BROOKINGS – The City of Brookings is seeking nominations for the Brookings Mayor’s Sustainability Awards, with applications due July 1.  The awards recognize excellence in sustainable practices demonstrated by local businesses, organizations and individuals, while promoting a culture of resiliency.  Award winners contribute to a more sustainable city by embracing and promoting an approach to…

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BROOKINGS – The Brookings City Council on Tuesday approved amending the zoning ordinance to pave the way for more buildings to be used as indoor recreation spaces. The decision allows indoor recreation facilities as permitted special uses in the B-1, B-2, I-1, I-2 and I-1R districts, according to an attachment to the agenda, available on…

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BROOKINGS – Just hours after Aksel Youmans, 5, learned how to call 911 at a Safety Town class on June 7, he called 911 for real to get help for his mom, who was barely conscious.  Aksel was honored by the instructors of Safety Town at the graduation ceremony Friday and received a special coin…

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The Brookings Public Library will host the Earth as Art exhibit from June 15-July 22 and feature Brent Yantis from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Regional Application Center as a guest speaker on the exhibit at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18. The Regional Application Center is made up of geospatial scientists who work to…

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What’s good for our bones may also help stop cancer cells that develop resistance to multiple chemotherapy drugs. The vitamin D metabolite calcitriol and its analog calcipotriol can block one of the mechanisms through which cancer cells gain resistance to chemotherapy drugs—and can selectively kill those drug-resistant cells, according to Assistant Professor Surtaj Iram of…

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Les Tlustos, Brookings Optimist Club member and longtime bike rodeo volunteer, above, teaches youngsters the importance of stopping at the stop sign and walking their bikes across an intersection during the annual bike rodeo on Wednesday. The obstacle courses, set up on Kidoodle Way, saw a lot of traffic from approximately 240 kids, said Katherine…

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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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Eluned Jones has been named the founding director of South Dakota State University’s Ness School of Management and Economics. Jones came to SDSU in 2012 after working at Texas A&M University and at Virginia Tech. “The economics department, and now the Ness School, provided a unique opportunity that I couldn’t resist as it uses all…

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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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