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PUMPERS ON THE MISSISSIPPI SAT JUNE 26TH

LEN SCHRADER, Public Affairs Officer with the Minnesota Fire Engine Club invites listeners to "Pumpers on the Mississippi Riverfront" on Saturday, June 26th from 4:00 - 10:00 pm at Jaycee Park in Hastings. The event is FREE.

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A WHOLE LOT GOING ON AT LEDUC ESTATE

MARIAH RING, Site Manager at the Historic LeDuc Estate in Hastings tells listeners details on Concerts in the Orchard, Summer Camps and Civil War weekend.

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MISS MINNESOTA COMPETITION 2021

Miss Minnesota 2019 (and 2020) KATHRYN KUEPPERS took time out of her busy schedule to recap her Covid reign of two years and look ahead to the crowning of her successor at next week's Miss Minnesota competition in Eden Prairie. Twenty-two women from across the state will compete for the title of Miss Minnesota 2021, including Miss Hastings SOPHIE KEELER.

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CHECKING IN WITH HASTINGS POLICE CHIEF BRYAN SCHAFER

Hastings Police Chief BRYAN SCHAFER stops in the studio to talk about summer safety, speeding, crimes of opportunity (i.e theft from open cars, garages, etc.), National Night Out, Sound The Siren, and more.

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BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU TRAVEL SCAMS

Its time to travel again, but be careful with travel deals that seem too good to be true. Learn more during Mo's conversation with BAO VANG, Communications Director with the BBB.

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BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU COVID SCAMS

BAO VANG, Communications Director with the BBB shares some of the new scams going around related to Covid 19.

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PUMPERS ON THE MISSISSIPPI SAT JUNE 26TH

LEN SCHRADER, Public Affairs Officer with the Minnesota Fire Engine Club invites listeners to "Pumpers on the Mississippi Riverfront" on Saturday, June 26th from 4:00 - 10:00 pm at Jaycee Park in Hastings. The event is FREE.

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MISS MINNESOTA COMPETITION 2021

Miss Minnesota 2019 (and 2020) KATHRYN KUEPPERS took time out of her busy schedule to recap her Covid reign of two years and look ahead to the crowning of her successor at next week's Miss Minnesota competition in Eden Prairie. Twenty-two women from across the state will compete for the title of Miss Minnesota 2021, including Miss Hastings SOPHIE KEELER.

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A WHOLE LOT GOING ON AT LEDUC ESTATE

MARIAH RING, Site Manager at the Historic LeDuc Estate in Hastings tells listeners details on Concerts in the Orchard, Summer Camps and Civil War weekend.

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ITG HANDLING THE HEAT

Handling The Heat. The recent early heat wave has stressed gardens and gardeners. Kelly and Char share their observations and offer several ways to save your precious plants.

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JUNE BOOKSTUBE IS JENNIIFER DEVRIES

The next Bookstube event is a virtual gathering on Thursday, June 17th at 7:00 pm, featuring author JENNIFER DEVRIES writing as BRENDA LYNE and her mystery and suspense novel "Charlie's Mirror."

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HASTINGS SENIOR HEALTH & LIVING NEEDS EMPLOYEES

Hastings Health and Senior Living in Hastings is looking for kind and compassionate employees in many departments of the care center. Is it you? During Mo's interview with Chaplain GORDON GATHRIGHT you will learn all the details.

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USING MUSIC TO REACH OUT BY FAITH

In this segment of Community In-Depth, we speak with CHUCK DARRELL, part of the brain trust behind a local cover band, Righteous Rock, which uses rock'n'roll, rhythm and blues, and country music, and mixes it with contemporary Christian music to spread a message of hope in the community. Hear about this family-friendly endeavor.

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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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TEEN VAPING TARGETING KIDS

Teen vaping has increased to epidemic levels in the last few years and with flavors like Gummi Bear, Banana Nut Bread, Cotton Candy, Frozen Lime Drop it's easy to see that the manufacturers are targeting kids. learn more in our discussion on this topic with ANN LINDBERG, Chemical Health Coordinator with District 197.

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MAKE MUSIC DAY & HASTINGS SINGS

Volunteer CHUCK SPAVIN fills listeners in on some upcoming music events in Hastings that will be kicking off soon. Make Music Day and Hastings Sings.

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DR MCKENZIE ON LIFTING OF MASK MANDATE

The mask mandate has lifted for much of our everyday world and DR. MELODY McKENZIE, Regina Hospital Director of Medical Affairs and Allina Hastings Lead Primary Care Physician tackles some of the questions that may bring.

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GREG JABLONSKE ON INTEREST RATES

Greg Jablonske talks about "interest rates." If you have a question for Greg call (651) 437-2121 and ask for Greg or anyone with the Home Results Group,

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SUMMER HAS KICKED OFF IN PRESCOTT

Prescott Chamber of Commerce Coordinator CASEY JOHNSON discusses how summer has kicked off in Prescott and they are enjoying the uptick in visitors to their city.

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CNC CICADAS LIVE UNDERGROUND FOR 17 YEARS

Have you heard about the brood of cicadas that live underground for 17 years and then emerge and only live 4-6 weeks above ground? Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center Outreach Naturalist ABBEY HOLDEN gives listeners all the details!

