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DEACON ROD WALKER ANSWERS GOD'S CALL PART-1

Meet newly ordained DEACON ROD WALKER in Part 2 of our two-part interview. Hear how he answered God's call, that was 30 years in the making.

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DEACON ROD WALKER ANSWERS GOD'S CALL PART-2

Meet newly ordained DEACON ROD WALKER in Part 2 of our two-part interview. Hear how he answered God's call, that was 30 years in the making.

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GET HEALTY

With the new year here and all its resolutions to get healthy, Physical Therapist Intern LINDSEY ATCHISON and Allina Physical Therapists AARON WICKBOLDT and JORDAN McGOWAN share tips on staying injury free while pursuing your health goals.

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DAKOTA COUNTY COMMISSION CHAIR MIKE SLAVIK WITH 2019 RECAP

Dakota County Commission Chairman MIKE SLAVIK provides a recap of accomplishments of the Board for 2019 in the areas of transportation, parks, and housing development.

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BTYR NEW PROGRAM IN HASTINGS

Did you know Hastings is part of Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Cottage Grove and Surrounding Communities? In our interview with State Representative TONY JURGENS and BTYR Board President RAY KANE you will learn more.

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MN REP TONY JURGENS ON THE UPCOMING SESSION

The new Legislative session starts on February 11th. In our interview with District 54B State Representative TONY JURGENS hear some of the issues being brought forward during this bonding session.

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SMS THE CATHOLIC CHURCH DECLINING MEMBERSHIP PT-1

The Catholic Church faces the same issues with declining membership that many other mainline religions are dealing with. In part 1 of our two-part "Searching My Soul" with FATHER COLE KRACKE he delves into this topic.

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SMS THE CATHOLIC CHURCH DECLINING MEMBERSHIP PT-2

The Catholic Church faces the same issues with declining membership that many other mainline religions are dealing with. In for part 2 of our two-part "Searching My Soul" with FATHER COLE KRACKE he delves deeper into this topic.

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BURNS NIGHT SCOTCH TASTINGS THIS SATURDAY

Registration is open for two public upcoming events at the LeDuc Historic Estate in Hastings. The Burns Night Scotch Tastings is this Saturday, January 25th and the Valentine's Tea is Saturday, February 8th. In our interview with Site Supervisor MARIAH RING hear the details and a recap of the Holiday season at the house.

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JOHN HINZMAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ANNUAL REPORT

Hastings Community Development Director JOHN HINZMAN for a brief overview of the Community Development Annual Report, and recaps of activities around town, like the Confluence, the Target store building, and new housing at Schoolhouse Square.

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DOUBLE DOWN DAREDEVILS

How did classic violinist MARY ELLEN FOX become the fiddler in the Double Down Daredevils Bluegrass Band? Listen to our interview with her and band member BRIN PETERSEN for the whole story!

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60th ANNUAL PATRIOT TOURNAMENT FEB 7-8

Share memories with SHANNON McGINNIS, DICK CRAGG, MARY INGEBRAND, DAN McGINNIS and NICK TUCKNER. The 60th Annual Patriot Tournament is Feb 7-8.

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HPAAC SURVEY

The Hastings Prescott Area Arts Council (HPAAC) wants your help in taking a survey regarding the area's arts. In our interview with consultant BRENDA KAYZAR and HPAAC President KATHY O'KEEFE for all the details. Survey can be taken at www.hastingsisarts.com.

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A LOOK BACK AT THE HOLIDAYS AT AUGUSTANA

GORDON GATHRIGHT, and newly-appointed Park Ridge Housing Director ANNA AMY they look back at the Holidays at Augustana, and discuss the upcoming year.

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PAM COLLINS ON REALTOR SAFETY

This Weeks Realtor Pam Collins talks about realtor safety. 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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CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK AT SEAS

Catholic Schools Week is January 25-31. SEAS School Principal TIM SULLIVAN talks about all the things the school has planned to celebrate.

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LEARN ABOUT 360 COMMUNITIES WITH VICKI ILLA

Learn all the great things being done under the 360 Communities umbrella during our interview with Lewis House Supervisor VICKI ILLA.

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HASTINGS CHAMBER BUSINESS OF THE YEAR MERCHANTS BANK

Congratulations to MERCHANTS BANK of Hastings for being named the Business of the Year by the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau. We have a great interview with BRUCE GOBLIRSCH and MIKE SWANSON.

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HASTINGS CHAMBER EDUCATIOR OF THE YEAR JOE BEATTIE

Congratulations to Hastings High School Biology Teacher MR. JOE BEATTIE on being named "Educator of the Year" by the Hastings Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau. Learn about his path to teaching.

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HASTINGS CHAMBER VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR CHUCK SPAVIN

Congratulations to Hastings Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau Volunteer of the Year CHUCK SPAVIN. Hear about the volunteerism that led up to this award.

