In-Depth

 

HASTINGS MAYOR MARY WITH A RECAP OF COUNCIL MEETING

Hastings MAYOR MARY FASBENDER recaps the January 19th City Council meeting for KDWA listeners in this upcoming interview.

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HASTINGS CITY ADMINISTRATOR DAN WETECHA WITH UPDATES

Hastings City Administrator DAN WIETECHA sits down to discuss the city budget and Levy for 2021, the Neighborhood Infrastructure Improvement Program, Highway 316 and the Dome, and the State of the City Address in February.

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SNOWSHOEING AT THE HASTINGS GOLF CLUB

KDWA's Mo and Dan have a lively interview with Hastings Golf and Event Center/Hastings Public House owner NICOLE SINDELAR as she fills us in on all the good things going on there.

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COVID UPDATE WITH HELEN STRIKE AND DR. MCKENZIE

KDWA's Mo gets some answers to many of your Covid questions in her interveiw with Regina Hospital and River Falls Hospital President HELEN STRIKE and DR. MELODY McKENZIE, Regina Hospital Director of Medical Affairs and Allina Hastings Lead Primary Care Physician.

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FOSS & SWANSON UPDATE

Foss and Swanson, 507 Vermillion Street is open daily from 12:00-4:00 pm and hopes you stop in to see what is new there. KDWA chats with First Sergeant DEAN MARKUSON to hear all the details.

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THE 30 MILLION WORD GAP

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

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AUGUSTANA AND SENIOR TV

Augustana Care Chaplain GORDON GATHRIGHT shared the video link for the Christmas Service broadcast on the facility's Senior TV. Kudos to SARAH and TRAVIS LOCKWOOD of Hastings Arts Center for hosting the event.

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AUGUSTANA STAFF & PATIENTS VACCINATIONS

The Covid crisis has greatly impacted Augustana and Park Ridge of Hastings. Campus Administrator PAUL LUITJENS tells us how they are working to get staff and patients vaccinated.

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MEET THE NEW UWH BOARD MEMBERS

United Way of Hastings welcomes SARAH OSTERBERG, of Premier Banks, and Dr. ROBERT MCDOWELL, Superintendent of ISD 200, to the UWH Board of Directors. Meet these two, hear their stories and learn about their visions for UWH.

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JOE BALSANEK RECAPS HIS 12 YEARS ON THE HASTINGS CITY COUNCIL

KDWA thanks outgoing Hastings City Council Member JOE BALSANEK for his 12 years of service to the city. In part 1 of our two part interview with Joe, he recaps his time on the council.

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JOE BALSANEK RECAPS HIS 12 YEARS ON THE HASTINGS CITY COUNCIL

KDWA thanks outgoing Hastings City Council Member JOE BALSANEK for his 12 years of service to the city. In part 2 of our two part interview with Joe, he recaps his time on the council.

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MN STATE REP TONY JURGENS WITH AN UPDATE

MN State Representative for District 54B, TONY JURGENS, stops by to give an update on the second week of the 2021 session in the House of Representatives. We talk about introducing bills, the committee process, and a possible review of the statutes that govern Emergency Powers.

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WEEKLY CHECK IN WITH MN STATE SENATOR BIGHAM

Senator KARLA BIGHAM checks in for week two of the 2021 Legislative Session, and brings us up-to-date on school funding, legalizing gambling, and the continuation of applying for marriage and other licenses online. We also talk about the upcoming Presidential Inauguration.

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SNOWSHOEING AT THE HASTINGS GOLF CLUB

KDWA's Mo and Dan have a lively interview with Hastings Golf and Event Center/Hastings Public House owner NICOLE SINDELAR as she fills us in on all the good things going on there.

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SCHOOL BUSSING UPDATE WITH TERRY JOHNSON

With Hastings Public Elementary Schools transitioning back to in-person learning, that has affected bussing. Hear the behind the scenes of what goes in to getting kids back amd forth to school from Hastings Bus Company Terminal Manager TERRY JOHNSON.

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CARPENTER NATURE CENTER DURING THE PANDEMIC

In our conversation with JESSIE ECKROAD of the Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center hear all the good things going on at the Center, in spite of the pandemic.

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TLC SUPPORT DURING THE PANDEMIC

TLC of Hastings welcomed 38 babies in 2020 and is grateful for the ongoing community support during the pandemic. Hear from Executive Director ANDREA KULLMAN about what they are planning for 2021.

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ANYTIME FITNESS HELPS YOU REACH YOUR GOALS

KATE TORBORG and CORTNEY JANISCH of Anytime Fitness in Hastings want to help you realize your health goals for 2021.

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HASTINGS ARTS CENTER UPCOMING CONCERTS

KDWA catches up with SARAH LOCKWOOD, owner of the Hastings Arts Center and Blessings Academy (with her husband DR. TRAVIS LOCKWOOD) to tell us about some upcoming coffee concerts and other plans for the rest of 2021.

