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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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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Interstate Batteries breaks ground in Arlington’s Industrial Park

By: South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development It was a two-fold celebration yesterday in Arlington, South Dakota, when Interstate Batteries broke ground on its new facility. The commemorative ceremony was held in conjunction with a ribbon cutting ceremony in the industrial park as the community announced the opening of additional acres for development. “The…

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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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YEP! New entrepreneur program for kids starts this fall

By: Jennifer Quail, BEDC Director of Entrepreneur Support YEP, you can do it! We all know how impactful positive words and encouragement can be.  I’d like to think we all have at least one story or memory of someone giving us encouragement, sharing kind words or simply a smile that made a difference.  Positivity and…

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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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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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