Community Development

New fire station to be dedicated April 5

By: City of Brookings The City of Brookings will officially dedicate its new South Main Avenue Fire Station located at 319 26th St. S. on April 5. The public is welcome to attend the dedication and open house from 5-7 p.m. with a ribbon cutting and official dedication program at 6 p.m. Designed by JLG…

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Brookings ranked best place to live in S.D.

For the third year in a row, Brookings has been named the #1 Best Place to Live in South Dakota. The ranking by Niche provides a comprehensive assessment of the overall livability of an area. This grade takes into account several key factors of a location, including the quality of local schools, crime rates, housing…

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Kids to launch businesses at community market

4th and 5th graders part of Youth Entrepreneur Program Some of the region’s youngest entrepreneurs will be showcasing their ideas and products at a community pop-up market on February 24. The event is the culmination of the inaugural Youth Entrepreneur Program (Y.E.P) which started last September. The market will take place from 9:00 a.m. to…

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Construction projects continued in 2017

 © 2018-Brookings Register By: Jodelle Greiner, The Brookings Register BROOKINGS – The City of Brookings issued more building permits in 2017 than in 2016, but the total value was down $14 million, according to the city’s Engineering & Community Development office.The explanation for the discrepancy is simple: People are still building stuff, just not big…

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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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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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