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TOP SECRET PROJECT

Ignorance is NOT bliss when it come to your kids and addiction, according to ISD 197 Chemical Health Director ANN LINDBERG. Adults are invited on Monday, Sept 24th at 6:00 pm to the Hastings High School for "The Top Secret Project", featuring a traveling exhibit that can help detect warning signs of addiction in children. The event is FREE. Tune in for a preview of this presentation next week in our "In-Depth" Interview series.

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VACCINATIONS AT LOCAL GROCERY STORE

Did you know there is a new, more effective Shingles vaccine? Coborn's Pharmacy Manager TROY ANDERSON talks about influenza, shingles and other vaccinations offered at Coborns.

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KIDS RELATED HEALTH CONCERNS WITH DR. NICK VEN OSDEL

The recommendations for car seat safety have recently changed to rear facing for kids up to four years of age and other child related health concerns with Allina Clinic Pediatrician DR. NICK VEN OSDEL.

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ABSOLUTE POWER IS ABSOLUTELY CORRUPTING PART 1

Power is corrupting and absolute power is absolutely corrupting. Par on of the two-part "Searching My Soul" with host FR. COLE KRACKE to hear honest and frank talk about the ongoing abuse scandal in the Catholic Church.

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ABSOLUTE POWER IS ABSOLUTELY CORRUPTING PART 2

Power is corrupting and absolute power is absolutely corrupting. Par on of the two-part "Searching My Soul" with host FR. COLE KRACKE to hear honest and frank talk about the ongoing abuse scandal in the Catholic Church.

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DISHONESTY A DISCUSSION WITH AUTHOR JEWEL PICKERT

In a world full of dishonesty, what are the societal ripple effects of not telling the truth. For our discussion on this topic here is author and speaker JEWEL PICKERT.

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CHERNEY FOR HASTINGS CITY COUNCIL

TOM CHERNEY is a candidate for Hastings City Council and has something to say about the city and people he hopes to represent. From a background in decision making to his supportive family, Tom shares some of his priorities, and the skills he feels he brings to the position. To connect with his election team, contact www.TomCherneyforCouncil.com or email tcrivertown@comcast.net.

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VACCINATIONS AT LOCAL GROCERY STORE

Did you know there is a new, more effective Shingles vaccine? Coborn's Pharmacy Manager TROY ANDERSON talks about influenza, shingles and other vaccinations offered at Coborns.

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ALZHEIMER'S PART 1

Part 1 of our series on Alzheimer's with GWEN PANGERL, Wellness Coordinator at Regina Senior Living in Hastings. Listen at 1460 AM, 97.7 FM or online at www.kdwa.com.

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ITG, BRINGING HOUSEPLANTS IN FOR THE WINTER

Today's In the Garden program is looking at the end of summer and the practice of taking houseplants back in before winter. Some tips on how to prevent Houseplant Hitchhikers, those pesky pests that can catch a ride if you don't act. Host CHAR SCHAAR has some great advice on preparing a safe transition for house plants.

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AUTUMN EQUINOX THIS SATURDAY AT SCHAAR'S BLUFF

Looking for a unique and meaningful way to celebrate the Autumn Equinox? All are invited to Schaar's Bluff Gathering Center on Saturday, Sept 22nd at 6:00 pm for a walk and bonfire to commemorate the new season. NICOLE DePALMA has more about this FREE event.

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DARTS DEMENTIA PRESENTATION

All are invited to a dementia awareness presentation at St John the Baptist in Vermillion on Tuesday, All the details from LINDA WALKER of DARTS.

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TOP SECRET PROJECT

Ignorance is NOT bliss when it come to your kids and addiction, according to ISD 197 Chemical Health Director ANN LINDBERG. Adults are invited on Monday, Sept 24th at 6:00 pm to the Hastings High School for "The Top Secret Project", featuring a traveling exhibit that can help detect warning signs of addiction in children. The event is FREE. Tune in for a preview of this presentation next week in our "In-Depth" Interview series.

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REGINA HOSPITAL CANCER CENTER

KAREN OLSON, advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner with the Regina Hospital Cancer Center talks about the remodeled and expanded area and many enhancements for cancer patient treatments. A program you don't want to miss.

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BOOKSTUBE AT THE BIERSTUBE

All are invited to the September 20th "Bookstube at the Bierstube" event featuring author MARY LOGUE and her new mystery book, set in the Lake Pepin area. Come for dinner at 5:30 pm and a presentation at 6:30 pm.

