Summer Issue: National Music Museum construction is on track to finish amid COVID-19

While COVID-19 has canceled a wide variety of events throughout 2020, it hasn’t stopped construction of the National Music Museum (NMM). The project began in September of last year and is expected to finalize in July. Matt Collinsworth, the Director of the NMM, said the team will adjust accordingly as the construction progresses. “We recognize […]

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Local businesses aim to hire amid COVID-19

With COVID-19 limiting restaurants to carry out orders and deliveries, the hours for current employees at some establishments have been shorted. For Pizza Ranch in Vermillion, assistant manager Cody Jennings said they’re open to adding new employees. “A lot of people obviously aren’t working the hours that they usually would be, so we’re going to […]

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How Hy-Vee uses policy changes to protect customers and employees

While the Center for Disease and Control encourages people to self-quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic, people still need food, water and other essential resources. buy remdesivir online no prescription With attention to CDC guidelines and adjusted store hours, Hy-Vee has made changes to protect employees and customers from COVID-19. The CDC issued new guidelines […]

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Local churches navigate obstacles to deliver Easter sermons

Easter is normally a time for religious celebration among families who celebrate the April holiday, but this year was different. Some of the Vermillion churches used a live stream to deliver messages to the local community over Easter. The Saint Thomas More Newman Center delivered a mass on Easter Sunday, as well as masses prior […]

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Coronavirus victims in Clay County start to recover

The status of the coronavirus in South Dakota took a turn on Sunday when Smithfield Foods, one of the largest pork-processing plants in the state, saw 438 workers fall ill to COVID-19, as stated in the Washington Post.  The plant, located in Sioux Falls, is closed indefinitely according to the company’s website. With these new […]

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Student Government President and VP reflect on year

For Student Government Association President Carson Zubke and Vice President Hannah Booth, their term was a learning experience. While Zubke and Booth saw the creation of Charlie’s Cupboard and the approval of an SGA donation to the Patriots Plaza throughout their term, they said learned quickly not every project is easy. One of the first […]

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How COVID-19 compares to past pandemics

Correction: The graph and previous version of the article state that the Swine Flu of 2009 caused 151 million deaths, when there were actually 151,700-575,400 death according to the CDC. The Volante regrets this error. COVID-19 first appeared in Wuhan, China in December of 2019. Since then, the disease has spread to more than 600,000 […]

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‘We’re just going to keep pushing through’: How local businesses combat COVID-19

The risk of COVID-19 has impacted the number of customers at some Vermillion restaurants. But businesses are teaming up to power through the coronavirus with cleanliness and cooperation. Brickhouse general manager Josh Scherrer said the restaurant has started making their own hand sanitizer due to shortages. They’re also spending more time cleaning tables and chairs, […]

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Coronavirus continues to spread in South Dakota

A growing number of coronavirus cases have emerged in South Dakota. The state recorded 14 positive cases of COVID-19 on Friday, but that total rose to 30 by Tuesday according to South Dakota’s Department of Health. South Dakota has seen one death so far from COVID-19. Beadle and Minnehaha counties have the most cases in […]

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