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RIVERTOWN LIVE 2021

Rivertown Live! 2021 has been scheduled and the same great lineup plus more will be performing according to Rotarians BRIAN SCHOMMER and TOM MONTGOMERY

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BBB HOLIDAY SCAMS

According to the Better Business Bureau, pet scams are up since the pandemic began and the Holiday season is bringing out additional scammers. In our interview with BBB Communications Director BAO VANG you will learn some of the ways you can protect yourself. .

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APRIL IN PIECES

Seven sisters set out to write a poem a day as a challenge to help them cope with Covid 19 during the pandemic. The book is "April in Pieces" and KDWA interviewed 3 of the sisters to hear how the book came about, LISA VALENTINE, AILEEN HOLTHAUS and ZITA BRUESS.

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THE LEGACY OF LEW LINDE AT HFS

Hear a very special edition of Hastings Family Service's "Mission Possible" with Executive Director CHRIS KOOP as she fondly recalls the legacy that LEW LINDE left behind.

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A ONE EYED AMBASSADOR FOR CNC

A one-eyed barred owl is currently training to become an Ambassador for the Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center! She was injured in the wild and is being trained by Executive Director JENNIFER VIETH.

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ENDOWMENTS & LEGACY GIFTS FOR THE YMCA

In our conversation with Hastings Area YMCA Executive Director DERRICK JAEGER we talk about endowments and legacy gifts with Board Chair MARLYS SCHMITT and JERI GLICK-ANDERSON, Senior Planned Giving Director.

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CATCH UP WITH HASTINGS TREASURE LEW LINDE

Tune in and get caught up with Hastings treasure LEW LINDE in Part 1 of our upcoming two part interview and hear his many accomplishments in life and his current pro bono legal work with abused women. Listen to KDWA 1460 AM / 97.7 FM or online at www.kdwa.com.

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LEW LINDE - LIFE ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Tune in and get caught up with Hastings treasure LEW LINDE in Part 2 of our upcoming two part interview and hear his many accomplishments in life and his current pro bono legal work with abused women. Listen to KDWA 1460 AM / 97.7 FM or online at www.kdwa.com.

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LEW LINDE

Hastings treasure, LEW LINDE stopped into KDWA to reminisce about his life. Hear his fascinating story in an upcoming interview!

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PAM COLLINS WHAT THE HECK DO REALTORS DO PART 3

This Weeks Realtor Pam Collins answers the question "what the heck do realtors do part 3(651) 319-1298, or ask for Pam at (651) 437-2121 or e-mail at hastingsinfo@edinarealty.com:

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RICK SPICUZZA PRESCOTT SCHOOL UPDATE

Hear from SUPT. RICK SPICUZZA about a shift in the district instructional delivery model, a community survey and how the Prescott School District is working to keep their staff and students healthy and engaged!

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ST JOHN'S LIVE NATIVITY

The 4th annual Living Nativity will be presented by St John's Lutheran Church (202 8th St W) in Hastings on Dec 5th. Here are the details from PASTOR JON ZIMPELMANN.

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HASTINGS POLICE CHIEF BRYAN SCHAFER WITH UPDATES

In our monthly check in with the City of Hastings, we visit with Hastings Police Chief BRYAN SCHAFER and discuss the Snow Emergency Season, naming Officer Whitney Rinowski as the Community Engagement Officer, and Chief Schafer's recent anniversary with the Department.

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HASTINGS RESIDENT FIGHTS COVID-19

Many people have been affected by the Covid 19 coronavirus, but TRAVIS JOHNSON of Hastings had a severe case and was hospitalized for nine days in June. Hear Travis tell his story and share how he is still recovering from symptoms months later.

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW FEATURING LINN WARREN

KDWA presents another edition of "Where Are They Now?" featuring LIN WARREN. Hear about his second careers as a realtor, the choir Director at OSLC and putting tours together for Gateway Tours.

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ST JOHN'S LIVE NATIVITY

The 4th annual Living Nativity will be presented by St John's Lutheran Church (202 8th St W) in Hastings on Dec 5th. Here are the details from PASTOR JON ZIMPELMANN.

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HARBOR CHURCH STILL MINISTERING

KDWA continues its monthly rotational series featuring members of the Hastings Ministerial Association, and this month we welcome PASTOR JIM ANDERSON of the Harbor Church. Hear how they are still ministering to people both in person and online.

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RICK SPICUZZA PRESCOTT SCHOOL UPDATE

Hear from SUPT. RICK SPICUZZA about a shift in the district instructional delivery model, a community survey and how the Prescott School District is working to keep their staff and students healthy and engaged!

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GRATITUDE WITH LISA VALENTINE

Enjoy our conversation about gratitude with LISA VALENTINE, founder of the RiverTown Gratefulness Gatherings.

