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    Duck Hunting Water Safety

    Starting on opening day of the duck hunting season, hunters of all types will hit the water in pursuit of ducks, geese and other wild game. Some of those in the field wont be in a field at all, but on the water. With training that stresses safety first, attention needs to be paid to life jackets, with the DNR suggesting a no exceptions rule when hunting on water. Each year, more waterfowl hunters die from drowning than from any other type of hunting accidents. Swamping, capsizing and falling overboard are all common factors leading to these deaths, but in nearly all cases the hunter would have survived had they been wearing a life jacket. A life jacket or float coat is the one item that increases your odds of surviving a water emergency and living to hunt another day. A wide range of styles and designs provides every hunter the life saving gear that needs to be a part of every outing. Children under 10 are required to wear a life jacket when in a boat. If your vessel is longer than16 feet, you must also have a throwable floatation device onboard. Other critical tips is to never overload your boat, make sure to share your trip plans, carry a cell phone or personal locater beacon in case of emergency and above all, do not drink and boat and do not drink and hunt.

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    Cities Debate Solar Zoning

    Cities, villages,Towns and townships are all seeing the influx of solar energy requests making it necessary for their governing bodies to examine just how much or how little solar based land usage will be allowed within their municipalities. The city of Cottage Grove has determined a boundary for structures known as solar farms, which will place collective pads along open land on the very eastern edge very soon. Afton, Denmark Township, Ravenna Township and ,most recently,the Vermillion Town Board, have all considered a zoning ordinance amendment regulating and establishing performance standards for solar energy systems. Vermillion Township will refer to an ordinance that defines solar energy system uses and just what types of structures will be allowed or permitted. Interested companies and in some cases, independent land owners, must file an application, with a notice and hearing procedure needed for granting interim use permits for certain solar energy system uses and structures. Cottage Grove is currently addressing the camoflaguing of the large screens, with aesthetic concerns, among the main pushback from neighbors who view these collection structures as industrial, and not suited for placement among fields of green and gold. As each board decides where, who, what and when, the common denominator is why, with that answer yet to be determined and decided.

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    Shark Tank Inventors Gather for Charity

    Randy Stenger, CEO of the locally based Extreme Sandbox, has announced a special event that will bring several inventors and entrepreneurs from the television program Shark Tank to his Hastings business that hopes to draw fans to support a Fundraiser for Crescent Cove.Members of the companies that have appeared on the program will join local alum Randy Stenger to support an event raising funds for the charity that will be building the Midwest's first residential children's hospice and respite home for end-of-life care. Previous years have awarded a chance to crush a Vikings or Packers painted junk vehicle in exhange for donations to the cause. This time,a donation of 100 dollars will allow guests to chat with Shark Tank creators seen on episodes of the popular show then be entered into a drawing to crush a junk car. The event will be held Sunday, October 9th from 10am until 2 pm at Extreme Sandbox, located east of Hastings on Glendale Road 10th Street. See more at www.extremesandbox.com

       

    KDWA Celebrates Milestone

    October 1st is the aniversary of KDWA radio. That date marks our 53rd year of service to the tri-county area. KDWA started broadcasting at 18th and Vermillion and continues to provide local news, weather and sports on not just one but two channels. Am 1460 and Fm 97.7. Dan and Barb appreciate everyone involved with the history of the station and look forward to the future as well.

       

    Dakota County Moves Ahead

    The mix of rural, urban and sometime, urbane is evident in the tri county area, each county and town draws from its history and builds towards its future. Each year brings changes in that mix. A recent In Depth guest, Dakota County Commissioner Mike Slavik offered his view on what he believes are the strengths of Dakota county.

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    The upcoming political outcome may shuffle the priorities depending on the winners of each area race. KDWA will provide coverage and commentary after the polls close on election night, November 8th, bringing you live programming on results of local candidate races on your hometown radio station.

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    Prescott Council Weighs Liquor Issue

    The Prescott City Council met on Monday with a very brief agenda. The topic receiving the most discussion was the request by the Dollar General Store, on Orin Road, for a class A Liquor License. A Class A license allows the sale, during regular off-sale hours until 9PM of beer, wine and other liquors. Discussion was held on whether or not the store was able to meet the criteria that Prescott has set to keep these adult beverages out the the reach of minors who frequent the store. City Administrator Jayne Brandt explains how this is accomplished in other businesses.

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    After more discussion the council voted to approve the license, however Mayor Hovel voiced his concern that the measure should be addressed only when Dollar General could provide a plan to comply with designing the area for liquor display in a manner that could be secured from minors as well as placed away from everyone after the 9PM cut off.

    Brandt provided more details on how Prescott has made this a city policy.

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    Although the vote was unanimous, the Mayor has 5 days to Veto the approval. We will provide that decision at the end of the week.

       

    Dakota County Attorney Offers Insight

    Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom is hosting an evening listening session to learn about the role a prosecutor has in the criminal justice system on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Hastings.

    This four-hour program of presentations and activities is FREE. Participants will experience firsthand the process of prosecuting a felony offense, from the initial investigation through final sentencing. The program will take place at the Dakota County Judicial Center in Hastings and provides an inside view of Minnesotas third largest prosecutors office.

    At the Dakota County Attorneys Office Citizen Forum you will:

    Learn how a case is submitted, reviewed and charged- Review the facts of a felony case, including crime scene photos-Tour the Dakota County Attorneys Office and Courthouse-Learn about services for victims of crime-Learn about crime prevention programs

    Backstrom commented, I welcome residents over 18 who are interested in the criminal justice process to attend. I look forward to sharing more about the work of the Dakota County Attorneys Office with you.

    Space is limited and pre-registration is required. If you have questions or wish to pre-register, contact Monica Jensen at 651-438-4440 or email: monica.jensen@co.dakota.mn.us.

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    LOOP Bus Gaining Ground

    Tuesday is the day for the new LOOP Circulator bus to make it's rounds in Hastings. The driver, Terry has one minute at each stop and that's where we asked her to provide a snapshot of the reception so far.

