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DYS gym section to be renovated this summer

After completion of the new classroom wing at Donald Young School in Emo late last year, renovations to the gymnasium section are to begin once classes break for summer.

The school's classroom wing, first built in 1955, was deemed “prohibitive to repair” back in 2003. A new section rebuild began in mid-2016 and completed late last year.

Dragon boat festival to have a twist

The seventh-annual International Boundary Waters Dragon Boat Festival will hit the water here on Saturday, June 30—but with a twist this year.

Unlike previous years, the boats will be launched from both Fort Frances and International Falls.

Each side also will stage their own festival, with the money raised to go to charities in their respective communities.

Orchestra adds choir to repertoire this year

The Borderland Community Orchestra is back with three performances this month, including one at Townshend Theatre here on May 22.

The orchestra has been entertaining the district for almost 20 years.

This year, the group's spring performance—entitled “Fairy Tales and Magical Stories”—will showcase eclectic music, guest performances, and the newly-established Borderland Choir.