In-Depth

 

VETERANS HOME SELLS WOODWORKING ITEMS TO THE PUBLIC

Did you know the Hastings Veterans Home has a woodworking shop that sells items to the public? In KDWA Mo's interview with Administrator MIKE ANDERSON you will learn this and more!

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LOCAL AUTHOR DIANE DAVIS NEW WEBSITE

Local author DIANE DAVIES has a new website and wants you to check it out. Her books and accompanying puppets are available and also a story time section where you can have Diane read your kids a bedtime (or anytime) story.

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SUMMER MEANS ROAD PROJECT IN HASTINGS

Public Works Director NICK EGGER sits down for a segment on Community In Depth and talks about the 15th Street Project Phase 2, the sewer lining project, and others, including street sweeping and hydrant flushing.

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SPRING LAKE PARK MASTER PLAN

Dakota County has presented a Master Plan for Spring Lake Park Reserve and we hear the details from Senior Planner LIL LEATHAM and Natural Resource Manager TOM LEWANSKI.

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PRESCOTT APRIL CHAMBER CHAT

It,s time for Prescott Chamber Chat with CASEY JOHNSON, Chamber of Commerce Coordinator and KIM FRENCH, owner of River City Stitch.

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MARKUSON HUMANITARIAN AWARD

KDWA friend and neighbor DEAN MARKUSON was recently awarded a Humanitarian Award for his volunteer service. In our interview with Dean as we discuss this and many other topics during our In-Depth.

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IN THE GARDEN PLANTING SEEDS

Spring brings a Need to Plant some Seeds! Char and Kelly offer their experience to bring success.

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WHY DIDN'T BACK TO SCHOOL QUITE WORK OUT

So "Back to School" didn't quite work out the way we all hoped, but what can we do to take responsibility and help try to keep the new variant of Covid at bay? In Mo's interview with MARY ELLEN FOX, Health Services Coordinator with District 200 you will learn some answers.

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360 VIRTUAL LUNCHEON THIS FRIDAY

360 Communities is hosting a Virtual Luncheon this Friday, April 16th. In our interview with VICKI ILLA, Lewis House Supervisor you will learn the details.

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DOZ HUNTER ON CITIZEN INVESTMENT

Education, affordable housing, mental health, healthcare, transportation, employment, poverty.......how do these all intertwine and why is it important for a community to pay attention to these issues and help make investments in its citizens. Learn this and more during Mo's discussion with Hastings resident DOZ HUNTER.

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HASTINGS ARTS CENTER IN PERSON CONCERTS

Have you heard the good news? Hastings Arts Center is having live and in-person concerts again! Hooray! In Mo's interivew with owner SARAH LOCKWOOD you will learn more!

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LEARN ABOUT THE NATIONAL EAGLE CENTER

Have you been to the National Eagle Center in Wabasha? See eagle ambassadors up close and personal. During KDWA Mo's interview with Marketing Manager ED HAHN you will hear what the center has planned for 2021.

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MN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE TONY JURGENS ON WEEK 13 OF THE SESSION

After a week off from legislative duties that included meeting with representatives of the State's Pork Producing community, State Representative TONY JURGENS returned to the house to continue work on the budget and other legislation.

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MN STATE SENATOR KARLA BIGHAM ON WEEK 13 THE THE SESSION

A recent unanimous decision by the MN Supreme Court has prompted the MN Senate to update some archaic statutory language relating to assaults, and State Senator KARLA BIGHAM brings us up-to-date on the process. We also talk about bills on the floor, and the conclusion of committee sessions.

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GREG JABLONSKE HOW IMPORTANT IS YOUR KITCHEN WHEN GETTING YOUR HOME READY FOR SALE

Greg Jablonske tells us "how important is your kitchen when getting your home ready for sale?" If you have a question for Greg call (651) 437-2121 and ask for Greg or Wayne with the Home Results Group,

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TINA FOLCH UPDATES CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Ward 1 Hastings City Council Member TINA FOLCH recaps the April 5th City Council Meeting. Mo and Tina also talk about the American Rescue Plan, Villas at Pleasant, Heritage Ridge, parklets and the new Assistant Fire Chief CHRIS PAULSON.