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    There are 15 official stops and I asked her which are most popular

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    The bus operates from initial sponsored funding and a 5 dollar per day fee for unlimited access to the 5 hour schedule. DARTS provides the vehicle for this new service with hopes that many more will take advantage of this convenient transportation, possibly allowing for expansion to more days of service. You can find a schedule at the Tilden Community Center, Hastings City Hall, the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce and at KDWA.

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    WE Day Features Local Musicians

    The Xcel Energy Center came alive on Tuesday with the annual WE Day event that hosts busloads of students that are making a difference in their communities and in their world by volunteering and giving their time to help others. The WE Day event features celebrities, inspirational speakers and lots of teen friendly music.Several local school groups participated including the South St. Paul Mayor's Youth Task Force and the Rosemount High School Drum Line. One of the captains, Joey Skare, provided KDWA with a look at their participation. I first asked how they found out they would perform for a packed house of nearly 18,000 people.

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    Skare said they practiced with a special guest to appear on the main stage.

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    The band marched in full uniforms and performed just one number, but skare said all the work was worth it.

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    City Council Consent Agenda Details

    The Hastings City Council approved the consent Agenda items from the meeting held on Monday,September 19th. Some of the items approved are listed below-

    Audited Bills

    The Council approved routine payments made, capital purchases and employee reimbursements. Payments issued on September 13 were $160,850. HEDRA payments to be issued on September 20th will be $ 35,740 dollars and other payments to be issued on September 20th will equal $1,227,538.

    Pay Estimates

    The following estimates for pay were presented. The Vermillion Regional River Greenway Trail, $89,075 dollars, 2016 neighborhood infrastructure improvements, $398,793 dollars, the Riverfront Renaissance, $390,210 and the MN Veterans Home sanitary sewer and rehabilitation project, $3,561.

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    Gobble Gait

    The Hastings City Council endorsed the following Conditions for the Gobble Gait on the 24th of November. Both the 8K and the 2K will start at the same time with the 2K participants behind the 8K participants. This will help to reduce participant congestion at the end of the race. The proposed route will also keep the 8K participants from being on city streets for over half of the race.

    Walker Family Donation

    The City Council adopted a Resolution to express acceptance and gratitude for a donation to the City Parks Department from the William and Sharon Walker Family. The resolution will also acknowledge the Walker familys civic efforts. The donation is expected to be appropriated for a bench in one of the citys parks or one of the trails. The Walker familys donation totals $1, 350.

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    Vista Rio Project

    The Council authorized staff to complete negotiations and to authorize the signatures of the Mayor and City Clerk to grant a license to encroach for the (Bella) Vista Rio restaurant to complete a patio at the rear of their establishment. The project will use space adjacent to the Bridge Plaza. The restaurant will bear all of the costs involved.

    2017 Neighborhood Infrastructure Improvements

    The council authorized the Citys Engineering Department to complete field data collection, design work and the preparation of a feasibility report for the 2017 Neighborhood Improvement Area. The area is in the 2nd Ward, bounded by Pine Street, 6th Street, Spring Street and Highway 55.

    Donations to the Police Department

    As a result of random acts of violence against law enforcement throughout the nation over the summer, the Hastings Police Department has received a number of good will donations totaling $298 from various businesses and private citizens in the community. The Council formally accepted these donations from the community.

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    Artspace Hastings Lofts

    The Council authorized a signature on a utility disconnect agreement between the City and Artspace Hastings Lofts. The disconnect agreement allows the Lofts to remove only a portion of a storm drain and leave the portion of the drain that runs under the newly-renovated section of Tyler Street.

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    Council Approves Allina Site Plan

    As the sole topic of deliberation at Monday night's Hastings city council meeting, the new Allina Clinic, to be located at the western edge of the city, has presented a plan for a 350 space parking lot that would encircle the 2 story 50,000 square foot building. John Hinzman, Economic Development Director, presented the site plan which calls for an upwards departure in the usual size for such a development. Councilperson Danna Elling Schultz voiced her concern about runoff when paving such a large expanse.

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    Schultz asked whether permeable pavers had been considered to lessen stormwater runoff.Hinzman requested that someone from Mortensen Construction address that question. Leslie Seppamaki, representative for Mortensen Construction gave the reason from the construction firm.

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    Hinzman also provided engineering background on the request.

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    Schultz stated her wish to look at having discussion on other options to large scale installation of nonpermeable surfaces. Councilperson Balsanek had a suggestion.

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    Following the discussion the request for approval of the site plan, as submitted, was unanimously approved.

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    Prescott Property Line Debate

    During the Prescott City Council meeting on Monday Night, residents came before the council to discuss a proposed vacating of an alleyway in the Rodney Johnson Addition. Home owner Trinity Eastman asked the city to address the erroneous description of her property in which a survey determined that a property line intersects her home. Her grandfather, Joe Ptacek, asked the council to postpone the official designation of a vacation of that alleyway until his real estate lawyer can contact the listing agent representing the seller of that home, insisting the fault lies there.

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    The alley has been blocked for several years by previous owners with requests for discussion or explanation not addressed according to property owner, Randy Hendrickson who mentioned several questions on that topic have been posed to the city with no decision. Any action only affecting the legal description of city versus privately held land. Property Owner Randy Hendrickson stated his viewpoint.

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    Home owner Trinity stated that she is uncertain how the action may affect the value of her property

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    Ptacek noted that their plan is to ask the listing agent to invoke their insurance coverage to purchase the adjoining lot currently owned by Hendrickson, who stated he wants to move forward and is willing to sell for a fair price. The council determined that a civil action could proceed with or without a postponement and voted unanimously to vacate the alleyway. Mayor Hovel stated that the residents will likely have to file civil action to settle the boundary issue and determine who would pay for the land purchase or compensate the owners for the situation.

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    Recent Hastings Police Incidents

    Following a report by a KDWA listener, we placed a call to Hastings Police Chief Bryan Schafer on a traffic stop that took place near the intersection of 8th street and Eddy.

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    The night before, on Monday, Chief Schafer provided details on an arrest made on a 58 year old Hastings man.

