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PREVIEW: Prescott City Council Meeting

The Prescott City Council will be having a regular scheduled meeting on Monday, November 24th. Prescott City Administrator Jayne Brand gives us the agenda.

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Superintendent Tim Collins' Contract Renewed

At the Hastings School District 200 School Board meeting, Superintendent Tim Collins' contract was renewed for another three years. Collins comments on his renewal.

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UWH and Evans Manufacturing Announce Partnership

The United Way of Hastings has announced a partnership with Evans Manufacturing. UWH Executive Director Mari Mellick tells us more about the partnership.

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HFD'S "Keep the Wreath White" Program Is Back Again

On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27th, The Hastings Fire Department will begin its Wreath White program. Hastings Assistant Fire Chief, Fire Marshall, and Paramedic John Townsend talks about its significance.

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Phenomenal Test Results For SEAS Students

Results for fall math testing at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School are in, and its good news all around. SEAS Principal Tim Sullivan shares the results.

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Warehouse Sale with Proceeds Going to Charity

On Friday, November 28th and Saturday, November 29th, Storm Creek Apparel will be having their 2nd Annual Warehouse and Sample Sale from 9:00am-3:00pm both days. A portion of the profit will go to a local charity. Storm Creek founder and owner Doug Jackson tells us more.

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Give To The Max Results

Give To The Max took place a week ago, and we reached out to some local nonprofits and asked about their results. First, we spoke to Chris Koop from Hastings Family Service.

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Next, we reached out to Mari Mellick from the United Way of Hastings.

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Finally, we talked to Andrea Kullmann from Hastings Total LifeCare Center.

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HFD Responds to a Structure Fire

The Hastings Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Monday, November 17th that required multiple refills of their tender truck. Hastings Assistant Fire Chief, Fire Marshall and Paramedic John Townsend tells us more.

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Hastings City Council Meeting

The Hastings City Council held their regular scheduled meeting on Monday November,17 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at Hastings City Hall. Council Member Hollenbeck was absent. The meeting started off with the swearing in of a new Hastings police officer. Officer Scott Svoboda took the oath of office and his wife pinned his badge as he became Hastings newest police officer.

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The City Council then welcomed Bryce Thompson into the fold as the new Public Works Operator for The Great City of Hastings.

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The Council then held a public hearing regarding parking restrictions during snow removal operations.

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The City Council then heard a resolution on a preliminary and final plat #2014-37 South Pines 8, Tuttle and Sandpiper.

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This passed with a 6-0 vote.

The last action item on the agenda was the approval of The Riverfront Renaissance Phase II and Riverfront Pavilion Agreement.

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This passed with a 6-0 vote.

The next regular scheduled Hastings City Council meeting will be held on Monday December, 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at Hastings City Hall.

   

Imaculee Ilibagiza Speaks With KDWA About Her Message of Love

On November 7th and 8th, Imaculee Ilibagiza spoke at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hastings about her story surviving the Rwandan Genocide of 1994 and how her faith helped her through it. Imaculee spoke to KDWA after her talk.

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Harsdorf Award

Wisconsin State Senator Shelia Harsdorf was presented with the 2014 "Building Wisconsin" Award by Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin at the Wisconsin State Capitol. Harsdorf was recognized for her hard work during the 2013-2014 legislative session on behalf of Wisconsins construction industry. Specifically, she supported the Commercial Building Code legislation, which will simplify and streamline construction regulations for architects, builders and developers. ABC-Wisconsin is a construction industry trade association representing nearly 900 employers.

Voter Turnout Huge In Hastings

A Big Election Day turn out was recorded in Hastings on Tuesday, November 4th. The City of Hastings had a 60% voter turnout rate in comparison to a statewide average of 50%. 7,096 votes were cast at the polls and 761 were cast by way of absentee ballots.

HFD Report For The Week

The seasons first snow fall did not cause any major damage locally. Hastings Fire Chief Mike Schutt talks about that and other calls responed to by the citie's fire department this week.

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Shavelle Oscar Chavez-Nelson Guilty

On Wednesday, November 12th, a verdict was reached in Dakota Count Court in the murder trial of Shavelle Oscar Chavez-Nelson. Dakota Count Attorney James Backstrom gives the details.

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Give To The Max Day 2014

On Thursday, November 13th, Hastings Family Service will hold its annual Give To The Max day. Hastings Family Service Resource Development Director Amy Sutton gives the details.

