Wells Fargo invests $2 million to boost South Dakota homeownership

Governor Daugaard joins Wells Fargo to announce NeighborhoodLIFT program that will offer homebuyer education plus $7,500 down payment assistance grants for all 66 counties and rural communities By: Wells Fargo Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), NeighborWorks® America and its network member, GROW South Dakota, today announced the NeighborhoodLIFT® program is coming to South Dakota with…

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The Farmstead multi-purpose facility being constructed in White

Group hopes to revitalize community, provide needed amenities, jobs By: Dedicated Investments Group Dedicated Investments Group (DIG) is hosting a ceremonial “wall-breaking” Friday to officially kick off construction of a multi-purpose facility known as The Farmstead. The one-of-a-kind project involves a complete renovation of a former senior living center in order to house residential and…

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Over $2.5 million raised for local economic development projects

Vision Brookings exceeds goal for five-year initiative Campaign co-chairs Jay Bender, president of Falcon Plastics, and Reva Johnson, owner of The UPS Store, announced at the investor celebration on Nov. 14 that $2,586,788 has been raised for Vision Brookings III, exceeding the $2.5 million campaign goal. “We are very excited to report that in addition…

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Brookings Health System receives 2017 HOSORH Performance Leadership Award

By: Julia Yoder, Brookings Health System Brookings Health System was recognized by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) with a 2017 Performance Leadership Award in the quality category. NOSORH made the announcement on Nov. 16, National Rural Health Day. “We feel honored to be recognized with NOSORH’s Performance Leadership Award,” said…

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Concrete artist moving to Volga

New facility to be built in Volga’s downtown business district By: Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register A concrete business will come to downtown Volga in 2018, and the concrete work made by owner Chad Guthmiller is nothing short of art. The business, called Artisan Concrete Concepts, plans to break ground on a new facility (now…

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Soybean stem canker research brings Serbian scientist to SDSU

By: SDSU Marketing and Communications Scouting soybean fields and identifying diseases are some of the tasks that Kristina Petrović performs as a research associate at the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops in Serbia. She is expanding her work on pathogens that affect soybeans as a visiting scientist at South Dakota State University, where she…

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Youth apprenticeships coming to city

Brookings industry leaders partner on new program By: Emily DeWaard, for the Brookings Register This week, organizations across the country celebrate National Apprenticeship Week. As the city with the second-most manufacturing jobs in South Dakota, Brookings will soon offer a Technical Production Apprenticeship program thanks to a partnership between industry leaders and educators in the…

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SDSU precision ag facility receives $500k donation

Farm Credit Services of America donates toward future facility By: SDSU Extension iGrow and staff reports South Dakota State University has received a $500,000 gift from Farm Credit Services of America to support construction of a Precision Agriculture Facility on the SDSU campus, university officials announced this week. The facility will be a hub for…

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SDSU design students collaborate on Volga sign

By: Jodelle Greiner, The Brookings Register Design students at South Dakota State University used grant money to take a sign from an idea to installing it on a Volga street corner, say Jameson Berreth, Volga city administrator, and Brian Rex, associate professor and head of SDSU’s Department of Architecture. The students transformed the corner of…

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