Archive for June 2019

SDSU No. 2 in Forbes’ Best-in-State Employers for 2019

South Dakota State University has been named to the inaugural Forbes list of America’s Best-in-State Employers. South Dakota State University was ranked No. 2 in the state. The ranking included companies that employ at least 500 people in their U.S. operations. “This is a tremendous recognition for South Dakota State University, but more importantly it’s a reflection…

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Looking cool in the park

After a hot Saturday downtown for the Show-N-Shine, Sunday afternoon weather in Pioneer Park matched the look and feel of many of the cars in the 27th annual Brookings Car Show – cool and comfortable. About 125 cars and trucks, a few of them near the century mark in age, were proudly put on display…

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Working on wellness

b.well Brookings expands to include food program BROOKINGS – Longtime athlete, fitness enthusiast and foodie Bri Austin believes her b.well Brookings brand is the best option for creating a healthy community. The b.well brand was created four years ago and is a brand that inspires both healthy eating and fitness. Austin opened her gym next…

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Over the rainbow

A City of Brookings crew installs a multi-colored crosswalk at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Fifth Street on Tuesday. Mark Sallmann of Ennis-Flint said the colored strips are pre-formed thermoplastic.  The crew put down a sealant, then carefully lined up two thermoplastic pieces (below) and melted them down (above). Then skid-resistant sand was applied…

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Building a better future

SHP plans huge local bed build on June 15; looking for volunteers and donations BROOKINGS – The Brookings chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace has accomplished a lot in just one year, but Dave Miller has set his sights so much higher. The local chapter celebrated its first year of existence with cake, ice cream,…

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Brookings CVB names new executive director

The Brookings Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced Laura Schoen Carbonneau as its new executive director, beginning July 1.  Carbonneau joins the CVB team with a background in financial management, public relations and team management.  The CVB staff and board said they are thrilled to welcome Carbonneau to the team and to the Brookings community. …

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Brookings Register brings home 2018 SDNA awards

The Brookings Register was honored as one of the top small daily newspapers in the state in the 2018 South Dakota Newspaper Association Better Newspapers Contest. SDNA’s joint convention with the North Dakota Newspaper Association was held Friday and Saturday in Medora, North Dakota, with The Brookings Register taking home the third-place prizes for both General Excellence and…

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A design dream

ID8 Architecture opens new office in downtown Brookings BROOKINGS – Interior designer, architect and owner of ID8 Architecture Angela Boersma has a unique philosophy when it comes to design – and it’s the same philosophy she uses in her position on the Brookings County Commission.  ID8 is an interior design and architecture firm that has…

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SDState’s College of Nursing places two programs in nation’s top 15

Study.com has named South Dakota State University’s College of Nursing No. 12 for its doctor of nursing practice program and No. 14 for its nurse practitioner programs. According to Study.com, “The South Dakota State University College of Nursing boasts impressive success rates for its nursing students, including 100 percent job placement and advanced practice registered nurse pass rates for…

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