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Dug in

Work is progressing well on the reconstruction of Second Street East from Portage Avenue to Victoria Avenue. The water main work in the Victoria Avenue intersection is now complete. Disinfection and testing still remain before these mains are put into service. Sanitary sewer and water mains and services are being installed, moving westerly. The job is being done by Bay City Contractors Inc.

Riders shine at horse show

It was an equine extravaganza in Emo over the weekend.

The Borderland Quarter Horse Association held its annual show at the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society fairgrounds with numerous riders taking part.

Below is the list of all the winners of the High Point Circuit Awards, with the division, rider's name and the horse's name all listed.

A winning race weekend for Strachan

It was a dominant weekend of racing for Emo's Brody Strachan.

After claiming the checkered flag once again in the WISSOTA Modifieds division in Borderland Racing Association action on Saturday night at the Emo Speedway, he followed that up with another win in the same division the following day at the Lake of the Woods Speedway in Kenora.

Strachan roars to sixth feature win

Brody Strachan is having a season to remember in the WISSOTA Modifieds division.

And by the way it's looking, a fourth-straight points title is almost a forgone conclusion for the Emo native.

Strachan cruised to his division-leading sixth feature win of the season in Borderland Racing Association action on Saturday night at the Emo Speedway.

Taking off

Troy Norman of Fort Frances and Jay Samsal of Kenora blasted down Rainy Lake this morning as part of the Day 1 boat launch that kicked off the 25th-annual Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship at the Sorting Gap Marina. The 2016 and 2017 champs are part of a 98-team field that will be vying for the $25,000 winners' cheque over the next three days. Weigh-ins go at 3:30 p.m.