In-Depth

 

BEST CHRISTMAS EVER CAPTAIN CURT SCHROEDER EXPLAINS

What is Best Christmas Ever? Captain CURT SCHROEDER of Prescott needs your help in finding a worthy family to surprise this Christmas.

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FAMILY-FRIENDLY FUN SCHEDULED FOR THE 29TH.

In this segment of Community In-Depth, we welcome Hastings Parks and Rec Programming Specialist PAIGE MARSCHALL BIGLER, who recaps the summer of City events, and talks about upcoming the upcoming City Halloween Event at Hastings High School. We also take a preliminary look at the Christmas Holiday Season.

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HOW TO BUY AND SELL AT THE SAME TIME

Christy Lundby-Hill on "how to buy and sell at the same time." 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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LEARN ABOUT EDUCATION MINNESOTA ENDORSED ISD 200 CANDIDATE TASHINA MILLER

Getting to know TASHINA MILLER candidate for Hastings School District 200 endorsed by Education Minnesota. Here is your chance to hear the real person running and her true views of the issues facing the tax payers and children of ISD 200.

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INCUMBENT ISD 200 CANDIDATE SCOTT GERGEN SETS THE RECORD STRAIGHT

Incumbent ISD 200 school board candidate Scott Gergen talks with KDWA about being endorsed by the Teachers Union, his accomplishments while on the school board and sets the record straight on diversity & equity plus the critical race theory.

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HASTINGS ISD 200 BOARD CHAIR KELSEY WAITS ON THE ISSUES FACING THE DISTRICT

Hastings School District 200 Board Chair Kelsey Waits spoke with KDWA about her running for another term and the issues facing the district

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HASTINGS MAYOR MARY FASBENDER WITH A COUNCIL UPDATE

Hastings Mayor MARY FASBENDER recaps the Oct 18 city council meeting.

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PRESCOTT SCHOOL UPDATE

Prescott Schools Superintendent DR. RICK SPICUZZA updates listeners on the 2021-2022 school year so far.

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FREE CERTIFICATION TO BECOME A NURSING ASSISTANT THROUGH THE ON TRACK PROGRAM. LEARN HOW HERE

Did you know Hastings Senior Health and Living offers FREE certification training to become a certified nursing assistant through their "On Track" program? During Mo's interview with Campus Administrator MERILEE JOHNSON you will learn more!

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IN THE GARDEN_ FALL GARDEN TOUR

A stroll around a fall garden offers some perspective on the past planting season and Kelly shares some observations on what flourished this summer and her plans to improve it next Spring.

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LEARN ABOUT EDUCATION MINNESOTA ENDORSED ISD 200 CANDIDATE TASHINA MILLER

Getting to know TASHINA MILLER candidate for Hastings School District 200 endorsed by Education Minnesota. Here is your chance to hear the real person running and her true views of the issues facing the tax payers and children of ISD 200.

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GETTING TO KNOW MISS HASTINGS 2022 JASMIN KOTEK

Get to know newly crowned Miss Hastings 2022 JASMIN KOTEK in our interview with her and the Executive Director of the Miss Hastings organization JANELLE BEHNY.

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MEET COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT OFFICER WHITNEY RINOWSKI

Meet Community Engagement Officer WHITNEY RINOWSKI with the Hastings Police Department and hear how her position is being used to benefit the community as a whole.

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ARTIST ANDY EVANSEN POST COVID UPDATE

What has artist ANDY EVANSEN been up to the last year and a half? KDWA's Mo had a chance to get caught up with him and hear how the pandemic affected his business.

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DID YOU KNOW THE ALL AMERICAN ROAD STARTS IN PRESCOTT WI

Did you know there is only one stretch of highway in Wisconsin that is designated as an "All American Road", and it starts in Prescott? ISRAEL HAAS, Executive Director of the Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center at Freedom Park in Prescott has the details.

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PRESCOTT CHAMBER CHAT INCLUDES BUSINESS OPENIINGS, TRUNK OR TREAT AND SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

Prescott Chamber of Commerce Coordinator CASEY JOHNSON tells listeners about tourism, new business openings, Trunk or Treat, plans for Small Business Saturday and more.

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OSL PASTORJOEL ROVA-HEGENER FROM NORWAY

Get to know Pastor JOEL ROVA-HEGENER of Our Savior's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hastings and hear about his journey to Hastings from a congregation in Norway.

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GREG JABLONSKE ON HOW GOVERNMENT EFFECTS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

Greg Jablonske on "how government effects housing development." 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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HELEN STRIKE PRESIDENT OF REGINA HOSPITAL ANNUAL TREE OF LIGHTS

The annual Tree of Lights celebration at Regina Hospital in Hastings has expanded this year! How can you get involved? Learn more during Mo's interview with HELEN STRIKE, President of Regina Hospital and the River Falls Hospital.

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OUR SAVIOUR'S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH HAS A RICH 150 YEAR HISTORY

Hear about the rich 150 year history of Our Saviour's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hastings in our interview with Associate Pastor JOEL ROVA-HEGENER

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SENIOR LINKAGE LINE MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT

Open enrollment for Medicare is October 15-December 7. The process can be overwhelming, but JOSH REUVERS of Trellis encourages seniors to find answers by calling the Senior Linkage Line.

