Community Development

Leadership South Dakota announces 2019 class

By: Rick Melmer, Leadership South Dakota Leadership South Dakota has selected 42 class members to participate in the 8-month leadership program, which will begin in September. Leadership South Dakota is a statewide program with a mission to attract engaged citizens from across the state, then provide them with the background, unique experiences and insights necessary…

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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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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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Updated website to inform community, attract residents

By: Spencer Thompson, SDSU Collegian Community members and visitors in Brookings recently gained a new website to consult for information about the town and important resources. The Brookings Economic Development Corporation hired a local design studio to develop a website they hope will attract prospective residents to the area. Liveinbrookings.com was launched by the Brookings…

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Elementary schools, SDSU take part in Innovation Learning Lab

By: Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register Local elementary schools and the Children’s Museum of South Dakota along with South Dakota State University recently completed a collaborative effort to bring elementary students a unique learning experience.Called the Innovation Learning Lab, this program began in October as an opportunity to introduce some problem-based learning to different age…

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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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