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VERMILLION CORRIDOR STUDY

City of Hastings Economic Development Coordinator MORGAN HILL reviews the recently approved Vermillion Street Corridor study. She explains some of the Action Matrix that was used in determining the partnerships needed by private and local business to form the future of the corridor.

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GODSPELL MAY 4TH - 6TH

The Hastings High School's spring musical, Godspell take place on May 4-6 at the High School auditorium. Performances are at 7:00 pm on Friday and Saturday and a Sunday matinee at 2:00 pm. Tickets available at the door. Tune in for our interview with director ROBIN STARCH to hear how she was inspired by this musical in 1976.

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HEALTHY AGING DAY

Don't miss the annual "Healthy Aging Day" held Wednesday, May 23rd at the YMCA in Hastings. The event runs from 9:00 am - noon and features vendors, food, break-out sessions, door prizes and more. Stay for the presentation at noon focusing on dementia. The event is open to the public. Hear additional details from KARI GORR and LAURIE THRUSH of Hastings Community Education and Senior Center.

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ITG - CONTINUOUS SUMMER BLOOMS

Despite the No Show Spring, we will discuss Garden Trips and Planning For Continuous Summer Blooms on this edition of IN THE GARDEN with host CHAR SCHAAR. Questions, photos and tips are welcome at InTheGarden@kdwa.com

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HOW STATE REP TONY JURGENS STAYS INFORMED

The session continues with debate expected this week on the House Floor. REPRESENTATIVE TONY JURGENS explains how he stays informed as the committees HOW conclude testimony and what his role will be as the bills are presented for a vote.

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MN SENATE PROTOCOL THROUGH THE EYES OF A FRESHMAN LEGISLATOR

In the Senate, SENATOR KARLA BIGHAM watches the procedure and protocol through the eyes of a Freshman legislator. We find out how amendments are placed on bills that have not yet had public testimony. More deals and decisions to come.

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CONGRATULATIONS JUNIOR OLYMPIAN JACKSON REENTS

Congratulations to ski racer JACKSON REENTS for qualifying for the Junior Olympics held in March at Steamboat Ski Resort in Colorado. Tune in for our interview with JACKSON and AMY REENTS to learn how skiing is more than just a sport to this family.

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STRESS MONTH

April is National Stress Awareness month, so we were thrilled to welcome DR. EMILY HAUCK in to the KDWA studios to help listeners understand the three primary types of stress and how we can better deal with the stresses that come our way every day. Tune in for our interview soon.

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NICK EGGER ON DOWNTOWN CONSTRUCTION

Public Works Director NICK EGGER is our guest as we prepare for the summer construction behind some downtown businesses and also in the neighborhoods West of Vermillion Street. He explains the best way to stay informed, the scope and timetable of each project and how the public might be impacted. Connect on NIXLE by texting "RR2018" to 888777 or see the City website- www.hastingsmn.gov

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TIM COLLINS SHOW

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

- How Barb is going down to Florida with a quilt to Parkland High School with the signature of local students

- kindness week at the high school on Tuesday 04/24 the students will do a 40 minute kindness walk starting at about 10:06 on Featherstone and 4th, if rain on Thursday 04/26

- Stop the Bleed Traumatic Injury training program for 10th grade students is the first in the state

- on Sunday 04/29, 6 - 7:30 pm the diversity meeting with the public                    

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

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PARIS PASCH AND THE NEW JOURNEY CHURCH

Congratulations to PASTOR PARIS PASCH on the founding of The Journey Church. Services at held at 9:30 am Sunday mornings at the Caturia, Smidt and Starkson building in Hastings. Beginning May 6th, the church will worship in the Hastings Arts Center. All are invited to come and deepen their relationship with God through praise music and word.

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SEARCHING MY SOUL SHOWING HUMILITY

In this edition of "Searching My Soul" with host FR. COLE RKACKE we hear about the importance of showing humility, kindness and empathy to others. Tune in at 1460 AM / 97.7 FM or listen online at www.kdwa.com.

