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THIS WEEK WITH MN STATE REP TONY JURGENS

In our weekly show state Representative TONY JURGENS updates us regarding child care grants, dealing with Governor Walz's shelter-in-place order, and even being on the lookout for racial profiling amidst the COVID-19 outbreak.

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THIS WEEK WITH MN STATE SENATOR KARLA BIGHAM

In our weekly show state Senator KARLA BIGHAM updates us regarding child care grants, dealing with Governor Walz's shelter-in-place order, and even being on the lookout for racial profiling amidst the COVID-19 outbreak.

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GREG JABLONSKE COVID-19

Greg Jablonske rom Home Results Group talk about "Covid-19." If you have a question Greg call him at 651-248-0366 or Edina Realty at (651) 437-2121 and ask for Greg or the Home Results Group, you can e-mail them at hastingsinfo@edinarealty.com:

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PRESCOTT SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERTENDENT RICK SPICUZZA ON COVID 19

KDWA thanks Prescott Public Schools Superintendent RICK SPICUZZA for updating listeners on the many changes going on in reaction to the Covid 19 pandemic.

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EMERGENCY CHILDCARE AT PINECREST

Did you know that Hastings Community Education Kid's Campus program is offering emergency childcare at Pinecrest Elementary School for emergency workers? Here are all the details from Community Ed Director KARI GORR and MEGAN LOESCH, with the Kid's Kampus program.

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HASTINGS CHAMBER HELPING BUSINESSES

KDWA checked in with Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau President KRISTI BARSE to hear how the chamber is trying to help businesses of Hastings during this uncertain time.

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PRESCOTT CHAMBER COORDINATOR CASEY JOHNSON

In our interview with Prescott Chamber of CommerceCoordinator CASEY JOHNSON hear how Prescott businesses are coping with the "Safe at Home" order.

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THE PUBLIC SPEAKS ON COVID-19

KDWA opened our phone lines to listeners to hear how they are dealing with the consequences of the Covid 19 virus. TIM MELLESMOEN educated us, MARTHA GRETEN shared a heartwarming story and BRUCE REUTER gave personal hygiene tips!

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RED CROSS NEEDS YOU

The American Red Cross is in dire need of blood and platelet donations. Learn more in our interview with SUE THESENGA of the local Red Cross.

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GETTING CLOSER TO A SUPERTENDENT IN ISD 200

In our interview with Hastings Public School Board Chairman KELSEY WAITS she updates listeners on the Superintendent search.

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HASTINGS CHAMBER HELPING BUSINESSES

KDWA checked in with Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau President KRISTI BARSE to hear how the chamber is trying to help businesses of Hastings during this uncertain time.

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EMERGENCY CHILDCARE AT PINECREST

Did you know that Hastings Community Education Kid's Campus program is offering emergency childcare at Pinecrest Elementary School for emergency workers? Here are all the details from Community Ed Director KARI GORR and MEGAN LOESCH, with the Kid's Kampus program.

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IN THE GARDEN DIFFERENT GARDEN STRUCTURES

This week on In the Garden, host CHAR SCHAAR and Kelly Casey offer early Spring ideas on planning for different types of garden structures including straw bales, building with pallets and cold frames.

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COVID-19 HOW MANY IN DAKOTA COUNTY

As of today, there are 21 cases of confirmed Covid 19 in Dakota County. Learn all about it in our interview with CHRISTINE LEES, Disease Prevention & Control and Emergency Preparedness & Response Supervisor for Dakota County.

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PRESCOTT SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERTENDENT RICK SPICUZZA ON COVID 19

KDWA thanks Prescott Public Schools Superintendent RICK SPICUZZA for updating listeners on the many changes going on in reaction to the Covid 19 pandemic.

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DISTANCE LEARNING AFTER MARCH 23RD?

ISD 200 is preparing for potential distance learning after March 23rd. Interim Superintendent DR JEFF PESTA walk us through the process.

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COVID 19 PANDEMIC IS IMPACTING THE FUNERAL BUSINESS IN A BIG WAY

One of the biggest industries to be impacted by the Covid 19 pandemic is the funeral business. KDWA wants to thank JESSE STARKSON for taking time to talk about how funerals, wakes and lunch gatherings are changing in the wake of the new government mandates.

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MAYOR FASBENDER ON CHANGES WITHIN THE CITY

Hastings MAYOR MARY FASBENDER stopped in to update listeners on some of the changes and measures put in place for the city to adapt to the the current pandemic crisis.

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THIS WEEK WITH MN REP TONY JURGENS COVID 19

On this segment with State Representative TONY JURGENS, we discus how the House of Representatives is handling the COVID-19 outbreak, what it may mean for bonding legislation, and some of the positive aspects of Community awareness during the outbreak.

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THIS WEEK WITH MN STATE SENATOR KARLA BIGHAM

The Coronavirus is the big storyof the month, and it has affected everyone from local businesses to the State Legislature. In our weekly interview with Senator KARLA BIGHAM, we learn how the Senate is working to help people cope in these times.

