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A SAWMILL IN YOUR BACK YARD

Did you know that Hastings and the surrounding areas have their own family-owned and operated custom sawmill right in their own backyard? Matt Ruben, Owner and Operator of Ruben Custom Sawmilling joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner for a fun In-Depth Interview, to talk about their family business, how it came to be, their products, species of trees used for projects, and much, much more on the subject of wood!

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26TH ANNUAL RELAY FOR LIFE

The 26th Annual Relay for Life, sponsored by Regina Hospital and Allied Productions, is Friday, August 7th from 6:00 - 11:00 pm. During for our interview with event co-chair LINDA KAMPA learn what the night will be like and how you can participate.

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RED WING YMCA RENTING PEPIN CABINS TO PUBLIC

The Red Wing YMCA is renting out their Camp Pepin cabins to the public. The cabins are on the Wisconsin side of Lake Pepin, between Stockholm and Pepin. In our interview with Camp Pepin Executive Director MARTHA HARRIS you will learn how your family can take advantage of this summer opportunity.

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LEARN WHO THE NEW PRINCESS KAY OF THE MILKY WAY IS

The reining Princess Kay of the Milky Way AMY KYLLO and her butter likeness will be relinquishing her crown on August 12th. In our interview with Amy and JANET BREMER, the Minnesota Dairy Princess Coordinator learn about Amy's reign.

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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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SUE SILBER & PAM COLLINS WITH EDINA REALTY SAY DON'T SWEAT IT PT-2

This Weeks Realtor Pam Collins and Sue Silber say "don't sweat it pt-2." If you have a question for Sue or Pam you can call them at 651-437-2121 and ask for Sue or Pam, or e-mail to hastingsinfo@edinarealty.com:

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SHOULD YOU GET THE COVID-19 VACCINE

When can we expect a vaccine for Covid 19 and why is it important to stay up to date on vaccinations? We turn to Coborn's Pharmacy Manager TROY ANDERSON for trusted answers to these questions.

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UPDATE WITH MAYOR MARY

07/23 - The Hastings City Council met Monday night and MAYOR MARY FASBENDER recapped the results with us.

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IT'S SIMPLY SUNNIE SWEETS

Congratulations to entrepreneur KAYLA BIRK and her bakery Simply Sunnie Sweets. During our interview with Kayla learn how she got her start.

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FR MARTIN SIEBENALER HOW TO COPE WITH ISOLATION

FR. MARTIN SIEBENALER offers good advice to KDWA listeners about how to cope in the isolated world we live in and why we should lean on each other.

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PAYING IT FORWARD

Foss and Swanson Veterans continues to evolve their mission and KDWA chatted with CEO DEAN MARKUSON to hear about his philosophy of "paying it forward".

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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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SHOULD YOU GET THE COVID-19 VACCINE

When can we expect a vaccine for Covid 19 and why is it important to stay up to date on vaccinations? We turn to Coborn's Pharmacy Manager TROY ANDERSON for trusted answers to these questions.

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PASTOR PARIS PASCH SPIRTUAL LESSON IN THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC

Could there be a spiritual lesson for us in the Covid 19 pandemic? PASTOR PARIS PASCH of the Journey Church thinks so. In for Part 2 of our conversation with him as part of our rotation with members of the Hastings Ministerial Association.

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26TH ANNUAL RELAY FOR LIFE

The 26th Annual Relay for Life, sponsored by Regina Hospital and Allied Productions, is Friday, August 7th from 6:00 - 11:00 pm. During for our interview with event co-chair LINDA KAMPA learn what the night will be like and how you can participate.

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ITG_FLYING GARDEN VISITORS

Our focus today is Flying Visitors to the Garden. Char and Kelly have tips for welcoming Butterflies, Hummingbirds and Dragonflies to your garden flower buffet.

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THE JOURNEY WITH PASTOR PARIS PASCH PT-1

We are all on a journey and PASTOR PARIS PASCH is our guest this month on our regular rotation of members of the Hastings Ministerial Association. In part 1 of our interview, hear how he is still ministering to his congregation through the use of technology and in person on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am at the Hastings Arts Center.

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COMMUNITY ED SUMMER PROGRAMS

There are still plenty of ways to enjoy summer through Hastings Community Education. In for our interview with STEPHANIE BECKEN, Enrichment and Youth Development Coordinator and School Age Care Coordinator you will learn all about it.

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RED WING YMCA RENTING PEPIN CABINS TO PUBLIC

The Red Wing YMCA is renting out their Camp Pepin cabins to the public. The cabins are on the Wisconsin side of Lake Pepin, between Stockholm and Pepin. In our interview with Camp Pepin Executive Director MARTHA HARRIS you will learn how your family can take advantage of this summer opportunity.

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UPDATE WITH MAYOR MARY

07/23 - The Hastings City Council met Monday night and MAYOR MARY FASBENDER recapped the results with us.

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HASTINGS CHAMBER CHAT

A great reminder from the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau President KRISTY BARSE. Hear how local businesses are doing after the Covid 19 shutdown.

