Archive for May 2018

Local school explores world cultures

By: Mickelson Middle School Mickelson Middle School students ended their school year with a world tour. The Geography of World Project, now in its 12th year, provides seventh-grade social studies students the chance to explore world cultures through research, writing, costumes, food and fun. Eric Toft, Tyler Schneider and Melissa Bonthun teach seventh- grade geography…

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Brookings Health System named a Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital

By: Brookings Health System Brookings Health System was recently named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health. This is the third consecutive year Brookings Health has been included on the list. Brookings Health System scored in the top…

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Construction begins for Lofts at Park Hill

By: Jodelle Greiner, The Brookings Register Demolition began and has moved quickly this week on the future site of The Lofts at Parkhill, a four-story, mixed-use building that will have stores and apartments on Sixth Street at 12th Avenue, confirmed James Drew, vice president of Clark Drew Construction. “One home was deemed acceptable for relocation…

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Brookings among best in the nation

Vision Brookings driving force behind city’s success A research report on the economy of the American Heartland has identified Brookings as one of five communities outperforming the nation and most micropolitan (population between 10,000 and 50,000) areas on the Coasts. The Walton Family Foundation works to promote economic vitality in the Heartland by taking a…

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Visiting scientist develops sweet potato-enriched bread

By: SDSU Marketing and Communications You won’t find sweet potatoes growing in South Dakota fields, but sweet potato-fortified bread developed at South Dakota State University might help fight vitamin A deficiency in Africa. Visiting scientist Daniel Mbogo of the International Potato Center in Kenya is working with assistant professor Srinivas Janaswamy to formulate breads with…

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Explore entrepreneurship at new summer camp

Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) is offering a new opportunity to learn how to start a business at a three-day camp being held in Brookings. BEDC’s Entrepreneur Camp will run June 5, 6, and 7 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and is open to kids ages 12-14. The purpose of the E-Camp is to…

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