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GRIEF CHAT WITH DONNA MATHOWETZ

In our January Grief Chat with DONNA MATHIOWETZ where we delve into the concepts of "collective grief, complicated grief and unresolved grief" as it pertains to the feelings we have about the pandemic.

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SNOWSHOEING AT THE HASTINGS GOLF CLUB

KDWA's Mo and Dan have a lively interview with Hastings Golf and Event Center/Hastings Public House owner NICOLE SINDELAR as she fills us in on all the good things going on there.

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GRIEF CHAT WITH DONNA MATHOWETZ

DONNA MATHIOWETZ reminds listeners of two local grief support groups that meet at the Tilden Community Center - 310 River a street in Hastings.

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NEW RESTAURANTS OPENING IN HASTINGS

In our interview with newly hired city of Hastings Economic Development Coordinator ERIC MAASS and JOHN HINZMAN, Community Development Director you will learn about some new restaurants opening in 2021 and the lights installed along the Hastings River Walk.

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SCHOOL BUSSING UPDATE WITH TERRY JOHNSON

With Hastings Public Elementary Schools transitioning back to in-person learning, that has affected bussing. Hear the behind the scenes of what goes in to getting kids back amd forth to school from Hastings Bus Company Terminal Manager TERRY JOHNSON.

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MN REPRESENTATIVE TONY JURGENS CHECKS IN

MN State Representative Tony Jurgens stops in to give an update on his recent bypass surgery, and the start of the 2021 MN State Legislative Session, which includes the 2021-2022 State Budget. We also hear about his upcoming Town Hall Meeting with Representative KEITH FRANKE, and Senator KARLA BIGHAM.

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MN SENATOR KARLA BIGHAM CHECKS IN WEEK-1

Senator KARLA BIGHAM checks in after the first week of the 2021 MN Legislative Session. She discusses Committee assignments, the Governor's Emergency Powers, and the budget.

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MICHAEL KAMPA - BROKEN HALOS

Next time you are at Walmart, look closely at the Director and Editor of this new psychological thriller "Broken Halos" - it's Hastings native MICHAEL KAMPA! KDWA's Mo caught up with him and hear about his latest projects!

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MEET THE NEW UWH BOARD MEMBERS

United Way of Hastings welcomes SARAH OSTERBERG, of Premier Banks, and Dr. ROBERT MCDOWELL, Superintendent of ISD 200, to the UWH Board of Directors. Meet these two, hear their stories and learn about their visions for UWH.

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HELPING KIDS SUCCEED STILL ACTIVE

JANE NEUMILLER-BUSTAD sits in to give our listeners an update on Helping Kids Succeed, and the partnership with Communities in Schools. She also discusses an upcoming 5-part Zoom seminar on Mental Health, hosted by United Way of Hastings.

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PAM COLLINS WHAT THE HECK DO REALTORS DO PART 5

This Weeks Realtor Pam Collins answers the question "what the heck do realtors do part 5(651) 319-1298, or ask for Pam at (651) 437-2121 or e-mail at hastingsinfo@edinarealty.com:

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THE AVID PROGRAM

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

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OSL ASSOCIATE PASTOR JOEL ROVA-HEGENER

KDWA presents another installment of our ongoing rotation featuring members of the Hastings Ministerial Association. Get to know Associate Pastor JOEL ROVA-HEGENER of Our Savior's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hastings

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DAKOTA COUNTY RESOURCES OFFERED FOR DEPRESSION

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

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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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DO WE REALLY THINK DIFFERENTLY

Do Millennials and Baby Boomers really think differently? What about in the workplace? Tune in for our interview with JOSHUA OLATUNDE of TCI Solutions as we explore this fascinating topic.

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SECRET TWIN CITIES

KDWA's Mo McNeary interviews freelance journalist JULIE JO SEVERSON about her new book Secret Twin Cities - A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful and Obscure.

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HFS CHRIS KOOP & AMY SUTTON REMINISCE ABOUT LEW LINDE

CHRIS KOOP and AMY SUTTON from Hastings Family Service, reminisce about HFS co-founder, LEW LINDE and the legacy he left behind at HFS and throughout Hastings.

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FORWARD THINKING

We learn from NICOLE DePALMA about a forward-thinking new approach to creating a life of fulfillment. Is 2019 going to be the year you are living your "best self." Listen for her tips!

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DAKOTA COUNTY RESOURCES OFFERED FOR DEPRESSION

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

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2021 MN LEGISLATIVE PREVIEW

MN State Senator for District 54, KARLA BIGHAM, checks in to provide a preview of the upcoming Legislative Session. It's a budget year, and there is apparently a lot of ground to cover. Also learn on which Committees the Senator will serve.

