Community Development

Fall Scavenger Hunt for new residents to be held Sept. 17

The Brookings newcomer program, Beyond Connections, will host a Fall Scavenger Hunt on Sunday, Sept. 17 from 2 – 4 p.m. The goal of this event is to welcome residents in a fun way while providing them the opportunity to learn more about their new community. Participants will start at Café Coteau in the Children’s…

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Second Annual Maker Festival to be held Sept. 27

Family-friendly “Show and Tell” event is free for makers and the public. Do you consider yourself a do-it-yourselfer? Do you enjoy building, inventing, making, problem-solving and experimenting? Share your talents and inspire others at the second annual Maker Festival on Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Kidoodle Way, in front of…

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Arts Council’s grand opening set for Sept. 30

By: Brookings Arts Council Hundreds of 6×6-inch works of art will be available for purchase at the third bi-annual 6-Squared Fundraiser and public grand opening on Sept. 30 at the Brookings Arts Council, 524 Fourth St. “This free event will bring artists and art lovers together for a fun and exciting visual art event in…

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Brookings ranked 8th in “Best College Towns 2017” study

By: SDSU Marketing & Communications Schools.com ranked Brookings, South Dakota, eighth in its “Best College Towns 2017” study. The firm states the college experience is about more than simply hitting the books during the day and sleeping in a dorm at night. It’s also about expanding horizons, gaining new perspectives and, of course, making memories…

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Developing the next generation of entrepreneurs

Free program for area 4th and 5th graders starts this fall If your child has hopes of running their own business someday, you might want to take advantage of a new program being offered this school year by Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC). The purpose of the Youth Entrepreneur Program (Y.E.P.) is to offer an…

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Brazilian jiu-jitsu comes to Brookings

By: John Kubal, The Brookings Register Think martial arts and you’re likely to think they’re Asian in origin. Brazilian jiu-jitsu is sort-of Asian in origin, but it’s a different martial art in its own right. And now it’s found a home in Brookings. Cary Bingham, 37, recently opened No Illusions Martial Arts, a BJJ academy,…

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Mayor’s State of the City – City Thrives, Room for Growth

By: Jodelle Greiner, The Brookings Register Brookings is thriving but still needs to work on some areas, said Mayor Keith Corbett in his first State of the City address at the Brookings City Council meeting Tuesday. He said putting together the State of the City message was a little more complicated than usual since Brookings…

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City of Brookings Recognized as Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community

By: City of Brookings The League of American Bicyclists recently recognized the City of Brookings as a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC), which was part of the largest application process in the program’s 13-year history. In total, 140 communities applied for recognition, a 62 percent increase from the previous round of applicants. Brookings joins more…

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Crazy Days Even Crazier

By: Jodelle Greiner, The Brookings Register 2017 event undergoing a makeover to bring more visitors into businesses From cake for breakfast to giant Jenga, Crazy Days 2017 will have an entirely new look, according to Krista Soroka, event manager with Downtown Brookings, Inc. “We’re making it more interactive this year,” she said. “We reached out…

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Big Ideas Come From The Smallest Places

By: Kristi Larsen, BEDC Marketing Director Over 25 kids participating in Kid-Preneur Pop-up Market on Crazy Days When Rhys Heiberger’s mom told him she would not buy him a fidget spinner, the 9-year-old from Brookings, S.D. took matters into his own hands, literally, and built one. Now he is sharing his unique version with others…

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