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TIM COLLINS SHOW-TECHNOLOGY

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

- technology in the school district, the cost, frustrations plus how much time should students be "behind the screen"

- how reading and talking to kids helps them all their life. How technology helps the teachers and students            

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

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OKTOBERFEST THIS WEEKEND

Brush off your lederhosen....LINDA DeROODE of the German American Institute in St. Paul invites all listeners to the St. Paul Oktoberfest held Sept 14-15 at the Schmidt Brewery. German food, music, kid's carnival, Dachshund races, games, German beer and fun! The event is family friendly and FREE!

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CARING FOR LONG-TERM AND TRANSITIONAL CLIENTS

Our visit with the team from Augustana Healthcare Hastings, 930 W. 16th Street, give us an Autumn Update. Chaplain Gordon Gathright, HR Director Heidi Flaten and HR intern Angie Wang share their view of caring for long-term and transitional clients in this nationally recognized healthcare facility. Find out about scholarship opportunities for training too. Call them for more information. 651-480-5915.

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GRIEF CHAT - HOLISTIC GRIEF HEALING

This month's GRIEF CHAT, host MITCH CARMODY welcomes his wife BARB to the program and discusses holistic grief healing with call-in guests TRISH COMER and PEGGY LANGENWALTER.

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VAPING, IS IT SAFE

In this addition of "DOC OF THE TOWN" with host DR. GARRICK OLSEN he explores the topic of "vaping".

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THIS OLD HORSE WINS BIG AWARD

Congratulations to NANCY TURNER and the many volunteers of the horse sanctuary "This Old Horse" on winning the Grand Prize and $16,000 awarded by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Tune in for our interview with Nancy to hear the criteria used for judging.

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ANYTIME FITNESS INVITES YOU TO TRY OUR FACILITIES

With the kids back in school, families have more structure and more time for exercise. KATE TORBORG and CORTNEY CADWELL of Anytime Fitness invite listeners to come and try their facility out!

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ITG CHAR SCHAAR WITH MUST DO'S FOR MUMS & PEONIES

This edition of In the Garden covers Fall Fundamentals. Host CHAR SCHAAR runs down the list of Must Do's to make sure your Mums and Peonies are able to winter well with more tips to ready tools and soil for the next successful season.

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RUN FOR THEIR LIVES THIS SATURDAY

The 4th Annual TLC "RUN FOR THEIR LIVES" event is Saturday morning, Sept 15th at the Rotary Pavilion in Hastings and Executive Director ANDREA KULLMAN fills us in on all the details. Register at www.tlcrun.org.

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EMBRACING YOUR GRIEF

This month GRIEF CHAT host MITCH CARMODY welcomes his wife BARB to the program and discusses embracing your grief with call-in guest LYNDA FELL.

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CONCERT FOR A CAUSE WRAP-UP

An on location wrap up In Depth featuring interviews with the Hastings Rotary Club following the successful event Rivertown Live- Concert for a Cause held at Levee Park. I spoke with several members on the day after the big event to find out how all the pieces came together. Guests are JEFF CARLSON, TERAN HARMON, JOHN HANSON, GREG STOTKO and United Heroes League founder, SHANE HUDELLA.

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RANDY BERG SPEAKS ABOUT A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST

In our continuing monthly series featuring members of the Hastings Ministerial Association, PASTOR RANDY BERG of Calvary Christian Church speaks about having a personal relationship with Christ and spreading kindness in the world.

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FIRST PRACTICE OF THE SEASON

Four members of the River Valley Band give us a full measure of why joining this Community Band is a great investment of your time and talent. Director RUFINO OCHOADA, and Board Members DAN RETKA, ALLAN SAUNDERS and CRESS GACKLE, share their enthusiasm for this ensemble that begins their 8th season on Tuesday, September 11th with the first practice at the Hastings Middle School. All are welcome!

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TIM COLLINS SHOW

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

- Diversity and why the school district got involved with the diversity initiative with the city

- how the opening of the 18-19 school district went

- class sizes this year and declining enrollment              

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

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TRACY SPINKS WITH NEW PROGRAMMING AT THE YMCA

The YMCA is offering all kinds of new programming for people of all ages. TRACY SPINKS to hear what's new!

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UWH CAMPAIGN KICKOFF THIS FRIDAY

Getting ready for the big Campaign Kickoff taking place Friday, Sept 7 with the United Way of Hastings. AMY SCHAFER, UWH Office and Volunteer Manager shares two big opportunities one on Todd Field and the other at Levee Park. What will be the mystery novelty this year? Attend the Kick Off and get yours!