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    Schafer noted that such cases receive swift attention.

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    KDWA also learned of an arrest made on Tuesday involving several reports of missing equipment. Chief Schafer provides more information.   

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    The lengthy list of tools and other equipment found with Tiessen will hopefully be returned to their rightful owners.

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    Schafer credits the quick response and reports of the driver's behavior in connecting the crime with the items before they could be disposed of.

       

    Helping Hands at LeDuc

    Many hands make light work.The Minnesota Historical Society announces their Kaffeeklatsh Afternoons that will pair volunteers with small tasks to be done at the three historic sites including the LeDuc Estate in Hastings. Each fourth Monday of the month, from 1-3 pm, volunteers can help out with such household chores as organizing the house for tours and events, working in the yard, polishing silver, stuffing brochures,and other important details. During these opportunities, the site will provide coffee and a small treat. If you have a couple of hours each month, they welcome you to help out with these necessary duties. The first opportunity is Monday, September 26th. The group will meet again on October 24th and November 28th.Contact site manager,Amy Deaver, (651) 438-848 or Email: amy.deaver@co.dakota.mn.us

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    Superintendent Touts Transparency

    Monday's In depth program will feature a rebroadcast of the Tim Collins Show, one of the topics is providing transparency of the school district for the community. Collins explains his unique opportunity thanks to the Tim Collins Show.

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    Superintendent Collins also talks about the start of another school year , monitoring drinking water quality

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    and some hands on examples of technology in the classroom. Tune in today for Community In Depth.

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    Street Projects Near Completion

    Despite the heavy rains last week, measuring nearly 2 inches in parts of our listening area, road work continued thru the end of the week, with projects in the Bailey Street neighborhood receiving final resurfacing in several areas nearly wrapping up the summer long project. The Saturday Night Cruise In celebrated a return to a nearly non-obstructed street following a summer of dodging orange cones and and missing concrete. Except for the Olivers' Grove park corner, the improved access was a welcome sign to the thousands who came to enjoy this next to last get together.The largest impact for area motorists remains at the intersection of Hwy 61 and 10 where crews worked at the end of last week to complete resurfacing the curve heading towards Prescott, resulting in backups nearly a half mile in length during peak hours. Recently constructed ponding basins showed the effects of extensive grading done at the corner,and crews are expected to complete turn lane dividers, striping and finishing tasks early in the week.

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    Hastings Police Report

    On September 1st at 3:15 AM Hastings Police came across a single vehicle crash in the 100 block of E 3rd St. The vehicle struck a street light and the driver suffered minor injuries. The driver was cited for failure to drive with due care and released. Also on September 1st Hastings police were investigating a single vehicle accident and learned of a theft involving the driver of the vehicle. The investigation resulted in a citation for theft issued to 24-year-old Kasey Disch, who was the driver of the vehicle. Later that evening Hastings Police were dispatched to the 1200 block of forest Street in response to a report of domestic abuse. The investigation resulted in the arrest of a juvenile under the charges of 2nd degree assault and domestic assault. The juvenile was transported to the Dakota County Juvenile Center.

    On September 2nd at 2:48 AM Hastings Police conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Glendale Road and Ravenna Trail. 44-year-old Stephen Strakka was arrested for driving a vehicle without current tabs, driving after revocation and no proof of insurance. Just after 1:00 PM Hastings Police observed a vehicle with no plates. 49-year-old Paul Swanson was arrested and booked into the Dakota County Jail for driving with a license that was revoked due to previous conviction under DUI.

    On September 2nd at 3:07 PM Hastings Police responded to the 2900 block of Vermillion Street to investigate a report of burglary. The investigation determined that approximately $2.500 worth of tires and rims was stolen from a storage shed. The investigation is ongoing. Just after 3:30 PM the police were called to an address near Maple Street and 7th Street regarding a drug complaint. The investigating officers cited 18-year-old James Bishop for drug paraphernalia.

    On September 3rd at 1:58 AM Hastings Police on patrol observed a vehicle on Highway 61 swerving and traveling slowly. The officers conducted a traffic stop and arrested the driver, 49-year-old Christopher Wahlstrom, on charges of DWI and a drivers license violation. At 10:11PM Hastings Police were called to a disturbance in the 500 block of 35th St W. 50-year-old Troy Sommers was arrested for obstruction of the legal process with force, disorderly conduct and contempt of court. In the same evening a disturbance was reported in the 200 block of 13th St W. investigating officers arrested Joshua Markham and Shawn Goulette on various charges of assault and disorderly conduct. Cieara Beavert was cited for disorderly conduct.

    On September 4th just after midnight Hastings Police responded to a report of a suspicious male looking in windows. Investigating officers located and arrested34-year-old Bradley Cowden on a Washington County warrant. And in the evening a traffic stop was conducted at the intersection of 3rd Street East and Vermillion Street. 32-year-old Tristan Harmon was cited for driving with a revoked license.

       

    Hicks To Face Jury Trial

    The request to have charges dismissed against the second defendent tied to the case of the death of Douglas Bailey last year has been denied. Clarence Hicks, who is alleged to have disposed of Bailey's body in Kentucky at the instruction of Rose Marie Kuehni, will face a trial according to the ruling by Judge Joseph Boles. Hicks, 61, will be bound over for trial and a pre-trial conference is scheduled to take place October 18th. Hicks is currently awaiting trial in Kentucky, monitored by a GPS unit to assure the court of his whereabouts until he returns to the Pierce County jail. Kuehni was acquitted of 1st degree murder in an August trial, and will face another trial by a new jury that should begin in December. She was convicted in the first trial of hiding a corpse. following her admitted shooting of Bailey in their Prescott home just before Thanksgiving in 2015.