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PAM COLLINS WITH EDINA REALTY HOW COVID-19 HAS AFFECTED REAL ESTATE

This Weeks Realtor Pam Collins with: "what affects covid 19 is having on real estate".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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COVID 19 VIRUS IMPACK ON ALLINA

Many thanks to HELEN STRIKE, President of Regina Hospital in Hastings and the River Falls Hospital for taking time to inform listeners of the Covid 19 virus impact at the Allina clinics and hospitals.

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DISTANCE LEARNING AFTER MARCH 23RD?

ISD 200 is preparing for potential distance learning after March 23rd. Interim Superintendent DR JEFF PESTA walk us through the process.

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COVID 19 AFFECTS SPIRAL BREWERY

KDWA chatted with JEN FOX of Spiral Brewery in Hastings about how the Covid 19 virus has affected their business and the Downtown Business Association member's business models.

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COVID 19 PANDEMIC IS IMPACTING THE FUNERAL BUSINESS IN A BIG WAY

One of the biggest industries to be impacted by the Covid 19 pandemic is the funeral business. KDWA wants to thank JESSE STARKSON for taking time to talk about how funerals, wakes and lunch gatherings are changing in the wake of the new government mandates.

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ARE YOU FEELING ANXIOUS OR SAD OVER COVID 19 VIRUS INFORMATION

Has the news of the last few weeks left you feeling anxious and sad? In our interview with TOM ELLIS, Psychotherapist at Crocus Hill Counseling in St. Paul he will help put a name to what we are all feeling.

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COVID 19 VIRUS IMPACK ON ALLINA

Many thanks to HELEN STRIKE, President of Regina Hospital in Hastings and the River Falls Hospital for taking time to inform listeners of the Covid 19 virus impact at the Allina clinics and hospitals.

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SMS HOW THE CORONAVIRUS IS CHANGING THE CHURCH

In part 1 of our two part discussion about the coronavirus crisis as it pertains to the a Catholic Church in this month's edition of "Searching My Soul" with FR. COLE KRACKE.

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SMS Pt 2 HOW THE CORONAVIRUS IS CHANGING CHURCH

In for Part 2 of our two part discussion about the coronavirus crisis as it pertains to the a Catholic Church in this month's edition of "Searching My Soul" with FR. COLE KRACKE.

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IN THE GARDEN WITH CHAR SCHAAR PREVIEW OUR 4TH YEAR

Our 4th season celebrating our favorite hobby-Gardening! Join host CHAR SCHAAR and Kelly Casey in our welcome back preview program.

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MAYOR FASBENDER ON CHANGES WITHIN THE CITY

Hastings MAYOR MARY FASBENDER stopped in to update listeners on some of the changes and measures put in place for the city to adapt to the the current pandemic crisis.

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HOW THE CORONAVIRUS IS AFFECTING BUSINESS IN HASTINGS

A special In-Depth program featuring area businesses sharing how they have changed their business models to adapt to this new and hopefully temporary normal.

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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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GREAT RIVERS ADULT ED CONSORTIUM

What is the Great Rivers Adult Education Consortium? In our conversation with ANGELA SCHAK, KARI GORR and BECCA BAIR you will learn all about it.

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HEIDI LANGEFELD AT THE HASTINGS PIONEER ROOM

KDWA welcomes historian HEIDI LANGENFELD to our studio to chat about the treasure trove of materials at the Hastings City Hall Pioneer Room.

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MN STATE REP TONY JURGENS WEEKLY UPDATE

On today's segment with Representative TONY JURGENS, hear an update about a resolution between ISD 200 and Mn DOT regarding Todd Field, the continued work on the Bonding Bill, how the COVID-19 situation is affecting the House of Representatives.

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MN STATE SENATOR KARLA BIGHAM WEEKLY UPDATE

In our weekly segment with Senator KARLA BIGHAM, we talk about current safety concerns with the COVID-19 virus, protecting first responders as they seek counseling, and insulin for all.

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CHRISTY LUNDBY-HILL STAGING

Christy Lundby-Hill talks about "staging your home." 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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GRATEFULNESS GATHERING PLEASANT HILL LIBRARY MARCH 19TH

The next Rivertown Gratefulness Gathering will be Thursday, March 19th at 6:30 pm at Pleasant Hill Library in Hastings. All are welcome. More details in our interview with coordinator LISA VALENTINE for more info.

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SPENCER JOHNSON DEBUNKS AN OLD SAYING

Historian SPENCER JOHNSON stopped in to talk about ice and to debunk the old saying that "the solution to pollution is dilution".

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BRIGHTER BEGINNINGS WITH RITA HUMBERT

Have you heard about the Brighter Beginnings program? It's a home visiting service provided for families welcoming a new baby. Tune in for our interview with ANDREA KULLMAN, Executive Director of Total LifeCare Center of Hastings and Volunteer Coordinator of the program, RITA HUMBERT.