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AMANDA BIGUS WITH TRELLIS SENIOR LINKAGE LINE

The Senior LinkAge Line is your one stop hotline for questions you have about aging such as Medicare, housing, financial support or services that help you live safely in your own home. The hotline is staffed Mon-Fri from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. In Mo's interview with AMANDA BIGUS of Trellis you do learn more.

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CNC CICADAS LIVE UNDERGROUND FOR 17 YEARS

Have you heard about the brood of cicadas that live underground for 17 years and then emerge and only live 4-6 weeks above ground? Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center Outreach Naturalist ABBEY HOLDEN gives listeners all the details!

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AMANDA BIGUS WITH TRELLIS SENIOR LINKAGE LINE

The Senior LinkAge Line is your one stop hotline for questions you have about aging such as Medicare, housing, financial support or services that help you live safely in your own home. The hotline is staffed Mon-Fri from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. In Mo's interview with AMANDA BIGUS of Trellis you do learn more.

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SUMMER HAS KICKED OFF IN PRESCOTT

Prescott Chamber of Commerce Coordinator CASEY JOHNSON discusses how summer has kicked off in Prescott and they are enjoying the uptick in visitors to their city.

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JOIN THE DON'T SWEAT IT CHALLENGE

Anytime Fitness Personal Trainers LISA KRUSE, JOHN McQUADE and CORTNEY JANISCH invite listeners to the join the 21 Day Dont Sweat It Challenge.

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HASTINGS PUBLIC LIBRARY PREPARES FOR SUMMER

JULIA CARLIS of the Dakota County Pleasant Hill Library recaps how things are beginning to return to normal at the library as they prepare for summer.

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GRIEF CHAT DIFFICULTY MEN HAVE WITH GRIEVING

In this month's Grief Chat, host DONNA MATHIOWETZ discusses the difficulty men can have with grieving.

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40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION JAN'S SCHOOL OF DANCE THIS WEEKEND

Congratulations to JAN TRIPP on the 40th Anniversary of Jan's School of Dance in Hastings. Hear all about the celebrations planned this weekend.

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SIBLING GRIEF GROUP BEING FORMED

During June's Grief Chat, host DONNA MATHIOWETZ tells listeners some exciting news about a new sibling grief group being formed in Hastings.

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ITG GARDEN PEST CONTROL

Garden Pests is our topic with Char and Kelly sharing some common garden visitors that may cause you grief.

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AMANDA BIGUS WITH TRELLIS SENIOR LINKAGE LINE

The Senior LinkAge Line is your one stop hotline for questions you have about aging such as Medicare, housing, financial support or services that help you live safely in your own home. The hotline is staffed Mon-Fri from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. In Mo's interview with AMANDA BIGUS of Trellis you do learn more.

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HASTINGS CITY COUNCIL UPDATE

Have you checked out the parklets in downtown Hastings? During Mo's interview with Hastings City Council Member LORI BRAUCKS she recaps the June 7th council meeting and updates listeners on more parklets coming to downtown Hastings.

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THIS CARPENTER NATURE CENTER INTRVIEW BROUGHT TO YOU BY MERCHANTS BANK OF HASTINGS

Have you heard about the brood of cicadas that live underground for 17 years and then emerge and only live 4-6 weeks above ground? Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center Outreach Naturalist ABBEY HOLDEN gives listeners all the details!

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HASTINGS IN THE PARK SUMMER PROGRAMS

Hastings Parks and Rec Summer Programs Are Back. During her interview KDWA's Mo talks with Hastings Parks and Recreation Program Coordinator PAIGE MARSCHALL-BIGLER, who brings us up-to-date on the return of the "In The Park" programs at Levee Park this summer. If you want to see movies, hear stories, or listen to a wide variety of music, "In The Park" is where you need to be.

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HASTINGS PIONEER ROOM HAS EXCITING EVENTS COMING UP

Hastings Pioneer Room volunteers SHIRLEY DALASKA and CINDY THURY SMITH tell listeners about some exciting events coming up involving goats and rhubarb.

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PAM COLLINS-MISUNDERSTANDING AFFORDABILITY COSTS YOU

This Weeks Realtor Pam Collins says "misunderstanding affordability costs you." To get ahold of Pam call: (651) 319-1298, or ask for Pam at (651) 437-2121 or e-mail at hastingsinfo@edinarealty.com:

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UWH PARTNERSHIP WITH ISD 200

Today, we talk with UWH Executive Director MARI MELLICK, HKS Director JANE NEUMILLER-BUSTAD, CEO of CIS AMADA SAPPAS, and CIS School Rep for ISD 200 KEL O'LEARY about the partnership between United Way of Hastings and Communities in Schools and the benefits this partnership makes possible for families of ISD 200.

