S.D. officials push for lab renovation By Hannah Weikel, Associated Press Officials in South Dakota are continuing to make upgrades to an animal disease research lab in Brookings a priority, with Gov. Dennis Daugaard recently saying he hoped to earmark $5 million in state money for the project. The almost 50-year-old lab at South Dakota…

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Idea competition to push inventors, entrepreneurs forward By Kayleigh Schmidt, KSFY Watch: http://bit.ly/2jfLO7b The “What’s Your Big Idea” competition is in its 10th year and supporters say it has a big impact on small towns. The Brookings Economic Development Corporation division of Entrepreneur Support is asking community members and South Dakota State University students to…

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Idea competition to push inventors, entrepreneurs forward by Kayleigh Schmidt, KSFY Watch: http://bit.ly/2jfLO7b The “What’s Your Big Idea” competition is in its 10th year and supporters say it has a big impact on small towns. The Brookings Economic Development Corporation division of Entrepreneur Support is asking community members and South Dakota State University students to…

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Beckoned: Brookings woman’s physical and spiritual journey By Brady Mallory, KELO News Watch: http://bit.ly/2id0J2T From the Super Bowl, to the 2012 Republican National Convention; some of the biggest, and most-watched televised moments have at least one thing in common: Krista Soroka. For most of her life, Soroka found herself making sure these events, and others,…

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New website provides full picture By Stacy Aesoph, BEDC Director of Workforce Development What do you do when you are considering moving to a new community? You want to learn as much as possible about the community to decide if it’s the right fit for you and your family. It’s a similar process when you…

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Beyond Connections created to welcome new residents By Stacy Aesoph, BEDC Director of Workforce Development New residents in Brookings now have a resource for meeting others in the community. Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) created a newcomer group called Beyond Connections to bring people together to welcome new residents, network and build relationships. “In my…

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SDSU plans for another busy year of construction By Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register This year will be another busy one for construction crews as South Dakota State University continues to build new buildings, repurpose and remodel old buildings and add on to existing ones. It’s nothing out of the ordinary for the lively campus,…

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SDSU animal scientist receives New Innovator $600k research grant By SDSU Marketing & Communications A South Dakota State University animal science researcher is one of nine scientists nationwide to receive the inaugural New Innovator in Food Agriculture and Research Award from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research. Assistant professor Crystal Levesque will evaluate the…

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Brookings Area Idea Competition now seeking entries By Brookings Economic Development Corporation * $2,500 in prize money to be awarded Brookings Economic Development Corporation’s Division of Entrepreneur Support asks, “what’s your big idea?” The 2017 Idea Competition is encouraging inventors, makers and entrepreneurs from Brookings to submit entries with the winning idea receiving up to $1,500.…

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