Business Development

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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Prairie AquaTech to expand; building new plant in Volga

Village’ mindset key to moving on $60 million project By: John Kubal, The Brookings Register BROOKINGS – Prairie AquaTech, a successful start-up business founded in Brookings in 2012 will be building in Volga about 5 miles west of Brookings and next to one of its several vital “village” partners: South Dakota Soybean Processors. Other partners…

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Daktronics marks 50th anniversary by giving back to Brookings

By: Daktronics and staff reports As part of Daktronics celebrating 50 years in business, every month in 2018 will have a #DakGivesBack initiative to give back to local communities where company employees live. In April, the company is encouraging employees to pay it forward and participate in random acts of kindness happening throughout the month.“The…

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Winners of First Dakota National Bank New Venture Competition announced

By: SDSU Marketing & Communications The First Dakota National Bank New Venture Competition finalists were, from left, Nathan Lax, Logan Roth and Laurel Diekhoff. South Dakota State University sophomore Laurel Diekhoff came away with the top honors at the 2018 First Dakota National Bank New Venture Competition, announced Thursday afternoon at the Brookings Innovation Center…

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Whoa Nellie Upcycled Store opens in Downtown Brookings

By: Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register Through the years, Rebecca Lafferty has picked up and put to good use many different skills, ranging from woodworking to welding, and since January, she’s been learning yet another new thing: being a store owner. Her store, Whoa Nellie, features a range of repurposed, upcycled materials she’s made. In…

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Legislature commits $22 million for SDSU Precision Agriculture Facility

By: SDSU Marketing & Communication There are 57 undergraduate students currently enrolled in the precision agriculture major. South Dakota State University is one step closer to constructing its Precision Agriculture Facility on campus. The South Dakota State Legislature has committed $22 million toward the $46 million construction costs of the facility. The legislation must still…

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New ink shop opens in downtown Brookings

By: John Kubal, The Brookings Register BROOKINGS – Lucky Eagle Tattoo Company is now open for business at 408 Main Ave. in downtown Brookings. “It’s very Americana, traditional, classy and patriotic – and lucky. It’s American,” said Josh Birrittieri, 38, one of a trio of owners, explaining the monicker for the new ink shop. The…

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