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United Way of Hastings Executive Director Mari Mellick encourages Hastings Residents to consider the United Way when donating.

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Andrea Kullmann encourages Hastings residents to think about Hastings Total LifeCare Center when donating for Give To The Max.

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Protocol for Snow Emergencies in Hastings and Prescott

With the season's first potential snowstorm around, we decided to look into the snow emergency protocols for Hastings and Prescott. KDWA first talked to Hastings City Engineer Nick Egger about what happens in Hastings when there's a snow emergency.

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Egger also talked about the role of law enforcement in a snow emergency.

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Over in Prescott, we turned to City Administrator Jayne Brand to tell us what the rules are for a Prescott snow emergency.

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Prescott City Council Meeting

The Prescott City Council will be meeting on Monday, November 10th at 6:30pm. Prescott City Administrator Jayne Brand gives us their agenda.

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Hastings Planning Commission Meeting

The Hastings Planning Commission will be meeting at 7pm on November 10th at Hastings City Hall. Community Development Director John Hinzman gives us the agenda.

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Project Share Lives On

Project Share Lives On

44 years ago Project Share was started by KDWA radio and the First National Bank of Hastings as not only a way to kick-off the Christmas season but raise money for Hastings Family Service. Through it's 44 year history Project Share raised over $750 thousand dollars. Last year was the last year that KDWA and the First National Bank of Hastings held the "live radiothon" to raise money. KDWA, the First National Bank and Hastings Family announce that this long time community assistance organization Project Share will continue its legacy. Project Share is now a permanent part of Hastings Family and will continue it's long time legacy as it's Christmas giving service. Executive Director Chris Koop gives the details.

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First National Bank Branch President Chad Collignon is optimistic about the future of Project Share.

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KDWA radio station owner Dan Massman released this statement: I am honored and happy that Hastings Family Service has chosen to take the 44 year legacy of Project Share and continue its legacy. Hastings Family Service is one of the few organizations that can and will continue this long community Christmas program. Thank you to Smead Manufacturing and all the school, church and community groups that made Project Share a success over the past 44 years.

   

2014 Election Results

Local Election Results 2014

Hastings Mayor Paul Hicks (ran unopposed) and will be your mayor for a second term. Council person at large. The top two vote getters were Mark Vaughan and Lori Braucks. Mike Slavik easily won his election for Dakota County First District Commissioner over Mark Henry. Minnesota State Representative District 54B, Denny McNamara defeated Donald Slaten to serve another two year term. Tim Leslie was easily elected as Dakota County Sheriff. Stay tuned to KDWA radio, we will break down all the races in detail in the coming days.

44 years ago Project Share was started by KDWA radio and the First National Bank of Hastings as not only a way to kick-off the Christmas season but raise money for Hastings Family Service. Through it's 44 year history Project Share raised over $750 thousand dollars. Last year was the last year that KDWA and the First National Bank of Hastings held the "live radiothon" to raise money. KDWA, the First National Bank and Hastings Family announce that this long time community assistance organization Project Share will continue its legacy. Project Share is now a permanent part of Hastings Family and will continue it's long time legacy as it's Christmas giving service. Executive Director Chris Koop gives the details.

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First National Bank Branch President Chad Collignon is optimistic about the future of Project Share.

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KDWA radio station owner Dan Massman released this statement: I am honored and happy that Hastings Family Service has chosen to take the 44 year legacy of Project Share and continue its legacy. Hastings Family Service is one of the few organizations that can and will continue this long community Christmas program. Thank you to Smead Manufacturing and all the school, church and community groups that made Project Share a success over the past 44 years.

   

New Ladder Truck Taken From A Drone

Picture of the new Hastings Fire Departments ladder truck taken from a drone last week during the promotional filming.

    

Solar Eclipse Wows Tri-County Area

Here is a look at last weeks solar eclipse in the Tri-County Area. (Photo Submitted By Hintz Photography)

   

9th Annual Drive For You School A Huge Success

The 9th Annual Drive For Our School event took place this past week. Bruce from Hastings Ford tells us more about the fundraiser.

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Autumn Beauty Showcased This Week

The Fall Colors have peaked here in the Tri-County Area, and the landscape has flashed its beauty. You don't have to travel far, either, as right across the new Highway 61 Bridge, KDWA's Nick Tuckner took this photo on Tuesday afternoon. The bluff heading up the hill is one of the most colorful spots in the Hastings-Prescott area.

    

 

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