Archive for November 2018

SDSU alum sees success with online women’s boutique

By: Michaela Simcoe, The Brookings Register For most, the holidays are a time to relax and connect with family and friends. But for South Dakota State University grad Courtney Coughlin, it’s also a time to prepare for a holiday pop-up shop, post about new arrivals on Instagram and prepare for the biggest season of the…

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Research Park at SDSU celebrates 10 year anniversary

By: SDSU Marketing & Communications Conversations between key Brookings community leaders and South Dakota State University administration about a research park were initiated in the 1990s. The groundbreaking of the first building in the Research Park at SDSU occurred in spring 2007 with a ribbon cutting in fall 2008. The park will hold its annual…

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3M employees support Brookings Area United Way

By: The Brookings Register Courtesy photo BROOKINGS – 3M recently held its silent auction as part of the 3M Gives campaign. This event features a variety of items that employees can bid on. The items, including some favorites such as themed gift baskets and front-row parking spots, allow employees to find unique gifts and support…

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Researcher shows benefits of regenerative ag

By:Dan Gunderson, Minnesota Public Radio News ARLINGTON (AP) – Jesse Hall is sold on regenerative agriculture. “(The soil) crumbles, and it looks like chocolate cake,” Hall said. “Once it’s got the consistency of chocolate cake, and it’s spongy, that’s what you want.” And it’s got more life in it, too, from invisible bacteria to earthworms.…

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Holiday shopping at The Neighborhoods

By: Brookings Health System The December activity calendar for The Neighborhoods at Brookview is filled with Bible studies and worship services at the Chapel, music time in the Great Room, and of course, Friday afternoon bingo. But there are two magical days this December that nursing home residents and staff alike look forward to: Dec.…

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New Children’s Museum exhibit encourages innovative learning

By: Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register Innovative learning is at the heart of what the Children’s Museum of South Dakota does, and that’s always been the case at one of its most popular exhibits, Splash. The highly interactive, water-based room has always been a favorite with guests, and now, a project two years in the…

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Grant to help SDSU researchers develop renewable energy solutions

By: SDSU Marketing & Communications A five-year, $725,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration will help South Dakota State University researchers show how new solar cell and battery materials can work in real-world applications, according to Professor Qiquan Qiao. The Harold C. Hohbach Endowed Professor in Electrical Engineering is the director of the Center…

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CHS Foundation gives $1.5M to support precision ag at SDSU

By: SDSU College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences BROOKINGS – The CHS Foundation, funded by charitable gifts from CHS Inc., announced Thursday a $1.5 million grant to support the South Dakota State University precision agriculture program and construction of the new Raven Precision Agriculture Center on campus. “The gift from the CHS Foundation is…

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LATI grad, Daktronics employee earns engineering degree at SDSU

By: SDSU Marketing & Communications David Ulschmid graduated from Lake Area Technical Institute and later earned a bachelor’s degree from South Dakota State. As a child, David Ulschmid enjoyed taking apart old electronics. “I’m sure this happened for many kids. The TV breaks, so their parents unplug it and give it to the kid, let…

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Brookings aiming high

By: Jodelle Greiner, The Brookings Register   Councilors go to League of Cities, want Brookings to keep improving BROOKINGS – Four members of the Brookings City Council went to Los Angeles for the National League of Cities City Summit earlier this month and found out Brookings is doing well compared to others.City Manager Paul Briseno…

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