Hey Kids! The third annual Kid-preneur pop-up market will take place on Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 9:00am – 12:00 pm on Main Street in Downtown Brookings. Have you ever thought of starting your own business? Do you have a product or service you would like to sell? BEDC is looking for kid entrepreneurs to…

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BROOKINGS – With years of experience in the furniture business, Matt Johnson aims to help his customers find the exact piece they’re looking for.  And if it’s not already out on the market, he’ll make it himself. Designer and craftsman Matt Johnson and his wife Jackie Van Balen-Johnson have owned and operated MRJohnson Furnishings for…

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BROOKINGS – Downtown at Sundown is back for its fifth summer of free concerts on Fifth Street in downtown Brookings, the Brookings Convention & Visitors Bureau announced this week.  Every Thursday night from July 11 through Aug. 22, the community is invited to enjoy free family fun from 5-9 p.m. Downtown at Sundown offers a…

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Garth Britzman returns to hometown to construct interactive sculpture that will pop up all over BROOKINGS – A bouncy sculpture will turn up all over Brookings, beginning today, but Garth Britzman is keeping the true form of his creation under wraps. “We would like that first appearance of it to be spontaneous and a bit…

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BROOKINGS – After 20 years serving as director of the South Dakota Art Museum, Lynn Verschoor will retire at the close of 2019. Her passion for art and love of people shines through the museum and her influence is sure to be felt long after she empties her office for the final time. “I hope…

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Brookings’ workforce demand is strong, with more than 1,200 job openings reported recently in the Brookings area and more than 700 additional positions planned in the next three years. That’s according to the Brookings Economic Development Corporation’s recent survey of area employers to better understand Brookings’ current and future workforce needs. The survey results will…

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Optometrist Taylor Kneip joins Yorkshire Eye Clinic & Optical team BROOKINGS – Dr. Taylor Kneip’s fascination with eyesight started in third grade. That’s when he received his first pair of eyeglasses. “I walked outside of my optometrist’s office, and I couldn’t believe you could look and actually see leaves on a tree.” That transformational moment…

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