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Doug reveres friends and family who love the outdoors


It seems as though the more time I spend outdoors, the happier I am. People have often asked me, “Don’t you get tired of going out in the woods all the time?” or “AII that stuff you do sounds pretty boring to me.” I have my dad to thank for my interest in most of the outdoor activities I enjoy. […]

It’s back to business as usual for three Virginia retailers

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VIRGINIA — The businesses most impacted by the July 9 fire on the 300 block of Chestnut Street in Virginia have all reopened for “business as usual.” According to a news release issued by the Virginia Fire Department on July 15, the fire started in an apartment on the second floor of 316 Chestnut St., the building between Rocks the […]

Ribbon-cutting kicks off event center’s grand opening

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Doors opened to the general public for the first time on September 20 at the Iron Trail Motors Event Center (ITMEC) in Virginia. Entertainment, refreshments, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony began a week of activities at the new arena and convention venue. After musician Doug Ellis performed in the ITMEC’s lobby, Mayor Larry Cuffe, Jr. welcomed guests and reflected on the […]

The Miners’ legacy lives on

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Event center will bring new events, economic growth


VIRGINIA — After 15 years of deliberation and debate, the Miners Memorial Building’s $38 million replacement is nearly ready for public inspection. As of this writing, workers at the Iron Trail Motors Event Center were still busy pouring concrete, laying carpet, and installing fixtures, but the jam-packed grand opening week will proceed as planned. Events are scheduled at the building […]

Construction and demolition, July 2020 – July 2021

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Iron Trail Motors Event Center goes up; Miners Memorial Building comes down

A day of giving back

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Veterans take to the lake for Take A Vet Fishing event


Take a Vet Fishing participants were undeterred by smoky skies for the annual event held August 26 on Lake Vermilion. In addition to fishing, veterans were treated to breakfast and enjoyed spending time with one another. Photos by Brian K. Anderson.T… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me   […]

Reflecting back on that terrifying time

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9/11 holds special significance for a recruit in training


 With the upcoming 20th anniversary, along with everything that recently took place in Afghanistan, many people are going to be reflecting a little bit more on where they were on 9/11. For some, that date has always holds an extra significance f… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Get ready to play a round or two

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Fun-filled miniature golf course opens in Virginia


Greens on Foreteenth, a new miniature golf course, is located at 110 S. 14th Ave. W. in Virginia. Owners Steve and Tanya Carlson call it their “dream project.” Submitted photos.VIRGINIA — It’s actually kind of funny when friends and family say, “Wow,… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Participants honor loved ones, support research

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s will happen in person this year


Lia is participating in the Range Area Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Chisholm on September 18. Her father, Troy Caddy, said, “I walk in honor of my mother, with the hope that research will eventually find a cure so my kids don’t have to go through what … Please register for a free account or log in below to access […]

A two-day trip down memory lane

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Classmates gathered to celebrate milestone reunion


The 1971 class of Roosevelt High School numbered 320 graduates. Approximately 90 of them attended events for the 50th reunion in August. Photo by Brian Nordmann. VIRGINIA — High school reunions are all about reminiscing, remembering those special … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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