Archive for January 2018

SDSU grads returning to Brookings to raise families

By: Patrick Anderson, The Argus Leader Russell Halgerson and his wife wanted a place closer to their family that also fit with their vision for raising a family. They wanted somewhere with a small-town feel but big enough to have things to do on nights and weekends. Brookings was a perfect fit for the South Dakota…

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Eponymous Brewing Co. to open in Brookings next month

By: Patrick Anderson, The Argus Leader Sean Weber and his buddy started fermenting barley and hops in the garage of their Brookings rental. For years, it was a hobby. But Weber, a 29-year-old project coordinator for Daktronics, has already started to take beer making beyond what he calls the “third stall.” He and his partner plan…

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SDSU researcher develops program to more accurately identify land cover

By : SDSU A South Dakota State University geospatial sciences researcher has developed a program that uses Landsat satellite data to automatically categorize what’s on the ground and does so more accurately than other land cover products. Assistant research professor Hankui Zhang’s technology not only discriminates grassland, cropland and mixed grasses/cropland, but also an evergreen…

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Daugaard highlights workforce development in State of the State address

By: Dana Hess, Community News Service PIERRE – In his last State of the State address, Gov. Dennis Daugaard highlighted the need for greater workforce development programs in South Dakota. Daugaard made the speech on Tuesday to a joint session of the South Dakota House and Senate. Term limits will keep Daugaard from running for…

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Beyond Connections announces 2018 events

The Brookings newcomer program, Beyond Connections, will host four different events in 2018. Beyond Connections is a workforce development program of Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) created to bring people together to welcome new residents, network and build relationships. “We launched this program last year and received a lot of positive feedback from new residents…

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Raven to give $5 million to SDSU Precision Ag Facility

By: SDSU Raven Industries announced today that it is awarding South Dakota State University a historic gift of $5 million for the establishment of its Precision Agriculture Facility within the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences on its main campus in Brookings, S.D. SDState is the first land-grant university in the country to offer both…

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SD population increases by 0.9 percent in 2017

By: Associated Press MITCHELL (AP) – South Dakota’s population growth last year was slightly ahead of the national rate, and better than the rates of neighboring states, according to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. The state’s population grew by 0.9 percent between July 2016 and July 2017, the Daily Republic reported. Nebraska’s population grew…

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More housing on the horizon at SDSU

By: Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register Apartment building, townhomes planned for former location of SDSU family housing BROOKINGS – South Dakota State University’s plans to build new housing options for upperclassmen and graduate students continues to progress after the university presented its plans to the South Dakota Board of Regents last month. Submitting a facility…

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DNA, RNA sequencing available on campus

By: SDSU Instrumentation that can sequence the entire genome of an organism is now available on the South Dakota State University campus, thanks to funding from National Science Foundation, the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, SDSU Office of Information Technology and South Dakota’s BioSystems Networks and Translational Research (BioSNTR) Center. “Having a sequencing center in…

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