Dunn hired as Brookings, LATI business partnership specialist

By: Lake Area Technical Institute Brookings Economic Development Corporation, Vision Brookings and Lake Area Technical Institute have hired Thomas Dunn of Brookings as their new business partner specialist. Dunn is a 2005 graduate of Brookings High School. After graduation, Dunn moved to Texas, where he worked in sales for the King Ranch until he enlisted…

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Career Launch SD coming to BSD

By: South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation The Brookings School District was selected for Career Launch SD, a program sponsored by the Governor’s Office and Departments of Labor and Regulation (DLR) and Education.   Career Launch SD is designed to increase student awareness about career opportunities in their communities and help meet South Dakota’s demand…

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Elkton parents work to open daycare, education center

By: Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register A group of parents in Elkton has taken the initiative to build a new daycare and education center, filling in what they say is a vitally needed community asset. Daycare services have always been tight and they don’t tend to stick around in Elkton, according to Brandon Jorgensen, pastor…

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Grant helps SDSU nurses expand primary care roles

By: SDSU Marketing & Communications Nursing students will be trained to take on expanded roles in primary care delivery, including management of chronic health conditions, through a four-year, nearly $2.8 million grant from U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. To help address access to health care for rural and underserved areas, registered nurses can take…

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Plans for proposed I-29 interchange move forward

A new entrance to Brookings could bring big changes and major developments to the south end of the city. Plans are proposed for an interchange that would connect Interstate 29 to 20th Street. Supporters say this plan has been in the works for years, and would boost safety and alleviate congestion. Watch July 3 KELO Story Watch…

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New massage office opens in White

By: Jodelle Greiner, The Brookings Register It took Diane Kinney a while to answer her calling in life, but now she’s totally embraced it. “It’s important in our stressful world … to treat yourself to a massage, too, so you can get rid of your stress and relax,” Kinney said. She recently opened her business…

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BEDC, SDSU and the Research Park explore precision agriculture opportunities

Day-long workshop held to identify Brookings, SDSU role in solving industry challenges A recently formed collaborative effort concentrating on the precision agriculture industry seeks to advance research opportunities and industry connections at SDSU while promoting business development within the Brookings area. On June 25, approximately thirty South Dakota State University (SDSU) associate deans, department heads…

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Miss SD Pageant moves to Brookings

By: Brookings Convention & Visitors Bureau The Brookings Convention & Visitors Bureau and the South Dakota State University Performing Arts Center are excited to welcome the Miss South Dakota Competition to Brookings for the first time ever in the event’s 72-year history.  The event will be held in Brookings at the Performing Arts Center on…

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Board of Regents approves naming of the Raven Precision Agriculture Center

By: Raven Industries Raven Industries (NASDAQ:RAVN) was recognized today in the naming of South Dakota State University’s future precision agriculture facility. The Raven Precision Agriculture Center, to be located on the university’s main campus in Brookings, will lead the nation in precision agriculture education, research and extension. Raven Industries gave $5 million to the project…

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