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Archive for March 2019

Local Start-up Grows National Customer Base

Makerspace integral to Station 5 Productions expansion A unique locally-owned business has been able to increase its national client base thanks to one of the many entrepreneurial resources available through Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC). Station 5 Productions started almost 12 years ago as a hobby for a haunted house enthusiast. Owner Buck Burdick was…

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SDSU To Host Launch’19 Entrepreneurship Conference on April 12

Launch: South Dakota’s Entrepreneurship Education Conference is a one day event advancing entrepreneurship education throughout South Dakota.  It is geared for students, educators, and economic development and community leaders.  This year’s event will be held April 12, 2019 at Club 71 in the Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. Keynote speaker is Harris III, an illusionist and entrepreneur. The title of…

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SDSU Leads Nation for First-Time Pass Rates in Pharmacy

The South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions leads the nation in first-time pass rates on the national pharmacy licensing exam. The university’s Pharm.D. 2016-2018 graduates led the nation with the highest first-time pass rate on the NAPLEX. South Dakota State graduates recorded a pass rate of 99.1 percent compared to…

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Third Time is a Charm

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—How sweet it is. The South Dakota State women’s basketball team advances to the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16 for the first time in program history following a 75-64 win Monday night over No. 12/12 Syracuse in the Carrier Dome before 2,474 fans. The No. 6-seeded Jackrabbits, who have now won 18-straight games, will play…

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BHS ProStart on to Nationals!

PIERRE – Teams of students from across South Dakota put their culinary and hospitality management skills to the test at the 12th annual South Dakota ProStart Invitational, held March 18 in Mitchell. Brookings High School took the top prize in both the culinary division and the business management division, earning them a spot in the…

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SDSU Hosts Second Annual “The Big Event” Day for Volunteering

On April 13th, students will be hosting the second annual “The Big Event.” The Big Event is a single-day volunteering event held each spring. During the event, hundreds of students visit community homes and businesses to help with projects. The purpose of the event is for students to say “thank you” for everything the Brookings…

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Council approves work on 22nd Ave.

BROOKINGS – It’s still winter, but the Brookings City Council is making plans for summer road construction by approving a bid Tuesday for work on 22nd Avenue between Minnesota Drive and Eastbrook Drive. The council approved a bid by Timmons Construction of Brookings for $2,835,903 for concrete pavement.  City Engineer Jackie Lanning explained the Phase…

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Brookings Chamber selects new president and CEO

BROOKINGS – Kelsey Doom has been selected as the Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce’s new president and CEO after a months-long search, the Chamber announced Tuesday.  Doom currently serves as executive director of Wagner Area Growth, Inc. as well as the Wagner Chamber of Commerce.  “I am very excited and honored by this opportunity to…

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College Factual ranks South Dakota State in top 5 percent for value

South Dakota State University has been ranked in the top 5 percent nationally as a “Best Value for the Money” in the annual nationwide ranking of U.S. colleges and universities by College Factual. SDState’s programs in biology, nursing and sociology were ranked in the nation’s top 5 percent while animal science and physical education/teacher education…

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Brookings plans another attempt at federal grant

Entities working to get interchange at 20th St. S., I-29 BROOKINGS – Entities connected to the planned interchange project at 20th Street South and Interstate 29 have been busy preparing for another shot at federal grant dollars after they received news that their previous application was denied by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The project…

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