SDSU Local Foods Education Center to open Oct. 7

By: SDSU Extension iGrow The grand opening of the South Dakota State University Local Foods Education Center is set for 1 p.m. next Saturday, Oct. 7. A program and ribbon cutting will kick off the event, followed by a pumpkin rush from 1:30-3 p.m., when children of all ages are invited to pick and take…

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Manufacturing Week to be celebrated October 2-6

One in four Brookings County workers is employed by a manufacturing company Brookings Mayor Keith Corbett has proclaimed Oct. 2 through Oct. 6 as Brookings Manufacturing Week, acknowledging the industry’s role as a key driver of the Brookings area economy. The community is the second largest manufacturing community in the state, with the industry employing…

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Spoke-N-Sport to open in Brookings

By: The Brookings Register Spoke-N-Sport Bikes of Sioux Falls is expanding to Brookings, and its operators say they are excited to meet the needs of a growing community of bicyclists. Staff are moving into the new location at 503 N. Main Ave. in downtown Brookings through September and will be open for service starting next…

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Two more businesses coming to Wilbert Square

Little Caesars, virtual golf joining Taco Bell By: John Kubal, The Brookings Register Tacos, pizza, golf. With Taco Bell up and running, two new businesses will soon be opening their doors in Wilbert Square, a mixed-use development on a 24-acre site on 25th Avenue just north of Lowe’s. Little Caesars pizza is to be opened…

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SDSU enrollment stands at 12,527

Numbers stay above 12,500 mark for seventh straight year By: SDSU and Brookings Register staff reports Figures released today by the South Dakota Board of Regents show 12,527 students are enrolled at South Dakota State University, the seventh consecutive year more than 12,500 students have attended the institution. First-time freshmen enrollment for the fall semester…

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Vision Brookings named finalist for $15,000 Strong Communities Award

VOTE FOR BROOKINGS taking place Sept. 18-22 The Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (FHLB Des Moines) is excited to announce that the Vision Brookings initiative has been selected as one of seven Strong Communities Award finalists vying for the opportunity to receive $15,000. First Bank & Trust (FBT), a FHLB Des Moines member…

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Marketplace moving along

Developers working with potential tenants, announcement could come within month By: Jodelle Greiner, The Brookings Register Developers updated the Brookings City Council on progress at the Brookings Marketplace and what they’re doing to attract retailers to the site. Steve Schwanke from Inland Development Partners of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, and Michael Bender of Bender Companies…

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Bike trail opens at Dakota Nature Park

By: Jodelle Greiner, The Brookings Register A new bike trail will open this weekend and it’s specifically designed for mountain bikes, said Curt Kabris, president of Brookings Mountain Bike Association. The grand opening is set from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Dakota Nature Park. There will be food, tents, demo rides and tours,…

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Consumers, utility companies to reap savings from energy management system

By: Christie Delfanian, SDSU Marketing and Communications Two South Dakota State University researchers are developing an energy management system that will help utility companies decrease peak-time power usage and pass those savings on to their participating customers. Zhen Ni and Tim Hansen, assistant professors in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, received a…

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Ag/Bio doubleheader in Brookings

By: John Kubal, The Brookings Register In ceremonies a couple hours apart Thursday afternoon on the South Dakota State University campus, the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences scored a couple of big wins in the world of research. First, at 2 p.m., came the grand opening of the Plant Science Research Support Facility; following…

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