SDSU researcher selected to serve on Landsat Science team

By: SDSU Marketing & Communications South Dakota State University Professor David Roy, a senior scientist at the Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence, was selected to serve on the 2018-2023 Landsat Science team following an international competition sponsored by the U. S. Department of Interior U.S. Geological Survey. He is a professor in the geography department.…

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New fire station to be dedicated April 5

By: City of Brookings The City of Brookings will officially dedicate its new South Main Avenue Fire Station located at 319 26th St. S. on April 5. The public is welcome to attend the dedication and open house from 5-7 p.m. with a ribbon cutting and official dedication program at 6 p.m. Designed by JLG…

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Legislature commits $22 million for SDSU Precision Agriculture Facility

By: SDSU Marketing & Communication There are 57 undergraduate students currently enrolled in the precision agriculture major. South Dakota State University is one step closer to constructing its Precision Agriculture Facility on campus. The South Dakota State Legislature has committed $22 million toward the $46 million construction costs of the facility. The legislation must still…

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New ink shop opens in downtown Brookings

By: John Kubal, The Brookings Register BROOKINGS – Lucky Eagle Tattoo Company is now open for business at 408 Main Ave. in downtown Brookings. “It’s very Americana, traditional, classy and patriotic – and lucky. It’s American,” said Josh Birrittieri, 38, one of a trio of owners, explaining the monicker for the new ink shop. The…

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SDSU to offer program for Native American and economically challenged students

By: SDSU Marketing & Communications South Dakota State University has received a grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to provide Native American and economically challenged students with research and educational experiences. The 10-week summer program, officially known as the Future Agriculture and Science Taskforce Research and Extension Experience for Undergraduates, gives students…

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New brew pub opens in downtown Brookings

By: Jodelle Greiner, The Brookings Register A hobby will turn into a business when Eponymous Brewing Co. opens its doors today at The Lofts at Main, 126 Main Ave. S. Sean Weber, his brother Kyle Weber, and Kyle “Mac” McElhany are owners of the brew pub, which grew from their love of craft beer. “Kyle…

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Brookings ranked best place to live in S.D.

For the third year in a row, Brookings has been named the #1 Best Place to Live in South Dakota. The ranking by Niche provides a comprehensive assessment of the overall livability of an area. This grade takes into account several key factors of a location, including the quality of local schools, crime rates, housing…

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Habitat ReStore remodeling to improve customer experience

By: Jodelle Greiner, The Brookings Register BROOKINGS – You never know what you’ll find at the Brookings Area Habitat for Humanity ReStore, but it will be easier to find and there will be more of it now that the place is being remodeled, said Dan McColley, executive director of Habitat. The ReStore opened in 2007…

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General Mills to create state’s largest organic crop farm

By: Steve Karnowski, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – General Mills announced a deal Tuesday to create South Dakota’s largest organic crop farm as the company works to secure enough organic ingredients to meet growing consumer demand worldwide. Gunsmoke Farms will convert 34,000 acres – more than 53 square miles – near Pierre to organic by…

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