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COUNTY UNVEILS PARK RESERVE MASTER PLAN

Dakota County Commissioner MIKE SLAVIK, discusses the Spring Lake Park Reserve Master Plan and its public comment period, and legislation introduced in the State Legislature to protect Dakota County groundwater from exportation.

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INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER JANAE BOWER

Author, Inspirational Speaker and Life-Purpose Coach JANAE BOWER is on a mission is to help those serious about personal transformation become the best they can be.

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METROPOLITAN AREA AGENCY CONNECTING WITH OLDER ADULTS

In our interview with AMANDA BIGUS with Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging hear how the organization wants to better help connect older adults with the resources to thrive as they age.

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HEIDI LANGENFELD HISTORY OF BLACK FAMILIES IN HASTINGS

As we celebrate Black History Month, we take a look back in history of the early Black families in Hastings with Historian HEIDI LANGENFELD.

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GREAT RIVERS ADULT ED CONSORTIUM

The Great Rivers Adult Education Consortium wants to reach out with their FREE programming to help people excel. Learn more in our interview with Transitions Coordinator SHANE MUELLER, and Program Manager SUSIE EVANS.

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THE SALT ROOM IN WOODBURY

MO chats with CHRIS SIMONSON of The Salt Room and learn the many benefits of time spent in a salt room and sauna.

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TEEN VAPING TARGETING KIDS

Teen vaping has increased to epidemic levels in the last few years and with flavors like Gummi Bear, Banana Nut Bread, Cotton Candy, Frozen Lime Drop it's easy to see that the manufacturers are targeting kids. learn more in our discussion on this topic with ANN LINDBERG, Chemical Health Coordinator with District 197.

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SEED PLANTING AT FREEDOM PARK IN PRESCOTT

Executive Director ISRAEL HAAS invites listeners to a Virtual Seed Planting event on Thursday, February 25th at 4:00 pm. The event is sponsored by the Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center at Freedom Park in Prescott.

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PARKRIDGE GREAT HAPPENINS IN SPITE OF THE PANDEMIC

KDWA Mo's interview with Housing Director ANNA AMY and CHAPLAIN GORDON GATHRIGHT, you will learn what great things go on at Parkridge, in spite of the pandemic.

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HASTINGS CHAMBER CHAT WITH KRISTY BARSE

In this month's Chamber Chat with Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau President KRISTY BARSE tells Mo how the Rivertown Days committee is exploring options to hold the festival in a safe manner this summer.

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UWH SPECIAL GUEST

Ahead of the week-long Mental Health Webinar series, we welcome the Canvas Health Manager of School-Based Therapy, CAROLYN FELTY, to give a preview of her session on February 25th. We also learn about a shipment of LED lightbulbs donated in-kind to UWH for distribution.

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THE 30 MILLION WORD GAP

Do you know what the 30 million word gap is? Early literacy is important and KATHERINE BONINE, Director at Hope Christian Preschool in Hastings tells listeners about a great upcoming event for kids and parents that can help put them on the right track for learning.

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MN STATE REP TONY JURGENS ON WEEK 7 OF THE SESSION

Representative TONY JURGENS visits the studio and brings us up to date on the state's new vaccine eligibility website, relaxing the Governor's restriction on the State's Safe Learning Plan, and the proposed $35-million fund to help defray costs of dealing with civil unrest.

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MN STATE SENATOR KARLA BIGHAM ON WEEK 7

In this week's update, State Senator KARLA BIGHAM recaps the activity on the Senate floor, reviews Local Government Aid, and the Governor's Emergency Powers.

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PAM COLLINS WHAT THE HECK DO REALTORS DO PART 7

This Weeks Realtor Pam Collins answers the question "what the heck do realtors do part 6(651) 319-1298, or ask for Pam at (651) 437-2121 or e-mail at hastingsinfo@edinarealty.com:

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HASTINGS MAYOR MARY WITH THE COUNCIL MEETING RECAP

02/18 -Hastings Mayor MARY FASBENDER recaps the February 16th City Council Meeting and talks "parklets" in our interview.

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DOC OF THE TOWN TYPES OF TIRED

02/18 -Not all kinds of tired are the same! During Mo's conversation with Doc of the Town DR. GARRICK OLSEN you will learn the differences and an action plan for dealing with them.

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THE AVID PROGRAM

What is the AVID program? Advancement Via Individual Determination! In our upcoming interview with teacher JODI SHELHAMER, hear how this program has impacted the future successes of Hastings High School students.

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IMPROVEMENTS TO LOCK & DAM #2

Hear what improvements are being done to Lock and Dam #2 in Hastings from NICK CASTELLANE, Project Manager and BRIAN GRAY, Lock Master.

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IMPROVEMENTS TO LOCK & DAM #2

Hear what improvements are being done to Lock and Dam #2 in Hastings from NICK CASTELLANE, Project Manager and BRIAN GRAY, Lock Master.