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QUILT PROJECT

In our conversation with the Curator of the Hastings Pioneer Room CINDY THURY SMITH she tells us about a quilt exhibit at the Lawshe Memorial Museum in South St Paul. The exhibit runs through April 3rd and celebrates the 100th anniversary of the suffrage movement.

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GRATEFULNESS GATHERING PLEASANT HILL LIBRARY MARCH 19TH

The next Rivertown Gratefulness Gathering will be Thursday, March 19th at 6:30 pm at Pleasant Hill Library in Hastings. All are welcome. More details in our interview with coordinator LISA VALENTINE for more info.

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AUGUSTANA VOLUNTEERS

In our interview with Augustana Activities Director JENNA KLEE, and Assistant Activities Director JANET STEIN, we discuss activities for residents,and how you can volunteer to help out with various aspects of activity planning and preparation.

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JIM POEPL ON THE CURRENT MARKET VOLATILITY

Many thanks to JIM POEPL of Vermillion Wealth Management for talking us off the proverbial financial ledge today with his insightful interview. Hear his expert thoughts about the recent market volatility.

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ANYTIME FITNESS 21 DAY TRANSFORMATION CHALLENGE

Registration is open for the "21 Day Transformation Challenge" beginning April 2nd at Anytime Fitness in Hastings. You don't have to be a member to participate and enjoy all the benefits of the gym. Hear about this offer from personal trainers JOHN McQUADE and CORTNEY CADWELL JANISCH.

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BOOKSTUBE AT THE BIRESTUBE MARCH 19TH

Don't miss the March "Bookstube at the Bierstube" event Thursday, March 19th, featuring author DAVID HOUSEWRIGHT. The event starts at 5:30 pm with dinner and David will speak at 6:30 pm.

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COMMERORATE WWII WITH OVVICER AMY LAURIA

As reported on KDWA, Miss Mitchell - the Minnesota Commemorative Air Force's B25 has been asked to fly in two special events to commemorate WWII. Hear all the details in our interview with Development Officer AMY LAURIA.

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GRIEF CHAT WITH BARB HOPKINSON

In for Part 1 of the March edition of Grief Chat with host MITCH CARMODY. Mitch is joined by call-in guest BARB HOPKINSON.

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GRIEF CHAT THE CONCEPT OF SIGNS PT-2

MITCH CARMODY, host of Grief Chat discusses the concept of "signs"in Part 2 of our March show.

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MARCH IS MAPLE SYRUP MONTH

Did you know March is Maple Syrup Month! Learn how to make maple syrup in our interview with Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center Outreach Program Coordinator, JESSIE ECKROAD.

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EVERYONE HAS A STORY WITH PAULA TREJO PT-1

In part 1 of another addition of Everyone Has A Story we are featuring Paula Trejo

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EVERYONE HAS A STORY WITH PAULA TREJO PT-2

In part 2 of another addition of Everyone Has A Story we are featuring Paula Trejo

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE WITH MN REPRESENTATIVE TONY JURGENS

MN Representative TONY JURGENS makes his weekly stop at the KDWA Studios to give his update on the House of Reporesentative's 2020 legislative session. He talks about the Rural Finance Authority, bonding requests before the Capital Investment Committee, and a proposed amendment to the State Constitution in support of quality public education.

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE WITH MN STATE SENATOR BIGHAM

In our weekly update with Senator KARLA BIGHAM, she discusses the Corona virus, rural farm financing legislation, grain bin safety, hemp production and more. Also learn about the fate of the voter information bill as it works through the Senate.

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PARKS AND NEIGHBORHOODS

Greg Jablonske rom Home Results Group talk about "parks and neighbors." If you have a question Greg call him at 651-248-0366 or Edina Realty at (651) 437-2121 and ask for Greg or the Home Results Group, you can e-mail them at hastingsinfo@edinarealty.com:

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HASTINGS TASTINGS 25-YEARS

Hastings Family Service Executive Director and Kelly Carter Development and administrative Assistant speak with KDWA about the 25th annual Hastings tastings to be held at SEAS on Monday March 30th. Kelly and Chris then fill us in on some details about MN Food Share and the events going on during the month supporting HFS.

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HFS MARCH UPDATE

Hastings Family Service Executive Director and Kelly Carter Development and administrative Assistant speak with KDWA about the Mural coming this summer, volunteer needs, 50th anniversary and Dakota Link

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HHS SHOW CHOIR DIRECTOR ANDREW KELLER

ANDREW KELLER, Director of the HHS Show Choir Dynamic Edition talks about his observations from his first year directing.

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BRIAN DAVIS WITH AN UPDATE FROM THE Y

Want to hear about all the great programming going on at the Hastings Area YMCA? KDWA has it in our interview with the Y's BRIAN DAVIS.

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