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ANYTIME FITNESS NEW DIAGNOSTIC TEST

Have you heard about the Evolt 360 at Anytime Fitness in Hastings? In our interview with personal trainers JOHN McQUADE and CORTNEY CADWELL hear how this diagnostic test can help you maximize your health goals.

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GRIEF CHAT PART 1

Grief Chat Host MITCH CARMODY was joined this month by his wife BARB and MARK and CAROLYN WOOMER and their son JED. In part 1 of our two part conversation learn about Proactive Grieving, turning Loss into Legacy and Collateral Blessings.

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GRIEF CHAT PART 2

Grief Chat Host MITCH CARMODY was joined this month by his wife BARB and MARK and CAROLYN WOOMER and their son JED. In part 2 of our two part conversation learn about Proactive Grieving, turning Loss into Legacy and Collateral Blessings.

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DEACON ROD WALKER ANSWERS GOD'S CALL PART-1

Meet newly ordained DEACON ROD WALKER in Part 2 of our two-part interview. Hear how he answered God's call, that was 30 years in the making.

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DEACON ROD WALKER ANSWERS GOD'S CALL PART-2

Meet newly ordained DEACON ROD WALKER in Part 2 of our two-part interview. Hear how he answered God's call, that was 30 years in the making.

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MATT SHATEK GUINESS WORLD RECORD HOLDER

Congratulations to MATT SHATEK on becoming the Guinness World Record Holder for the "longest distance water skiing on two hands". In our interview you will learn about this accomplishment.

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UWH PROGRAM DIRECTOR JANE NEUMILLER-BUSTAD HELPING KIDS SUCEED

Helping Kids Succeed is gaining traction in ISD 200. Hear Program Director JANE NEUMILLER-BUSTAD talk about how the program is expanding and the benefits it will bring.

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BOOKSTUBE AT THE BIERSTUBE JANUARY 16TH

The January 16th "Bookstube at the Bierstube" event features Mystery Crime Fiction author JUDY KERR and her new book "Black Friday". The public is invited to come for dinner at 5:30 pm, with the presentation starting at 6:30 pm. In this interview with Judy hear how she launched this new career as an author

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CHANGES COMMING TO FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

KDWA joins the First Presbyterian Church of Hastings in thanking longtime church musician PAT DYMACHEK and Pastor DAN YEAZEL for their many contributions to the church and to the Hastings community. Pat is leaving to spend more time with her family and Pastor Dan is leaving to lead a congregation in New Zealand.

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EMERGENCY ROOM CARE AT REGINA

If you haven't had to go to the Emergency Room at Regina Hospital lately, you might not know many of the great services they offer. In our interview with Regina and River Falls Hospital President HELEN STRIKE and DR. JUSTIN PATTEE, ER Medical Director you will learn more.

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CHRISTY LUNDBY-HILL SPRING MARKET IS HERE

Christy Lundby-Hill asks, "with the spring market here how does that affect buyers and sellers?" 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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BBB HOW TO PROTECT YOUR ONLINE REPUTATION

How can you protect your online reputation? KDWA has some advice from BESS ELLENSON of the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota.

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UWH MARI MELLICK RECAPS DONATIONS

United Way of Hastings continues to wrap up accounting for donations in 2019. Hear Executive Director MARI MELLICK recap the year at UWH.

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CHAMBER CHAT WITH PRESIDENT KRISTY BARSE

In this month's edition of "Chamber Chat" we hear from President KRISTY BARSE about the upcoming Hastings Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau's Annual Meeting and Dinner on January 23rd.

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WHAT IS A TROLL FARM TONY ALONGI FILLS US IN

What is a "troll farm"? KDWA talks with former Hastings City Council member TONY ALONGI about the impact of social media on our political process.

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BOOKSTUBE AT THE BIERSTUBE JANUARY 16TH

The January 16th "Bookstube at the Bierstube" event features Mystery Crime Fiction author JUDY KERR and her new book "Black Friday". The public is invited to come for dinner at 5:30 pm, with the presentation starting at 6:30 pm. In this interview with Judy hear how she launched this new career as an author

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT HFS

You have skills unique to YOU and Hastings Family Service wants to meet you! In part 2 of our interview with HFS Executive Director Chris KOOP learn about the many volunteer opportunities that exist a

www.hastingsfamilyservice.org

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ELECTION JUDGES NEEDED

Looking for an interesting part-time job - only working 3 days this year? The City of Hastings is looking for election judges to work the two primaries on March 3rd and August 11th and the General Election on November 3rd. Training is provided. Call ERICA HENDERSON at City Hall if interested. (651) 480-2343.

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CHANGES COMMING TO FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

KDWA joins the First Presbyterian Church of Hastings in thanking longtime church musician PAT DYMACHEK and Pastor DAN YEAZEL for their many contributions to the church and to the Hastings community. Pat is leaving to spend more time with her family and Pastor Dan is leaving to lead a congregation in New Zealand.

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SUMMER AT THE Y ALREADY

Thinking about summer yet? The Hastings Area YMCA is! Summer Day Camp registration is now open, so take advantage of special pricing. Learn all the details from MELISSA MORRIS of the Y.

