things grow. We talk plant selection and how to add some fun touches to cultivate the next generation of gardeners.

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LEARN WHAT A MONARCH CHRYSALIS FROM CNC IS

Friends from Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center stopped in and brought a monarch chrysalis, just one of the many exciting things you will find on a hike at the Center with interns, ALLIE, TESS, TYLER and Executive Director JENNIFER VIETH.

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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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THE HOMELESS & HOUSING IN DAKOTA COUNTY PART-2

This is part 2 of our series on the topic of homelessness and the efforts expended in Dakota County to provide resource connections and solutions. Guests Include AMBER HANSON, Ally Support Services coordinator; Dakota County Commissioner MIKE SLAVIK; Hastings Police Chief Bryan Schafer and Deputy Director of Dakota Co. Social Services MADELINE KASTLER.

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BBB CONTRACTOR SCAMS

Better Business Bureau's spokesperson DAN HENDRICKSON talks about how to protect yourself from scams being attempted regarding yard cleanup and various contracting jobs around your house.

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SELLING A HOME THAT'S PART OF AN ESTATE

Christy Lundby-Hill of Edinda Realty, Hastings talks about selling a home that's part of an estate. The possible problems and how to solve or plan for them. If you have a question for Christy you can call (651) 216-4676.

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UNIDED WAY OF HASTINGS YES TEAM LEADERS

Helping Kids Succeed is made possible thanks to the United Way of Hastings. Find out about a five year track record of this youth empowerment initiative with coordinator JANE NEWMILLER-BUSTAD as we talk with YES youth leaders ISAAC FRITZ, RACHEL HUGHES and MARIA HUSTING.

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UWH YOUTH EMPOWERMENT YOUTH EMPOWERMENT & SUPPORT LEADERS

United Way of Hastings Youth Empowerment and Support leaders EMILY BISCOE and EMMA AMUNDSON join JANE NEWMILLER-BUSTAD to get us updated in the presentations planned for younger students coming up in the fall. Also on the show is COURTNEY HARRIS the UWH Chair for Prairie Island Nuclear Power Plant as she shares the details of the upcoming August 9th Golf Tournament which will be held at the Hastings Golf Course. Visit www.unitedwayofhastings.org for registration information.

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IT'S NOT TOO LATE

It's not too late to take advantage of summer programming for yourself and your kids. Check out the latest Hastings Community Education catalog for inspiration and tune in for our interview with Community Ed new hire's AMY SCHAFFER, NICK JACOBS and Executive Director KARI GORR.

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HASTINGS CITY COUNCIL PERSON TINA FOLCH ON HWY 316 & CONSERVING OF ENERGY

The City of Hastings will participate in an Energy Plan. Council member TINA FOLCH shares some background on the program that has brought energy providers, volunteers, city staff and others to the table to discuss ways of conserving energy in our businesses, in our homes and in our city.

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HASTINGS POLICE CHIEF BRYAN SCHAFER ON SUMMER SAFETY

A program highlighting summer safety with Hastings Police Chief BRYAN SCHAFER is ready to share some upcoming events, some great programs for youth and even some fun fundraisers that will benefit the community. Chief Schafer discusses the impact of distracted driving and encourages parents to model safe behavior behind the wheel for the safety of your family

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END OF AN ERA AT HCTV

It's the end of an era on HCTV with Tom Wright announcing his resignation! Tune in for our interview as Tom and his bestie reflect on some of his favorite HCTV memories of the last 15 years.

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NEW PASTOR BRENT KOMPELIEN PART 1

In our continuing monthly series featuring members of the Hastings Ministerial Association, we welcome PASTOR BRENT KOMPELIEN to KDWA and learn more about New Life Evangelical Free Church in Hastings. Part 1

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NEW PASTOR BRENT KOMPELIEN PART 2

In our continuing monthly series featuring members of the Hastings Ministerial Association, we welcome PASTOR BRENT KOMPELIEN to KDWA and learn more about New Life Evangelical Free Church in Hastings. Part 2

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ITG CREATING A CHILDS GARDEN

Time spent IN THE GARDEN is much more fun when there is someone to share it with. Creating a Child's Garden is this week's topic.

Host CHAR SCHAAR suggests you bring a youngster into the fold and show them how to plant and weed and watch things grow. We talk plant selection and how to add some fun touches to cultivate the next generation of gardeners.

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David M. Strusinski,

Age 80 of Hugo, died peacefully on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Health System, Rochester. Memorial services Sat. (7/13) at a local funeral home. Immediately following the service, a light luncheon reception will also be held.

MEET ST JOHN THE BAPTIST SCHOOL PRINCIPAL

Meet MRS. DAWN BIREN, Principal of St. John the Baptist School. Hear how her long career in Catholic education led her to Vermillion. Enrollment still being accepted for pre-school - Grade 4. Stop in or call (651) 437-2644.

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DIVERSITY AND EQUITY INITIATIVE PART 1

Hear the latest on next steps for the community wide Diversity and Equity Initiative in Hastings in our two part conversation with DERRICK JAEGAR of the YMCA, LEE STOFFEL with the City of Hastings and KARI GORR of Community Education. Part 1

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DIVERSITY AND EQUITY INITIATIVE PART 2

Hear the latest on next steps for the community wide Diversity and Equity Initiative in Hastings in our two part conversation with DERRICK JAEGAR of the YMCA, LEE STOFFEL with the City of Hastings and KARI GORR of Community Education. Part 2

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NEW PASTOR BRENT KOMPELIEN PART 2

In our continuing monthly series featuring members of the Hastings Ministerial Association, we welcome PASTOR BRENT KOMPELIEN to KDWA and learn more about New Life Evangelical Free Church in Hastings. Part 2

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ITG HERBS YOU CAN GROW

Summer is continuing with IN THE GARDEN host CHAR SCHAAR running down a list of Herbs that you can grow right outside your kitchen to add a fresh taste to your cooking this summer. And did you know, you can easily grow some of them year round indoors too.

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