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SPRING FLING

Love Italian food, fun and fellowship? Come celebrate on Friday, April 27th at Spring Fling 2018. Tune in for our interview with co-chairs SHEILA HEDIN and SARAH SCHWIEGER to hear all the details. The event features great food, silent and live auction items and is held at Mother Seton Hall at SEAS church. Doors open at 5:30 pm and tickets available at SEAS school, online at www.bidpartners.net/SEAS or at the door.

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SEARCHING MY SOUL PT 1

In this edition of "Searching My Soul" with host FR. COLE RKACKE we learn about the season of Easter. Tune in at 1460 AM / 97.7 FM or listen online at www.kdwa.com.

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ELLING-SCHULTZ ANNOUNCES RUN FOR HASTINGS MAYOR

Hastings resident DANNA ELLING SCHULTZ has entered the race for Mayor. We talk about her passion for this town, how she feels ready to lead it and what her priorities are as she looks into the future of a city that's closer than you think.

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ALLINA'S CHRISTINE KUMMER TALKS ABOUT HER TRIP TO GUATEMALA

For the past five years, Allina Health has made it a priority to encourage their employees to participate in mission work. Tune in for our interview with Allina Occupational Therapist CHRISTINE KUMMER to hear about her recent mission trip to Guatemala.

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ITG COMPOSTING AND FARMYARD FERTILIZERS

Today's IN THE GARDEN with host CHAR SCHAAR, continues our groundwork on preparing for a Great Garden. Dirt 102 will provide more info on soil quality, composting and farmyard fertilizers and how each is critical to making your garden grow. Email questions to IntheGarden@kdwa.com

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A BUSY WEEK AT THE CAPITAL

Representative TONY JURGENS recaps a busy week at the Capitol. Visitors, testimony and presentation of Olympic Gold Medal winner, Jessie Diggins to the House. We also discuss targets for proposed spending and tax cuts and more.

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STATE SENATOR BIGHAM TALKS ABOUT THE SECOND HALF OF THE SESSION

Senator KARLA BIGHAM sets down some perameters for the second half of the session. We discuss ag buffer zone legislation, non-partisanship and efforts to bring transportation to the South East Metro.

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AUGUSTANA EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH STEVE HETT

Our guests from Augustana Healthcare Hastings are glad to fill us in on their Physical and Rehabilitative Therapy programs that get patients on the road to gaining physical confidence. We also name the Employee of the Month! STEVE HETT and GORDON GATHRIGHT are my special guests.www.augustanacare.org/Hastings

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CHAMBER CHAT

Today it's "Chamber Chat" where we feature two members of the Hastings Downtown Business Association - LACY QUAIL of Eye Candy REfind and AMY VAN ZEE of Beloved. Hear how the downtown businesses are working together to help each other bring customers to the downtown area.

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BARRIERS TO FITNESS, ANYTIME FITNESS CAN HELP

What are your barriers to fitness? Time, money, self confidence? Tune in for our interview with COURTNEY CADWELL, KATE TORBORG and TONY ROJAS from Anytime Fitness as they help break down common fitness barriers.

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TIM COLLINS SHOW

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

- bids for new roof at the high school, bids came in as projected. Board will go over them next week

- board work session this week was at the high school with Mike Johnson on various issues

- board also participated in the Healing Hands project

- Stop the Bleed program was presented at the High School. Next week students will be practicing what they learned

- continuing of ALICE training

- Tim meeting with UWH to visit their new location and talk about the Foods For Kids Weekend program

- the boundary line meeting that took place this week

- the April 20th proposed National Walk Out                         

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

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CITY'S HEART CRY MINISTRY GALA

In our upcoming interview with ANN MAKENA of City's Heart Cry Ministry, she invites listeners to the organization's gala on Friday, April 20th from 6:00-9:00 pm at the Bloomington Holiday Inn. The ministry was founded by Ann to prevent homelessness and build hope and dignity for orphaned and abandoned children in Kenya. Tickets to the event are available online at www.citysheartcryministries.org.

