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Archive for September 2019

Brookings celebrates manufacturing week

BROOKINGS – Brookings Mayor Keith Corbett has proclaimed Sept. 30 through Oct. 4 as Brookings Manufacturing Week, acknowledging the industry’s role as a key driver of the Brookings area economy.  The community is the second largest manufacturing community in the state, with the industry employing one out of every four private sector workers.  This is…

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Corteva Agriscience Commits $600,000 to Support SDSU Raven Precision Agriculture Center

Corteva Agriscience recently announced a $600,000 gift to support the South Dakota State University precision agriculture program and construction of the new Raven Precision Agriculture Center on campus. The gift will sponsor the Corteva Student Atrium inside the new facility. “We are very fortunate to have Corteva Agriscience partner with us on this groundbreaking precision…

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Special delivery

New doc’s mom was labor, delivery nurse BROOKINGS – Emily Abele joined the Brookings Health System’s medical staff on Sept. 1 as a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. To date she’s been doing more GYN than OB. “At this point, I like everything and I am doing both. More on the gynecology side,” she explained.…

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Winter gear wanted

Share the Warmth donation locations change, event set for Oct. 17 BROOKINGS – The Brookings County Salvation Army has changed the drop-off locations for winter clothing and gear for its upcoming Share the Warmth event.  The new locations are at the University Mall parking lot and at the Faith Reformed Church parking lot. Best Choice…

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Drop-box making donations easier for Brookings County Food Pantry

BROOKINGS – An addition to the Brookings County Food Pantry is making both accepting and dropping off donations a little easier for the organization and its benefactors. Brookings native and University of Minnesota biology student Hossam Halaweish constructed a drop-off box for the Brookings County Food Pantry for his Eagle Scout project, allowing for after-hours…

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SDSU raises $1.3M in 24 hours

Thousands of Jackrabbits make One Day for STATE successful BROOKINGS – One gift every 21 seconds for 24 hours – that’s the breakdown of what Jackrabbits in 45 states and eight countries accomplished Sept. 12 during One Day for STATE.  The SDSU Foundation’s third-annual giving day Sept. 12 celebrated what it means to be part…

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PJ Masks Live! coming to Swiftel Center

BROOKINGS – Musical production PJ Masks Live! is bringing an all-new show to the Swiftel Center in Brookings on Dec. 15.  Tickets for “PJ Masks Live: Save The Day!” go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the Swiftel Center ticket office and online at www.ticketmaster.com.  Tickets are $59, $46, $36 and $32. VIP package details…

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Woodbine Productions brings The Four Phantoms to Brookings

BROOKINGS – Four individuals with a combined 6,000 performances as one of stage’s most-famed characters are bringing a unique evening of entertainment to the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center. The Four Phantoms features the most-memorable songs sung by the finest voices of Broadway. Tickets are available in advance at www.woodbineproductions.com or by calling the South Dakota State…

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Repaired, repurposed, ready to ride

BROOKINGS – Several South Dakota State University students and faculty members repaired bicycles left on campus following the 2018-19 academic year.  Six Native American students received the bicycles and two other bicycles are now available for use at the American Indian Student Center. Bluestem Bicycle donated various repair materials. Faculty members helping were: Daniel Scholl,…

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2019 Mayor’s Awards honorees named

BROOKINGS – Mayor Keith Corbett will give awards and recognition to community members during the 2019 Mayor’s Awards ceremony on Thursday. Each year the mayor presents awards to individuals and organizations that have gone above and beyond in their contributions and commitment to what makes Brookings great. Each awardee brings a unique set of values,…

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