Brookings among best in the nation

Vision Brookings driving force behind city’s success A research report on the economy of the American Heartland has identified Brookings as one of five communities outperforming the nation and most micropolitan (population between 10,000 and 50,000) areas on the Coasts. The Walton Family Foundation works to promote economic vitality in the Heartland by taking a…

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Explore entrepreneurship at new summer camp

Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) is offering a new opportunity to learn how to start a business at a three-day camp being held in Brookings. BEDC’s Entrepreneur Camp will run June 5, 6, and 7 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and is open to kids ages 12-14. The purpose of the E-Camp is to…

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Prairie AquaTech to expand; building new plant in Volga

Village’ mindset key to moving on $60 million project By: John Kubal, The Brookings Register BROOKINGS – Prairie AquaTech, a successful start-up business founded in Brookings in 2012 will be building in Volga about 5 miles west of Brookings and next to one of its several vital “village” partners: South Dakota Soybean Processors. Other partners…

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Updated website to inform community, attract residents

By: Spencer Thompson, SDSU Collegian Community members and visitors in Brookings recently gained a new website to consult for information about the town and important resources. The Brookings Economic Development Corporation hired a local design studio to develop a website they hope will attract prospective residents to the area. Liveinbrookings.com was launched by the Brookings…

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Elementary schools, SDSU take part in Innovation Learning Lab

By: Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register Local elementary schools and the Children’s Museum of South Dakota along with South Dakota State University recently completed a collaborative effort to bring elementary students a unique learning experience.Called the Innovation Learning Lab, this program began in October as an opportunity to introduce some problem-based learning to different age…

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SDSU scientist studies impact of viruses and nutrients

By: SDSU Marketing & Communications Scientists have a better understanding of a mechanism that allows cells to internalize beneficial nutrients and not-so-beneficial viruses, thanks to collaboration among researchers from two South Dakota universities and the National Institutes of Health. South Dakota State University associate professor Adam Hoppe, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology professor…

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Daktronics marks 50th anniversary by giving back to Brookings

By: Daktronics and staff reports As part of Daktronics celebrating 50 years in business, every month in 2018 will have a #DakGivesBack initiative to give back to local communities where company employees live. In April, the company is encouraging employees to pay it forward and participate in random acts of kindness happening throughout the month.“The…

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Winners of First Dakota National Bank New Venture Competition announced

By: SDSU Marketing & Communications The First Dakota National Bank New Venture Competition finalists were, from left, Nathan Lax, Logan Roth and Laurel Diekhoff. South Dakota State University sophomore Laurel Diekhoff came away with the top honors at the 2018 First Dakota National Bank New Venture Competition, announced Thursday afternoon at the Brookings Innovation Center…

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Whoa Nellie Upcycled Store opens in Downtown Brookings

By: Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register Through the years, Rebecca Lafferty has picked up and put to good use many different skills, ranging from woodworking to welding, and since January, she’s been learning yet another new thing: being a store owner. Her store, Whoa Nellie, features a range of repurposed, upcycled materials she’s made. In…

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Some animal viruses may survive in imported feed ingredients

By: SDSU Marketing & Communications A journey over land and sea may not keep animal diseases away. Researchers from South Dakota State University, Pipestone Veterinary Services in Minnesota and Kansas State University found that seven of the 11 animal viruses tested can potentially survive the transglobal journey from Asia or Europe to the United States…

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