Central Minnesota Boxing searching for new home
by Trinity Gruenberg
Central Minnesota Boxing is pleased with how far the gym has come. It has become one of the most decorated boxing gyms in the state.
For the past eight years, Jeremy Umland of Verndale, and his fellow coaches and athletes have called a small shop on Highway 10 in Wadena home.
They first grew concerned about their training location after the original Highway 10 project came through the area, as well as the realignment of 640th Avenue for the new hospital. Their home was spared and they thought they would be okay.
Recently, they were notified that MnDOT is working to purchase the property and the shop (which they rent) where the boxers train. It will be used for the right-of-way for the two-lane expansion on Highway 10. And that would cause their training gym to be bulldozed.
Once the purchase is complete, they will have 90 days to vacate the building. The boxers typically take the summers off and begin training again in September. They will need a gym to be set up and ready to go by then.
There are currently 32 boxers of all ages from five different counties using the gym . . .