In-Depth

 

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BEYOND THE YELLOW RIBBON PROGRAM

What is the Mississippi River Valley Beyond the Yellow Ribbon program and how does it help area veterans? Find out details in our interview with Hastings City Council Member LORI BRAUCKS and BTYR Board Chair RAY KANE.

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST AARON WICKBOLDT DEALING WITH CHRONIC & ACUTE PAIN

AARON WICKBOLDT, Physical Therapist at Allina Courage Kenny of Hastings shares tips on avoiding injuries and ways of dealing with chronic and acute pain.

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JULIE WYLIE'S NEW BOOK CHERISHABLE

Have you or someone you know recently been diagnosed with a terminal illness? Author JULIE J. WYLIE shares insights from her own personal journey in her new book "Cherishable".

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HPD LOOKING FORWARD TO SUMMER

In this segment, we visit with HPD Chief BRYAN SCHAFER and we review safety concerns for bicyclists and pedestrians, the new Bird Scooters, the Art+Rec+Police Initiative, and noise ordinances. We also talk about the Chief's retirement plans

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PERKINS REOPENING JUNE 13TH

The Hastings Perkins has announced a re-opening date of June 13th. Get the scoop from Regional Manager JODIE VERHAEST.

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GREG JABLONSKE HAS SOME ADVICE DON'T BE AFRAID TO BUY

Greg Jablonske has some advice "don't be afraid to buy." 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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CNC MAY UPDATE

Nature is exploding with new babies, so what should you do if you come across a nest or den with young that seem abandoned? Find out in our interview with Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center naturalist JESSIE ECKROAD and Intern SAMMI WEIGEL.

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PRESCOTT CHAMBER CHAT FOR MAY

The patios are open, the music is playing and Prescott is hopping this spring! Learn more during Mo's interview during this month's Prescott Chamber Chat with CASEY JOHNSON, Coordinator for the Prescott Chamber of Commerce

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MIKE REIS RESPONDS TO LETTER FROM SUPERINTENDENT BOB MCDOWELL

Michael Reis a board member of Hastings School District 200 talks about the letter he received from supertendent Bob McDowell.

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CELBRATING 8 YEARS EYENIQUE VISION OWNER GINA PURZITZA TALKS WITH KDWA

Congrats to GINA PURZITZA on celebrating her 8 year anniversary helping clients look their best at Eyenique Vision in Hastings!

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PRESCOTT CHAMBER CHAT FOR MAY

The patios are open, the music is playing and Prescott is hopping this spring! Learn more during Mo's interview during this month's Prescott Chamber Chat with CASEY JOHNSON, Coordinator for the Prescott Chamber of Commerce

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ANIMAL ARK UPDATE

It was a full house in the KDWA studio when our friends from Animal Ark in Hastings stopped in. We chat it up with volunteers PAUL HAGEN, ANDY SKINDELIEN, TERA WOLTJER and residents CHARLIE and TILLIE.

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THE TRAVEL SHOW WITH TED BLANK CRUISES

There are so many choices for cruising, let TED BLANK of Ted Blank Travel and Adventure help you choose the right one for you!

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MIKE REIS RESPONDS TO LETTER FROM SUPERINTENDENT BOB MCDOWELL

Michael Reis a board member of Hastings School District 200 talks about the letter he received from supertendent Bob McDowell.

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PRESCOTT SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT RICK SPICUZZA WITH AN UPDATE

Thank you to Prescott Superintendent of Schools DR. RICK SPICUZZA for updating listeners on the end of year activities for the Prescott School District.

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IN THE GARDEN HOST KELLY CASEY VISITS SARGENTS NURSERY

A rainy afternoon trip to Sargent's Nursery in Red Wing was just the ticket for host Kelly Casey. She spoke with Eliza Mark, who offered a tour of the busy Greenhouse where the season is underway.

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CNC MAY UPDATE

Nature is exploding with new babies, so what should you do if you come across a nest or den with young that seem abandoned? Find out in our interview with Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center naturalist JESSIE ECKROAD and Intern SAMMI WEIGEL.

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HASTINGS SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT MCDOWELL THE CLOSE OF THE SCHOOL YEAR

The end of the academic school year is fast approaching and Hastings Superintendent of Schools DR. BOB McDOWELL shares all the great things going on in the district as we close out the 2021-2022 school year!