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HFS_EXECUTIVE DIR. CHRIS KOOP RECAPS PROJECT SHARE

In part 1 of our conversation with Hastings Family Service Executive Director CHRIS KOOP thanks the public and recaps the success of the Project Share program.

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CHAMBER CHAT WITH PRESIDENT KRISTY BARSE

In this month's edition of "Chamber Chat" we hear from President KRISTY BARSE about the upcoming Hastings Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau's Annual Meeting and Dinner on January 23rd.

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CARPENTER NATURE CENTER

What the heck is Intern KENDALL CHERGOSKY of the Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center holding up? Find this out and more in our interview.

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DIZZINESS

Tune in for our discussion on dizziness with ALLINA Physical Therapy intern CARISSA FULLER and Physical Therapist AARON WICKBOLDT.

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EMERGENCY ROOM CARE AT REGINA

If you haven't had to go to the Emergency Room at Regina Hospital lately, you might not know many of the great services they offer. In our interview with Regina and River Falls Hospital President HELEN STRIKE and DR. JUSTIN PATTEE, ER Medical Director you will learn more.

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KYLE KREUSER SOCCER COACH OF THE YEAR

Congratulations to KYLE KREUSER of Hastings for being named Rec Soccer Coach of the Year for the state of Minnesota AND the Midwest. Kyle is a 6th grade Social Studies teacher at the Hastings Middle School. Tune in for our interview to hear how this award came about.

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UWH MARI MELLICK RECAPS DONATIONS

United Way of Hastings continues to wrap up accounting for donations in 2019. Hear Executive Director MARI MELLICK recap the year at UWH.

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UWH PROGRAM DIRECTOR JANE NEUMILLER-BUSTAD HELPING KIDS SUCEED

Helping Kids Succeed is gaining traction in ISD 200. Hear Program Director JANE NEUMILLER-BUSTAD talk about how the program is expanding and the benefits it will bring.

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WHEN SHOULD YOU DOWNSIZE

Greg Jablonske & Wayne Beisse from Home Results Group talk about "when should you downzize?" If you have a question for Greg at 651-248-0366 or wayne at 612-599-5534 or (651) 437-2121 and ask for Greg, Wayne or the Home Results Group, you can e-mail them at hastingsinfo@edinarealty.com:

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HOW DID WE BECOME HASTINGS

Just what do you know about the four founding fathers of Hastings? In our interview with historian SPENCER JOHNSON to learn how Oboptwe became Oliver's Grove and then eventually Hastings.

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WHAT EXACTLY IS ALZHEIMERS

What exactly is Alzheimers and what distinguishes it from other dementias? In our interview with Coborn's Pharmacy Manager TROY ANDERSON to learn about this disease.

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ALL ARE CALLED TO SAINTHOOD

We are all called to Sainthood, but what exactly does that mean? In for Part 2 of this month's Searching My Soul with Father Cole's, thoughts on this from pastor FATHER COLE KRACKE.

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SPENCER JOHNSON ON THE HISTORY OF BREWERIES IN HASTINGS

Learn more about the rich history of the breweries in Hastings from local historian SPENCER JOHNSON.

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CASH FLOW PLANNER

RICK WAGNER, author and cash flow planner shares insights into funding your retirement in his book, "100 Year Concept". Rick's book is available on Amazon and at www.2in1plan.com

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BBB HOW TO PROTECT YOUR ONLINE REPUTATION

How can you protect your online reputation? KDWA has some advice from BESS ELLENSON of the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota.

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MEALS MADE FOR YOU

6:00 pm....It's the time of day that most people panic about what to serve their family for dinner. In our interview with Hastings native LIBBY MEHAFFEY she tells us how she and her partners JEN DRANE and BECKY MANN are helping Twin City families get a hot, nutritious, homemade meal on the table. They can help you too.

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW WITH PASTOR RALPH OLSEN

It's another addition of "Where Are They Now" as we catch up with Pastor Ralph Olsen and hear about his new latest venture as a Certified Celebrant with a consortium of Twin Cities Funeral Homes.

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WINTER HOME SAFETY TIPS

With the end of October coming, Winter is not far behind. Hastings Building Safety associates CRAIG SCHULTZ and JERRY BACKLUND stopped by the KDWA studios to provide timely reminders for winter home safety.

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FINANCIAL COURSE ON SPENDING

Are you a little worried about all the Christmas spending you have been doing? Maybe Financial Peace University is for you. In our interview with facilitators KRISTINA and JOHN VIKTORA-CROKE we learn more about this 9 week course based on the methods of John Ramsey. The classes start on January 12th and run for 12 weeks. Sign up at www.rezumc.org.

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LETTERS FROM HOME FOUNDER ERIN DEARTH

After the rush of the holidays, take time for a great FREE family friendly event. Listen to our interview with Letters From Home founder ERIN DEARTH and her show costar DAN BECKMANN.

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