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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? RETIREMENT WITH SANDY BECKER

Is retirement all its cracked up to be? Heck yeah! Just ask SANDY BECKER who retired six months ago from Edina Realty. Tune in for the latest installment of "Where Are They Now" to hear how Sandy is embracing her new found freedom and has rediscovered the value of sleep!

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CAN DO COWGIRL

Are you a "Can Do Cowgirl"? Tune in for our interview with MICHELLE MICHAUD and PAM MALDONADO of Cornerstone on the Vermillion horse boarding to see if you meet the criteria. Learn more at www.candocowgirl.com.

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AUGUSTANA UPDATE

Administrator PAUL LUITJENS and Chaplain GORDON GATHRIGHT are my guests for some good news on recent rankings of Augustana Health Care Hastings by federal and state regulators. We find out more about Medicare Compare and find out this month's Employee Spotlight. More info by stopping by 930 West 16th St. or call Britany 651-437-6176.

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IN THE GARDEN, GREEN TOMATOES AND BULBS

We continue to ready the garden for the long, cold dormancy that is right around the corner. CHAR SCHAAR shares her tips on this October edition of IN THE GARDEN on what to do with Green Tomatoes and how to prepare bulbs, corms and geraniums for bringing them inside to winter over in safety.

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DON'T FEAR SHAKESPEARE

Don't fear Shakespeare.......come to Black Dirt Theater's modern production of "Much Ado About Nothing" set in the 1950's. Tune in for our interview with actor LEWIS YOUNGREN and director SARAH PILLATZKI-WARZEHA. The show runs Oct 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29. Tickets available at www.blackdirtheater.com and at the door.

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SEXUAL ASSUALT PRESENTATION

All are invited to an important presentation on sexual assault at the Hastings High School auditorium Monday, October 23rd at 7:00 pm. The event is sponsored by the Hastings AAUW and the HHS Feminism Club and is free and open to the public. Learn more in our interview with PEGGY HORSCH, SOPHIA SANCHEZ and LEAH STEDING.

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MARY FASBENDER ANNOUNCES MAYORAL RUN

Hastings native, longtime small-business owner and community volunteer Mary Hoffmann Fasbender announced Wednesday, October 4th on KDWA radio her candidacy for Mayor of Hastings in the 2018 election.

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MEDICAID & MEDICARE PART D TROY ANDERSON HELPS WITH SOME ANSWERS

What is the difference between Medicaid and Medicare? What is Medicare Part D? Tune in for our interview with Coborn's pharmacist TROY ANDERSON as he helps educate listeners during open enrollment season for Medicare Part D. Helpful websites include: www.medicare.gov and www.benefitscheckup.org. Community questions on this or our next topic of supplements, vitamins, etc can be answered by emailing Troy at rxtech.2037@cobornsinc.com.

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MARI MELLICK, UNITED WAY, FOOD 4 KIDS

MARI MELLICK, Executive Director for the United Way of Hastings shares the impact that the Food 4 Kids program has had on District 200 students. www.unitedwayofhastings.org

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TIM COLLINS SEPTEMBER 22, 2017:

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

- Tim talks about the bond and levy vote coming up in November, Tim talks mostly about why the rook at the High School needs replacing

- Tim answers the question, why on the mailer that came out this week does it say taxes will go up?

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

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MEA BREAK DAWN FOSS HAS A HEALTHY IDEA

Personal training is offered at the YMCA and its more affordable than you might realize. Get the scoop from trainer DAWN FOSS. Also, if you are looking for something for the kids to do over the MEA break, the Y is offering drop in camps for kids of all ages. Check out their website for more details and listen to our interview on 1460 AM / 97.7 FM or online at www.kdwa.com.

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SURREAL ARTWORK ON DISPLAY

Have you heard the news? Breakaway Cafe & Wine Bar is featuring the never before displayed surreal artwork of Jon Arfstrom. Stop in for food, wine, music and fabulous, whimsical art on Sunday, October 15th from 3-6 pm. Tune in for our interview on Friday with AMY DEAVER to hear all the details.

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CONCERT TO BENEFIT PRESCOTT FOOD PANTRY

Prescott Area Food Pantry Executive Director PETE FRENCH invites listeners on both sides of the river to come and hear a great concert on Saturday, October 14th at 7:00 pm at the Prescott Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature COLLEEN RAYE, WAYNE LUCHAU, DEBBIE O'KEEFE and the Echos Rock and Roll Band. Proceeds will be donated to the Prescott Area Food Pantry. Tickets available at the door or online at www.prescottfoodpantry.com.

