Archive for January 2017

SDSU undergrads to explore precision livestock production

SDSU undergrads to explore precision livestock production By SDSU Marketing & Communications College freshmen and sophomores interested in agriculture can learn about precision livestock production through a new training program, according to associate professor Michael Gonda of the South Dakota State University animal science department. Gonda leads the summer undergraduate research project, which is funded…

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…an entrepreneur?

…an entrepreneur? By Jennifer Quail, BEDC Director of Entrepreneur Support What the heck is an entrepreneur anyway?  Well according to Merriam-Webster it is a noun; “one who organizes, manages and assumes the risk of a business or enterprise”.  Synonyms for entrepreneur range from administrator, executive, and businessperson to inventor, maker and producer.  The title or…

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Brookings Health System holds open house for new hospital expansion

Brookings Health System holds open house for new hospital expansion By Bridget Bennett, KSFY Watch Next month, people living in Brookings will have access to a brand new hospital after an expansion at the Brookings Regional Health Care System. Hospital leaders and people in Brookings say the expansion is a big step for their growing…

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Construction in 2016 totals $53 million

Construction in 2016 totals $53 million By Jodelle Greiner, The Brookings Register Brookings is still growing: a total of 451 building permits were issued in 2016 with a total value of nearly $53 million, according to the city’s engineering department. Jared Thomas, building services administrator, broke down the numbers: 390 permits were residential for a…

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Local energy efficient builder opens office in downtown Brookings

Local energy efficient builder opens office in downtown Brookings By Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register Few things can be as miserable in the life of a homeowner as high bills for a poorly constructed house. Dusten Hendrickson, the owner of Brookings Built Green, knows this firsthand, using his construction business as a way to provide…

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It’s OK and You’re Not Alone: Mental Illness

It’s OK and You’re Not Alone: Mental Illness by Lindsie Bartley, SDEC Campus Director When I was 21 I gave the hardest speech of my life; a eulogy for a dear friend. We had been friends since we were 6 years old. He was one of the greatest people I have ever known. My friend…

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SDSU to host entrepreneurial workshops

SDSU to host entrepreneurial workshops By SDSU Marketing and Communications Limited spaces are available for an upcoming series of seven workshops to introduce the process of commercializing university research-derived innovations and new technologies. South Dakota State University’s Graduate School and the Office of Technology and Commercialization, in partnership with the Entrepreneurial Studies Program of the…

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Finicky + Oak boutique opens in downtown Brookings

Finicky + Oak boutique opens in downtown Brookings By Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register It’s OK to be a little choosy; it just means you know what you want. And at Finicky + Oak, a new boutique in downtown Brookings, owner Tiffany Hauf wants to help shoppers find just what they want. Opened about mid-November,…

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Puerto Ricans could ease SD’s dairy labor shortage

Puerto Ricans could ease SD’s dairy labor shortage By Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press SDSU Extension hopes to bring about 20 workers by September Unable to find enough workers to carry out the painstaking tasks of milk production, dairy producers in South Dakota hope to tap into a different labor force: unemployed residents of Puerto…

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7-Eleven (and no, this is not about convenience stores)

7-Eleven (and no, this is not about convenience stores) by Al Heuton, BEDC Executive Director For the last ten years I have participated in a day-long event during which the Brookings community and SDSU collaborate to descend upon state government in Pierre.  Each of these years over 100 community leaders, SDSU personnel and business/industry representatives…

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