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    Hastings Deaths Ruled Murder Suicide

    On Thursday, Chief Bryan Schafer, of the Hastings Police Department released the findings of the investigation of 2 deaths that took place in Hastings in August. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner ruled the August 15, 2016 death investigation in Hastings was a murder-suicide. It was determined that Danielle Aimee Denney, age 29 was the victim of homicide by gunshot wound to the head and the offender, Justin DJ Anderson, age 34, died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

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    Prescott To Consider Liquor Licenses

    A public notice was released this week that the new Dollar General Store, located on Orrin Road in Prescott has applied for an intoxicating beverage license in that city. The Class A combination license would allow sales of beer and other products at the store which typically sells a wide variety of discount and regularly priced food, household and other items. The number of Class A licenses available in a city is not restricted by the state, but by each municipality. Class B licenses are regulated by population numbers and can be withheld by a Council for various reasons The Prescott City Council will address the request at the September 26th meeting at 6:30 pm. In a related story, the Clifton Township board voted unanimously at their September 6th meeting,to reject the offer from the City of Prescott to purchase a liquor license aimed to facilitate a prospective business incentive. The city had offered ten thousand dollars for the township to transfer a license that it is allotted, according to its population. Prescott has been in negotiations recently with both the developers of a multimillion dollar property, the Vista Croix, while also courting at least two hotel chains interested in building in Prescott. Conversations were conducted at previous council meetings involving the quota of such licenses and the ability to purchase one from a township for that price. The Clifton board stated they believed the license to be worth much more than the price offered.

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    City Meetings Scheduled This Week

    News from the City of Hastings: The City of Hastings planning commission has announced a public hearing will take place to obtain a conditional use permit for a flood plain ordinance seeking to allow Zayo Group, LLC to conduct a directional boring beneath the Mississippi River near the Hwy 61 Bridge. The proposal looks to begin the placement of a fiberoptic transmission line in that location. Also on the agenda, is a public hearing to consider the rezoning of 313 Ramsey Street, the The Public is welcome to attend and also to comment during the meeting held on Monday, September 26th at the City Council Chambers of City Hall. The meeting will begin at 7 PM.

    The city of Hastings city planner, Justin Fortney, has announced that the Hastings Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at City Hall on September 26th to consider the request to amend the City code that would rezone the property located at 313 Ramsey Street from R-2 Medium Density Residence to RMU Residential Mixed Use. All persons are welcome to attend this hearing and offer comments. The hearing will begin at 7 PM.

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    Charges Filed In Tool Theft

    KDWA learned of an arrest made on Tuesday involving several reports of missing equipment. Chief Schafer provides more information.   

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    The lengthy list of tools and other equipment found with Tiessen will hopefully be returned to their rightful owners.

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    Schafer credits the quick response and reports of the driver's behavior in connecting the crime with the items before they could be disposed of.

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    New Expansion Is A Snap

    A Hastings business found room to expand recently and several weeks of work resulted in a re-grand opening event that took place on Wednesday morning. Nate and Tanya Mollenhauer, owners of Snap Fitness 24-7, welcomed several members from the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce as the giant scissors cut thru the red ribbon to announce the new and improved location for fitness . Nate explained the change in the family owned business.

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    Snap Fitness is located at 275 33rd Street West in South Hastings.

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    Traffic Woes Continue

    The traffic along Highway 61 continues to be the story this week. Thousands are affected during peak drive times from 8 to 9 AM again at lunch time and the longest lines evident between 4 and 6 pm. Crews have now resurfaced one south bound lane plus the shoulder and spent Wednesday overnight completing one northbound lane and shoulder. Extensive excavation has been done in the new ponding basin on the Point side of the intersection, with drainage culverts and removal of the last remanents of the former park and ride lot. Minnesota Troopers continue to regulate traffic as the flashing red light continues to create exceptional delays, especially as traffic enters from the south. Once resurfaced, more work will be done to grade and level shoulders and tie the aprons of the entrances into the new roadway. The project got underway just after the Independence Day holiday and is expected to be completed before the end of the month.

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    Refreshing Riverboat Ride

    Cruising up the river last week provided a sunny reminder of the value in that nearby waterway. A full passenger list brought folks out that praised the outing and voiced their support of more such adventures. Once onboard the Anson Northrup, guests were free to move about the upper and lower decks of the craft although some expressed disappointment that chairs were at a premium, with nearly half required to stand along the rail or in the spacious cabin for the trip. Coordinators for the journey were not aware of the sitting accomodations in advance, and stated they would see if additional seating could be acquired to give those who wanted to travel seated could do so. Overall, the evening was a success and yet another way to utilize the resources that have been the inspiration for the recent Riverfront Resurgence.

    Downtown Lighting Questions

    As work continues in Downtown, the construction fatique felt by many has prompted questions on just when the projects will be completed. Public works Director Nick Egger attempts to shine a light, no pun intended, on the anticipated schedule illuminating how the process is affected by many components. Weather, materials availability, and sequential planning all play a part in what is done and when.

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    As the days for outdoor construction wane, Egger notes that priorities with electrical, water and street replacement must be scheduled to accommodate the work yet to be done.

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    Civil War Weekend Review

    The annual Civil War Weekend was well received and enjoyed splendid late summer weather for the outdoor event. The Historic LeDuc Estate site Manager Amy Deaver,

    looks back on the exciting event that included a special honor and thanks to a local teacher that contributes so much.

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    She also notes that it takes a village of reenactors to make the event possible.

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    Photo provided by Amy Deaver

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    76th Annual Booya Big Success

    The 76th annual Firefighters Booya took place on Sunday at the KC hall in South Hastings. Lines trailed out into the parking lot as hungry families lined up for the tasty stew. The Grand Booya Captain, Chris Paulson, provided some reflection on the hard work and sense of community this event is alway sure to bring.

    The main ingredient is always the people.

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    One tradition is the line of customers that come with ice cream pails for take out orders.

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    The grand total was 1130 gallons of the meaty mixture that cooked for hours in giant kettles. Paulson stated it wouldn't be possible without generous donors.

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    And you can't have a booya in Minnesota without meat raffles.

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    And the firefighters take care of their community too. Paulson explains just what the funds raised are used for.

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    KDWA's Sports Director Nick Tuckner attended the event and we have placed some of his photos on the KDWA website and facebook page.

