Even though the Brookings Public Library is closed, card holders can still access a wide variety of e-resources through the library’s website. All are available under the Resources tab at www.brookingslibrary.org. For most services, patrons will log in using their library card number and the first 8 characters of their last name in lowercase letters.  Card…

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South Dakota State University President Barry Dunn announced today two dual credit scholarships for high school juniors and seniors in South Dakota, including one for low-income students. The Jackrabbit Access College Early Scholarship will be available to qualified high school juniors and seniors from low-income families. The Jackrabbit Journey Scholarship will provide financial assistance to…

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Brookings Health System is currently accepting personal protective equipment (PPE) donations, including home sewn surgical masks. “So many community members have reached out to us, asking us how they can help us through the coronavirus pandemic,” said Foundation Director Sara Schneider. “With the worldwide shortage of critical PPE caused by the pandemic, we need to…

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Even before the Brookings City Council passed an ordinance Monday ordering them to do so, some local bars and restaurants decided to serve only take-out and delivery or close altogether amid the COVID-19 outbreak, according to Gus Theodosopoulos, owner of Cubby’s Sports Bar & Grill. The decision was the latest one made locally in an…

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South Dakota State University will move its spring semester classes online for the remainder of the semester following Gov. Kristi Noem’s news conference today in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Classes were originally scheduled to resume on-campus April 6. Additionally, SDSU has determined commencement ceremonies will be postponed until further notice and there will be…

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Avera Medical Group Brookings has established a “drive-through” testing center for COVID-19, the local clinic announced Tuesday. Patients must call first and set up an appointment. “If you believe you were exposed to this virus or are displaying symptoms such as fever over 100 degrees, cough or shortness of breath, you must call your primary…

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The Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects that the job outlook for data scientists will grow faster than average until the year 2028. For individuals looking to enter the field, Discoverdatascience.org ranked South Dakota State University No. 1 for the nation’s most affordable master’s program in data science. Discoverdatascience.org reviewed tuition costs from more than 75 schools…

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Project made possible by $193,256 Community Innovation Grant from the Bush Foundation Brookings is taking a comprehensive look at workplace diversity and inclusion, and its findings and potential solutions could serve as a role model across the region. The two-year Deliberating Diversity project, made possible with a $193,256 Community Innovation Grant from the Bush Foundation,…

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A newly renovated store is bringing increased options to downtown Brookings, in the same location where many Brookings residents have searched for furniture in the past. The Brookings Furniture Co. is located in the former home of Rude’s Home Furnishings and will open its doors to customers at 9 a.m. Wednesday. This week only, special…

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Health system ranks in top 1% nationally Brookings Health System was recently named as a 2020 Top 20 Rural Community Hospital and one of the 2020 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States. Nationally, Brookings Health ranks in the top one percent of all rural and community hospitals. “Our teamwork and commitment…

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