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NATIONAL EAGLE CENTERS FIELD TRIPS

The National Eagle Center is offering monthly Field Trips, starting in October. ED HAHN, Marketing Manager for the National Eagle Center in Wabasha invites listeners to participate in up close and personal opportunities to see eagles and other wildlife.

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MISS HASTINGS COMPETITION 2021

The Miss Hastings Scholarship Competition is Saturday, October 9th at 3:00 pm at Crossroads Church in Hastings. Executive Director JANELLE BEHNY invites listeners to come and cheer on the hometown girls that are competing.

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PRESCOTT CHAMBER CHAT

It was a great weekend for Prescott Daze and Prescott Chamber Coordinator CASEY JOHNSON recaps the event and tells listeners about some new things coming up in Prescott.

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BLACK DIRT RADIO THEATER PREMIER

Black Dirt Radio Theater is back for another season. Hear details from SEAN JONES, THOMAS BONNEVILLE, MIKE KELLY and DAN STEPHANS

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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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PRESCOTT CHAMBER CHAT

It was a great weekend for Prescott Daze and Prescott Chamber Coordinator CASEY JOHNSON recaps the event and tells listeners about some new things coming up in Prescott.

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THRIVE EVENT SATURDAY AT ROTARY PAVILION

Join members of the community for a potluck event this Saturday at the Rotary Pavilion in downtown Hastings. The details are here in Mo's interview with THRIVE members JEN FOX and KARI JAEGER.

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BLACK DIRT RADIO THEATER PREMIER

Black Dirt Radio Theater is back for another season. Hear details from SEAN JONES, THOMAS BONNEVILLE, MIKE KELLY and DAN STEPHANS

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NATIONAL EAGLE CENTERS FIELD TRIPS

The National Eagle Center is offering monthly Field Trips, starting in October. ED HAHN, Marketing Manager for the National Eagle Center in Wabasha invites listeners to participate in up close and personal opportunities to see eagles and other wildlife.

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HASTINGS MARCHING BAND HOME SHOW

You have an opportunity to see and hear the 2021 field show presentation by the award winning Hastings High School Marching Band on Sunday, September 26th at 7:00 pm at Todd Field. Hear it all during our interview with Director EMILY CHANDLER and Drum Major ETHAN BERNT.

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HASTINGS CHAMBER CHAT

In this month's Hastings Chamber Chat, President KRISTY BARSE invites listeners to the upcoming School Board Candidate Forum and updates us on the Hwy 316 project.

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IN THE GARDEN FORGOTTEN FALL TOPICS

After a busy summer, Kelly and Char take time to cover some topics that were on our minds, but didn't quite make it on the shows. From tomato successes and failures to taking stock of surprises found in our summer gardens.

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BOOKSTUBE WITH THRILLER AUTHOR DOUG DOROW

The Bookstube event this month will be virtual and feature crime thriller author DOUG DOROW. During KDWA's Mo's interview you will hear more about his writing career and this upcoming event.

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YOU BET YOUR LIFE

Jay Leno is rebooting "You Bet Your Life" and Guinness World Record Holder PAM ONNEN is his guest this Thursday, September 16th at 3:00 pm on Fox 9 TV.

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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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REGINA AND RIVER FALLS HOSPITALS COVID-19 UPDATE

HELEN STRIKE, President of Regina Hospital and the River Falls Hospital and DR. MELODY McKENZIE update us on the latest local statistics regarding the Covid-19 Delta variant.

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HASTINGS COMMUNITY ED AND KIDS CAMPUS

KARI GORR, Director of Hastings Community Education and KELSEY DRESSLEY, School Age Care Coordinator remind parents that they have before and after school options for kids through the Kids Campus program.

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TRACY SPINGS WITH FALL PROGRAMMING AT THE Y

Hastings Area YMCA Forever Well Coordinator TRACY SPINKS updates listeners on fall programming at the Y!

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PRINCESS kAY OF THE MILKY WAY TALKS WITH KDWA'S MO

Congratulations to the 68th Princess Kay of the Milky Way ANNA EUERLE of Litchfield. Anna will serve as a goodwill ambassador for the dairy industry as Princess.

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CHRISTY LUNDBY-HILL ON WHAT YOU NEED TO DO NOW IF YOU ARE SELLING IN THE FUTURE

Christy Lundby-Hill talks about "what you need to do now if your selling in the near future." 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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MISS HASTINGS COMPETITION 2021

The Miss Hastings Scholarship Competition is Saturday, October 9th at 3:00 pm at Crossroads Church in Hastings. Executive Director JANELLE BEHNY invites listeners to come and cheer on the hometown girls that are competing.