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VICTORY VALOR SPAGHETTI DINNER

Join Victory and Valor for Vets founder JESSICA SCHMITT at their first annual Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, October 27th from 4-8 pm at the River Falls American Legion. Tune in for our interview and hear how monies raised are already helping area veterans. For more information about this non-profit visit www.victoryandvalorforvets.org.

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CARPENTER NATURE CENTER BRINGS IN THE SPIDERS

Two thumbs up for Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center naturalist JESSIE ECKROAD and the fact that she brought her multi-legged spider friends in jars today! Tune in for our interview to learn why spiders are an important part of nature and how we shouldn't fear them.......(yeah, right).

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UNITED WAY OF HASTING, WORKPLACE GIVING & BANNERS

MARI MELLICK, United Way of Hastings Executive Director updates us on Workplace giving, the annual campaign and the success of the Live United banners in spreading the message of community support for UWH initiatives. www.unitedwayofhastings.org

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IN THE GARDEN WITH CHAR SCHAAR, PROPAGATE HOSTAS

Our fall IN THE GARDEN with host CHAR SCHAAR explores all the great gardening tips that you can find in the Old Farmer's Almanac. We also find out how to propagate Hostas by harvesting seeds this fall. Our show continues thru November so tune in each Wednesday.

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JIM FALBO CONCERT

Classical guitarist JIM FALBO stopped by the KDWA studios to share some of his music and invite listeners to his concert at the Hastings Arts Center on Sunday, October 29th. Tickets are available at www.hastingsartscenter.org. A sampling of Jim's music can be found at www.jimfalboguitar.com.

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FUNDRAISERS AT HASTINGS FAMILY SERVICE

There are many fundraisers happening this fall that serve as benefits for Hastings Family Service. Take time to enjoy them and thank those involved for caring about their neighbors. Tune in for some of the highlights from HFS Executive Director CHRIS KOOP and see a full listing at www.hastingsfamilyservice.org.

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MAYOR PAUL HICKS ON TRANSIT & TRANSPORATION:

Hastings Mayor Paul Hicks stops in after a Dakota County and City of Hastings joint workshop that examines some collaboration on transit and transportation challenges. He also discusses the possibility and timeline in his decision for next year's campaign.

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VAMPIRE FACELIFT

Are you a candidate for a "vampire facelift"? Did you know Botox is more affordable than you might think? Tune into the September edition of "Doc Of The Town" with your host DR. GARRICK OLSEN and learn about the enhancements and techniques being used at Refined Skin Medi-Spa. Visit them online at www.refinedskinmedispa.com.

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CHURCH OF FELONS

Community organizers PAM SCHMITT, MELISSA STEVENS and Deputy Police Chief DAVE WILSKE invite all listeners to a screening of the movie "Church of Felons" at the Hastings High School auditorium on Friday, Oct 13 at 6:30 pm. Tickets for the event can be purchased at www.churchoffelons.com or at the door. Tune in for our interview to hear all the details.

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TIM COLLINS SEPTEMBER 22, 2017:

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

- The Las Vegas tragedy and the ALICE training that the school district has and continues to go through

- The bond & levy issues coming before the voters in November. Click on this link to caculate your tax should the bond/levy pass:

   http://www.hastings.k12.mn.us/about_us/2017_referendum_information/tax_calculator/

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

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MARY FASBENDER ANNOUNCES MAYORAL RUN

Hastings native, longtime small-business owner and community volunteer Mary Hoffmann Fasbender announced Wednesday, October 4th on KDWA radio her candidacy for Mayor of Hastings in the 2018 election.

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MARY HAVENS BOOK SIGNING

Tune in this weekend for our interview with author MARY HAVENS as she discusses her new book, "The Shadows In My Heart". Meet Mary at a book signing at BreakAway Arts Cafe on Thursday, Oct 12th at 6:00 pm.

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2017 HASTINGS EN PLEIN AIR EVENT

Our special On Location In Depth features the first of two interviews with Artist and organizer of the 2017 Hastings En Plein Air event that invited 20 artists to capture scenes, people and landmarks found in the Hastings and Prescott area. Andy Evensen and Joshua Cunningham are my guests.

