Archive for October 2017

Affordable housing shortage at ‘a breaking point’

By: Jodelle Greiner, The Brookings Register Digging into Brookings’ affordable housing shortage brought to light a bunch of things for Councilor Patty Bacon. She presented the findings of the Brookings Affordable Housing Task Force to the Brookings City Council this week. The Brookings Affordable Housing Task Force’s final 23-page report, dated Oct. 12, is available…

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Spoke-N-Sport opens in Downtown Brookings

By: Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register Biking is as popular as ever in Brookings, and staff at the newly opened Spoke-N-Sport hope to continue to boost the local biking community. Spoke-N-Sport is a Sioux Falls-based business owned by Chad Pickard, who has been in the bike industry for 30 years, starting with a job at…

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Brookings Councilor to direct new statewide tech school board

By: Jodelle Greiner, The Brookings Register Nick Wendell was named executive director of the South Dakota Board of Technical Education on Wednesday, according to a press release from the office of Gov. Dennis Daugaard. “Nick has a clear vision for making connections among students, business and industry, and the technical institutions to develop a pipeline…

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Found by Funky Junk opens in Downtown Brookings

By Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register One of downtown Brookings’ newest stores might be located in a basement, but make no mistake: the bright, cozy location is packed with an eclectic assortment of items to make any space feel a little more homey. Started by Aaron and Noelle Morford, Found by Funky Junk specializes in…

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SDSU hopes to build $31.8M precision ag laboratory

By: Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register The South Dakota Board of Regents earlier this month approved of South Dakota State University’s facility program plan for a $55 million project that would build a new Precision Ag Classroom and Laboratory building and renovate Berg Ag Hall. The state Legislature must next approve of the plan before…

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Researchers explore complex carbohydrates to protect water quality

By: SDSU Marketing & Communications Brainstorming sessions between a food chemist and a hydrologist at South Dakota State University have produced an innovative, potentially money-saving idea that will put nutrients back in the field. Assistant professors Srinivas Janaswamy of the Department of Dairy and Food Science and Laurent Ahiablame of the Department of Agricultural and…

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New mixed-use center planned for 6th St

By: Jodelle Greiner, The Brookings Register The Brookings City Council has approved a rezoning and an initial development plan, with some minor changes, for The Lofts at Park Hill. The four-story, mixed-use building will bring stores and apartments to Sixth Street at 12th Avenue. The building and its parking lot will cover about half the…

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Maker Studio opening at Children’s Museum

By: Children’s Museum of South Dakota Following a summer of research and prototyping, a Maker Studio is opening at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota. Designed for making, inventing, tinkering and creativity, the space will offer those age 5 and older a place to collaborate and learn new skills. The studio will be open Tuesdays…

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Wokini Initiative receives $4.1 million in commitments

By: SDSU Marketing & Communications South Dakota State University President Barry H. Dunn announced today $4.1 million from two separate commitments to support the Wokini Initiative. An anonymous donor has committed $4 million to the construction of a new American Indian Student Center on campus and another $100,000 to scholarships for students of the Lakota,…

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SDSU grads team up to start design, video business

By: Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register BROOKINGS – The power of visuals is at an all-time high in this digital era, and with it comes the need to harness it in marketing. For more than a year, the crew at Johnson Design & Video has been busy helping businesses in and out of Brookings market…

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