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OSL BLOOD DRIVE APRIL 19 & 20

In Mo's interveiw with, GAIL CARSTENSEN, Community Blood Drive organizer and SUE THESENGA of the American Red Cross they discuss the upcoming Hastings Community Blood Drive at Our Savior's Lutheran Church on April 19 and 20 plus the importance of giving blood, in spite of the pandemic.

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ITS SPRING AT CNC

It's a sign of Spring when the Spring Peeper starts singing. In Mo's conversation with Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center Outreach Naturalist ABBEY HOLDEN you will learn about the different kinds of frogs we are hearing and seeing this time of year.

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HFS DIRECTOR CHRIS KOOP WITH A MARKET ON THE MOVE

The pilot program "Market on the Move" for Hastings Family Service has been a big success and they are now waiting to purchase their own van to better service the rural areas of District 200. In our interview with HFS Executive Director CHRIS KOOP learn the details.

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LEARN ABOUT THE NATIONAL EAGLE CENTER

Have you been to the National Eagle Center in Wabasha? See eagle ambassadors up close and personal. During KDWA Mo's interview with Marketing Manager ED HAHN you will hear what the center has planned for 2021.

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THE Y SUMMER CAMP SEASON STARTING SOON

AMY ROWAN of the YMCA reports there are only 52 days until the start of Y Summer Camp season. Yikes! Check out all the choices for day camps at Camp Spring Lake and Camp St Croix on the YMCA of the North website.

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HASTINGS ARTS CENTER IN PERSON CONCERTS

Have you heard the good news? Hastings Arts Center is having live and in-person concerts again! Hooray! In Mo's interivew with owner SARAH LOCKWOOD you will learn more!

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LOCAL AUTHOR DIANE DAVIS NEW WEBSITE

Local author DIANE DAVIES has a new website and wants you to check it out. Her books and accompanying puppets are available and also a story time section where you can have Diane read your kids a bedtime (or anytime) story.

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IN THE GARDEN, GARDENING ON A BUDGET

Gardening on a Budget is something we always keep in mind. Char and Kelly discuss ways to add bonus value to your garden plans.

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HFS DIRECTOR CHRIS KOOP ON MN FOOD SHARE

Minnesota Food Share continues through April 11th and there are still ways for you to help support Hastings Family Service. In Mo's interview with Executive Director CHRIS KOOP you will learn more.

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TINA FOLCH UPDATES CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Ward 1 Hastings City Council Member TINA FOLCH recaps the April 5th City Council Meeting. Mo and Tina also talk about the American Rescue Plan, Villas at Pleasant, Heritage Ridge, parklets and the new Assistant Fire Chief CHRIS PAULSON.

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VETERANS HOME SELLS WOODWORKING ITEMS TO THE PUBLIC

Did you know the Hastings Veterans Home has a woodworking shop that sells items to the public? In KDWA Mo's interview with Administrator MIKE ANDERSON you will learn this and more!

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PANDEMIC FATIGUE HOW TO COPE

Pandemic Fatigue is a real thing! How are you doing? KDWA checks in with JANELL SCHILMAN, Program Coordinator for Dakota County Children and Family Services to share services they offer to help families better cope.

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HASTINGS HIGH SCHOOL GRAD NOW AN AUTHOR

KDWA's Mo catches up with 2009 Hastings High School grad ERICA HEDTKE BARRETO and hears about her new book and how her adventures since high school have formed who she is today!

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UWH TAKES A LOOK FORWARD

In part two of our monthly visit with United Way of Hastings Executive Director MARI MELICK, we take a look at the year coming up with Campai\gn Sponsorships, Grant Allocations and the Food 4 Kids Program.

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UWH TAKES A LOOK BACK

in part one of our monthly visit with United Way of Hastings Executive Director MARI MELICK, we take a look back on the last year, and how community partners like Schommer Insurance have stepped up to partner with UWH.

