BROOKINGS – The Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce has named Ashley Biggar of Brookings as the new director of Downtown Brookings.  Biggar currently works at the Swiftel Center as an event manager and will begin her new role at the Chamber on April 10.  The director of Downtown Brookings will be a visionary leader who…

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South Dakota State University’s proposal to create a school of management and economics was approved today by the South Dakota Board of Regents at its April meeting. The school will be known as the Ness School of Management and Economics and be located in historic Harding Hall. The school is named after alums Larry ’69…

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BROOKINGS – For the second time in three years, the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) named Brookings Health System as a Top 20 Rural Community Hospital in the nation.  The health system will be recognized at an awards ceremony during NRHA’s Rural Hospital Innovation Summit on May 9 in Atlanta. “We are honored to again…

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BROOKINGS – Reece Kurtenbach, head of the world’s largest scoreboard and message board manufacturer and Brookings’ largest private employer, is this year’s Distinguished Engineer as chosen by the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering at South Dakota State University. A 54-year-old Brookings native, Kurtenbach has been president and CEO of Daktronics since 2013. The 1982…

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