Brookings Economic Development Corporation

Al Heuton, executive director of Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC), has announced the hiring of Sarah Hauge as the Director of Workforce Development for the organization.  “Sarah will begin her position with BEDC on January 6,” said Heuton. “One of her primary goals will be to build upon existing relationships with key partners and employers…

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BROOKINGS – Sioux Valley Energy, H-D Electric Cooperative and East River Electric Power Cooperative have given more than $13,000 to the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum for a new exhibit, “Power to the People: Electrifying Rural South Dakota.” The Ag Heritage Museum is located on the campus of South Dakota State University in Brookings.  “We’re…

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New club pairs collegians with residents at The Neighborhoods at Brookview BROOKINGS – Residents at The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home now have the opportunity to be matched with a college student through the new South Dakota State University Adopt-A-Grandparent Club.  “Adopt-A-Grandparent is a great Brookings volunteer opportunity while students attend SDSU,” Activities Director Amanda…

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Mechanical engineering students Wade Olson of Omaha, Nebraska, left, and Nick Runge of Sioux Falls work with teammates Matthew Berg of Baldwin, Wisconsin, and Anthony Bachmeier of Aberdeen, who manage the business and promotions side of the NASA drone project. They are part of a seven-member senior design team which will be making a drone…

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BROOKINGS – RDG Consultants are fine-tuning plans to improve Bob Shelden Field with a new design and ecologically friendly features. The Brookings City Council earlier this month listened to plans by RDG. The firm is in the schematic design phase, said architect Tom Ohle and landscape architect Jason Blome. They are working with city staff,…

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Parts of Moody, Brookings and Kingsbury counties are in line to get high-speed broadband service as part of a $9.5 million federal grant. Valley FiberCom of Volga has plans to lay 763 miles of fiber in rural areas of Moody, Brookings and Kingsbury counties in 2021. The project’s total expense, which will not cost customers…

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POET founder and CEO Jeff Broin announced a $2 million gift for precision agriculture at South Dakota State University. POET and SDSU have a strong history of collaboration on innovative research projects and training the next generation to use agriculture to solve the world’s most pressing issues, like climate change. POET is proud to partner with…

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BROOKINGS – Nurse practitioner Danielle Hohm has opened up the first nurse practitioner’s clinic in Brookings. Danielle Hohm, FNP, Family Wellness Clinic is located at 317 Sixth Ave., in the same building as Flaskey Chiropractic. The two businesses function independently of each other and have their own offices and patient rooms but work within the…

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BROOKINGS – Hello Sunshine is a store that’s meant to brighten everyone’s day, from the name right down to what’s on the shelves, according to owners Ariel Ullom and Kristin Goetz. Hello Sunshine opened Nov. 16 at 404 Main Ave. and has clothes – including plus-sizes – home decor and gift items. “We (wanted to…

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