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PAM COLLINS WHAT THE HECK DO REALTORS DO PART 9

This Weeks Realtor Pam Collins answers the question "what the heck do realtors do part 9(651) 319-1298, or ask for Pam at (651) 437-2121 or e-mail at hastingsinfo@edinarealty.com:

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TRAILBLAZING WOMEN RUNNING THE GARDNER HOUSE OF HASTINGS

It's Women's History Month and Hastings has had a long history of women owned businesses. Historian HEIDI LANGENFELD shares stories about the KLEIS sisters, who ran the Gardner House for many years.

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TRAILBLAZING WOMEN EDUCATORS OF HASTINGS

Continuing our conversation about trailblazing women of Hastings from the last century, historian HEIDI LANGENFELD tells listeners about some of the educators that went out and made a difference in the world.

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AGING WITH GUSTO

What is "aging with gusto"? Sounds like a great concept! In KDWA Mo's interview with aging advocate COLLEEN FRITSCH hear how we can help each other squash the stereotypes of aging.

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OSL BLOOD DRIVE APRIL 19 & 20

In Mo's interveiw with, GAIL CARSTENSEN, Community Blood Drive organizer and SUE THESENGA of the American Red Cross they discuss the upcoming Hastings Community Blood Drive at Our Savior's Lutheran Church on April 19 and 20 plus the importance of giving blood, in spite of the pandemic.

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NEW PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMISSIONER

We learn more about the Hastings Public Safety Advisory Commission from new member DOZ HUNTER. Hear how he hopes to use his experience to be a catalyst for change.

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UWH TAKES A LOOK BACK

in part one of our monthly visit with United Way of Hastings Executive Director MARI MELICK, we take a look back on the last year, and how community partners like Schommer Insurance have stepped up to partner with UWH.

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OSL BLOOD DRIVE APRIL 19 & 20

In Mo's interveiw with, GAIL CARSTENSEN, Community Blood Drive organizer and SUE THESENGA of the American Red Cross they discuss the upcoming Hastings Community Blood Drive at Our Savior's Lutheran Church on April 19 and 20 plus the importance of giving blood, in spite of the pandemic.

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EDINA REALTY EASTER BUNNY EVENT THIS SATURDAY

Don't miss the EasterBunny Drive By event at Edina Realty on Saturday. Learn the details during Mo's interview with JERRY BEZDICEK of Edina Realty.

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COVID UPDATE WITH DR MCKENZIE AND PRESIDENT OF REGINA & RIVER FALLS HOSPITALS HELEN STRIKE

Though many of us may be getting together for Easter this Sunday, we should still not let our guard down when it comes to being Covid safe. Get great advice in our interview with HELEN STRIKE, President of the River Falls and Regina Hospitals and DR. MELODY McKENZIE, Regina Hospital Director of Medical Affairs and Allina Hastings Lead Primary Care Physician.

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DOZ HUNTER ON CITIZEN INVESTMENT

Education, affordable housing, mental health, healthcare, transportation, employment, poverty.......how do these all intertwine and why is it important for a community to pay attention to these issues and help make investments in its citizens. Learn this and more during Mo's discussion with Hastings resident DOZ HUNTER.

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IN THE GARDEN EARLY SEED STARTING

Get a jump start on growing by using milk jugs, paper tubes and other containers to start seeds. Kelly and Char have lots of tips for early Spring sowing.

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PERKINS & PUBLIC HOUSE HAVE YOUR EASTER MEALS COVERED

Perkins of Hastings and The Hastings Public House have you covered for Easter - both offering great family style meals to go! Dan and Mo chat with CHRIS KENNEDY of Perkins and NICOLE SINDELAR of the Hastings Public House for all the details!

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FR BEESON ON THE JOY OF EASTER

FR. TERRY BEESON stopped in to invite listeners to partake in the Triduum and explained its significance as we head towards the joy of Easter.

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SELECTING A COUNTY ATTORNEY & EXPANDING VACCINATIONS

In our monthly visit with Dakota County Commissioner MIKE SLAVIK, we learn about the process to seat an interim County Attorney, how the County anticipates expanding COVID-19 vaccination eligibility, and getting back to "business as usual".

