Community Development

City-Wide Scavenger Hunt to be held Aug. 26

The Brookings newcomer program, Beyond Connections, will host a ‘Welcome to Brookings’ event with a City-Wide Scavenger Hunt on Sunday, Aug. 26 at 2 p.m. The goal of the event is for new residents to learn more about Brookings and network with others. Participants will start at Café Coteau inside the Children’s Museum of South…

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Third Annual Maker Festival to be held Sept. 13 in Brookings

Family-friendly “Show and Tell” event is free for makers and the public A popular, uniquely Brookings event is back for the third year, offering a family-friendly showcase of creativity and innovation. The Brookings Maker Festival will be held on Thursday, Sept. 13 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Kidoodle Way, in front of the…

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McCrory Gardens 31st Annual Garden Party to be held August 3

By: SDSU Marketing & Communications The 31st Annual Garden Party at McCrory Gardens is set for August 3, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Start off the day with coffee and baked goods from a local bakery at “Coffee at the Terrace” at 10:00 a.m. At 10:30 a.m., paint scenery in McCrory Gardens with an…

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KSFY One Day Getaway – Brookings Stories

KSFY was in Brookings on July 12 as part of their “One Day Getaway” broadcast. Watch: Mayor Keith Corbett Watch: Brookings Arts Festival Impact Watch: Brookings Area Makerspace Watch: Eponymous Brewing Watch: Brookings Built Green Watch: Cook’s Kitchen Watch: SDSU Renovation Projects Watch: Prairie Mermaid Boutique    

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Brookings Library adds bike fix-it station

By: Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register Brookings bicyclists have a new place to patch up their bikes: a fix-it station recently installed in front of the Brookings Public Library. Worth about $400-$500, the fix-it station was donated by Ride Across South Dakota (RASDak) and installed by the Brookings Parks, Rec and Forestry Department on June…

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BEDC awarded $91,025 grant for commercial kitchen, food entrepreneur program

Organization partnering with Kind Properties to establish unique resource for Brookings Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC), through Vision Brookings Foundation, has received a USDA Rural Business Development Grant to create a commercial kitchen and implement a technical assistance program to assist the efforts of area food entrepreneurs. The kitchen will be located at 420 Main…

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Elkton parents work to open daycare, education center

By: Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register A group of parents in Elkton has taken the initiative to build a new daycare and education center, filling in what they say is a vitally needed community asset. Daycare services have always been tight and they don’t tend to stick around in Elkton, according to Brandon Jorgensen, pastor…

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Plans for proposed I-29 interchange move forward

A new entrance to Brookings could bring big changes and major developments to the south end of the city. Plans are proposed for an interchange that would connect Interstate 29 to 20th Street. Supporters say this plan has been in the works for years, and would boost safety and alleviate congestion. Watch July 3 KELO Story Watch…

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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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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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