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HFS SERVED A RECORD NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN 2020

Hastings Family Service served record breaking numbers of people in 2020 and continues to be there for those that need a little extra help. In part 1 of our conversation with Executive Director CHRIS KOOP and Associate Director AMY SUTTON to hear about the generosity of the Hastings community.

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HASTINGS CITY COUNCIL RECAP

Hastings City Council Member LORI BRAUCKS recaps the January 4th meeting and gives us insights into some of the things the city is working on in the new year.

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WHAT IS IT LIKE TO LIVE ON A SUBMARINE CHRIS WAITS KNOWS PART-1

In for Part 1 of our very special 3 part interview with Hastings resident CHRIS WAITS as he tells listeners about his time on the Navy submarine the USS Hartford and the collision that changed the trajectory of his life.

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WHAT IS IT LIKE TO LIVE ON A SUBMARINE CHRIS WAITS KNOWS PART-2

In for Part 2 of our very special 3 part interview with Hastings resident CHRIS WAITS as he tells listeners about his time on the Navy submarine the USS Hartford and the collision that changed the trajectory of his life.

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WHAT IS IT LIKE TO LIVE ON A SUBMARINE CHRIS WAITS KNOWS PART-3

In for Part 3 of our very special 3 part interview with Hastings resident CHRIS WAITS as he tells listeners about his time on the Navy submarine the USS Hartford and the collision that changed the trajectory of his life.

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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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CATHY WURZER TALKS ABOUT END IN MIND PROJECT

KDWA was thrilled to welcome Minnesota Public Radio morning host and TPT's Almanac program co-host CATHY WURZER to our studios today to talk about her "End in Mind" project.

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CHRISTY LUNDBY-HILL WHAT THE 2021 REAL ESTATE MARKET LOOKING LIKE

Christy Lundby-Hill asks "whats the 2021 real estate market looking like?" 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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JOE BALSANEK RECAPS HIS 12 YEARS ON THE HASTINGS CITY COUNCIL

KDWA thanks outgoing Hastings City Council Member JOE BALSANEK for his 12 years of service to the city. In part 1 of our two part interview with Joe, he recaps his time on the council.

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JOE BALSANEK RECAPS HIS 12 YEARS ON THE HASTINGS CITY COUNCIL

KDWA thanks outgoing Hastings City Council Member JOE BALSANEK for his 12 years of service to the city. In part 2 of our two part interview with Joe, he recaps his time on the council.

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A LOOK BACK AT 2020 WITH DAKOTA COUNTY COMMISSIONER MIKE SLAVIK

In our interview with the Chair of the Dakota County Board of Commissioners, MIKE SLAVIK, we take a look back at the year that was 2020. We talk COVID-19, civil unrest, and also those who shone brightly.

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BTYR NEW PROGRAM IN HASTINGS

Did you know Hastings is part of Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Cottage Grove and Surrounding Communities? In our interview with State Representative TONY JURGENS and BTYR Board President RAY KANE you will learn more.

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CAR POOL MATES

After 28 years of carpooling, they're still smiling! Tune in for our interview with TODD QUIST and TIM HUNEKE to hear how much money they have saved over the years and what the secrets are to their longstanding carpool.

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WINTER AND CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING

Tune in next week for our interview with attorney JEFF SIEBEN as he educates listeners on the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning and the simple ways we can prevent tragic deaths from this. Listen to KDWA 1460 AM, 97.7 FM or online at www.kdwa.com.

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THE AVID PROGRAM

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

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GET HEALTY

With the new year here and all its resolutions to get healthy, Physical Therapist Intern LINDSEY ATCHISON and Allina Physical Therapists AARON WICKBOLDT and JORDAN McGOWAN share tips on staying injury free while pursuing your health goals.

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WHATS AHEAD AT COMMUNITY ED

AMY SCHAFFER, Marketing Specialist with Hastings Community Education gives KDWA listeners a sneak leak into what to expect from Community Ed in the new year.

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TODD FIELD & THE POST OFFICE WPA PROJECTS?

Historian SPENCER JOHNSON spent time with KDWA and talked about some of the iconic WPA projects in Hastings, like the Post Office and Todd Field.

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JOE BALSANEK RECAPS HIS 12 YEARS ON THE HASTINGS CITY COUNCIL

KDWA thanks outgoing Hastings City Council Member JOE BALSANEK for his 12 years of service to the city. In part 1 of our two part interview with Joe, he recaps his time on the council.

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JOE BALSANEK RECAPS HIS 12 YEARS ON THE HASTINGS CITY COUNCIL

KDWA thanks outgoing Hastings City Council Member JOE BALSANEK for his 12 years of service to the city. In part 2 of our two part interview with Joe, he recaps his time on the council.

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