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IT'S TIME FOR TLC'S ANNUAL BANQUET

During Mo's interview with TLC's Executive Director ANDREA KULLMAN hear how the organization helps and mentors expectant and new parents on the journey of parenthood.

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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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HASTINGS FIRE DEPARTMENT BOOYA THIS WEEKEND

What's the secret ingredient in the Fireman's Booya? Hastings Deputy Fire Chief CHRIS PAULSON gives us behind the scenes insights into what all is involved in making the beloved soup!

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MERCHANTS BANK OF HASTINGS BRINGS YOU THIS MONTHS CARPENTER NATURE CENTERS APPLE ORCHARDS

Did you know the Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center has 14 varieties of apples in their orchards? And they are ready for you to come try them out! Get all the details from Orchard Manager SVERRE SUNGAARD.

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TRACY SPINGS WITH FALL PROGRAMMING AT THE Y

Hastings Area YMCA Forever Well Coordinator TRACY SPINKS updates listeners on fall programming at the Y!

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HFS NEEDS YOUR HELP

Hastings Family Service is in need of volunteers to help with their many programs. Are you a good fit? During Mo's conversation with Executive Director CHRIS KOOP you will learn more

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BIG END OF SUMMER SALES AT RIVERTOWN TREASURES

Big end of summer sales at Rivertown Treasures! Learn more during Mo's interview with Hastings Family Service Executive Director CHRIS KOOP.

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PRINCESS kAY OF THE MILKY WAY TALKS WITH KDWA'S MO

Congratulations to the 68th Princess Kay of the Milky Way ANNA EUERLE of Litchfield. Anna will serve as a goodwill ambassador for the dairy industry as Princess.

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IN THE GARDEN FALL FLOWER ARRANGING

Use those flowers from your garden to brighten your indoor living space. Kelly and Char share fundamentals of flower arranging, offering some helpful tips for each kind of blossom.

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HASTINGS FIRE DEPARTMENT BOOYA THIS WEEKEND

What's the secret ingredient in the Fireman's Booya? Hastings Deputy Fire Chief CHRIS PAULSON gives us behind the scenes insights into what all is involved in making the beloved soup!

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HFS MURAL DEDICATION THIS THURSDAY

Artist DANI BIANCHINI has finished the beautiful mural on the back of the Hastings Family Service building and all are invited to the official dedication of the project on Thursday evening. Learn all about this and more from City of Hastings Communications Coordinator DAWN SKELLY.

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STUFF THE BUS FOR FOOD FOR KIDS

During this segment of our monthly visit with United Way of Hastings, JANE NEUMILLER-BUSTAD brings us up-to-date on the Stuff the Bus Campaign, with results of the drive, and she also recaps the kick-off event for International Overdose Awareness Day.

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IT'S BANNER CAMPAIGN TIME

IT'S BANNER CAMPAIGN TIMEIn with United Way of Hastings' JANE NEUMILLER-BUSTAD, we discuss the upcoming annual UWH Banner Campaign and the premiere at Todd Field.

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GREG JABLONSKE ON HOW SHOULD WE PRICE YOUR HOME

Greg Jablonske on "how should we price your house?" 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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PRESCOTT SUPERINTENDENT TALKS ABOUT THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR

Prescott Public Schools start this week and DR. RICK SPICUZZA, Superintendent of Schools fills listeners in on what that will look like for the new school year.

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HASTINGS SCHOOL YEAR STARTS SUPERINTENDENT DR BOB MCDOWELL WITH THE DETAILS

School starts in District 200 on September 7th! DR. BOB McDOWELL, Superintendent of Hastings Public Schools fills listeners in on how the staff has been preparing for the new academic year.

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IT'S TIME FOR TLC'S ANNUAL BANQUET

During Mo's interview with TLC's Executive Director ANDREA KULLMAN hear how the organization helps and mentors expectant and new parents on the journey of parenthood.

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REGINA AND RIVER FALLS HOSPITALS COVID-19 UPDATE

HELEN STRIKE, President of Regina Hospital and the River Falls Hospital and DR. MELODY McKENZIE update us on the latest local statistics regarding the Covid-19 Delta variant.

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IT'S TIME FOR TLC'S ANNUAL BANQUET

During Mo's interview with TLC's Executive Director ANDREA KULLMAN hear how the organization helps and mentors expectant and new parents on the journey of parenthood.

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DERRICK JAEGER TALKS WITH MO ABOUT HIS NEW POSITION AT THE HASTINGS Y

DERRICK JAEGAR has been tapped to be a Senior Sales Director for the YMCA of the North's Equity Innovation Center. Hear about his transition into this new position and how he will continue to work with the city of Hastings

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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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HASTINGS SCHOOL YEAR STARTS SUPERINTENDENT DR BOB MCDOWELL WITH THE DETAILS

School starts in District 200 on September 7th! DR. BOB McDOWELL, Superintendent of Hastings Public Schools fills listeners in on how the staff has been preparing for the new academic year.