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    The Show Goes On Todd Field

    News Update- Director Emily Chandler has confirmed that the Raiders Marching Band Preview Show WILL be held on Todd Field Wednesday evening as planned. Bring Umbrellas to make sure the sun continues to shine during this event. Event will start at 6:30 pm. This event is the official beginning of the Raiders competition season. There is no charge to attend, but donations toward the program will be gratefully accepted.

    Family Ready for School Start

    The busses arrived in the rain Tuesday morning bringing children in grades 1-9 back to their schools in District 200. With the weather, those first time on the bus photos were taken quickly with lines of umbrellas covering backpacks and new tennis shoes. As most of the stops were pretty hectic, I decided to drop in to a place where lots of students and their families visit first . Emily's Bakery was bustling Tuesday morning and That's where I found Mom, Dad and Ivy, Autumn and Ava who made this stop a treat for the first day. I first asked Dad what the first day means for him

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    Ava was looking forward to 2nd grade.

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    A love of reading is just what Mom is counting on .

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    The students in Kindergarten and grades 10 11 and 12 will get back to class today.

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    Traveling Memorial Wall Visits Faribault

    A traveling replica of the the VietNam Memorial wall will be place in nearby Faribault, remaining thru Labor Day. The Wall arrived Wednesday at the Rice County Fairgrounds after traveling with an escort, followed by Sheriff, Police and Fire Department vehicles and at least 40 others who joined the procession to welcome the display to the city.The Opening Ceremony of the exhibit was held Thursday with those speaking having a personal connection to the Vietnam War. There are over 58,000 names on the Wall for those who gave the ultimate price for our Country. There is no cost and the exhibit will be open around the clock thru Labor Day Monday, September 5th.The Rice County Fairgrounds is located at 1814 2nd Ave NW, Faribault, MN 55021.

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    Preview Sept 6 City Council Meeting

    The Hastings City Council will convene on Tuesday, September 6th due to the Labor Day Holiday.

    Mayor Paul Hicks provides a preview of the items on the agenda including some special proclamations.

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    Mayor Paul Hicks also recorded a greeting for those celebrating the end of summer.

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    Hastings Police Log_August

    From the Hastings Police Log , an outstanding warrant against 26 year old Nicole Ann Beil of Hastings resulted in her arrest on August 16th. Also on that day, 26 year old Christina Marie Kieffer of Hastings was arrested on multiple outstanding warrants. On August 17th, Hastings police arrested 34 year old Nekisha Quanta Strickland following a traffic stop revealed an outstanding warrant, and a traffic accident in downtown Hastings resulted in a citation to Christa Noel Jones, 22 of Hastings for failure to yield. A traffic stop on Thursday, August 18th resulted in the arrest of 45 year old Hastings man, James Steven Bzoskie found to be impaired and charged with 3rd degree DWI. A report in the overnight hours brought Hastings Police to the 200 block of 4th Street where a person believed to be a male, attempted to open a first floor window of a residence. The homeowner contacted police 10 to 15 minutes after the attempt and officers could find no one in the area when they arrived.

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    Posted 09/01/16

    Washington County Reservists Openings

    The Washington County Sheriff's Office is recruiting for volunteer reserves to assist with lake and river patrols, natural disaster response, traffic and crowd control, water patrol safety presentations, missing person searches and crime scene security. The ideal candidates are highly motivated individuals who want to give back by spending meaningful time in an activity dedicated to community welfare and safety. You must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or equivalent, have a valid driver's license, reliable transportation and insurance, pass a background investigation and be able to respond to call-outs. Interested reserve candidates need to apply by October 7th. The selected reserve recruits will be expected to attend the Washington County Reserve Academy on Monday evenings from 6pm-9pm January-May.

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    Move Over Law Reminder

    Corporal Ted Foss was struck and killed by a tractor trailer while conducting a traffic stop on I-90 in Rochester, Minnesota exactly 16 years ago Wednesday. The truck driver was subsequently charged with eight misdemeanor counts, including reckless and inattentive driving.Corporal Foss had served with the Minnesota State Patrol for 15 years. He left behind his wife and 2 small children.

    The section of roadway where Corporal Foss was struck was renamed the State Trooper Theodore 'Ted' Foss Memorial Highway. Shortly thereafter the Minnesota Legislature passed the Ted Foss Move Over Law requiring vehicles to move to the middle or far lane when passing an emergency or construction vehicle stopped on the roadway. Dakota County law enforcement observed the date with increased patrols to remind motorists of this important road rule.

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    Posted 09/01/16 KDWA News

    Celebrating GRRVLC At Freedom Park

    The weather played havoc with a Prescott celebration, but Freedom Park director Jessica Bierbrauer made sure that the show did go on.

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    Bierbrauer also mentioned that a very special event is coming to the Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center just in time for Prescott Daze, Jessica Bierbrauer explains how to participate in the program.

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    Freedom Park is located just south of Downtown Prescott on the hill at 200 Monroe Street.

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    Posted 09/01/16 KDWA News

    Construction Causes Electrical Emergency

    News Coverage of the Power Outage that occured Aug 29th-

    Monday afternoon's traffic backup caused many problems, besides the power outage that affected much of downtown, no vehicles were allowed to cross north over the Hastings Bridge. Hastings Fire Chief Mike Schutt tells us why

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    During the incident on Monday that shut down power and created long traffic lines, Hastings Fire Department crews arrived to find a downed power line draped over a backhoe, which had severed a power cable during work at the Hwy 61 and Hwy 10 intersection. Chief Mike Schutt shared a life saving piece of information about such an incident

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    Schutt also reminded those working around above or below ground power sources, to have the utility mark their lines before you enter the area and to have emergency numbers preprogrammed into your phone to alert public safety if an accident occurs.

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    Posted 09/01/16 KDWA News

    LOOP Tips For Successful Riders

    The new LOOP bus will begin on Tuesday,September 6th with several stops in the estimated one hour loop around the city. A list of commonly asked questions will be featured among our newscasts to get riders up to speed on some things you should know. Today we feature how paying for your ride will be handled. Exact change is needed for the one-time per day payment of 5 dollars. The driver will not make change, so bring a five dollar bill or 5 ones to begin your ride. Your hand will be stamped so you can continue to enter and exit the route as you wish during the time of 9 AM until 2 PM. The last two stops are at housing locations, so plan accordingly to get on the last LOOP of the route. Tomorrow we will continue with common questions that will get you In the LOOP.

