City-Wide Scavenger Hunt to be held Aug. 26

The Brookings newcomer program, Beyond Connections, will host a ‘Welcome to Brookings’ event with a City-Wide Scavenger Hunt on Sunday, Aug. 26 at 2 p.m. The goal of the event is for new residents to learn more about Brookings and network with others. Participants will start at Café Coteau inside the Children’s Museum of South…

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Third Annual Maker Festival to be held Sept. 13 in Brookings

Family-friendly “Show and Tell” event is free for makers and the public A popular, uniquely Brookings event is back for the third year, offering a family-friendly showcase of creativity and innovation. The Brookings Maker Festival will be held on Thursday, Sept. 13 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Kidoodle Way, in front of the…

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Food scientist receives NIFA grant to improve oat quality

By: SDSU Marketing & Communications Professor Padu Krishnan in the Department of Dairy and Food Science has received a three-year, nearly $450,000 National Institute of Food and Agriculture research grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Through this project, the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station researcher seeks to improve the quality of oats grown in…

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McCrory Gardens 31st Annual Garden Party to be held August 3

By: SDSU Marketing & Communications The 31st Annual Garden Party at McCrory Gardens is set for August 3, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Start off the day with coffee and baked goods from a local bakery at “Coffee at the Terrace” at 10:00 a.m. At 10:30 a.m., paint scenery in McCrory Gardens with an…

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Student-founded business participates in Arts Festival

By: John Kubal, The Brookings Register “I decided I wanted to start on something,” said Laurel Diekhoff, sole owner and operator of Flume Bath & Body, a product line that specializes in handcrafted bath bombs, lip care, lip scrubs, perfume sprays and shower steamers.  She started her research in December 2016, made her first sale…

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KSFY One Day Getaway – Brookings Stories

KSFY was in Brookings on July 12 as part of their “One Day Getaway” broadcast. Watch: Mayor Keith Corbett Watch: Brookings Arts Festival Impact Watch: Brookings Area Makerspace Watch: Eponymous Brewing Watch: Brookings Built Green Watch: Cook’s Kitchen Watch: SDSU Renovation Projects Watch: Prairie Mermaid Boutique    

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Brookings Library adds bike fix-it station

By: Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register Brookings bicyclists have a new place to patch up their bikes: a fix-it station recently installed in front of the Brookings Public Library. Worth about $400-$500, the fix-it station was donated by Ride Across South Dakota (RASDak) and installed by the Brookings Parks, Rec and Forestry Department on June…

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BEDC awarded $91,025 grant for commercial kitchen, food entrepreneur program

Organization partnering with Kind Properties to establish unique resource for Brookings Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC), through Vision Brookings Foundation, has received a USDA Rural Business Development Grant to create a commercial kitchen and implement a technical assistance program to assist the efforts of area food entrepreneurs. The kitchen will be located at 420 Main…

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Husband, wife open Brookings Family Dentistry

By: John Kubal, The Brookings Register Its mission: “ … to be a compassionate, family-centered practice that promotes healthy and beautiful smiles for the entire family.” To accomplish that mission, Brookings Family Dentistry offers a range of services that include: preventative dentistry, dental implants, pediatric dentistry, periodontal therapy, restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, emergency dentistry and…

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