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PRESCOTT CHAMBER CHAT INCLUDES BUSINESS OPENIINGS, TRUNK OR TREAT AND SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

Prescott Chamber of Commerce Coordinator CASEY JOHNSON tells listeners about tourism, new business openings, Trunk or Treat, plans for Small Business Saturday and more.

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OUR SAVIOUR'S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH HAS A RICH 150 YEAR HISTORY

Hear about the rich 150 year history of Our Saviour's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hastings in our interview with Associate Pastor JOEL ROVA-HEGENER

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MEET COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT OFFICER WHITNEY RINOWSKI

Meet Community Engagement Officer WHITNEY RINOWSKI with the Hastings Police Department and hear how her position is being used to benefit the community as a whole.

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SENIOR LINKAGE LINE MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT

Open enrollment for Medicare is October 15-December 7. The process can be overwhelming, but JOSH REUVERS of Trellis encourages seniors to find answers by calling the Senior Linkage Line.

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RIDE THE PUMPKIN EXPRESS AT THE OSCEOLA TRAIN COMPANY

Looking for a fun family outing? Ride the Pumpkin Express at the Osceola Train Company on Oct 22-24. During Mo's interview with conductor NICK MODDERF you will learn all the details.

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MYSTERY WRITER PRICILLA PATON "SHOULD GRACE FALL"

The next virtual Bookstube event is Thursday, October 21st at 7:00 pm and features mystery writer PRICILLA PATON and her new book "Should Grace Fail"

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IN THE GARDEN PLANTS OF THE BIBLE

Char and Kelly return with a special topic, plants that are mentioned in the Bible. Find out about papyrus, myrtle and palms- and discover why saffron is the most expensive spice on earth!

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HELEN STRIKE PRESIDENT OF REGINA HOSPITAL ANNUAL TREE OF LIGHTS

The annual Tree of Lights celebration at Regina Hospital in Hastings has expanded this year! How can you get involved? Learn more during Mo's interview with HELEN STRIKE, President of Regina Hospital and the River Falls Hospital.

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OSL PASTORJOEL ROVA-HEGENER FROM NORWAY

Get to know Pastor JOEL ROVA-HEGENER of Our Savior's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hastings and hear about his journey to Hastings from a congregation in Norway.

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW KIT RUEDY

It's another edition of "Where Are They Now?" on KDWA and we feature KIT RUEDY, Hastings High School Class of 2014 and recent recipient of her Pharmacy degree from North Dakota State University!

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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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PAUL HICKS WHERE ARE THEY NOW

The 57th mayor of the city of Hastings PAUL HICKS stopped in today to tell listeners about his recent appointment to the Charter Commission and how he has been spending his time since leaving office. Tune in for this edition of "Where Are They Now".

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In this segment of Community In Depth, United Way of Hastings Board Vice-Chair MATT HEDRICK, Executive Director of Helping Kids Succeed JAYNE NEUMILLER-BUSTAD, and Hastings mom BRIDGETTE NORRING talk about the deadly increase of opioid use in the KDWA listening area, and what steps are being taken to combat the increase of accessibility to these dangerous substances.

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United Way of Hastings board vice-chair Matt Hedrick, executive director of Helping Kids Succeed Jayne Neumiller-Bustad and Hastings mon Bridgette Norring share upcoming community events to help increase awareness of opioid usage, and what resources are available for people who need help, or are searching for more information.

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PAM COLLINS WALKING THROUGH THE PURCHASE AGREEMENT PART-3

This Weeks Realtor Pam Collins topic of the week is "walking through a purchase agreement part-3." To get ahold of Pam call: (651) 319-1298, or your Hastings Edina Reality office at (651) 437-2121 and ask for Pam by e-mail at hastingsinfo@edinarealty.com:

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SWIM LESSONS AT THE HASTINGS Y

TRACY SPINKS, Forever Well Coordinator at the Hastings YMCA fills Mo in on children's swim lessons and many of the senior outings and gatherings that have started up again at the Y.

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REGINA SENIOR LIVING HAS EXCITING NEWS TO SHARE WITH OUR COMMUNITY

Benedictine Senior Living at Regina has some exciting news to share with the community, you will learn all the details in Mo's interview with Executive Director BRIANNA STURM and Sales and Marketing Manager ANNA RAWAY.

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HFS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR WITH NEW CHANGES TO GOBBLE GAIT 2021

Early registration is going on now for Gobble Gait 2021. Hastings Family Service Executive Director CHRIS KOOP has the details on some exciting new changes to the event this year.

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GRIEF CHAT ROAD SIGNS AND REST AREAS

Grief Chat host DONNA MATHIOWETZ continues her discussion on road signs and talks about "Rest Areas" and how important self-care is for a grieving person

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KIDS-N-KINSHIP DAKOTA COUNTY YOUTH MENTORING YOUTH PROGRAM

Kids - N - Kinship, a Dakota County Youth Mentoring non-profit that serves kids 5-16, is holding mentoring informational sessions for those that may be interested in helping out area youth. Program Manager KATE BICKETT shares the details.

