In-Depth

 

HEALTH SOLUTIONS FUNDRAISER FOR HFS

Thank you to Health Solutions Center chiropractors DR. SCOTT MILLNER and DR. EMILY HAUCK for letting listeners know about their Hastings Family Service fundraiser during the month of November.

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DAKOTA COUNTY EXTENDS CARES FUNDING

In our monthly segment with the Chair of the Dakota County Board of Commissioners MIKE SLAVIK, we chat with Mike and Commissioner JOE ATKINS, and discuss a bit of Commissioner Atkins' background, extending CARES funding to Home Based Business, and County projects, including new turbines for the Lake Byllesby Dam.

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PAM COLLINS WHAT THE HECK DO REALTORS DO

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

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TRICK OR TREAT TROT

All are invited to this FREE and safe event! During our interview with KYLE PAULSON, Director of the Cannon Falls Chamber of a Commerce you will learn all the details.

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SPADES WORLD HEADQUARTERS COMING TO HASTINGS

Hastings second ward council person Joe Balsanek has some huge news about Spades bring there world headquarters to Hastings. Joe also informs us on how the business community in Hastings is doing during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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GOBBLE GAIT ONLINE STORE

Have you checked out the new online store for Gobble Gait 2020? Support this virtual event by going to www.gobblegait.com and clicking on the "Online Store" tab. Hear our interview with GG founders MARY FASBENDER and JAY KOCHENDORFER.

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TRICK OR TREAT TROT

All are invited to this FREE and safe event! During our interview with KYLE PAULSON, Director of the Cannon Falls Chamber of a Commerce you will learn all the details.

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TRANSITIONAL AND LONG CARE AT AUGUSTANA

Augustana Care in Hastings offers both transitional and long term care options. What does the admissions process look like? Learn those answers our interveiw with CHAPLAIN GORDON GATHRIGHT and BRITNI THOMPSON!

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YOU MIGHT BE FROM MINNESOTA IF....

In our interrview with author and illustrator KIRK ANDERSON see if "You Might Be From Minnesota If...".

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RESIDENTS OF AUGUSTANA CAN INTERACT WITH FAMILY

The effects of isolation can take its toll on people. CHAPLAIN GORDON GATHRIGHT and KAY MARTHALER, Director of Nursing tell listeners how residents and patients at Augustana are able to still interact with family members during the pandemic.

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THRIVE OF HASTINGS INTERVIEW

On April 29, 2018 the City of Hastings and Hastings Public Schools issued a joint resolution to focus on making Hastings a more welcoming place. In our interview THRIVE of Hastings Steering Committee members KARi JAEGAR, BILL SPINELLI and DOZ HUNTER to hear about some upcoming virtual events that build upon the THRIVE initiative.

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MAYOR fASBENDER WITH A COUNCIL UPDATE

Hastings MAYOR MARY FASBENDER provides a recap of the October 19th City Council Meeting.

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IN THE GARDEN PROTECTING EVERGREENS

Protecting Evergreens is important to any gardener. Today, Char and Kelly identify some evergreen pests and provide ways to keep your Evergreens it top shape through the change of seasons.

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DAKOTA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND BASEBALL

Do you know the name TONI STONE? Tune in on Wednesday for our interview with Dakota County Historical Society Executive Director MATT CARTER and board member MARIA THERRES to hear how you can sign up for some upcoming FREE virtual events and learn more about the history of Minnesota baseball.

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MAYOR fASBENDER WITH A COUNCIL UPDATE

Hastings MAYOR MARY FASBENDER provides a recap of the October 19th City Council Meeting.

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DAKOTA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND BASEBALL

Do you know the name TONI STONE? Tune in on Wednesday for our interview with Dakota County Historical Society Executive Director MATT CARTER and board member MARIA THERRES to hear how you can sign up for some upcoming FREE virtual events and learn more about the history of Minnesota baseball.

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW FEATURING LINN WARREN

KDWA presents another edition of "Where Are They Now?" featuring LIN WARREN. Hear about his second careers as a realtor, the choir Director at OSLC and putting tours together for Gateway Tours.

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HASTINGS RESIDENT HOLDS A GUINESS WORLD RECORD

Congratulations to Hastings resident PAM ONNEN and her Guinness World Record for spelling the most words backwards in 60 seconds!

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JEN FOX CANDIDATE FOR WARD 2 CITY COUNCIL

Jen Fox candidate for Hastings city council, ward-2 talks about why she is running for Hasting City Council.

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SPECIAL SESSION RESULTS IN A BONDING BILL FOR MINNESOTA

In for our interview last Friday with Minnesota State Senator KARLA BIGHAM, she discusses the bonding bill that has gone to the Governor's desk, which included funding for both the Highway 316 Project, and City Hall renovations. We also talk taxes and bond ratings.