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COSTCO OF WOODBURY GRAND OPENING

Isaiah Howard, Tamra Lindahl and Julie Podgorski from the soon to open Costco in Woodbury talk with KDWA about the Grand Opening of the newest Costco at Tamarack Road & Weir Drive on Wednesday, November 15th at 8:00 am.

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GETTING TO KNOW LUKE WARREN

Get to know the new Hastings High School vocal instructor LUKE WARREN and hear how his dad's legacy inspired him to throw his hat in the ring and apply for his position and what it's like to have his mom as a peer! Tune in for our interview next week on KDWA 1460 AM / 97.7 FM or listen online at www.kdwa.com.

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MINNESOTA SINGS PRODUCER KELLY CASEY

Did you know that KDWA News Director KELLY CASEY is also the Executive Producer of the Minnesota Sings vocal competition? Hear who rose to the top at this 4th annual statewide event! Tune in for our interview on KDWA 1460 AM / 97.7 FM or listen online at www.kdwa.com.

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MARCHING BAND POST SEASON SHOW

The public is invited to see and hear the award winning Hastings High School Marching Band at Todd Field for their post season field show on Monday, October 9th at 6:00 pm. Tune in for our interview with band director EMILY CHANDLER and drum major MICAH WALT to hear highlights of this year's competition season

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MARCHING BAND POST SEASON SHOW

The public is invited to see and hear the award winning Hastings High School Marching Band at Todd Field for their post season field show on Monday, October 9th at 6:00 pm. Tune in for our interview with band director EMILY CHANDLER and drum major MICAH WALT to hear highlights of this year's competition season

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MIKE SLAVIK WITH COMMISSIONER MARK ZABEL

MIKE SLAVIK, Dakota County Commissioner and MARK ZABEL, administrator for the Vermillion River Watershed shares some history on the health and best practices engaged to increase the viability of this important Dakota county Resource.

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RELAX, MIND & BODY CONNECTION CLASSES AT BREAK AWAY ARTS

Do you really know how to breathe? Do you feel like you are stressed to the max? Tune in for our interview with NICOLE DiPALMA and MECCA PAGE and hear about their collaboration on classes to help us relax and understand the connection between mind and body. Classes start Oct 10th and registration is available at www.breakawayarts.com.

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IN THE GARDEN - PRUNING

In the Garden with CHAR SCHAAR celebrates all the work in the garden yet to do. We focus on pruning for raspberries and the many marvelous benefits of mulch. We welcome tips and questions at InTheGarden@kdwa.com

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MIKE SLAVIk VERMILLION RIVER WATERSHED ADMINISTRATOR MARK ZABEL

First District Dakota County Commissioner MIKE SLAVIK welcomes Administrator of the Vermillion River Watershed, MARK ZABEL as we find out what grants are able to help with the long term programs that will increase the health and stability of the Dakota County River.

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ILLUSIONIST JETT SKRIEN

What is the difference between an illusionist and a magician? Tune in to our interview with illusionist JETT SKRIEN and find out! Jett will be performing a family friendly show at the Hastings Arts Center on Sunday, October 8th at 3:00 pm. Tickets available online at www.hastingsartscenter.com. To learn more about Jett, please visit www.jettskrien.com.

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OLD FARMERS ALMANAC 2018

The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac is here and we talk to editor JANICE STILLMAN to hear the history of this publication and just how many layers of clothes we will need this upcoming winter. Check them out online at www.almanac.com.

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SUCIDE AWARENESS WITH FR. JOHN PAUL ECHERT

"Suicide Awareness" month. Hear from chaplain FR. JOHN PAUL ECHERT how the military is trying to help curb the high incidence of suicide through their focused prevention efforts. If you or someone you know is contemplating hurting themselves, the Suicide Prevention Hotline is 800-273-8255.

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COMMUNITY CENTER WITH KARI GORR AND ANGIE MCGINNIS

The Tilden Community Center is hopping with learners of all ages! Tune in for our interview with Hastings Community Education Director KARI GORR and ECFE Coordinator ANGIE McGINNIS to hear what's new this fall. For a full listing of their programming, go to www.hastingscommunityed.com.

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TIM COLLINS SEPTEMBER 22, 2017:

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

- talk about the coming bond and levy vote in November

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

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SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE SCOTT GERGEN

KDWA extended the opportunity to all six District #200 School Board candidates to come into our studios and interview with us about the upcoming November 7th election. Tune in for our interview with Scott Gergen.