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MIKE SLAVIK ON HOW TO SPEND 40-MILLION OF CARES MONEY

In our monthly interview with Dakota County Commissioner Board Chair MIKE SLAVIK, he is resuming his usual tour of the county and we find out how things are moving along. We also discuss the County's proposals for using $40 million of CARES funding, including rural broadband, and business assistance.

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GREG JABLONSKE & WAYNE BEISSEL ON REAL ESTATE

Greg Jablonske & Wayne Beissel from Home Results Group talk about "real estate" 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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UPDATE WITH MAYOR MARY

07/23 - The Hastings City Council met Monday night and MAYOR MARY FASBENDER recapped the results with us.

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MINNESOTA FIRE ENGINE CLUB

This truck proudly served the city of Randolph for many years and is now owned by LEONARD SCHRADER and part of the Minnesota Fire Engine Club. See other vintage fire trucks on display at "Pumpers on the Mississippi", August 8th from 6:00-10:00 pm at Jaycee Park in Hastings.

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HASTINGS COVID-19 UPDATE

Statistics are showing that the spread of Covid 19 is happening more in the younger age group. In our interview with Regina Hospital President HELEN STRIKE and DR. MELODY McKENZIE learn how we can help keep Hastings and the surrounding areas healthy.

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HASTINGS CHAMBER CHAT

A great reminder from the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau President KRISTY BARSE. Hear how local businesses are doing after the Covid 19 shutdown.

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DAKOTA COUNTY TO HELP SMALL BUSINESS

KDWA and Dakota County Commissioner Board Chair MIKE SLAVIK, welcome Dakota CDA Director of Economic Development LISA ALFSON, we talk about a $10.4 million small business grant program, starting on July 27. We also discuss the background of the CDA, and LISA's time with the organization.

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COVID-19 TESTING OF VULNERABLE ADULTS

Dakota County has partnered with Blue Stone Physicians to remove barriers for Covid 19 testing for individuals with disabilities and vulnerable adults. Learn more in our interview with Deputy Director of Social Services GIL ACEVEDO.

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UPDATE WITH MAYOR MARY

07/23 - The Hastings City Council met Monday night and MAYOR MARY FASBENDER recapped the results with us.

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IT'S SIMPLY SUNNIE SWEETS

Congratulations to entrepreneur KAYLA BIRK and her bakery Simply Sunnie Sweets. During our interview with Kayla learn how she got her start.

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AUGUSTANA ADMISSIONS

Augustana Health is now part of Cassia. In our interview with Chaplain GORDON GATHRIGHT and Admissions Nurse BRITTANY THOMPSON hear how the staff is stepping up to help families and their loved ones during the pandemic.

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MINNESOTA FIRE ENGINE CLUB

This truck proudly served the city of Randolph for many years and is now owned by LEONARD SCHRADER and part of the Minnesota Fire Engine Club. See other vintage fire trucks on display at "Pumpers on the Mississippi", August 8th from 6:00-10:00 pm at Jaycee Park in Hastings.

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IN THE GARDEN ADDING FRAGRANCE AND TEXTURES TO YOUR GARDEN

Adding Fragrance and Texture to your Garden is the goal. Char and Kelly offer some favorite plant suggestions that may increase the enjoyment of your outdoor landscape.

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MN STATE SENATOR KARLA BIGHAM ON SPECIAL SESSION

On this segment of Community In Depth, we talk with Senator KARLA BIGHAM about the special session on Monday, July 20th, and the outcomes of that session. We also chat about a bill she authored to provide confidentiality for first responders who seek counseling after traumatic episodes at work.

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MEET DR ROBERT MCDOWELL NEW DISTRICT 200 SUPERINTENDENT

It's official! DR. ROBERT McDOWELL started as Superintendent of the Hastings Public School District.

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CHAMBER CHAT WITH KRISTY BARSE

Looking for some summer vacation ideas but want to play it safe and stay a little bit closer to home? KRISTY BARSE, Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau President shares some interesting "taycation treasures" in the Hastings, Prescott and surrounding areas.

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LIFE ON THE FARM

Father Siebenaler life on the farm

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MN STATE SENATOR KARLA BIGHAM ON WALTZ EMERGENCY POWERS

The State Legislature went into a second Special Session on July 13th. We check in with Senator KARLA BIGHAM to get a recap of the session from the Senate floor. We talk emergency powers, bonding and criminal justice reform.

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BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU PET SCAMS

Just look at this face! Hard to resist, right? In our interview with Better Business Bureau Communications Director BAO VANG hear about the pet scams currently going on and how easy it is to get caught up in one of these!

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PAM COLLINS WITH EDINA REALTY WHO PAYS FOR WHAT

This Weeks Realtor Pam Collins about "who pays for what".If you have a question for Pam you can call her at (651) 319-1298 or e-mail at hastingsinfo@edinarealty.com:

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RED WING YMCA RENTING PEPIN CABINS TO PUBLIC

The Red Wing YMCA is renting out their Camp Pepin cabins to the public. The cabins are on the Wisconsin side of Lake Pepin, between Stockholm and Pepin. In our interview with Camp Pepin Executive Director MARTHA HARRIS you will learn how your family can take advantage of this summer opportunity.