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ANYTIME FITNESS AND HEART HEALTH

KATE TORBORG amd CORTNEY JANISCH of Anytime Fitness, in the Westview Center, remind listeners of the importance of heart health and share tips to help get you moving in the right direction in 2021.

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A CHOICE BE BITTER OR BETTER

DONNA MATHIOWETZ host of Grief Chat talks about the choice we have in life to be bitter or better when faced with life's devastations.

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HASTINGS MAYOR MARY WITH THE COUNCIL MEETING RECAP

02/18 -Hastings Mayor MARY FASBENDER recaps the February 16th City Council Meeting and talks "parklets" in our interview.

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DOC OF THE TOWN TYPES OF TIRED

02/18 -Not all kinds of tired are the same! During Mo's conversation with Doc of the Town DR. GARRICK OLSEN you will learn the differences and an action plan for dealing with them.

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PANDEMIC FATIGUE HOW TO COPE

Pandemic Fatigue is a real thing! How are you doing? KDWA checks in with JANELL SCHILMAN, Program Coordinator for Dakota County Children and Family Services to share services they offer to help families better cope.

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DEACON ROD WALKER THE 3 PILLARS

In preparation for Lent, DEACON ROD WALKER shares the 3 Pillars that can help bring us closer to God and experience a more joyful EASTER.

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CHAPLAIN GATHRIGHT COVID CHALLENGES

CHAPLAIN GORDON GATHRIGHT lifts up listeners in our upcoming interview about Covid challenges at Augustana and more.

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NICOLE DEPALMA HUMAN PERFORMANCE

How do you really make a behavior change? NICOLE DEPALMA shares insights, from her background in Human Performance, that can help us achieve our goals.

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HOTEL IN PRESCOTT TAKING RESERVATIONS

Opening soon and taking reservations now.......The Port of Prescott Hotel. During Mo's interview with hotel owner MEGAN LANGER and Prescott Chamber of Commerce Coordinator CASEY JOHNSON you will learn the details.

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UWH MENTAL HEALTH WEBINARS

Executive Director MARI MELLICK, and Director of Helping Kids Succeed, JANE NEUMILLER-BUSTAD, bring us up-to-date on a weeklong series of webinars scheduled for late February dealing with Mental Health in the current culture. We break down the series day by day.

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WHAT HAPPENES TO YOUR GARBAGE

What happens to your garbage once it's picked up by our friends at Tennis? What is the most important thing Tennis wants us to know about recycling? We get all the answers in our interview with WILLIE TENNIS of Tennis Sanitation.

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MN HOUSE REP TONY JURGENS ON WEEK 6

State Representative for District 54B, TONY JURGENS, stops by the KDWA studios to bring updates on projected plans to phase out the Governor's Executive Powers and to return to School Districts determining learning models. We also talk budget numbers and the run-up to the Highway 316 project, which should start in May.

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MN STATE SENATOR KARLA BIGHAM ON WEEK 6

Week 6 of the 2021 Session is in the books, and State Senator KARLA BIGHAM brings updates on the easing of Governor Walz's restrictions, new legislation regarding PFAS, and Local Government Aid.

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CHRISTY LUNDBY-HILL ON HOW TO BUY OR BUILD A HOME

Christy Lundby-Hill tlaks about "how to buy or build a home when you have one 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 COUNCIL PERSON TINA FOLCH HAS THE COUNCIL RECAP

Thank you to Hastings City Council Member TINA FOLCH for her recap of the February 1st council meeting. Topics covered include the new roundabouts on Hwy 316 and downtown "parklets" for the summer months.

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THE 30 MILLION WORD GAP

Do you know what the 30 million word gap is? Early literacy is important and KATHERINE BONINE, Director at Hope Christian Preschool in Hastings tells listeners about a great upcoming event for kids and parents that can help put them on the right track for learning.

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HASTINGS CHAMBER CHAT WITH KRISTY BARSE

In this month's Chamber Chat with Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau President KRISTY BARSE tells Mo how the Rivertown Days committee is exploring options to hold the festival in a safe manner this summer.

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WHAT HAPPENES TO YOUR GARBAGE

What happens to your garbage once it's picked up by our friends at Tennis? What is the most important thing Tennis wants us to know about recycling? We get all the answers in our interview with WILLIE TENNIS of Tennis Sanitation.

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ANYTIME FITNESS AND HEART HEALTH

KATE TORBORG amd CORTNEY JANISCH of Anytime Fitness, in the Westview Center, remind listeners of the importance of heart health and share tips to help get you moving in the right direction in 2021.

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DAKOTA COUNTY RESOURCES OFFERED FOR DEPRESSION

The pandemic has only heightened anxiety and depression issues. There is help available to you. In our conversation with Dakota County Public Health Coordinator SHANNON BAILEY you will learn about the many resources offered by the county.

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HASTINGS SCHOOL DISTRICT 200 EQUITY TEAM

Learn more about ISD 200's new Equity Action Planning Team from Hastings Superintendent DR. BOB McDOWELL and JENN REICHEL, Director of Teaching and Learning in our interview on Thursday.

