Archive for January 2019

Focused Planning, Impactful Results…Economic Development in Brookings

By: Kristi Larsen, BEDC Marketing Director Brookings is recognized throughout the region for its progressive and collaborative approach to growth and development. What role does economic development play in this community building initiative? Economic development is a process that seeks to improve the economic well-being of a region through business development, job creation and wealth…

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Super Bowl Stadium Features Daktronics Displays

When the best football teams from each conference collide in Atlanta for the biggest game of the year, Daktronics of Brookings will have a hand in creating the atmosphere and experience for everyone in attendance.  This year, Mercedes-Benz Stadium will host the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams to see who will be…

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Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament Comes To Brookings

Now hear this, all you jigsaw puzzle lovers who have the patience to put together one of those 500- to 1,000-piece challenges: there’s a competitive tournament coming to town where you can put your skills to the test, with prizes going to the winning teams. Local members of Phi Upsilon Omicron (Phi U), a scholastic…

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Swiftel Center earns Mickelson Service Award

By: Swiftel Center Midwest hospitality at its best. That’s the philosophy at the Swiftel Center. That motto has rung true as the Swiftel Center has been awarded the 2018 George S. Mickelson Great Service Award.  The award was presented to members of the Swiftel Center staff by South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem and South Dakota…

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SDSU Group Receives Community Innovation Grant for Prototype Development

Courtesy of the South Dakota Community Foundation The South Dakota Community Foundation recently presented a $10,000 Community Innovation Grant to South Dakota State University. Offered in partnership with the Bush Foundation, the CIG program supports efforts to find breakthrough solutions to community challenges across the state. The grant will provide partial support for the Rich…

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Mills Construction earns state honors

By: AGC of South Dakota The South Dakota Building Chapter AGC Build South Dakota Awards are given in recognition of excellence in the construction industry. The Build South Dakota Awards are presented to projects selected by a panel of contractor’s toughest critics; industry peers from other regions. Mills Construction, a design/build construction company in Brookings,…

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Brookings School District Pursues New Foundation

The Brookings School District has been moving forward with the establishment of a school district foundation with the hopes of providing the district with another means of investing in scholarships for students and grants for teachers, among other things. Talk about establishing a school district foundation began in early 2018, but plans were paused following…

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Ambiance Salon opens in downtown Brookings

Erica Davis hopes her new salon has the right ambiance, so that’s what she named it: Ambiance Salon. The shop is located at 408 Third St. in Brookings and caters to just about everything hair, skin or nails. Davis and her crew of two are available by appointment only.  “I had a lot of trouble…

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