Archive for June 2018

BEDC, SDSU and the Research Park explore precision agriculture opportunities

Day-long workshop held to identify Brookings, SDSU role in solving industry challenges A recently formed collaborative effort concentrating on the precision agriculture industry seeks to advance research opportunities and industry connections at SDSU while promoting business development within the Brookings area. On June 25, approximately thirty South Dakota State University (SDSU) associate deans, department heads…

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Miss SD Pageant moves to Brookings

By: Brookings Convention & Visitors Bureau The Brookings Convention & Visitors Bureau and the South Dakota State University Performing Arts Center are excited to welcome the Miss South Dakota Competition to Brookings for the first time ever in the event’s 72-year history.  The event will be held in Brookings at the Performing Arts Center on…

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Board of Regents approves naming of the Raven Precision Agriculture Center

By: Raven Industries Raven Industries (NASDAQ:RAVN) was recognized today in the naming of South Dakota State University’s future precision agriculture facility. The Raven Precision Agriculture Center, to be located on the university’s main campus in Brookings, will lead the nation in precision agriculture education, research and extension. Raven Industries gave $5 million to the project…

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South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum receives grant

The South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum received a $15,000 grant from the Deadwood Historic Preservation Fund to restore the museum’s windows. The museum, which is located in the historic Stock Judging Pavilion, is on the National Register for Historic Places as it is one of the few remaining stock pavilions on land-grant universities in the…

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School board approves $24.6 million expansion & remodel project

By: Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register The Brookings School Board this week approved spending up to $24.6 million for expansion and remodeling at Mickelson Middle School and later granted Brookings School District Superintendent Klint Willert the authority to seek bids for that project. The construction will help the district deal with enrollment growth and will…

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BHS building ambulance station, education center

By: Brookings Health System Brookings Health System’s Board of Trustees recently approved plans to build a new ambulance station and education center on health system property located along Yorkshire Drive, just south of Brookings Hospital. The health system will break ground later this summer. “Brookings Health has operated the ambulance service for the City of…

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Kid-owned businesses featured during Crazy Days

2nd annual pop-up market to be held Saturday, July 28 Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) is excited to announce that it is hosting the 2nd Annual Kid-Preneur Pop-up Market on Saturday, July 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. as part of this year’s downtown Crazy Days events. “We had great success last year with…

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Brookings to host NAIA national championships

By: Brookings Convention & Visitors Bureau Brookings will be the new host city for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track & Field National Championships, to be held on Feb. 27 – March 2, 2019, and March 4-7, 2020, at the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex. The announcement was made Monday by…

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Mayor delivers State of the City address

By: Jodelle Greiner, The Brookings Register ayor Keith Corbett was optimistic when he delivered his State of the City address Tuesday, but he wants the city to keep moving forward. Corbett cautioned people to not forget where they have come from. He noted the Brookings County Veterans Memorial, which has special meaning for him since…

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Medical clinic remodel completed in White

By: Brookings Health System White Medical Clinic has a new look at the Farmstead, the development project that is transforming the nursing home building in White into a 20,007-square-foot, multi-use community center.In 2012, Brookings Health System began leasing space for White Medical Clinic in the nursing home. While the clinic provided critical services to the…

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