Brookings Pop-up Markets Back in 2018

Entrepreneurs interested in testing their business ideas invited to participate By: BEDC Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) is excited to announce they will be hosting three Pop-up Markets this year for Brookings area entrepreneurs and innovators who wish to test the market and gain valuable feedback about their unique products and business ideas. The events…

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Kicking Away Inactivity – New Gym To Open

By: Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register Just in time for everyone’s New Year’s resolutions, husband and wife Aaron and Kari Krogman are ready to start the new year kicking when they open their new kickboxing-themed gym, 9Round, in the first week of January. “It’s a fitness gym, a place to get fit, not to earn…

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Old-Fashioned Mercantile Store Opens in Downtown Brookings

By: John Kubal, The Brookings Register Growing up in Parkston, Lynette (Tiede) Kerlin enjoyed shopping for fabric and groceries with her mother, Verina Tiede, at “J & A Kayser, The Big Store, Parkston, South Dakota.” It would later bring back the memories and a dream to own such a store herself. And now she does:…

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2018 Idea Competition – Turn Your Ideas Into Cash

$2,500 in prize money to be awarded By: BEDC The eleventh annual Brookings Area Idea Competition is now open and seeking ideas from community members, SDSU and high school students. The 2018 competition, hosted by Brookings Economic Development Corporation, encourages inventors, makers, innovators and entrepreneurs to submit entries with the winning idea receiving up to…

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SDSU Researchers Study Impact of Cover Crops on Soil Health

By: SDSU Marketing & Communications Producers are open to innovative ideas that can improve soil health, but need more evidence before adding cover crops to their rotation plans, according to assistant professor Sandeep Kumar of the South Dakota State University Department of Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science. Kumar, who leads the SDSU project, is one…

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Passive House Project Taking Shape

By: SDSU Marketing & Communications One look at the building plans is all it took for Dusten Hendrickson to be hooked on the passive house designed by South Dakota State University Department of Architecture students in Brookings. “I love cool-looking architecture, and it’s a really, really modern, Scandinavian design,” said Hendrickson, president of the construction…

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Brookings Women’s Group to host first “Step Up” Conference

By: Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce Women in Leadership & Learning (WILL), a division of the Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce, is hosting a women’s conference Jan. 10. This half-day conference is intended to empower women through strengthening leadership and business skills at any stage of their professional life. The conference is titled “Step Up…

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3M adds over 100 jobs in last two years

Brookings, 3M, Walmart Celebrate a Thriving Partnership By: John Kubal, The Brookings Register “We’re pleased to be part of the Brookings community, to support the growth and sustainability of this vibrant community.” With those opening remarks Tuesday morning at the 3M Brookings plant, manager Jim Fay welcomed about 35 local officials, community and business leaders,…

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