Community Development

Crazy Days to feature pop-up market for kids

By: Kristi Larsen, BEDC Marketing Director Do you know a motivated, creative and business-savvy kid? Here is their chance to show off their talent and ingenuity and maybe even earn a little money! Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) is excited to announce that it is hosting a Kid-Preneur Pop-up Market on Saturday, July 29 from…

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Brookings to be capital for a day

Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that Brookings has been chosen to be South Dakota’s Capital for a Day on Tuesday, July 18. “I look forward to the Brookings event, and thank community leaders for offering to host it,” Gov. Daugaard said. “It’s an excellent opportunity for me to become better acquainted with the people of…

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Aurora – rising star on the prairie

Small town is growing quickly By: Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register Aurora’s a different place than it was when Mayor Fred Weekes first moved to town 26 years ago. Driving around on a typical weekday afternoon, construction crews busily set up walls to the latest houses being built and people, some with dogs in tow,…

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City-Wide Scavenger Hunt to be held June 10

By Kristi Larsen, BEDC Marketing Director The newcomer program, Beyond Connections, is hosting a unique ‘Welcome to Brookings’ event with a City-Wide Scavenger Hunt on June 10 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The goal of the event is for new residents and community members to learn more about Brookings and network with others. Participants…

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Inside KELOLAND: Brookings & Boutiques

By: KELOLAND TV WATCH What do local boutiques have in common with the city of Brookings?  They’re all enjoying a lot of success. Communities across South Dakota are bringing in less tax money than expected. That isn’t the case in Brookings.  On this Inside KELOLAND we take a behind the scenes look at what’s happening…

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#BeBrookings Campaign

#BeBrookings Campaign By: Stacy Aesoph, Director of Workforce Development You may have noticed the hashtag #BeBrookings being included on social media posts. It’s a new marketing campaign developed by our office (Brookings Economic Development Corporation) to help attract people to Brookings and retain our current residents. What does #BeBrookings mean? Literally, it means to be…

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Brookings School District watching elementary enrollment

By: Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register The school year might be winding down, but the Brookings School Board stayed busy Monday night approving and briefly discussing several smaller agenda items that concerned the district’s elementary schools. First up was the topic of kindergarten enrollment numbers thus far, as reported by Brookings School District Superintendent Klint…

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Brookings ranked #1 Best Place to Live in South Dakota

By: Niche Niche just released their 2017 Best Places to Live rankings and Brookings was named the #1 Best Place to live in South Dakota. The rankings explore 228 cities and over 15,000 towns and neighborhoods to find the best places to live in the U.S. based on crime, public schools, cost of living, job…

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World renowned ‘stickwork’ artist creating exhibit at Children’s Museum

By The Brookings Register Artist Patrick Dougherty, known worldwide as the creator of “Stickwork,” has selected the Children’s Museum of South Dakota as the location for his next masterpiece. The exhibit will be created at the museum May 1-18, and the public can get in on the action, too. “We’ve been planning this for years…

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