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GREG JABLONSKE & WAYNE BEISSEL on "Lack of Homes on the Market

Greg Jablonske and Wayne Beissel with Home Results Group talk about "the lack of homes on the market." If you have a question for Greg or Wayne call and ask for them at (651) 437-2121 or the Home Results Group, you can e-mail them at hastingsinfo@edinarealty.com:

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PAYING IT FORWARD TO AREA LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES

Hastings native NICK PETERS shares how he is paying it forward to area law enforcement agencies. Learn how the idea for his mission got started!

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THE OLD GARDNER HOTEL & OTHER WOMEN OWNED BUSINESSES

Today, both Hastings and Prescott have many women owned businesses, but what about throughout history? In our interveiw with historian HEIDI LANGENFELD teaches us about the old Gardner Hotel and other businesses headed by women

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HASTINGS CHAMBER CHAT WITH KRISTY BARSE

This month's Chamber Chat! KRISTY BARSE, President of the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau is joined by outgoing Chamber Board President DERRICK JAEGER.

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SCHOOL DISTRICT 200 PREPARES FOR UP TO A 2 MILLION DEFICIT

The District #200 School Board had a working session on potential budgetary adjustments to address the projected $1.4-1.9 million dollar budget deficit for the 2021-2022 school year. Board Chair KELSEY WAITS shares insights in our upcoming interview.

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A VIRTUAL COSTUME CONTEST

Hastings Parks and Rec Program Specialist PAIGE MARSCHALL-BIGLER visited KDWA to provide our listeners with a recap of the Summer of 2020, with music, trails, and renovation plans for Lake Isabella. She also reminded us about the Virtual Costume Contest, and FREE Pumpkin Drop-off in early November.

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THE APPLE SHACK

The Apple Shack at Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center is open Wed-Sun from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm until Thanksgiving! Hear about all the apple varieties offered from Natural Resourse Manager SVERRE SUNDGAARD.

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ANYTIME FITNESS CHALLENGE

In our interview with Anytime Fitness Personal Trainers LISA KRUSE, JOHN McQUADE and CORTNEY JANISH learn about the "Fight it with Fitness" challenge.

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SCHOOL DISTRICT 200 PREPARES FOR UP TO A 2 MILLION DEFICIT

The District #200 School Board had a working session on potential budgetary adjustments to address the projected $1.4-1.9 million dollar budget deficit for the 2021-2022 school year. Board Chair KELSEY WAITS shares insights in our upcoming interview.

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THE OLD GARDNER HOTEL & OTHER WOMEN OWNED BUSINESSES

Today, both Hastings and Prescott have many women owned businesses, but what about throughout history? In our interveiw with historian HEIDI LANGENFELD teaches us about the old Gardner Hotel and other businesses headed by women

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HOW ARE RESTAURANTS IN WISCONSIN DOING

How are restaurants in Wisconsin adjusting to the temporary 25% capacity mandated by Governor Evers? We check in with KIMBERLY BRAUN, owner of Lucille's in Prescott and CASEY JOHNSON, Prescott Chamber of Commerce Coordinator.

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IN THE GARDEN SUCCESSFUL SUCCULENTS

Successful Succulents. Gardening moves indoors during Minnesota winters. Char and Kelly explore the multitude of choices found in the Succulent Families.

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SPADES WORLD HEADQUARTERS COMING TO HASTINGS

Hastings second ward council person Joe Balsanek has some huge news about Spades bring there world headquarters to Hastings. Joe also informs us on how the business community in Hastings is doing during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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ADOPT A GOAT

Forty-seven much anticipated goats have arrived at the Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center at Freedom Park in Prescott! In our interview with Executive Director ISRAEL HA AShear how you can adopt a goat!

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WINTER HOME SAFETY TIPS

With the end of October coming, Winter is not far behind. Hastings Building Safety associates CRAIG SCHULTZ and JERRY BACKLUND stopped by the KDWA studios to provide timely reminders for winter home safety.

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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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TERRY JOHNSON BUSING

Hastings Bus Company Terminal Manager TERRY JOHNSON is all smiles now that school has started and the bus routes are up and running. Tune in for our interview to hear some behind the scenes stories of how this process all comes together.

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2ND WARD COUNCIL PERSON JOE BALSANEK ON BUSINESS GRANTS

Second Ward Hastings City Council Person Joe Balsanek explains where the money for the business grants came from Joe also fills us in on all the new housing developments about to take place in the city of Hastings.

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HFS WANTS TO MAKE SOMEONE'S HOLIDAY SPECIAL

Are you able to help make someone's Holiday extra special? Do you yourself need some assistance with food or gifts this Christmas? In our interview with DDIE MILLIREN and AMY SUTTON from Hastings Family Service they remind listeners they are here to help.

