Community Development

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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Brookings sales tax revenue up

By: Jodelle Greiner, The Brookings Register Some South Dakota cities’ sales tax revenue is down, and municipalities are reporting troubles balancing budgets. That’s not the case in Brookings, where sales tax revenue is up, which officials say is a very good thing. “Our 2015-2016 total was up 4 percent, so that’s a good healthy increase,”…

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Grant helping farmers market, Brookings County

By: Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register $10,000 Wellmark Foundation grant to be used for benches, bike racks, electricity Visitors to the Brookings Farmers Market can take a little more time to look around and relax when it opens May 6, thanks to the county’s approval this week of several infrastructure installations. The farmers market got…

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$50 million PAC expansion project win, win for town and gown

By: John Kubal, The Brookings Register While the Performing Arts Center at South Dakota State University has been recognized as a superb venue for music and studio-theatre productions since its opening in 2003, it was always envisioned that more would be added at some future time. That time is now – with a 96,000-square-foot expansion…

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