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UWH STUFF THE BUSS RECAP

AMY SCHAFER, Office and Volunteer Manager at the United Way of Hastings has a recap of the first ever Stuff the Bus event that gathered food and resources for the Food 4 Kids program. Impacting youth and families in District 200 is their mission and they had a great response. Hear about it today on KDWA.

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LEDUC CIVIL WAR WEEKEND

Don't miss Civil War weekend at the historic LeDuc Estate this weekend - Sept 8-9. Tune in for our interview with LeDuc Site Supervisor MARIAH RING to hear all that is planned for the celebration.

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IT'S APPLE TIME AT CNC

It's Apple Time at the Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center! CLARE NEENAN and SVERRE SUNDGAARD educate us about the 13 different varieties of apples grown at the center.

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BLASTIN LEGACY WEEKEND

The 4th annual Mitchell Martin Lucas Blastin' Legacy Weekend is Saturday, September 29th at Orlando Game Farm in Hastings. Proceeds benefit Hastings High School scholarships and signup is available by calling (612) 619-0590. JEFF LUCAS and MACKENZIE LUCAS-KENNEDY has all the details.

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ITG - Fall Planters

Our early fall In The Garden shares ideas for Fall Planters and gathering the perfect items to include in window boxes or containers that really POP! Host CHAR SCHAAR has a complete list of plants and other items that will use your gardening skills to create something beautiful.

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SUMMER AT HASITNGS FAMILY SERVICE

The Summer was a busy time at Hastings Family Service. Executive Director CHRIS KOOP talks about all the positive ways they helped people in the District 200 area.

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HFS REFLECT ON VALUES & THEIR MISSION

With summer behind them, it's a good time for Hastings Family Service staff and board members to reflect on the values and mission of their organization. Executive Director CHRIS KOOP with the details.

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ST JOHN THE BAPTIST INTERIM PRINCIPAL RITA HUMBERT

Congratulations to both MRS. RITA HUMBERT and ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHOLIC SCHOOL on the hiring of Mrs. Humbert as their interim principal. Mrs. Humbert brings over 35 years of educational experience in both the public and private school and is excited for the opportunity. Tune in for our interview soon!

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COUNCILPERSON TINA FOLCH ON THE HWY 61 PROJECT

Checking in with Hastings City Councilperson TINA FOLCH who has views to share on the Highway 316 project, the Vermillion Street Corridor Study, transportation priorities and her bid to become the House Representative for District 54B. She also weighs in on attack ads and what they do to the political process.

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MN STATE SENATOR KARLA BIGHAM RECAPS SUMMER

State Senator KARLA BIGHAM provides a recap of her busy summer including her involvement with the 98th anniversary celebration of the Suffrage Movement. She shares her view on everyone's responsibility not to take voting rights for granted and invites the public to a Town Hall meeting in Afton on September 12th.

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TIM COLLINS SHOW

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

- back to school, the district is ready, all positions filled

- update on the construction around the district like the roof and parking lot at the High School

- next phase of bidding on Todd Field, locker rooms at the Middle School etc.

- enrollment for the start of this school year                 

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

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HASTINGS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION GATHERINS OCT 15TH

Did you know the Hastings High School Alumni Association is the oldest active alumni association in the nation? Wow! Members JEN FOX and ELAINE ZUZEK invite listeners to the annual gathering on SUNDAY, OCT 15th at the Onion Grille in Hastings. Tune in to hear all the details.

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FIRST PRACTICE OF THE SEASON

Four members of the River Valley Band give us a full measure of why joining this Community Band is a great investment of your time and talent. Director RUFINO OCHOADA, and Board Members DAN RETKA, ALLAN SAUNDERS and CRESS GACKLE, share their enthusiasm for this ensemble that begins their 8th season on Tuesday, September 11th with the first practice at the Hastings Middle School. All are welcome!

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HELPING ADULTS PREPARE FOR THEIR GED

Hear how HastingsCommunity Education has partnered with The Great River Adult Education Consortium to help area adults prepare and take their GED tests. Tune in for our interview with SUSIE EVANS and KARI GORR for all the details.

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RANDY BERG SPEAKS ABOUT A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST

In our continuing monthly series featuring members of the Hastings Ministerial Association, PASTOR RANDY BERG of Calvary Christian Church speaks about having a personal relationship with Christ and spreading kindness in the world.

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THE 2019 OLD FARMER'S ALMANAC IS ON THE WAY

The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac is out and Dan and Mo had a chance to chat with BEN KILBRIDE of OFA and hear about the weather predictions for this upcoming winter and other interesting feature stories in the 2019 issue.

