A new home design and décor store has opened in downtown Brookings, taking up residence at the corner of Main Avenue and Fourth Street.  Pasque – named after the South Dakota state flower – is a sundry “mid-century modern” and “Scandinavian” inspired furniture and gift shop owned and run by Laci Thompson. “Pasque has been…

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South Dakota State University undergraduate students will tell legislators about landscape architecture and food science research at the Student Poster Session March 4 in Pierre. Junior Anthony Miller of Dell Rapids and senior Gabriel Heller of Aberdeen will explain how their landscape designs integrate green infrastructure, such as rain gardens, retention ponds and swales, to…

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Functional space, diverse resources and endless possibility WATCH: KELO News Report Brookings Built Green is excited to celebrate the opening of a unique community resource bringing business opportunity, cultural engagement and fellowship through food. The Brookings Community Kitchen located at 420 Main Avenue is designed to be a food hub for the Brookings region. The…

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More than a dozen Medary Elementary first-graders have become published authors, and the group celebrated the feat Feb. 14 with a book publishing party at the school. The authors are all students in Alec Johnson’s class, and the celebration included their parents, plus individuals who became part of the book “Brookings ABCs.” The book is…

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Sleepover of a lifetime could be awarded in next month If attendance estimates stay true to the projection, the Children’s Museum of South Dakota will welcome its one-millionth guest sometime in the next month. The lucky one-millionth guest who walks through the doors will be welcomed by museum mascot Kidoodle and receive a Night at…

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The Brookings City Council delved into the 2020 federal Census and how the city is gearing up to get the best representation of accurate numbers. Mayor Keith Corbett and Councilor Leah Brink were absent. Deputy Mayor Patty Bacon presided over the meeting Tuesday. Chelsie Bakken, public information officer, went over the tactics that will be…

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Nephew uncovers story of Brookings’ Claire Eclov At the end of World War II, the vast majority of men and women who served in the American military had little desire to talk about their war experiences.  Most just “wanted to get the job done and go home.” Over the following decades, many of these quiet…

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Prairie Repertory Theatre’s 50th season celebrates a half-century of outstanding entertainment and training for young theater artists. The 2020 season will only be performed in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center proscenium theater on the campus of South Dakota State University. PRT patrons can expect special events and opportunities throughout the season as PRT celebrates…

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 During this recent Christmas holiday season, 20 children in the Brookings area began going to sleep and waking up in their own beds: thanks to the annual Home for the Holidays program participated in by Slumberland Furniture of Brookings, owned by Rob and Barb Jones. Spearheading the work behind the program are assistant manager Shane…

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The City of Brookings, Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce, Brookings Economic Development Corporation, and the Brookings School District are formally opposing any legislation that targets the LGBTQ community, the entities announced Tuesday morning. “The City of Brookings and those partners listed herein specifically oppose Senate Bills 88, 93, and 109 and House Bills 1057 and…

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