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GRIEF CHAT DISENFRANCHISED GRIEF

During this monthís Grief Chat with host DONNA MATHIOWETZ we will learn ways we can help people with their grief and not make them feel worse.

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HFS NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

There is an ongoing need for volunteers at Hastings Family Service. Hear the specifics in Part 2 of our interview with Executive Director CHRIS KOOP!

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MERCHANTS BANK OF HASTINGS PRESENTS CARPENTER NATURE CENTER AND THE BARRED OWL

Our friends from Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center brought in their newest ambassador, a young barred owl. During Mo's interview with Intern SAMMY WEIGAL and Executive Director JENNIFER VEITH you will hear it all.

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IN THE GARDEN_ JULIAN & MYRNA'S GARDEN

Kelly takes the show into the Hastings community with a local couple sharing their fall garden design which is 51 years in the making.

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HASTINGS CITY COUNCIL RECAP

Hastings City Council Member LORI BRAUCKS recaps the October 4th council meeting for KDWA listeners.

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SWIM LESSONS AT THE HASTINGS Y

TRACY SPINKS, Forever Well Coordinator at the Hastings YMCA fills Mo in on children's swim lessons and many of the senior outings and gatherings that have started up again at the Y.

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HASTINGS FIRE DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSE

Hastings Fire and Ems Director JOHN TOWNSEND, Fire Marshal AL STORLIE, and Fire Captain CHRIS PAULSON visit the KDWA studios to chat about the recent Booya, the HFD partnership with Dakota County's Special Operations Team, general fire safety measures, and the upcoming HFD Open House on October 5th.

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MO GOES IN DEPTH WITH PRESCOTT CITY ADMINISTRATOR MATT WOLF

You've heard his radio voice, now hear more from new Prescott City Administrator MATT WOLF in our interview. Hearabout his background, how his career path took him to Prescott and who he is going to root for on Sundays during football season.

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GREAT JOS AT HASTINGS SENIOR HEALTH & LIVING

Not only is Hastings Senior Health and Living a great place for its residents and patients, it's a great place to work. Chaplain GORDON GATHRIGHT tells listeners about staff openings for aides, dietary positions and nurses.

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JUST SOUTH OF HASTINGS IS THE WORLD'S ONLY RADISH SHAPED FARM

Did you know the World's Only Radish Shaped Farm is located just south of Hastings? Mo diggs for the details from SUZANNE SCHMIDT. Ripe Radish Farm is an organic u-pick farm with not only radishes but berries, veggies, apples, and other produce.

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HWY 316 UPDATE WITH DESIGN PROJECT MANAGER BRYANT FICEK

The Hwy 316 Improvement Project will continue in its current configuration for a few more weeks, as contractors work to put finishing touches on the road. Learn all the details during Mo's interview with MN DOT Design Project Manager BRYANT FICEK.

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CHRISTY LUNDBY HILL ASKS THE QUESTION SHOULD YOU UPDATE OR SELL, WHAT MAKES SENSE

Christy Lundby-Hill asks the question "should you sell or update your house, what makes sense?" 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 her a christyhill@edinarealty.com.

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HASTINGS FIRE DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSE

Hastings Fire and Ems Director JOHN TOWNSEND, Fire Marshal AL STORLIE, and Fire Captain CHRIS PAULSON visit the KDWA studios to chat about the recent Booya, the HFD partnership with Dakota County's Special Operations Team, general fire safety measures, and the upcoming HFD Open House on October 5th.

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HASTINGS SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE FORM OCTOBER 5TH ON CABLE TV

MIKE BREMER, Executive Director of Hastings Community TV and KRISTY BARSE, President of the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau are teaming up to facilitate a District 200 School Board Candidate Forum on Tuesday, October 5th at the Hastings High School.

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REGINA SENIOR LIVING HAS EXCITING NEWS TO SHARE WITH OUR COMMUNITY

Benedictine Senior Living at Regina has some exciting news to share with the community, you will learn all the details in Mo's interview with Executive Director BRIANNA STURM and Sales and Marketing Manager ANNA RAWAY.

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MO CHATS WITH PASTOR MARK MILLER OF REZ CHURCH

We continue our conversations with member of the Hastings Ministerial Association rotation and welcome Pastor MARK MILLER of Rez Church this month.

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IT'S OUR YEARLY CHAT WITH A SENIOR EDITOR FROM THE OLD FARMERS ALAMAC

The Old Farmer's Almanac has been around since 1792, and Senior Editor SARAH PERRAULT tells KDWA about its rich history. What kind of winter are they projecting?

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HASTINGS ARTS CENTER SARAH LOCKWOOD ANNOUNCES THEIR NEW SEASON

Live concerts are back at the Hastings Arts Center and SARAH LOCKWOOD is excited to announce their new season.

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HASTINGS SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE FORM OCTOBER 5TH ON CABLE TV

MIKE BREMER, Executive Director of Hastings Community TV and KRISTY BARSE, President of the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau are teaming up to facilitate a District 200 School Board Candidate Forum on Tuesday, October 5th at the Hastings High School.

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