Staff shortages and less hours throughout Vermillion

With COVID-19 cases rising, more people and places are trying to adapt. A common concern for the city of Vermillion is staff shortages amongst businesses. Nate Welch, the president and CEO of the Vermillion Area Chamber and Development Company (VCDC), said he notices this common occurrence throughout Vermillion. “We have seen a workforce shortage in […]

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Rain didn’t stop 107th Dakota Days Parade Saturday

Much of Vermillion was downtown for the rainy 107th annual Dakota Days parade. The parade wasn’t held in 2020 due to COVID-19 and was postponed until this year. The theme for this year’s parade was “carnival.”  Many businesses and USD sponsored clubs and activities made their floats look like carnival games, prizes and even a […]

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Café Brulé struggles to keep staff amid pandemic

Café Brulé has been coping with a shortage of labor, as well as issues related to COVID-19 for the past year and specifically past three months. Monica Iverson and James (Jim) Waters are co-owners of Café Brulé and Dakota Brickhouse. Both Iverson and Waters said they have never worked harder in the last 10 years […]

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