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A FREE FACEBOOK CONCERT

Looking for something cozy and fun to do at home on Valentine's Day? ERINN DEARTH and DAN BECKMANN present "St. Quarantine's Day" a FREE virtual Facebook concert.

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A CHOICE BE BITTER OR BETTER

DONNA MATHIOWETZ host of Grief Chat talks about the choice we have in life to be bitter or better when faced with life's devastations.

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HASTINGS SCHOOL DISTRICT 200 EQUITY TEAM

Learn more about ISD 200's new Equity Action Planning Team from Hastings Superintendent DR. BOB McDOWELL and JENN REICHEL, Director of Teaching and Learning in our interview on Thursday.

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AAUW SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

KDWA's Mo interviews AAUW members LISA HEDIN and PAT POWERS about a scholarship opportunity and how AAUW has pivoted during the pandemic.

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GRIEF CHAT AND FORGIVENESS

In this month's Grief Chat, DONNA MATHIOWETZ discusses the concept of forgiveness.

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HOTEL IN PRESCOTT TAKING RESERVATIONS

Opening soon and taking reservations now.......The Port of Prescott Hotel. During Mo's interview with hotel owner MEGAN LANGER and Prescott Chamber of Commerce Coordinator CASEY JOHNSON you will learn the details.

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UWH SPECIAL GUEST

Ahead of the week-long Mental Health Webinar series, we welcome the Canvas Health Manager of School-Based Therapy, CAROLYN FELTY, to give a preview of her session on February 25th. We also learn about a shipment of LED lightbulbs donated in-kind to UWH for distribution.

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UWH MENTAL HEALTH WEBINARS

Executive Director MARI MELLICK, and Director of Helping Kids Succeed, JANE NEUMILLER-BUSTAD, bring us up-to-date on a weeklong series of webinars scheduled for late February dealing with Mental Health in the current culture. We break down the series day by day.

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CNC A VIRTUAL LUNCH DATE WITH A CRITTER

Looking for an unusual lunch partner? How about a virtual lunch date with a critter from the Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center! Yikes! Mo talks with Interpretive Naturalist ABBEY HOLDEN and Intern SIERRA HIETALA.

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MN STATE REP TONY JURGENS ON WEEK 5 OF THE SESSION

MN State Representative for District 54B TONY JURGENS stops by the studio to provide information regarding energy cost assistance for families, a $35 million fund to help Law Enforcement handle costs of civil uprisings, and expanding medical marijuana to include leaf-based products.

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MN STATE SENATOR KARLA BIGHAM ON WEEK-5 OF THIS YEARS SESSION

The 2021 Senate Session is underway, and the Senate is attending to some housekeeping. Senator KARLA BIGHAM brings updates on routine but necessary legislation, and comments on the ongoing strike at the Marathon Refinery, in St. Paul Park.

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GREG JABLONSKE WITH WHATS UP WITH NEW HOUSING

Greg Jablonske asks the question "whats up with new husing? If you have a question for Greg call (651) 437-2121 and ask for Greg or Wayne with the Home Results Group, you can e-mail them at hastingsinfo@edinarealty.com:

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DAKOTA COUNTY ATTORNEY JIM BACKSTROM TALKS ABOUT RETIREMENT

Retiring Dakota County Attorney JIM BACKSTROM has had a successful 43 year career with Dakota County and KDWA had the chance to chat with him about some of his many memories including arguing a case before the Supreme Court in 1998 and blowing off work stress impersonating Elvis.

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IMPROVEMENTS TO LOCK & DAM #2

Hear what improvements are being done to Lock and Dam #2 in Hastings from NICK CASTELLANE, Project Manager and BRIAN GRAY, Lock Master.

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HASTINGS CHAMBER CHAT WITH KRISTY BARSE

In this month's Chamber Chat with Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau President KRISTY BARSE tells Mo how the Rivertown Days committee is exploring options to hold the festival in a safe manner this summer.

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GOBBLE GAIT 2020 TOTAL PRESENTED TO HFS

The "at-home" Gobble Gait 2020 was a big success, thanks to many sponsorships. Hastings Family Service was presented a check last week for $60,000 from organizers MARY FASBENDER, JAY KOCHENDORFER and BRIAN RADKE. HFS Executive Director CHRIS KOOP with the details.

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NEW JOB FOR NICOLE DEPALIMA

Extra, Extra! Hear all about it! KDWA friend NICOLE DEPALMA tells listeners about her new opportunity as a feature story writer with the Hastings Journal.

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CNC A VIRTUAL LUNCH DATE WITH A CRITTER

Looking for an unusual lunch partner? How about a virtual lunch date with a critter from the Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center! Yikes! Mo talks with Interpretive Naturalist ABBEY HOLDEN and Intern SIERRA HIETALA.

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SKILLS TO DEAL WITH THE PANDEMIC

You're not alone in your excessive worries about Covid 19 and how it has impacted the world. KDWA;s Mo talks with NICOLE DEPALMA about developing coping skills to help ease the stress of the pandemic.

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