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PASTOR JIM ANDERSON THANKSGIVING THIS YEAR

Thanksgiving may look a little different for families this year, but there still are many ways to connect with people and be thankful. Learn more in our conversation with PASTOR JIM ANDERSON of the Harbor Church in Hastings.

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ITH_HOLIDAY GARDEN GIFT IDEAS

Our last show of the year brings a list of great gift ideas for the gardener in your life. Char and Kelly share their favorites that might delight anyone on your list.

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HASTINGS COVID-19 UPDATE

During our conversation with HELEN STRIKE, President of the River Falls and Regina Hospitals and DR. MELODY McKENZIE, Primary Care Clinic Lead Physician and Director of Medical Affairs at Regina we hear the latest Covid statistics for the Hastings area and what we can do to mitigate further spread.

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WHAT THE LATEST LOCKDOWNS MEAN IN HASTINGS

DAN and MO chat with two local restauranteurs that have great ideas to get through the latest state mandate. Mo and Dan talk with BECCA CANEFF of Perkins and NICOLE SINDELAR of the Hastings Public House.

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HHS FALL PLAY ROMEO AND JULIET

The Hastings High School fall play "Romeo and Juliet" will be presented virtually and Director MOLLY McELROY, Senior cast member ADAM IVERSON and Junior cast member HOPE DAVIS tell KDWA listeners all the details.

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TCU SOCIAL WORKER AT AUGUSTANA

What happens when you or your loved one is released from the hospital after an injury or surgery but not quite ready to go home? DIANE PERRIER, TCU Social Worker at Augustana Casia Care can help you make the move to a transitional care unit.

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IRISH HISTORIAN JIM ROGERS

Learn about the Irish in Minnesota and particularly Dakota County in this interview with Irish Historian JIM ROGERS.

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HASTINGS POLICE CHIEF BRYAN SCHAFER WITH UPDATES

In our monthly check in with the City of Hastings, we visit with Hastings Police Chief BRYAN SCHAFER and discuss the Snow Emergency Season, naming Officer Whitney Rinowski as the Community Engagement Officer, and Chief Schafer's recent anniversary with the Department.

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IS IT SAFE TO TAKE A WINTER VACATION

Did the first snowfall make you dream of a winter vacation? Is it safe to travel? In our interview with TED BLANK of Travel Leaders in River Falls hear his insights and recommendations.

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CHRISTY LUNDBY-HILL WHAT IS THIS MARKET DOING

Christy Lundby-Hill talks about "what is this market doing?" 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 them at hastingsinfo@edinarealty.com:

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MINORITY OWNED BUSINESSES IN THE 1800'S

Historian HEIDI LANGENFELD shares stories of various minority owned businesses in Hastings going back to the 1800's.

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LEWIS SCULPTURES IN NORTHFIELD

Artist DALE LEWIS and his Fine Arts Representative MECCA PAGE share exciting news about two of Dal's sculptures being displayed in Northfield.

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MAYOR MARY WITH CITY COUNCIL RECAP

MAYOR MARY FASBENDER recaps the November 16th City Council meeting.

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UWH AND KINDNESS WEEK

United Way of Hastings Executive Director MARI MELLICK, and Director of Helping Kids Succeed JANE NEUMILLER-BUSTAD provide ideas for the upcoming Kindness Week, ending on November 19th with Give to the Max Day. We also discuss the Banner Campaign, and Food 4 Kids.

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DAKOTA COUNTY COVID STATISTICS AND INFORMATION

Dakota County has information on their website to answer questions and give information about Covid statistics, testing options and many other resources for residents. MELANIE COUNTRYMAN, Dakota County Epidemiologist and Dakota County Director of Public Health BONNIE BRUESHOFF have the details

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TCU SOCIAL WORKER AT AUGUSTANA

What happens when you or your loved one is released from the hospital after an injury or surgery but not quite ready to go home? DIANE PERRIER, TCU Social Worker at Augustana Casia Care can help you make the move to a transitional care unit.

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MAYOR MARY WITH CITY COUNCIL RECAP

MAYOR MARY FASBENDER recaps the November 16th City Council meeting.

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CHAPLAIN GATHRIGHT ON COVID WORRIES

CHAPLAIN GORDON GATHRIGHT of Augustana Casia in Hastings shared personal insights into grief and how worries about Covid have added another layer of grief to the Holiday Season.

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HHS FALL PLAY ROMEO AND JULIET

The Hastings High School fall play "Romeo and Juliet" will be presented virtually and Director MOLLY McELROY, Senior cast member ADAM IVERSON and Junior cast member HOPE DAVIS tell KDWA listeners all the details.

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IN THE GARDEN OUTDOOR HOLIDAY DECOR

Outdoor Holiday Decorating is the topic for In The Garden today. Char and Kelly use several natural materials and invite listeners to add their creativity to make a splendid display for all to enjoy.