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LIBRARY AWARDS & SUMMER CELEBRATIONS

In our monthly visit with Dakota County Commissioner MIKE SLAVIK, he talks about the Dakota County Library System's nomination for a national award, the CycloMedia Project to digitally photograph all buildings in the County, and the return of summer celebrations.

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COMMUNITY ED SPRING & SUMMER

In Mo's interview with the always delightful STEPHANIE BECKEN, Enrichment and Youth Development Coordinator and School Age Care Coordinator tyou will hear what is being planned at Hastings Community Education for spring and summer!

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HOUSE SESSION WEEK 11 WITH MN REP TONY JURGENS

The MN House of Representatives has completed Week 11 and Representative TONY JURGENS sits down to discuss how the session will now begin to transition to floor deliberations, and how bills will begin to be brought to the floor. We discuss business mandates, the ongoing lunch shaming legislation, and a session break for the Easter Holiday.

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MN SENATE SESSION WEEK 11 WITH SENATOR KARLA BIGHAM

There is a poll out asking if parts of MN should be allowed to realign as part of South Dakota. MN State Senator KARLA BIGHAM responds to the idea. We also talk about Committee Deadlines, more lighting for Highway 61, and preservation of the Armour Gates in South St. Paul.

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WANTING TO SELL BUT NOT KNOWING WHERE TO GO

Christy Lundby-Hill tlaks about "wanting to sell but not knowing where to go" 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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HOUSE SESSION WEEK 11 WITH MN REP TONY JURGENS

The MN House of Representatives has completed Week 11 and Representative TONY JURGENS sits down to discuss how the session will now begin to transition to floor deliberations, and how bills will begin to be brought to the floor. We discuss business mandates, the ongoing lunch shaming legislation, and a session break for the Easter Holiday.

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IT'S SPRING CITY WIDE CLEAN UP TIME IN HASTINGS

Spring is upon us and the City of Hastings wants to help you clean out the clutter you've accumulated over the last year. Hastings Programming Specialist PAIGE MARSCHALL-BIGLER sits down to provide the details on this year's Hastings City-Wide Clean Up, from April 5th through April 10th.

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GREAT RIVERS ADULT ED CONSORTIUM

The Great Rivers Adult Education Consortium wants to reach out with their FREE programming to help people excel. Learn more in our interview with Transitions Coordinator SHANE MUELLER, and Program Manager SUSIE EVANS.

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CATHOLICS AT THE CAPITOL EVENT

Minnesota Catholics from around the state are encouraged to participate in the Catholics at the Capitol event on APRIL 15-16, either virtually or in person. In our interview with LYNN VARCO, Policy and Engagement Associate with the Minnesota Catholic Conference you will learn all the details.

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HASTINGS HIGH SCHOOL GRAD NOW AN AUTHOR

KDWA's Mo catches up with 2009 Hastings High School grad ERICA HEDTKE BARRETO and hears about her new book and how her adventures since high school have formed who she is today!

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COMMUNITY ED SPRING & SUMMER

In Mo's interview with the always delightful STEPHANIE BECKEN, Enrichment and Youth Development Coordinator and School Age Care Coordinator tyou will hear what is being planned at Hastings Community Education for spring and summer!

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SOCIAL ISSUES WITH PASTOR NEIL JOHNSON

Listen with your ears, look with your eyes, but keep silent with your mouth. KDWA's Mo diggs into this saying and how it relates to our response to social issues in her conversation with PASTOR NEIL JOHNSON of River of Life Church in Hastings.

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PASTOR NIEL JOHNSON PLANNING FOR HOLY WEEK

PASTOR NEIL JOHNSON of River of Life Church in Hastings invites listeners to come and celebrate the joy of Easter, either in person at their church or online. In Mo's interview learn all the things planned for Holy Week.

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100 QUILTS

The Dakota County Star Quilters are currently displaying 100 quilts at the Lawshe Museum in South St Paul. Hear what other events the society has planned for 2021, in our interview with Executive Director of the Dakota County Historical Society, MATT CARTER.

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