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LEDUC ESTATE HAS NEW SITE MANAGER

The LeDuc Historic Estate in Hastings has a new Site Supervisor! Tune in and meet her in our interview with Dakota County Historical Society Executive Director MATT CARTER and new LeDuc site manager MARIAH RING.

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LUMIN THEATER'S PRODUCTION OF SHAKESPEARE'S TWELFTH NIGHT

How fun to have LIBBY WASYLIK, Artistic Director of (lumin) theater lab stop by to tell us about the company's upcoming production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night". The show is done in promenade and runs May 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 at Spring Lake Park Reserve. There are two shows daily at 3:30 and 7:00 pm and tickets are available preferably online at lumintheaterlab.com or through Brown Paper tickets.

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CITY'S HEART CRY MINISTRY GALA

In our upcoming interview with ANN MAKENA of Cityís Heart Cry Ministry, she invites listeners to the organization's gala on Friday, April 20th from 6:00-9:00 pm at the Bloomington Holiday Inn. The ministry was founded by Ann to prevent homelessness and build hope and dignity for orphaned and abandoned children in Kenya. Tickets to the event are available online at www.citysheartcryministries.org.

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LEDUC ESTATE HAS NEW SITE MANAGER

The LeDuc Historic Estate in Hastings has a new Site Supervisor! Tune in and meet her in our interview with Dakota County Historical Society Executive Director MATT CARTER and new LeDuc site manager MARIAH RING.

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LUMIN THEATER'S PRODUCTION OF SHAKESPEARE'S TWELFTH NIGHT

How fun to have LIBBY WASYLIK, Artistic Director of (lumin) theater lab stop by to tell us about the companyís upcoming production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night". The show is done in promenade and runs May 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 at Spring Lake Park Reserve. There are two shows daily at 3:30 and 7:00 pm and tickets are available preferably online at lumintheaterlab.com or through Brown Paper tickets.

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A DAY AT THE CAPITAL WITH TONY JURGENS

A Washington County High School Senior MEGAN AHERNS recently accompanied State Representative Tony Jurgens to a day at the Capitol. The Eastview HS teen is interested in political science and found out what the process is like to represent others on important topics.

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APRIL GRIEF CHAT WITH MICH CARMODY

It's the April edition of Grief Chat with Host MITCH CARMODY and he welcomes ALAN PETERSON to the show to talk about the "Angels Across the USA" tour. Tune in for a rebroadcast of the show later in the week.

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CDC'S ERIKA JENSEN AND TURKEY TALK(VULTURES)

ERIKA JENSEN from the Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center stooped in the KDWA studio to talk turkey (vultures). Tune in for our interview next week. (FYI- this interview contains frank talk about some of the rather disgusting and disturbing habits of Turkey Vultures, so don't say you weren't warned)

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IN THE GARDEN WITH CHAR SCHAAR, DIRT 101

This edition of In the Garden with CHAR SCHAAR is titled Dirt 101 with plenty of great information on choosing soil and amendments to fit whatever you plan to plant. Perlite, Vermiculite, Sphagnum Moss and all types of dirt will prepare you for gardening success.

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THE 3M SETTLEMENT

A trio of local legislators, SENATOR KARLA BIGHAM, REPRESENTATIVE TONY JURGENS, and REPRESENTATIVE KEITH FRANKE discuss the 3M settlement plans for funding to secure clean drinking water in their districts

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JURGENS, BIGHAM, FRANKE TALK ABOUT THE 2018 SESSION. SO FAR

SENATOR KARLA BIGHAM, REPRESENTATIVE TONY JURGENS, and REPRESENTATIVE KEITH FRANKE look at the second half of the 2018 session and discuss how bills require cooperation to achieve results.

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GERMANIC-AMERICAN INSTITUTE

All are invited to a series of FREE exhibits and programs presented by the Germanic-American Institute, 301 Summit Avenue in St. Paul from April 9-30. The events focus on Holocaust survivors and are part of GAI's commitment to educating the public on social justice issues. Tune in for our interview with GAI Executive Director JEANA ANDERSON to hear the details.