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PAM COLLINS FLOORS

This Weeks Realtor Pam Collins talks about "floors" If you have a question for Pam you can call her at (651) 319-1298, or ask for Pam at (651) 437-2121 or e-mail at hastingsinfo@edinarealty.com:

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HASTINGS FIRE DEPARTMENT UPDATE

Our guest today is Interim Fire Chief JOHN TOWNSEND, of the Hastings Fire Department. We discuss the annual Open House, the "Keep the Wreath White Campaign", and Fire Safety.

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HASTINGS FIRE DEPARTMENT UPDATE

Our guest today is Interim Fire Chief JOHN TOWNSEND, of the Hastings Fire Department. We discuss the annual Open House, the "Keep the Wreath White Campaign", and Fire Safety.

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HASTINGS CITY COUNCIL UPDATE

Hastings City Council Member TINA FOLCH recaps their October 5th meeting for listeners in this interview. Hear about the new "Sieben Ridge" housing development and the revitalization request for 1904 Vermillion Street.

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HASTINGS CHAMBER CHAT WITH KRISTY BARSE

This month's Chamber Chat! KRISTY BARSE, President of the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau is joined by outgoing Chamber Board President DERRICK JAEGER.

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THE APPLE SHACK

The Apple Shack at Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center is open Wed-Sun from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm until Thanksgiving! Hear about all the apple varieties offered from Natural Resourse Manager SVERRE SUNDGAARD.

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PLEASANT HILL LIBRARY UPDATE

JULIE CARLIS, Manager of the Pleasant Hill Library in Hastings shares all the virtual programming and express services they are offering at the library.

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HASTINGS CITY COUNCIL UPDATE

Hastings City Council Member TINA FOLCH recaps their October 5th meeting for listeners in this interview. Hear about the new "Sieben Ridge" housing development and the revitalization request for 1904 Vermillion Street.

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THE PROMISE HAS BEEN MADE

Here is out interview with SEAS Principal TIM SULLIVAN and hear what he has promised to do if the school meets or exceeds their $33,000 Marathon fundraising goal!

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TRUMP OR BIDEN WHO WINS THE COOKIE WAR

Hanisch Bakery and Coffee Shop in Red Wing has added another category to their Presidential Choice cookies; a poop emoji cookie. KDWA interview's owner BILL HANISCH!

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HFS WANTS TO MAKE SOMEONE'S HOLIDAY SPECIAL

Are you able to help make someone's Holiday extra special? Do you yourself need some assistance with food or gifts this Christmas? In our interview with DDIE MILLIREN and AMY SUTTON from Hastings Family Service they remind listeners they are here to help.

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HASTINGS CHAMBER CHAT WITH KRISTY BARSE

This month's Chamber Chat! KRISTY BARSE, President of the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau is joined by outgoing Chamber Board President DERRICK JAEGER.

Click here for audio

   

THE APPLE SHACK

The Apple Shack at Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center is open Wed-Sun from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm until Thanksgiving! Hear about all the apple varieties offered from Natural Resourse Manager SVERRE SUNDGAARD.

Click here for audio

   

PLEASANT HILL LIBRARY UPDATE

JULIE CARLIS, Manager of the Pleasant Hill Library in Hastings shares all the virtual programming and express services they are offering at the library.

Click here for audio

   

TRUMP OR BIDEN WHO WINS THE COOKIE WAR

Hanisch Bakery and Coffee Shop in Red Wing has added another category to their Presidential Choice cookies; a poop emoji cookie. KDWA interview's owner BILL HANISCH!

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THE PROMISE HAS BEEN MADE

Here is out interview with SEAS Principal TIM SULLIVAN and hear what he has promised to do if the school meets or exceeds their $33,000 Marathon fundraising goal!

Click here for audio

   

HASTINGS CITY COUNCIL UPDATE

Hastings City Council Member TINA FOLCH recaps their October 5th meeting for listeners in this interview. Hear about the new "Sieben Ridge" housing development and the revitalization request for 1904 Vermillion Street.

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IN THE GARDEN FALL GARDEN TASKS

So much to do as fall creeps along. Today Char and Kelly offer ways to preserve and store bulbs, cut back perennial foliage and enjoy squash.

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GREAT WORDS ABOUT REGINA HOSPITAL

In our conversation with HELEN STRIKE, President of Regina Hospital and the River Falls Hospital you will hear her encouraging words about the great care we can receive in Hastings from the cradle to the grave.

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HFS HAS NEW WAYS TO CONNECT WITH PEOPLE

Though their doors remain closed, Hastings Family Service is able to offer most of the same services to those in need. In our interview with Associate Director AMY SUTTON you will lean about some of the new ways HFS is connecting with people.

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PAYING IT FORWARD TO AREA LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES

Hastings native NICK PETERS shares how he is paying it forward to area law enforcement agencies. Learn how the idea for his mission got started!

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