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IT'S TIME FOR OCTOBERFEST

Celebrate Octoberfest on Sept 10-11 at the Germanic American Institute - 301 Summit Avenue in St. Paul. Great food, beer, music, kid's carnival, VW a car show and more. Learn all about it in Mo's interview with LINDA SCHENK, Director of Cultural Planning at the GIA!

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IN THE GARDEN ORIENTAL AND ASIATIC LILIES

Late summer blooms from Asiatic and Oriental lilies give Kelly and Char lots to talk about. Hear how these stunners provide a big boost to any garden

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PRESCOTT SUPERINTENDENT TALKS ABOUT THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR

Prescott Public Schools start this week and DR. RICK SPICUZZA, Superintendent of Schools fills listeners in on what that will look like for the new school year.

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LEARN ABOUT ARIA MAEA'S BOOYAH WAGON

Sod House Theater is bringing their show "Arla Mae's Booyah Wagon" to outdoor venues in Prescott and Hastings. Hear all the details from co-artistic director LUVERNE SEIFERT.

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LEDUC ESTATE CIVIL WAR WEEKEND

Historian SPENCER JOHNSON gives listeners a Civil War history lesson in preparation for the upcoming Civil War weekend celebration on Sept 11-12 at the LeDuc Historic Estate in Hastings.

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PRESCOTT CHAMBER CHAT IS ALL ABOUT PRESCOTT DAZE

Mark your calendars for the annual Prescott Daze celebration September 10-12. The event will feature a street dance, live music, kids game, a parade and more. During our conversation with Prescott Chamber Coordinator CASEY JOHNSON you will learn all the fun details.

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360 COMMUNITIES ZERO BALANCE PROJECT

REBECCA BOWERS (Dakota County), KELLY ESCH (360 Communities) and DR. OLA and TOMI OLA (Restoration for All) tell listeners about the Zero Balance Project which is designed to help with emergency rent payments.

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PROPERTY, PARKS, AND PRISONERS

Back for another segment, Dakota County Commissioner MIKE SLAVIK brings us up to date on the disposition of a dozen tax-forfeited properties in the County, progress on various Park Reserve projects, and an initiative to house inmates with Wright County, due to staffing issues in Dakota County.

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO HOLTYME CUSTOM PRINTING

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary to TY GIBSON and TALAYA GIBSON on the upcoming 1 year anniversary of their custom printing business HOLTYME, located at 1110 Hwy 55, Suite 101 in Hastings.

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PAM COLLINS TALKS ABOUT FIXTURE FEUDS?

This Weeks Realtor Pam Collins talks about "fixture feuds?" 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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NEW HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS IN HASTINGS

The various housing developments in Hastings are moving forward at a good pace, and Community Development Director JOHN HINZMAN takes some time out of his day to bring us up-to-date on these efforts. We also talk about projects that are planned but not started yet, and efforts at aesthetics in the downtown corridor.

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COURAGE KENNY AND KNEE INJURIES

KDWA's Mo talks knee injuries in her upcoming In-Depth interview with Physical Therapist AARON WICKBOLDT and BROOKE REHM both of Allina Courage Kenny.

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FENTANYL AWARENESS

In this segment of Community In-Depth, we talk with United Way of Hastings Executive Director MARI MELLICK, and Hastings Police Chief BRYAN SCHAFER about the influx of synthetic opioids, specifically Fentanyl into the Hastings community and what steps are being taken to address the issue.

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PRESCOTT CHAMBER CHAT IS ALL ABOUT PRESCOTT DAZE

Mark your calendars for the annual Prescott Daze celebration September 10-12. The event will feature a street dance, live music, kids game, a parade and more. During our conversation with Prescott Chamber Coordinator CASEY JOHNSON you will learn all the fun details.

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ANYTIME FITNESS CORTNEY AND LISA TALK ABOUT PERSONAL TRAINERS

Fall is a great time to change up your exercise routine and get strong! Anytime Fitness Coaches CORTNEY JANISCH and LISA KRUSE talk about some of the things a personal trainer can help you achieve.

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IT'S BUDGET TIME AT DAKOTA COUNTY

In the first segment of our monthly visit with Dakota County Commissioner MIKE SLAVIK, we talk extensively about the upcoming budget process, and what a zero percent levy increase actually means for property owners in Dakota County.

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LEDUC ESTATE CIVIL WAR WEEKEND

Historian SPENCER JOHNSON gives listeners a Civil War history lesson in preparation for the upcoming Civil War weekend celebration on Sept 11-12 at the LeDuc Historic Estate in Hastings.

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