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UNITED WAY OF HASTINGS, HOW VOLUNTEERS CAN CHANGE A COMMUNITY

Our conversation with United Way of Hastings Executive Director MARI MELLICK and new board member MELISSA STEVENS shares the news of how volunteers can change a community. We also hear about a special Live United recipient who shared her inspirational message.

www.unitedwayofhastings.org

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UNITED WAY OF HASTINGS VISION PLANNING

MARI MELLICK , Executive Director for the United Way of Hastings joins Board member MELISSA STEVENS to tell us about Vision Planning, Business Sponsorship Packages and how they continue to Help Kids Succeed with a workshop planned for April 17th at the Allina Clinic. www.unitedwayofhastings.org

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TIM COLLINS SHOW

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

- Shirley Mierer long time school secretary passed away Thursday morning

- Tuesday April 10th, 6:30 pm at Pinecrest a meeting will be held talking about the redrawing of lines for the elementary schools

- bids for track, parking lots etc will be going out

- Middle school 6 period day possibly changing

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

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THE OPIOID CHRIS WITH JIM BACKSTROM & TROY ANDERSON PT 1

In Part 1 of our two part series on the opioid crisis, Coborn's Pharmacy Manager TROY ANDERSON and Dakota County Attorney JIM BACKSTROM are teaming up to educate the public on this important issue.

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THE OPIOID CHRIS WITH JIM BACKSTROM & TROY ANDERSON PT 2

In Part 2 of our two part series on the opioid crisis, Coborn's Pharmacy Manager TROY ANDERSON and Dakota County Attorney JIM BACKSTROM are teaming up to educate the public on this important issue.

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FOODSHARE MONTH COMES TO AN END

As Minnesota FoodShare Month comes to an end, hear from Executive Director CHRIS KOOP all the great ways people have helped Hastings Family Service meet their goals.

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PUBLIC INVITED TO A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION ON DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

Since 2016, Hastings Middle School Principal MARK ZUZEK has been involved in a community effort to address diversity, equity and inclusion. Listeners are invited to join in a Community Conversation on these topics on Sunday, April 29th from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at the Hastings High School Commons area. The event is FREE. Learn more in our upcoming interview with Mark on KDWA.

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BINGO FUN DAY IN VERMILLION THIS SUNDAY

It's that time of year again.....Bingo Fun Day at St. John the Baptist School in Vermillion is this Sunday, April 8th from 11:00 am until 1:30 pm. Tune in to hear details of all the fun from event co-chairs JAIME KUMMER, KRISTY MEYERS and baby FRANKIE.

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SUMMER AT THE Y

Take advantage of all the great programming offered at the YMCA of Hastings. Not sure if the Y is for you? Try out their FREE 5 day pass. Tune in for our interview with Membership Sales Director ANNA HOCKMUTH and get a jump on summer at the Y!

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IN THE GARDEN, PLANTING MORE POLLINATER-FRIENDLY PLANTS

ITG, Today's topics are Clematis and Tulips with a reminder to consider planting more pollinator-friendly plants to help our butterflies and bees this season. Send your Questions and Tulip photos to InTheGarden@kdwa.com. We'll feature them on upcoming shows.

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MN HOUSE REP TONY JURGENS TALKS ABOUT THE HALFWAY POINT

House Representative TONY JURGENS discusses this halfway point in the session, recaps a visit from a local student, explains about bills under consideration and informs us on a bill that could help farmers who struggle with the stress of a demanding and unpredictable occupation.

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MN SENATOR KARLA BIGHAM LACK OF BONDING BILL PASSAGE

Senator KARLA BIGHAM questions lack of Bonding Bill passage, recaps the successful Pensions and Contract bill passage, examines the work still to be done on the 3M settlement terms and asks for support of school safety tools such as the Threat Assessment program backed by bi-partisan supporters.

