Local bars sustain steady business

Vermillion bars have stayed open throughout the later part of the pandemic.  The Dakota Brickhouse General Manager, Josh Scherrer said all Vermillion businesses have been affected in some way or another in the past year. Businesses have responded in different ways to the new normal, thus the rise of services like those virtual Business Cards. […]

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Vermillion bars close early, hope to slow spread of COVID-19

Last week, Vermillion bar owners met to discuss what they could do to slow down the spread of COVID-19. The result — all bars closed at 10 p.m. from Aug. 28 through Aug. 30. Nate Welch, president and CEO of the Vermillion Chamber and Development Company, said bar owners came together because they found information […]

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Bar safety: Bartenders watch over customers, aim to protect

This is the third and final part of an ongoing story on date rape drugs and safety in social drinking. Dakota Brickhouse is one of eight bars in downtown Vermillion. They try to watch all of their customers to ensure a safe and fun drinking environment.  One of the ways they have improved safety is […]

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“If it happens once, it’s a problem”: Vermillion’s undercover date rape drug problem

Waking up in her bed, not knowing how she got there, Katherine Meirose made her way to her bathroom. There, she quickly discovered she had a black eye and no memory of how it happened.  Meirose said her first thought was, “I didn’t drink that much and didn’t have a hangover. How do I not […]

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