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SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE PETER BLISSENBACH

KDWA extended the opportunity to all six District #200 School Board candidates to come into our studios and interview with us about the upcoming November 7th election. Tune in for our interview with PETER BLISSENBACH.

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NATIONAL 4H WEEK

National 4H Week is October 1-7! Tune in for our interview with ABBY WAGNER of the U of M Extension Office and 4H member ABBY STROMMEN and hear how 4H program is a year round activity for kids grade K - first year of college.

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SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE KIM CHRISTIANSON:

KDWA extended the opportunity to all six District #200 School Board candidates to come into our studios and interview with us about the upcoming November 7th election. Tune in for our interview with

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SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE KELSEY WAITS

KDWA extended the opportunity to all six District #200 School Board candidates to come into our studios and interview with us about the upcoming November 7th election. Tune in for our interview with KELSEY WAITS.

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SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE DAVE PEMBLE

KDWA extended the opportunity to all six District #200 School Board candidates to come into our studios and interview with us about the upcoming November 7th election. Tune in for our interview with DAVE PEMBLE.

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JOHN TOWNSEND - FIRE PREVENTION MONTH:

We preview fire safety plans with Hastings Assistant Director of Fire and EMS John Townsend. Fire Prevention Month is observed in October and Fire Safety Week (Oct 8-14) is our focus as we find out plans for school visits , an Open House and other outreach tools to keep everyone safe.

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IN THE GARDEN - FALL CLEANUP:

As fall approaches this In the Garden program focuses on consulting a garden journal, taking inventory and planning for next spring. Find out more about Potted Autumn Plants and discover how to pick the perfect squash. Char Schaar hosts In The Garden, every Wednesday only on KDWA.

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ALUMNI BANQUET:

You won't want to miss our interview with these two - JANE LIGHTBOURN and ELAINE ZUZEK - as they invite all Hastings High School graduates to the 133rd Annual Hastings High School Alumni Association and Banquet. The event will be held at the Onion Grille in downtown Hastings and starts at 5:30 pm. Reservations can be made at (651) 592-2725.

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ENVIROMENTAL PROCTORS NEWW VOLUNTEERS:

The Friends of the Mississippi River and the Hastings Environmental Protectors are looking for volunteers to help with a Fall cleanup at Spring Lake Park on Sat, Oct 7th starting at 9:30 a.m. Tune in for our interview with ADAM FLETT with FMR and PHIL VIETH with HEP. To register to help, go to www.fmr.org.

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ART OCTOBER

The Hastings Prescott Area Arts Council is kicking off "ARTober" from Sept 30th - Oct 31 with events highlighting the area's thriving art scene in Prescott and Hastings. Tune in for our interview with organizer CASEY JOHNSON and artist ANDY EVANSEN. The public is invited to Andy's Plein Air Painting exhibition on Sat, Sept 30th from 6:30-8:00 pm at his new studio located at 121 Tyler Street in downtown Hastings. Find a full listing of "ARTober" events at www.artoberhpaac.com.

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TIM COLLINS SEPTEMBER 22, 2017:

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

- the talk session on the bond and levy question coming in November

- questions from the public on the bond and levy votes

- the investment at Todd field

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

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ELECTION WORKER DEANNA WERNER:

Hastings School District #200 will hold an election on Tuesday, November 7th to elect new school board members and ask voter approval for a district referendum. Tune in for our interview with Coordinator of District Services and district election clerk DEANNA WERNER to hear the details.

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MITCHEL LUCAS LEGACY WEEKEND:

All are invited to the 3rd Annual Mitchel Martin Lucas Legacy weekend on Saturday, Sept 30th at the Orlando Game Farm. Money raised at the event funds scholarships for Hastings High School students. Hear all the details from organizer JEFF LUCAS. To register call (612) 619-0590.

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SEARCHING MY SOUL PT-1:

It's the September episodes of "Searching My Soul with Fr. Cole with your host FR. COLE KRACKE. This month we discuss conflict and how Sacred Scripture tells us how to get on the path of reconciliation if involved in conflict.

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SEARCHING MY SOUL PT-2

It's the September episodes of "Searching My Soul with Fr. Cole with your host FR. COLE KRACKE. This month we discuss conflict and how Sacred Scripture tells us how to get on the path of reconciliation if involved in conflict.

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