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UWH SCHOOL DISTRICT 200 USES WEB OF SUPPORT

In this part of our interview with UHW Executive Director Mari Mellick, HKS director Jane Neumiller-Bustad, CEO of CIS Amanda Sappas and CIS school rep for ISD 200 Kel O'Leary. We learn how Kel uses the web of support model to give students and their families the tools they need to navigate the road to maturity

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YMCA TRACY SPINKS ON HOW TO REENGAGE

Whats the biggest exercise mistake people make? Not starting! TRACY SPINKS, Forever Well Coordinator with the Hastings YMCA talks about how you can reengage, if you have stepped away from exercise during the pandemic.

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HASTINGS PIONEER ROOM HAS EXCITING EVENTS COMING UP

Hastings Pioneer Room volunteers SHIRLEY DALASKA and CINDY THURY SMITH tell listeners about some exciting events coming up involving goats and rhubarb.

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MN VETERANS HOME HAS FLAG DISPLAY

The Am Vets group at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Hastings will have a flag display again this year in honor of Flag Day. Volunteer Services Coordinator SUE REGISTER tells us all about it.

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HASTINGS PIONEER ROOM HAS EXCITING EVENTS COMING UP

Hastings Pioneer Room volunteers SHIRLEY DALASKA and CINDY THURY SMITH tell listeners about some exciting events coming up involving goats and rhubarb.

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YMCA TRACY SPINKS ON HOW TO REENGAGE

Whats the biggest exercise mistake people make? Not starting! TRACY SPINKS, Forever Well Coordinator with the Hastings YMCA talks about how you can reengage, if you have stepped away from exercise during the pandemic.

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HASTINGS 2021 GRADS REMINISCE

Hastings High School Class of 2021 Seniors SIMON HEDIN, BLAKE ZAK, and GRACE SIEBEN reminisce about their crazy senior year and all that they have learned about themselves and others during the pandemic.

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HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL PAUL VAITH REFLECTS

Hastings High School Principal PAUL VAITH is retiring after 35 years with the school district! In Mo's very special interview he reflects on his time in Hastings.

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PROGRAMS RETURN TO HFS

Hastings Family Service has continued to support the people of Hastings in spite of the pandemic and is thrilled to announce the return of some of their programs and services like "Just Friends" and "Rivertown Treasures". During Mo's HFS interview you will learn the details from Program Coordinator MADDIE BIERMAIER and Executive Director CHRIS KOOP.

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CREATING BIRD FRIENDLY GARDENS

Char and Kelly share their favorite plant suggestions to attract birds to your garden.

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HFS NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

Hastings Family Service is beginning to transition to offering more services and that means the need for more volunteers. During Mo's interview with Executive Director CHRIS KOOP and Volunteer and Communications Coordinator MARIA SLAVIK learn if you might be the person they are looking for.

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RETURNING TO NORMAL

Dakota County Commissioner MIKE SLAVIK stops in to update us on reopening the County libraries, and the Government Centers to a "no restriction" status. We also learn about how adjustments during the Pandemic have become part of the "New Normal".

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COUNTY ROAD CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Dakota County Commissioner Mike Slavik discusses the recent donation of electric assist bikes for the Park Patrol Deputies and brings us up to date on various road construction projects currently underway in the County, including 316, Nicolai Avenue, and County Road 78.

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A SAWMILL IN YOUR BACK YARD

Did you know that Hastings and the surrounding areas have their own family-owned and operated custom sawmill right in their own backyard? Matt Ruben, Owner and Operator of Ruben Custom Sawmilling joined KDWA's Nick Tuckner for a fun In-Depth Interview, to talk about their family business, how it came to be, their products, species of trees used for projects, and much, much more on the subject of wood!

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CHRISTY LUNDBY-HILL IS THE MARKET STARTING TO SLOW

Christy Lundby-Hill "is the market starting to slow?" 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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DEACON ROD WALKER HOME BLESSINGS

DEACON ROD WALKER is offering Home Blessings to those interested. Learn how it's going during Mo's interview with Deacon Walker.

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AFS INTERCULTURAL PROGRAMS

AFS Intercultural Programs is seeking host families for exchange students coming to the US for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. During Mo's interview with coordinator ANNE MELLESMOEN, see if you might be the right fit for this endeavor.

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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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DEMENTIA INFORMATIONAL SEMINAR

June is Brain Health Awareness Month and COLLEEN FRITSCH invites listeners to become a "Dementia Friend" by participating in an informational seminar on dementia.

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COMMUNITY ED SUMMER PROGRAMMING

Mo has a fun interview with KARI GORR, JACI HANSEY and KELSEY DRESSELY of Hastings Community Education and hear about summer programmign for adults and kids.

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HASTINGS NATIVE PAUL LANGENFELD RUNNING FOR ST PAUL MAYOR

KDWA's Mo had a chance to chat with Hastings native PAUL LANGENFELD, who has announced his candidacy for St Paul Mayor.

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SCHOOL DISTRICT 200 HONORS STUDENTS AND STAFF

The end of the school year is finally in sight and Hastings Public Schools Superintendent BOB McDOWELL tells listeners what is being planned to honor staff, kids and the graduating seniors.

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PASTOR PASCH POST COVID TRANSITION

Pastor PARIS PASCH of the Journey Church is our guest this month as part of the Hastings Ministerial Association's rotation on KDWA. During Mo's interview you will learn about his church's transition post Covid.

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