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ITG HOW TO ENJOY MAJESTIC AUGUST

CHAR SCHAAR instructs us on how to enjoy Majestic August by transplanting Iris and gives us the traditional meaning for some of our favorite flowers.

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HASTINGS MARCHING BAND FALL PREVIEW

The defending State Champion Hastings High School Marching Band takes to Todd field on Wednesday, September 5th at 6:30 PM for their fall preview show. The event is FREE to the public and all are invited. Tune in to hear thoughts on the upcoming season from Drum Major BEN WENTZLER and Marching Band Director EMILY CHANDLER.

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EXTREME SANDBOX GROWS THEIR BUSINESS

Hear an update on the Extreme Sandbox company and what they have planned to continue growing their business in our interview with vlogger EIRIK O'KEEFE BRATLI and Extreme Sandbox founder RANDY STENGER.

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MERGER OF FUNERAL HOMES

It's official! Last Friday, Caturia, Smidt and Starkson Funeral Home purchased the Wise Family Funeral Home and funeral directors MICHAEL WISE and JESSE STARKSON have joined forces to better serve the Hastings community. What will happen to their current buildings once the new funeral home on the south side of Hastings is finished? Tune in to find out and to hear how this all came about.

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NEARLY 1 MILLION $$ OF PARK PROJECTS IN DAKOTA COUNTY

Volunteers are flocking to Dakota County to help with nearly 1 Million Dollars worth of tasks and projects that involve parks, food shelves, youth support and other programs that add to the quality of life for residents who reside here. GARRETT EZAFFKE coordinates these helpful folks and we talk with him about how YOU can help too. We are joined by County Commissioner MIKE SLAVIK for this enlightening In Depth

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DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE

Coborn's Pharmacy Manager TROY ANDERSON tackles the important issue of depression and suicide in our upcoming interview. If you are having thoughts of hurting yourself, call the National Suicide Prevent Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255. If you would like to talk to someone about how you can help someone who is mentally struggling visit www.bethe1to.com.

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4TH ANNUAL SCHOOL SUPPLIES FUNDRAISER AT HEALTH SOLUTIONS

Don't miss the 4th Annual School Supplies Fundraiser at Health Solutions Center on August 28-29. Fun for all and a portion of all proceeds will benefit area elementary schools. Tune in for our interview with DR. MELISSA MILLNER to hear all the details. Health Solutions Center is located at 117 3rd St E in Hastings.

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GENERATIONAL POVERTY

Dakota County Commissioner MIKE SLAVIK provides a closer look at the issue and impact of Generational Poverty. He helps us to understand how a new way of looking at the way the county could change the process of getting up and out of social service reliance , can become a powerful tool in so many lives.

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78TH ANNUAL FIREMAN'S BOOYA ON A NEW DAY SATURDAY

The tradition continues - but with a new location and new day of the week! The 78th Hastings Fireman's Booya is SATURDAY, SEPT 8th at the west side of SEAS Church in Hastings. Listen to KDWA's interview with fire fighters AL STORLIE and STEVE CRISP and hear some fun facts about this annual event.

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RIVERTOWN LIVE

SHANE HUDELLA, founder of United Heroes League invites listeners to "Rivertown Live! - a concert for a cause" on FRIDAY, SEPT 7th at the Rotary Pavilion in Hastings. The event will feature headliner HAIRBALL band and will benefit the work that the Hastings Rotary does, as well as helping fund United Heroes League. Tickets available at Hastings Ford and online at www.rivertownlive.org.

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UWH HAS A BUSY SUMMER

We catch up on a very busy summer for United Way of Hastings Executive Director MARI MELLICK and Helping Kids Succeed Coordinator JANE NEWMILLER BUSTAD who give listeners an idea of what's coming up to prepare Food 4 Kids with the Stuff a Bus event taking place a 3 area grocery stores August 20th through the 27th. Volunteer to help them. www.unitedwayofhastings.org

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NEW MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL TALKS WITH KDWA

Meet STEVE KOVACH, the new Hastings Middle School Principal. Hear about his background and how excited he is to meet all the staff and kids in the district.

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HASTINGS COUNCIL MEMBER LORI BRAUCKS AND MARK VAUGHAN LISTENING TO RESIDENTS

Hastings City Council members LORI BRAUCKS and MARK VAUGHAN, share their views on listening to residents, keeping up with a changing economic landscape and addressing the planning needed to navigate the next 20 years. Braucks can be reached at lbraucks@hastingsmn.gov, Vaughan at mvaughan@hastingsmn.gov

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