If South Dakota State University’s energy consumption had stayed the same on a per square foot basis in the past decade, the university would be spending $1 million more annually due to the recent building projects. However, due to more efficient chiller plants, boiler plants, ventilation systems, lighting upgrades and solar panels, South Dakota State…

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BROOKINGS – As a new school year gets underway at South Dakota State University, a new department launches within the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Profession. The Department of Allied and Population Health will house two programs – medical laboratory science and Master of Public Health – that had been operating without a department  and…

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BROOKINGS – The local group developing a food co-op in Brookings will hold a breakfast burrito fundraiser at the Brookings Farmers Market on Saturday, Sept. 21.  Community members are invited to come grab a burrito and learn more about the Dakota Community Market – a planned co-op and community space. The breakfast burritos will be…

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2,123 responses provide valuable insight on local retail industry A survey recently completed by Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) shows residents would like more retail choices, with family restaurants, clothing stores and additional grocery options high on the list of requests. The Brookings County Consumer Survey was completed by 2,123 Brookings County residents and workers…

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City named to national arts-vibrant list for first time BROOKINGS – Brookings has gained national attention for its commitment to the arts and was named to the fifth annual list of Most Arts-Vibrant Cities in the United States, announced Darla Biel, chair of the Brookings Public Arts Commission. “Being recognized and named on the Arts…

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Ragsdale aims to expand offerings at arts council BROOKINGS – Since July 6, Ashley Ragsdale has been the new executive director of the Brookings Arts Council, and she’s working hard to expand the offerings at the community arts center. The Texas native moved to Brookings with her husband, SDSU percussion professor and assistant marching band…

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SDSU Foundation to hold third One Day for STATE giving challenge Thursday BROOKINGS – Spirit for South Dakota State University spread like wildfire after last year’s successful annual giving day, and it will happen again Thursday when the SDSU Foundation hosts its third One Day for STATE event. The 24-hour campaign invites Jackrabbits everywhere to…

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Human cells break down excess or unusable proteins into amino acids they can use, but scientists do not understand the process. “We know cells recycle proteins to conserve energy, but what, how and when that is happening is another story,” said Nicholas Butzin, an assistant professor of biology and microbiology in the South Dakota State…

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United Way kicks off Week of Impact Sept. 16-20 to raise money for local organizations BROOKINGS – The Brookings Area United Way is asking you to be the change you want to see. From now until the end of the year, United Way is raising money to help local organizations make a difference in the…

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