New local awards and recognition program announced National Small Business Week is May 3-9, 2020, and the Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce and Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) want to take this opportunity to give some additional attention to our local small businesses during this very challenging time. It is very clear, now more than ever,…

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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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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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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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The city of Brookings saw 560 building permits and almost $50 million in total construction value in 2019, according to City Engineer Jackie Lanning. That includes residential and non-residential construction, she said. The total for 2018 was 469 permits. “So overall, we did have about 100 more total number of (building) permits for the year,”…

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$2,500 in prize money awarded Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) announced the winners of the annual Idea Competition on Friday, Feb. 28 at a public reception held at the Innovation Center. This year marked the thirteenth year of the contest, which encourages Brookings area residents and SDSU students to think about starting new businesses or…

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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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