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RISE UP RECOVERY MAKING HEADWAY

In this month's visit with Executive Director of Rise Up Recovery, TIFFANY NEUHARTH, we discuss the progress of renovations at Providence House, the awarding of a grant from the Power of 100 Women in Hastings, the new Youth Peer Recovery Support program, and the continued need for volunteers and board members. TIFFANY also invites the community for free Narcan Training on May 24th.

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ALL SAINTS MUSIC FESTIVAL BAND MUMBERS BILLY DANKERT & CHRIS KROEZE TALK ABO

Two great bands, one great night! The All Saints Music Festival is Friday, May 20th at the Little Log House Pioneer Village. CHRIS KROEZE and BILLY DANKERT of the GEAR DADDIES have all the details about this fun filled event.

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YMCA FOREVER WELL COORDINATOR STRACY SPINKS IS GEARING UP FOR SUMMER

The Hastings YMCA is gearing up for summer and has all kinds of activities lined up for indoor and outdoor fun! Hear details from Forever Well Coordinator TRACY SPINKS.

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WEEKLY SENATE UPDATE WITH MN STATE SENATOR KARLA BIGHAM

In this week's segment with MN State Senator for District 54, KARLA BIGHAM, we learn about provisions in bills about fees on structured settlements, data privacy for student electronics, and pensions for firefighters. We also hear a bit about taxes and the stalling of sport wagering legislation in the Senate.

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HOUSE WEEKLY UPDATE WITH MN STATE REP TONY JURGENS

MN State Representative for District 54B, TONY JURGENS, makes his weekly visit to the KDWA studios to give an update for the week at the Capitol. We discuss a liquor omnibus bill, sport wagering, and funding for the Hastings Veterans Home.

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PAM COLLINS TOPIC OF THE WEEK IS COUNTERS & NEGOTIATIONS

This Weeks Realtor Pam Collins topic of the week is "counters and negotiations." 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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THE TRAVEL SHOW WITH TED BLANK TALKS ABOUT HAWAII THIS WEEK

Is it just a coincidence that Hawaii and Heaven start with the same letter? In this week's Travel Show with host TED BLANK of Ted Blank Travel and Adventure learn more about planning your trip to this magical place!

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OPEN HOUSE MAY 18th HWY 61 IMPROVEMENTS MAKE YOUR OPINIONS COUNT BY ATTEN

BRYANT FICEK from MN DOT will host an open house on May 18th regarding long term improvements to Hwy 61. Give your opinion on this important topic while it is still in the planning stages.

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ALL SAINTS MUSIC FESTIVAL BAND MUMBERS BILLY DANKERT & CHRIS KROEZE TALK ABO

Two great bands, one great night! The All Saints Music Festival is Friday, May 20th at the Little Log House Pioneer Village. CHRIS KROEZE and BILLY DANKERT of the GEAR DADDIES have all the details about this fun filled event.

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ANYTIME FITNESS WITH FREE WORKOUTS IN THE PARK MAY 14TH & 21ST

What could be more fun than a FREE 9:00 am Saturday workout in the park? All are invited on 5/14 and 5/21 to Jaycee Park. Trainers CORTNEY JANISCH and MATT KAISER of Anytime Fitness have the details.

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THIS OLD HORSE OWNER NANCY TURNER HAS SOME INSIGHT ON THE KENTUCKY DERBY

Did you watch the Kentucky Derby last weekend? Rich Strike, an 80-1 long shot won the race in the second biggest upset of the Derby's 148 year history. Hear what NANCY TURNER, founder of This Old Horse has to say about this epic race.

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THE TRAVEL SHOW WITH TED BLANK TALKS ABOUT HAWAII THIS WEEK

Is it just a coincidence that Hawaii and Heaven start with the same letter? In this week's Travel Show with host TED BLANK of Ted Blank Travel and Adventure learn more about planning your trip to this magical place!

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FIND OUT WHAT'S NEW AT REGINA BENEDICTINE LIVING COMMUNITY

KDWA'S Mo had a chance to chat with KIM BLANCHARD, HR Manager and ROB HALBERG, Sales and Marketing Manager with Benedictine Living Community - Regina about what is new at the facility this spring.