    We continue our feature of introducing the new LOOP Circulator bus to the residents that will use this Tuesday ride to get around town. The first bus will begin on Tuesday, September 6th at 9 am. A five dollar fee will allow riders to circulate thru the community on the route that takes about an hour to return to each stop. Todays tip is for those who might need a little extra help or the use of the wheelchair lift. The bus is equipped with a lift that anyone can request to use. The bus will pull up to the curb at each of the designated spots, and the driver will provide light assistance to help get you into the lift and also secure your chair once inside the bus. These riders can also bring along an assistant for no additional charge. You may use also use the lift if you use a cane, walker or small scooter. Please contact the DARTS Transportation office if you have questions concerning the size of your scooter. That number is 651-234-2290.

       

    Posted 08/31/16

    City To Issue GO Bonds For Riverfront Cost

    City Councilmember Lori Braucks introduced the following resolution intending to issue 2.6 million dollars in General Obligation Bonds determined to be necessary to finance the Riverfront Renaissance Improvements. The official process requires publication of the proposal to give the public opportunity to oppose the resolution. At least 5 percent of the voting total of the last election would need to sign a petition against the issuance of the bonds. The notice was first published on August 15th in the Hastings Star Gazette and appeared again, as required in this week's paper. The resolution has not been challenged by petition as of this broadcast. The move is now able to proceed with action to be announced at the September 6th City Council meeting. Details on a timeline or how the process will be rolled out is not known at this time. We have asked for more information from the city which will be provided on an upcoming broadcast.

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    Posted 08/26/16

    New Allina Clinic Prepares for Build

    Allina Health wants to begin construction soon on the new 50,000 square foot clinic building that will occupy a space just west of the current WalMart in a field that most recently grew soybeans. The parcel of land was annexed into the city limits from Ninninger Township early this year and will expand the boundaries due to the sale from Conzemius Dairy to the West. A new road , Dakota Summit Drive will connect Hwy 55 with 4th Street and divide the massive WalMart parking lot with the proposed massively sized clinic lot. During the Hastings Planning commission, much discussion centered on the proposed parking area, totaling 346 spaces, deemed necessary as explained by Mortensen builder's representative, Jeremy Jacobs

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    The proposal will be forwarded to the City council at the September 6th meeting for a public hearing , with approval possible by a vote on September 19th.

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    Posted 8/26/16

    Ribbon Cutting For New LOOP Bus

    The debut and ribbon cutting ceremony took place for the new Loop Circulator Bus that will take to the streets in Hastings beginning on Tuesday, September 6th at 9AM. DARTs President Ann Bailey and Director of Transportation Courtney Whited joined a bevy of dignataries to unveil this new mode of transport. Creating Connections is the montra espoused by DARTS and the Hastings bus will make the estimated one hour loop to connect travelers with shopping, medical appointments, residential bases and entertainment locations peppering the route. Open to all, the organization committee expects high usage by the senior community, but for a five dollar fee, everyone can take advantage of the circulating bus that intends to make a start in connecting the community in a brand new way. Schedules will be available at the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce 314 Vermillion St., and also at City Hall. A version will be posted online as well at the City Website.

       

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    Posted 08/26/16

    Prescott Approves Upgrades

    A lengthy meeting found member of the Prescott City Council in a quandry of what to do with aging and in some cases, failing equipment such as heating and cooling systems installed in city buildings. Jayne Brand, provided a brief recap of the needs and solutions presented by several sources to upgrade HVAC and energy producing solar options in city structures. Nearly 1.2 million would be needed to cover the most immediate on the list. Brand explains how a decision was reached to address wants versus needs.

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    While the entire proposal is still under consideration, the most urgent need was addressed.

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    With that work approved, a companion item was also approved

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    The approved portion will likely get underway soon, to have the work done by the heating season.

       

    Posted 08/25/16

    Costco Eyes Wash Co Site

    The notice was made of a public meeting that will take place to discuss an application that would place a 164,000 square foot Costco in the northeast corner of Tamarack Road and Weir Drive in Woodbury. The chain has long been rumored to have interest in the location, but information released Tuesday confirms at least the preliminary steps are underway to determine local support. The location would bring a third warehouse mainstay to the eastern edge of the state, stores currently located in Burnsville and Maplewood.The Woodbury City Council has scheduled a public hearing to review the request for the application that will be held on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at Woodbury City Hall, 8301Valley Creek Road to provide citizens the opportunity to comment on the proposed application.Members of the Ramsey-Washington Watershed District asked Costco to makes changes to the proposed store that would lessen the wetland impact on the area. Their request to require Costco to build a parking ramp, reduce the size of the store, leave out plans to build a gas station and curtail stormwater management areas. Except for situating the building on the west parcel of the property instead of the east, all changes were denied by Costco who plan to proceed with their intended design. The planning commission will view the proposal on August 29th.

    Posted 08/25/16

    Auctioneer Hines Inducted

    An Ellsworth man, Jack Hines was acknowledged by a banquet hall of his peers in a surprise presentation of a prestigeous award. An auctioneer for nearly 50 years, Hines was presented with the honor of induction into the National Auctioneer Association Hall of Fame by fellow honoree Benny Fisher. In a clip recorded by the NAA at the event, Fisher brought his friend to the podium and bestowed the bronze placque.

