SDSU grads team up to start design, video business

By: Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register BROOKINGS – The power of visuals is at an all-time high in this digital era, and with it comes the need to harness it in marketing. For more than a year, the crew at Johnson Design & Video has been busy helping businesses in and out of Brookings market…

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Entrepreneurs: ACTION LEADS TO IMPACT

By: Jennifer Quail, BEDC Director of Entrepreneur Support Entrepreneurs come in all sizes and shapes, from all walks of life and across all markets and industry sectors. One “title” for such a varied and diverse group seems a bit misrepresented or under appreciated. So, what is the common thread that binds this group together? Is…

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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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