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OPEN HOUSE MAY 18th HWY 61 IMPROVEMENTS MAKE YOUR OPINIONS COUNT BY ATTEN

BRYANT FICEK from MN DOT will host an open house on May 18th regarding long term improvements to Hwy 61. Give your opinion on this important topic while it is still in the planning stages.

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IN THE GARDEN KELLY VISITS WITH A NEW HASTINGS NEIGHBOR RICK MCDANIEL

A visit with a new Hastings neighbor, Rick McDaniel who shares his ideas on choosing plants and garden features to boost curb appeal and add interest in every season.

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YMCA FOREVER WELL COORDINATOR STRACY SPINKS IS GEARING UP FOR SUMMER

The Hastings YMCA is gearing up for summer and has all kinds of activities lined up for indoor and outdoor fun! Hear details from Forever Well Coordinator TRACY SPINKS.

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MN REP TONY URGENS TALKS WITH KDWA ABOUT THE VETERANS BILL MOVING

In today's recap of last week's MN House session, Representative TONY JURGENS shares the news that an uncommon Omnibus Bill was assembled to provide funding for several Veterans initiatives. JURGENS also reports that funding for the Hastings Veteran Home is still being finalized. We also talk about the budget surplus and commemorate St. Paul Police Sgt. Jerry Vick, who was killed in the line of duty in 2005.

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UNITED WAY OF HASTINGS AND ONE PILL CAN KILL

United Way of Hastings, in conjunction with APALD, the Hastings Police Department, the Dakota County Drug Task Force, and others, has completed two of three sessions regarding the infiltration of Opioids, and specifically Fentanyl, into the Hastings Community. Executive Director MARI MELLICK, and President of the UWH Board of Directors, MATT HEADRICK, recap the sessions to date and give a preview for the final session on May 10th.

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UNITED WAY OF HASTINGS BANNERS AND A CALL FOR NEW BOARD MEMBERS

United Way of Hastings has extended the sign-up period for their annual Banner Campaign Executive Director MARI MELLICK, and President of the UWH Board of Directors, MATT HEADRICK, share the details and also put put the call for new members for the Board of Directors.

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ARTIST DALE LEWIS'S TRAVELING SCULPTURES EXHIBITS IN IOWA

Congratulations to artist DALE LEWIS and his Fine Art Representative MECCA PAGE on the installation of two traveling exhibits of his scrap metal sculptures in Iowa.

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MN STATE SENATOR WITH A CONFERENCE COMMITTEE UPDATE

In today's segment with MN State Senator KARLA BIGHAM, she recaps her recent meeting with US Representative ANGIE CRAIG about state and federal legislation to recognize PTSD as a "service-related disability" for first responders. We also talk about her appointment to the Public Safety Conference Committee and hear an update on the Opioid Lawsuit Settlement.

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CHRISTY LUNDBY-HILL ON HOW ARE THE CURRENT RISING INTEREST RATES AFFECTING THE CURREN REAL ESTATE MARKET

Christy Lundby-Hill asks the question "how are rising interest rates affecting the cureent real estate market?" 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 Christy at: christyhill@edinarealty.com.

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PERKINS REOPENING JUNE 13TH

The Hastings Perkins has announced a re-opening date of June 13th. Get the scoop from Regional Manager JODIE VERHAEST.

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THE HASTINGS ROTARY CLUB NEEDS YOUR HELP WITH THE RIVERTOWN FISHING EXCURSIONS

Hastings Rotarian COLIN SKULLY stopped in to KDWA to update listeners on the summer schedule for the Hastings Rivertown Fishing excursions. Learn all about this great program and how you can help support it.

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THE HASTINGS CHAMBER AND SCHOOL DISTRICT 200 PARTNERING FOR CARRER OPPORTUNITIES

It's another edition of Hastings Chamber Chat with KRISTY BARSE, President of the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau. Hear how the Chamber is partnering with District 200 to show students real life career opportunities that can help them with their post high school plans

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THE HASTINGS CHAMBER AND SCHOOL DISTRICT 200 PARTNERING FOR CARRER OPPORTUNITIES

It's another edition of Hastings Chamber Chat with KRISTY BARSE, President of the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau. Hear how the Chamber is partnering with District 200 to show students real life career opportunities that can help them with their post high school plans