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    Hines, humbled by the designation,expressed even more surprise as the family he was sure waited back in Wisconsin, instead, took the stage flanking their father and husband. Never a loss for words, he quickly introduced them

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    Hines now leaves the heavy lifting of the business to son Jeff and takes life at a little slower of a pace

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    Posted 08/25/16

    Loop Bus Adds Stops

    The new addition to the choices for public transportation, officially known as the Loop Hastings Circulator Bus, will begin operation on September 6th. A ribbon cutting will take place this Friday at 9 AM at Tilden community center to kick off the Living Well at 50 and Beyond Expo. The Loop, as it will undoubtly be better known, will offer a selection of one day per week, Tuesday and 5 hours per day- 9 am until 2 pm- of a continual looping of a single DARTS bus which will be equipted with a wheelchair accessible ramp to provide mobility to many for just 5 dollars a ride. The Loop will be available to anyone and the route advertised as ultra flexible, with an additional 30 stops between those scheduled, that can be arranged by making a request from the driver. This new transport option should not be confused with the Transit Link, which is a scheduled, reservation based program in which fares are based on the distance traveled and operates weekdays thru the pre-contracted route. Metro Mobility is another ride option, with further criteria required for use mainly, by those whose disability requires special transit.

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    Posted 08/25/16

    Hickson Sentenced

    County Attorney Pete Orput announced Wednesday that Brian Hickson, 33, of Cottage Grove, was sentenced to 105 months in prison for the October 18, 2015 1 st Degree Burglary of a residence with a dangerous weapon. According to the complaint filed in the case, Hickson was the former boyfriend of the victim, with whom she shared 4 children.   The victim told authorities Hickson was engaging in an escalating pattern of stalking/threatening behavior. On the night of the charged incident, he had taken the lug nuts off one of the wheels of her car and had covered an outdoor light motion sensor with a glove prior to breaking into the house where the victim was present. Hickson assaulted an occupant of the home with brass knuckles prior to fleeing the residence. Several occupants of the home chased him and held him until police arrived. The prosecutor stated this was a case of a homicide waiting to happen, and fortunately the actions of those restraining Hickson which prevented him from fleeing , kept that from happening.

       

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    Posted 08/25/16

    Lake Byllesby Dam Repairs Underway

    The Dakota County Board of Commissioners acted on request to award a construction bid to Big R Construction for 247 thousand dollars to construct access gates needed before the start of the project in which the Board has designated nearly 3.5 million dollars in the refurbishment needed to take place on the Lake Byllesby Dam over the next 5 years. The facility provides hydroelectric power and has been classified as a high hazard structure as its failure would severely impact property and people located downstream. Piers have also been installed to support the bridges needed for this access. Inspections have determined that several components were deemed unsafe and would require major structural repairs.

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    Posted 08/23/16    

    Cannon River Creeps In

    The City of Northfield issued a press release on the levels of the Cannon River which lists the current level at just over 897 feet. Authorities have noticed water filling into storage areas along the iver in Riverside, Babcock and Sechler Park as well as along the west Riverwalk area. They expect levels to fall slowly but remain high for several days. Any significant rainfall will add to the Cannon or Straight River watersheds. Continual monitoring will take place in the city and residents are asked to take measures to protect property that might be affected by the water levels. More information can be found on the City website under Emergency Planning information.

       

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    Posted 08/23/16

    Prescott School Readies Busses

    With the start of classes in Prescott on Thursday, September 1st, parents are encouraged to check student bus assignments prior to the first day. Bus routes have now been posted for students in the Prescott school district. To view your childs route, visit the www.prescott.k12.wi.us website and select the transportation page. According to the district website, several changes have been made from last years bus numbers and route information. Students riding the bus who live outside the city limits will be expected to walk reasonable distances to bus stops in order to provide efficient transportation for all. Reasonable distances are considered to be one half mile for grades k-5 and seven tenths of a mile for grades 6-12. Walking distance of students within city limits will not exceed 4 blocks. Drivers are not allowed to enter private drives unless there is a safety or medical concern. For exceptional educational needs students, accommodations will meet criteria found in that students IEP.If you have a question or concern regarding your Prescott bus student, contact the district at 715.262.5389

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    Posted 08/23/16

    Shanks Arrested in Hastings

    KDWA news has learned that 43 year old Bart Shanks of Hastings, was arrested on Friday morning charged with 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct and booked into Dakota County jail. Shanks briefly worked with KDWA in the marketing department. He is no longer employed by KDWA Radio. Shanks was also associated with Hastings Raider Nation Football, Baseball and the independent Cheer Xtreme Squad based in Woodbury. Police continue their investigations and KDWA Radio will bring you the full story as soon as we have more information.

       

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    Posted 08/22/16

    Hwy 61 Traffic Jam Halts Sunday Drivers

    Massive Traffic Jam heading north on Hwy 61 Bridge Sunday Afternoon will continue thru evening hours and overnight as lanes are reduced to one heading north until Hwy 10. Overnight work will take place then similar traffic delay expected Monday and Tuesday 9-2 PM. Alternate routes are recommended until this work is completed.

       

    Posted KDWA News 08/21/16 5PM

    Hampton Council News

    An announcement was made on Friday afternoon, Amanda Jensrud has submitted her resignation to the Hampton council. It was accepted by the council who states there are still four remaining members which make up a quorum, so that business can be conducted until her position is filled. Mayor Tim Skog asked who would be in charge of the City social media and was told that Clerk Wendy Carpenter and Councilor Jerry Huddleston would take over that responsibility. A vacancy will be posted by the September meeting. In other business conducted by the Council, discussion was held on a possible dog park for the city, with opposition by Councilor Marlin Reinardy. A resident, John Nicolai inquired about the property located just south of Little Oscar's Restaurant with the intent to return the use to agriculture, thus requiring a re-zoning from industrial/commercial back to agriculture. The current taxes on that property are 185 dollars per acre per year. The council will consider a temporary zoning measure at the next meeting. The Mayor also asked for a decision from the council on the purchase of the website which he personally owns, hamptonnews.net. He asked the council to purchase it for 1,000 dollars. Councilor John Knetter suggested tabling the issue until more information is compiled.

    Posted 08/19/16

    LOOP Bus Route

    The local transportation service that has been planned for several months will debut with an appearance of the LOOP bus at the upcoming 50 and Beyond Live Well Celebrate Life Expo that will take place on Friday, August 26th at Tilden Community Center.

    The bus will be wheelchair accessible and the 17 stop loop contains shopping, leisure, medical and residential categories that will be placed on the schedule. Those schedules will be handed out at the event on the 26th, with the service to get underway the first Tuesday of September on the 6th.

