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SDSU opening new plant science research facility

By: SDSU Extension iGrow The South Dakota State University Plant Science Research Support Facility grand opening will be Aug. 31. The program and ribbon cutting will begin at 2 p.m. at the site west of the motor pool near 1601 Stadium Road in Brookings. South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is scheduled to speak at the…

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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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SDSU ranks 27th in world for remote sensing research

By: SDSU Marketing and Communications South Dakota State University was ranked 27th worldwide and 7th in the United States for research productivity in the area of remote sensing, according to ShanghaiRanking’s 2017 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects. The ranking is based on the articles published in remote sensing journals between 2011 to 2015. Geoffrey Henebry,…

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S.D. Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Lab to get $58M makeover

By: SDSU College of Ag & Bio Media Groundbreaking ceremonies for the new South Dakota Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (ADRDL) in Brookings will be held at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 31. Officials say the $58 million facility will both serve as the front line of defense in protecting South Dakota’s $7.3 billion livestock industry…

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Lake Area Tech and South Dakota State University Announce Partnership

By: SDSU Marketing & Communications Lake Area Technical Institute, recipient of the national Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, and South Dakota State University, South Dakota’s 1862 land-grant university, are pleased to co-announce the Opening Doors Initiative. The initiative is a commitment to expand access to higher education for all South Dakotans by simplifying the…

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SD State Research Goes Underground

By: SDSU Marketing & Communications Neutrino project to fuel particle physics research South Dakota State University researchers are doing preliminary work on an international physics research project that will push the limits of engineering and could lead to new discoveries in particle physics. A groundbreaking ceremony Friday will mark the beginning of construction on the…

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New S.D. Biologics Center to Improve Animal, Human Health

By: SDSU Marketing & Communications SDSU researchers teaming up with USD, Land O’ Lakes, Sanford Treating and preventing gastrointestinal disorders by developing probiotics and nutraceuticals that improve bacterial balance in the digestive tract is one of the goals of the new South Dakota Center for Biologics Research and Commercialization. Other goals of the center are to…

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Increasing grain size, weight may improve wheat yields

By: Christie Delfanian, SDSU Marketing & Communications Larger, heavier wheat kernels—that’s how associate professor Wanlong Li of the SDSU Department of Biology and Microbiology seeks to increase wheat production. Through a three-year, $930,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant, Li is collaborating with Bing Yang, an associate professor in genetics, development and cell biology at Iowa…

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SDSU engineering degree pays off for Sioux Falls Fire Rescue captain

By: Heidi Kronaizl, SDSU Marketing & Communications Despite first viewing scenes of the Copper Lounge building collapse on social media while at home that December day, Mike Murphy’s mind kicked into action. A captain for the Sioux Falls Fire Rescue, Murphy was off-duty when he heard about the collapse. However, he knew he would soon…

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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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