Archive for August 2018

$50 Million Performing Arts Center Expansion Taking Shape

By: Jill Fier, The Brookings Register South Dakota State University students were busy moving into residence halls a few weekends ago, but faculty, staff and students are still a semester away from moving into a highly anticipated building project on campus. The $50 million Performing Arts Center expansion is taking shape, but a big move-in…

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Brookings Health named to “100 Great Community Hospitals” for 3rd Consecutive Year

By: Brookings Health System Becker’s Hospital Review recently released the 2018 edition of its “100 Great Community Hospitals” list and named Brookings Health System to the list for the third consecutive year. The hospitals included on this list are recognized for quality, patient satisfaction and overall excellence. The institutions featured on the list play a…

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Woodbine Productions’ 11th season brings world’s finest entertainers to Brookings

By: SDSU Foundation Woodbine Productions’ 11th season brings some of the world’s finest entertainers to Brookings and appeals to all generations. All proceeds from Woodbine Productions support music scholarships at South Dakota State University. Opening the season on Sept. 24 is 17-year-old vocalist and pianist Ethan Bortnick’s “Generations of Music” show. Recognized by the Guinness…

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Taking Brookings to the next level

Community selected to participate in Baldridge Communities of Excellence Program Several key organizations in Brookings and the surrounding region have committed to a twelve-month learning opportunity designed to enhance and improve the performance of the community and its leaders. Communities of Excellence is a systematic approach that uses a Baldridge-based framework to lead communities through…

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Sinte Gleska students experience research at SDSU

By: SDSU Marketing & Communications “Come try it out – this is what we do.” These words from South Dakota State University researchers are helping students from Sinte Gleska University in Mission see what’s possible through their research.  And that’s exactly what the Sinte Gleska students’ adviser, Dana Gehring, had hoped would happen during their…

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Torque Fitness opens at The Farmstead in White

By: Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register There’s no excuse for residents of White not to get into shape now, thanks to the opening of Torque Fitness, the latest business to open in The Farmstead. Opened by couple Kory Thorstenson and Aspen Greene on June 1, this gym serves as a haven of health that’s also…

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City-Wide Scavenger Hunt to be held Aug. 26

The Brookings newcomer program, Beyond Connections, will host a ‘Welcome to Brookings’ event with a City-Wide Scavenger Hunt on Sunday, Aug. 26 at 2 p.m. The goal of the event is for new residents to learn more about Brookings and network with others. Participants will start at Café Coteau inside the Children’s Museum of South…

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Third Annual Maker Festival to be held Sept. 13 in Brookings

Family-friendly “Show and Tell” event is free for makers and the public A popular, uniquely Brookings event is back for the third year, offering a family-friendly showcase of creativity and innovation. The Brookings Maker Festival will be held on Thursday, Sept. 13 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Kidoodle Way, in front of the…

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Building makeover to aid entrepreneurs

By Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register An ambitious build is underway in downtown Brookings. At 420 Main Ave., Kind Properties is working to restore the space most recently held by Angel’s Attic into something like its original appearance, though with a more modern take and an additional two stories that would contain 22 studio apartments.…

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Steakhouse, locker replacing Bruce Market

By: John Kubal, The Brookings Register Trenten Kor, owner and operator for the past 2 1/2 years, has permanently closed the doors of the Bruce Market. It will be replaced by the Bruce Locker and the Steel Grit Bar and Grill, a steakhouse-type restaurant. By way of history, the market had been a grocery store…

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