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HASTINGS FAMILY SERVICE ON MINNESOTA FOOD SHARE MONTH

During Mo's interview with MARIA SLAVIK and KELLY CARTER of Hastings Family Service they tell listeners about the success of Minnesota FoodShare month

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HASTINGS FAMILY SERVICE ON THIER NEW SPACE AND UPCOMING EVENTS

MARIA SLAVIK and KELLY CARTER of Hastings Family Service they tell Mo about their new space and some upcoming events

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THE TRAVEL SHOW WITH TED BLANK THE SPECTACULAR BEAUTY AND HISTORY OF GREECE

It's another edition of The Travel Show with host TED BLANK of Ted Blank Luxury Travel and Adventure as he tells us about the spectacular beauty and history of Greece.

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PERKINS REOPENING JUNE 13TH

The Hastings Perkins has announced a re-opening date of June 13th. Get the scoop from Regional Manager JODIE VERHAEST.

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RIVER VALLEY BAND CONCERT TUESDAY MAY 10TH

ALLAN SAUNDERS and TOM MAECK of the River Valley band invite the public to a FREE concert featuring music by women conductors. The concert is at the Hastings Middle School next Tuesday, May 10th at 7:00 pm.

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IN THE GARDEN. KELLY VISITS THE HASTING HIGH SCHOOL GREENHOUSE

A preview of the upcoming plant sale at Hastings High School. Welcoming Horticulture teacher John DeWall and two of his students EC and Molly. Hear how this popular program continues to grow by offering a hands-on learning environment.

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UPDATE FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE WITH TONY JURGENS

MN State Representative for District 54B, TONY JURGENS, brings us up-to-date on bills moving through the House and on to Conference Committee with the Senate. We review the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund, Public Safety Measures and other Omnibus bills.

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TINA FOLCH WITH A HASTINGS CITY COUNCIL UPDATE

Council Member TINA FOLCH recaps the recent Hastings City Council meeting. Hear the highlights.

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SUMMER IS COMING AND PARKS AND REC IS READY

In this segment of Community In-Depth, we talk with Hastings Recreation Programming Specialist PAIGE MARSCHALL-BIGLER, who brings a wealth f information about upcoming summer programming. Music in the Park, Performance in the Park, StoryWalk, Rec + Art + Police, and so much more.

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THE DAKOTA COUNTY NEWSLETTER IS OUT

The 2022 Spring/Summer edition of the Dakota County Newsletter has been issued, and County Commissioner MIKE SLAVIK tells us about the information and event calendar contained in this issue. The Newlsetter is an excellent source of info and assistance for planning your summer.

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DAKOTA COUNTY CELEBRATES EMPLOYEES

With National Public Safety Telecommunications Week and County Government Appreciation Day behind us, Dakota County Commissioner MIKE SLAVIK stops into the KDWA Studios to express his gratitude for the work they do. We also talk about the expansion of Lake Byllesby Regional Park

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INTO THE HOME STRETCH

May is the final month of the 2022 MN Legislative Session and Senator KARLA BIGHAM updates us on bills working their way through final committees and the Floor session. We talk about Agriculture, Judiciary, front-lineworkers, and more.

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SUMMER IS COMING AND PARKS AND REC IS READY

In this segment of Community In-Depth, we talk with Hastings Recreation Programming Specialist PAIGE MARSCHALL-BIGLER, who brings a wealth f information about upcoming summer programming. Music in the Park, Performance in the Park, StoryWalk, Rec + Art + Police, and so much more.

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GREG JABLONSKE HOW THE CURRENT MARKET AFFECTS APPRAISALS

Greg Jablonske talks about "how the current market affects appraisals." 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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SUMMER IS COMING AND PARKS AND REC IS READY

In this segment of Community In-Depth, we talk with Hastings Recreation Programming Specialist PAIGE MARSCHALL-BIGLER, who brings a wealth f information about upcoming summer programming. Music in the Park, Performance in the Park, StoryWalk, Rec + Art + Police, and so much more.

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THE HASTINGS ROTARY CLUB NEEDS YOUR HELP WITH THE RIVERTOWN FISHING EXCURSIONS

Hastings Rotarian COLIN SKULLY stopped in to KDWA to update listeners on the summer schedule for the Hastings Rivertown Fishing excursions. Learn all about this great program and how you can help support it.

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