    The stops that are listed on the route, as of this report include: Augustana Park Ridge Apartments, Oak Ridge Assisted Living, Dollar Tree at Midtown Center, The Hastings Veteran's Home, Mississippi Terrace Apartments, Hastings Family Service, Tilden Community And Senior Center, Allina Regina Senior Living and Medical Center, Hastings UMCA and Courage Kenny Rehabilitation, Wal-Mart, Rivertown Court Apartments, Cub Foods, Target, Pleasant Hill Library and Westview Shopping Center.

       

    Body Found and Now Identified

    More details have been released in the story we first brought to you Monday August 15 about a boater finding a male body in the Mississippi. The Washington County Sheriff's Office released today that the victim has been identified as 32 year old Nyadue Jock and he was homeless at the time of his death. Dispatchers received a call from a boater late Monday afternoon reporting the finding of a body in the Mississippi River just South of Hidden Harbor Marina in St. Paul Park. The cause of death is still under investigation by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner but no obvious signs of trauma were found. KDWA will bring you the latest updates on the case as the details become available.

       

    Posted 8/19/16

    HWY 61 and 10 Delays

    Impact for drivers in the overnight hours of Sunday into early Monday when Highway 61 north of the Hastings will be reduced to a single lane of traffic in both directions from just north of the Hwy 10 intersection near the Holiday Gas Station in Denmark Township. Crews will be shifting traffic to the outside lanes to construct turn lanes. The delays are also expected to take place during the day on Monday and Tuesday.

       

    Posted 8/19/16

    Artspace Hastings River Lofts

    The Artspace Project will join with community partners in Hastings on Tuesday, August 30 at 3:30 p.m. to celebrate the groundbreaking for the new Artspace Hastings River Lofts located at the corner of 2nd and Tyler Streets. The event is sponsored by the Hastings Prescott Area Arts Council, Breakaway Arts Caf, and RBC Capital Markets and is free and open to the public. Brief remarks begin at 3:45 p.m. at the Rotary Pavilion in Levee Park with scheduled speakers to include Hastings Mayor Paul Hicks; Dakota County Commissioner Mike Slavik; National Park Service Outdoor Recreation Planner Randy Thoreson; Hastings Prescott Area Arts Council Board Members Jen Fox and Bill Spinelli; Artspace Sr. VP of Property Development Heidi Zimmer; and Artspace Sr. VP of Consulting and Strategic Partnerships Wendy Holmes. Following the the remarks a reception will be held with a ceremonial groundbreaking to follow on the project site. The groundbreaking features Art Shovels created by 20 local organizations and artists, including the Hasting Arts Center, Rain Dance Studios, the Hasting Police Department, the National Park Service among others.

       

    Posted 8/19/16

    Joas Returns To Accident Scene

    An amazing milestone for the man that was hit along a Dakota County Road last spring by what authorities believe to be a pickup truck. Bryan Joas was cycling along a rural road south west of Hastings, when he was struck and left in the ditch. Months of waiting, hoping, praying and finally healing has Joas back home and with his greatful family once more. He and wife Shauna recently picked up his crumpled bike and the rest of his belongings which had been in the posession of the Dakota County Sheriff Department since the accident. Despite many surgeries and physical lowpoints, Joas was ready to view the accident aftermath last week, with a profound understanding of how lucky he is to be walking and able to establish a new normal. Information is still needed to find out who hit him, but his Caring Bridge postings look forward with renewed strength that he mindfully builds each day. A photo of Joas and what is left of the bike is pictured on the KDWA website.

       

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    Posted 8/19/16

    Kuehni Not Guilty On First Degree Charges

    Late Thursday Afternoon Update- At 2 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, the jury returned to the Pierce County Courthouse with their finding of not guilty of the charges of first degree intentional homicide in the death of Douglas Bailey. They also concluded that the jury was hung, in other words, not unanymous in a decision to convict on 2nd degree charges. They did find Kuehni guilty on the charge of hiding a corpse. The next step for the trial will be to reconvene on Thursday , August 24th to possibly re-try the defendent on second degree charges. Kuehni remains held in the Pierce County Jail on a 100,000 bond.

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    Posted 8/19/16

    Kuehni First Update Explains Degrees

    Early Thursday Afternoon Update- in the trial deliberations for Rose Marie Kuehni, of Prescott, who faces first degree intentional homicide charges as well as that of hiding a corpse, in the November death of Douglas Bailey. Jurrors requested more explanation from Judge James Duvall of a finer definition for grounds in convicting on first-degree intentional homicide, second-degree homicide or a self defense. The jurrors made that request Thursday morning as they continue deliberations that began Wednesday afternoon. Judge Duvall explained that Kuehni would need to believe that she was at risk of imminent death or great bodily harm to use a self defense reasoning. The reasonable person test, being what would another person in the same circumstance would likely do, was also explained. If the jurrors accept that explanation, a self-defense ruling would acquitt Kuehni of homicide charges. A second degree homicide decision discards the reasonable person response, although still accepting the defendent's rationale that it was an act of self defense. For a first-degree intentional homicide to be found, the jury would need to agree that Kuehni used force in excess of what was necessary for the event at the time. That would remove the defense that her life was at risk or that she feared great bodily harm. The jurrors continue to deliberate as of this update. KDWA will continue to provide new information as it becomes available.

       

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    Posted 8/19/16

    Prescott Fallen Officer Ryden Remembrance Monday

    In remembrance of a fallen officer, a commemoration will take place on Monday to honor former Prescott Police Officer Jackie Ryden who served his community for over 33 years. Those in charge of putting the information in front of the public hopes to have a good turnout from the community. It will show his family that Jackie may be gone but his memory lives on in the community.The Prescott Police Department, along with the City of Prescott, his family will be presented with a flag in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of his death in the line of duty which took place on September 2nd 2006. The community is invited to attend the meeting to provide a show of support and remembrance to Officer Ryden's family. The council meeting will be held at City Hall, 800 Borner St.

       

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