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GORDON GATHRIGHT SHARES HIS FAITH JOURNEY

In our continuing interviews with members of the Hastings Ministerial Association, GORDON GATHRIGHT, Chaplain at Augustana shares his faith journey and how he and his family ended up in Hastings.

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DAKOTA COUNTY ATTORNEY JAMES BACKSTROM ON THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF OUR YOUTH

Dakota County Attorney JAMES BACKSTROM is our guest with an important topic- the safety and health of our youth. We discuss how violence and drugs influence today's children and how Dakota County resources support those who need guidance in lessening the chance they will be involved in juvenile crime.

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JESSE STARKSON OF CATURIA, SMIDT & STARKSON FUNERAL HOME INTRODUCES TROY WEATHERS

JESSE STARKSON of Caturia, Smidt and Starkson Funeral Home and Cremation proudly introduces TROY WEATHERS as their new Director of Operations. Tune in for our interview next week to hear how their relationship developed over the years and has brought them to the place they are today.

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TINA FOLCH DFL ENDORSED DISTRICT 54B CANDIDATE TALKS WITH KDWA

On the Campaign trail with DFL Endorsed Candidate TINA FOLCH, who will be on the ballot for the seat of House Representative in District 54B. We get to know her and find out why she has chosen to run, what advice she has been given and who is helping in her effort to serve in St. Paul.

www.tinafolch.com

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EXCITING NEWS ABOUT HCTV

Hastings Community Television Executive Director TOM WRIGHT (a.k.a. BESTIE) shares some exciting news about HCTV in this upcoming interview. Listen to KDWA at 1460 AM / 97.7 FM or online at www.kdwa.com.

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EXCLUSIVE TOUR OF THE NEW DAKOTA PINES COLF COURSE

We're on location with an exclusive tour of Dakota Pines Golf Course with Golf Professional BEN WILLIAMS, who shares the preparation now underway to re-open the venue with Rudy's Red Eye Grill providing the menu. A target opening date of April 17 is the focus of the entire team.

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TINA FOLCH DFL ENDORSED DISTRICT 54B CANDIDATE TALKS WITH KDWA

On the Campaign trail with DFL Endorsed Candidate TINA FOLCH, who will be on the ballot for the seat of House Representative in District 54B. We get to know her and find out why she has chosen to run, what advice she has been given and who is helping in her effort to serve in St. Paul.

www.tinafolch.com

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GORDON GATHRIGHT INVITES YOU TO EASTER MORNING SERVICE

In our continuing interviews with members of the Hastings Ministerial Association, GORDON GATHRIGHT, Chaplain at Augustana, invites listeners to the Easter Morning service held on Sunday at Augustana at 10:00 am.

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ANNUAL EDINA EASTER EGG HUNT TOMORROW AT ROADSIDE PARK

The Edina Realty Easter Egg Hunt is this Saturday, March 31st at 10:00 AM at Roadside Park in Hastings! All kids ages 10 and under are invited to participate in this FREE event! Tune in for our interview with CHRISTY LUNDBY HILL of Edina Realty to hear all the details.

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MIKE SLAVIK ON SUMMER ROAD CONSTRUCTION IN DAKOTA COUNTY

Dakota County Commissioner MIKE SLAVIK has the latest info on Summer road construction projects that will be taking place in the County this summer. We also discuss the importance of recycling and the priority of reducing waste in Dakota County. www.dakotacounty.us/recycling

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WHAT DOES THE BETTER BUSINESS DO

What exactly does the Better Business Bureau do? You will be amazed! Tune in for our two part interview with BBB spokesperson DAN HENDRICKSON. For more information, contact the BBB at www.bbb.org.

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DAKOTA COUNTY SHERIFF TIM LESLIE TALKS WITH MO

Learn more about the Dakota County Sheriff's Department and what SHERIFF TIM LESLIE is most proud of in this upcoming interview. Sheriff Leslie has declared his intention to seek another term in the election this November.

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