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ROBOTS MILKING COWS JUSTIN SCHAFFER TALKS WITH KDWA

Robots milking cows? Yup! Hear all about it from local dairy farmer JUSTIN SCHAFFER.

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HISTORY OF THE PEANUT LINE RAILROAD

Historian SPENCER JOHNSON tells listeners about the old "Peanut Line" that used to run between Stillwater and Hastings.

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HASTINGS RESIDENT HOLDS A GUINESS WORLD RECORD

Congratulations to Hastings resident PAM ONNEN and her Guinness World Record for spelling the most words backwards in 60 seconds!

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PAYING IT FORWARD TO AREA LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES

Hastings native NICK PETERS shares how he is paying it forward to area law enforcement agencies. Learn how the idea for his mission got started!

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CONSULTING RESULTS FROM HPAAC

The results of the Hastings Prescott Area Arts Council survey have been consolidated into a comprehensive plan. Hear what next steps are from HPAAC President KATHY O'KEEFE and BRENDA KAYZAR of Urbane Dr K Consulting firm.

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PASTOR RANDY BURG ON FAITH

Members of the Hastings Ministerial Association rotate monthly for a radio show on KDWA. This month PASTOR RANDY BERG of Calvary Christian Church shares thoughts on Faith.

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PASTOR RANDY BERG HOW TO LIVE A FRUITFUL LIFE

How does one live a "fruitful life"? In our conversation with RANDY BERG, Pastor of Calvary Christian Church in Hastings, as part of monthly rotation of members of the Hastings Ministerial Association we learn how to live a fruitful life..

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GREG JABLONSKE & WAYNE BEISSEL on "Affordability

Greg Jablonske and Wayne Beissel with Home Results Group talk about "affordbility." If you have a question for Greg or Wayne call and ask for them at (651) 437-2121 or the Home Results Group, you can e-mail them at hastingsinfo@edinarealty.com:

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GREG JABLONSKE & WAYNE BEISSEL on "Affordability

Greg Jablonske and Wayne Beissel with Home Results Group talk about "affordbility." If you have a question for Greg or Wayne call and ask for them at (651) 437-2121 or the Home Results Group, you can e-mail them at hastingsinfo@edinarealty.com:

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CELEBRATING 70 YEARS OF MARRIAGE

Did you know that less than 1% of all marriages celebrate 70 years together? Congratulations to LARRY and RITA McNAMARA on achieving this milestone

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LEWIS SCULPTURES IN NORTHFIELD

Artist DALE LEWIS and his Fine Arts Representative MECCA PAGE share exciting news about two of Dal's sculptures being displayed in Northfield.

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HASTINGS PUBLIC SCHOOLS GOING TO FULL DISTANCE LEARNING

Hastings Public Schools will be making a shift from the current hybrid learning model to full distance learning. All the details from Superintendent Dr. BOB McDOWELL and chair or the board KELSEY WAITS.

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THE SCIENCE OF HAPPINESS

It's another edition of "Doc of the Town: with host DR. GARRICK OLSEN. Learn about the Science of Happiness.

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MINORITY OWNED BUSINESSES IN THE 1800'S

Historian HEIDI LANGENFELD shares stories of various minority owned businesses in Hastings going back to the 1800's.

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GRIEF CHAT COMES TO AN END

All good things must come to an end, and that includes "Grief Chat" with host MITCH CARMODY! Mitch started this radio show around 10 years ago to help the public deal with different kinds of grief.

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LEWIS SCULPTURES IN NORTHFIELD

Artist DALE LEWIS and his Fine Arts Representative MECCA PAGE share exciting news about two of Dal's sculptures being displayed in Northfield.

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HASTINGS PUBLIC SCHOOLS GOING TO FULL DISTANCE LEARNING

Hastings Public Schools will be making a shift from the current hybrid learning model to full distance learning. All the details from Superintendent Dr. BOB McDOWELL and chair or the board KELSEY WAITS.

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ANYTIME FITNESS GETS YOU READY FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Anytime Fitness in the Westview Center has ideas to keep you moving and ready for the busy Holiday season. Trainers JOHN McQUADE and CORTNEY JANISCH have the details.

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IN THE GARDEN THE GREAT PUMPKIN

TheGreatPumpkin. Autumn is the traditional season for celebrating that orange fruit-the Pumpkin. Char and Kelly offer some pumpkin history, some fun facts and one of Char's favorite recipes.

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CELEBRATING 70 YEARS OF MARRIAGE

Did you know that less than 1% of all marriages celebrate 70 years together? Congratulations to LARRY and RITA McNAMARA on achieving this milestone

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VETERANS DAY WITH DEAN MARKUSON

November 11th is Veterans Day and KDWA gets caught up with our friend, neighbor and veteran DEAN MARKUSON.

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