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PAIGE SAMUESON NELSON FIGHTS COVID 19 IN NEW JERSEY

In our interview with Hastings High School Class of 2006 graduate PAIGE SAMUELSON NELSON learn how she used her emergency room nursing skills in the fight against Covid 19 in a New Jersey Hospital.

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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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ANYTIME FITNESS OF HASTINGS HAS FREE OUTDOOR WORKOUTS

The public is invited to participate FREE of charge in outdoor group workouts conducted by trainers from Anytime Fitness in Hastings at 6:15 pm at Jaycee Park. In this interview with Anytime Fitness trainers CORTNEY JANISCH and LISA CRUSE you will learn all the details

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HASTINGS PARKS & REC DEPT PROGRAMS

We talk with Hastings Recreational Program Director PAIGE MARSCHALL BIGLER about up and coming programs and events from the Hastings Parks and Rec Department for the rest of the summer.

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RED WING YMCA RENTING PEPIN CABINS TO PUBLIC

The Red Wing YMCA is renting out their Camp Pepin cabins to the public. The cabins are on the Wisconsin side of Lake Pepin, between Stockholm and Pepin. In our interview with Camp Pepin Executive Director MARTHA HARRIS you will learn how your family can take advantage of this summer opportunity.

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HASTINGS COVID-19 UPDATE

Statistics are showing that the spread of Covid 19 is happening more in the younger age group. In our interview with Regina Hospital President HELEN STRIKE and DR. MELODY McKENZIE learn how we can help keep Hastings and the surrounding areas healthy.

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GRIEF CHAT AND SOCIAL INJUSTICE

In this month's "Grief Chat" with host MITCH CARMODY as he welcomes LAURA DIEHL, co-founder of Grieving Parents Share Hope.

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IN THE GARDEN ALL ABOUT BEETS

All aboutBeets. This mid-summer edition may introduce you to an unfamiliar vegetable-Beets. Char and Kelly share recipes and growing tips for this versatile crop.

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PAIGE SAMUESON NELSON FIGHTS COVID 19 IN NEW JERSEY

In our interview with Hastings High School Class of 2006 graduate PAIGE SAMUELSON NELSON learn how she used her emergency room nursing skills in the fight against Covid 19 in a New Jersey Hospital.

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GRIEF CHAT 6 BURIAL PLOTS

In 1929, MITCH CARMODY'S grandfather, E.R. KULLBERG purchased 6 burial plots at Sunset Memorial Cemetery for his family. They were not used and Mitch and his sisters inherited them. Hear how these plots were donated to a family of color through the Brooks Funeral Home in St. Paul.

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HASTINGS ROTARY CLUB UPDATE

The Hastings Area Rotary Club is involved in many things in our community. In our interview, we get caught up with TOM MONTGOMERY and hear how the Rotarians are serving the city.

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COUNCIL MEMBER TINA FOLCH ON EMERALD ASH BORER DISEASE

About 25% of the trees in Hastings are Ash. The little guy on the right is an Emerald Ash Borer and can be deadly to your Ash trees if left untreated. In our interview with Hastings City Council Member TINA FOLCH hear how treating trees and saving them is much less expensive that having a dead tree removed from your yard.

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PLEASANT HILL LIBRARY CURBSIDE PICKUP

What is better than reading a book on a summer day? JULIA CARLIS, Manager of the Pleasant Hill Library in Hastings wants you to know how easy and safe it is to check out and return books with their curbside pickup from. Learn all the ways to still utilize the library's services.

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It's with heavy hearts that we report the passing of a real Hastings treasure. 73-year old Jane E. Lightbourn passed away on Friday evening. Jane spent 46 years as a writer, reporter at the Hastings Star Gazette. At KDWA we experienced first hand the kindness and help that Jane offered throughout the decades. Jane's infectious smile and easy going nature will be greatly missed! KDWA's Mo Mcneary had the opportunity to interview Jane many times but last year, October of 2018 Mo and Jane sat down and talked about a subject dear to both of them, Kindness. In a special tribute to a very special person, in her own words Jane Lightborn

JANE LIGHTBOURN TALKS ABOUT KINDNESS

She came into KDWA today to spread joy? In our wonderful chat with JANE LIGHTBOURN hear how the lessons she learned as a young girl about kindness have suited her well in her career and her retirement.

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CHRISTY LUNDBY-HILL BUYNG A HOME WHEN YOU HAVE A HOME TO SELL

Christy Lundby-Hill talks about "buying a home when you have a home to sell." 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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HASTINGS ROTARY CLUB UPDATE

The Hastings Area Rotary Club is involved in many things in our community. In our interview, we get caught up with TOM MONTGOMERY and hear how the Rotarians are serving the city.

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LEARN ABOUT MONARCHS WITH CNC

Think you know a lot about monarchs? Probably not as much as Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center naturalist ABBEY HOLDEN. Get ready to learn!

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MEET DR ROBERT MCDOWELL NEW DISTRICT 200 SUPERINTENDENT

It's official! DR. ROBERT McDOWELL started as Superintendent of the Hastings Public School District.

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