Business Development

A design dream

ID8 Architecture opens new office in downtown Brookings BROOKINGS – Interior designer, architect and owner of ID8 Architecture Angela Boersma has a unique philosophy when it comes to design – and it’s the same philosophy she uses in her position on the Brookings County Commission.  ID8 is an interior design and architecture firm that has…

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SDSU pharmacy grads exceed national residency match average

BROOKINGS – Exceeding national averages is nothing new for the South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions.  Shortly after leading the nation with the highest first-time pass rate on the NAPLEX for 2016-18 graduates, the college’s residency match rate for pharmacy graduates was 82.2 percent, bettering the national match rate of…

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Miss South Dakota competition to make Brookings premiere

Sixteen young women from across the state will compete in Brookings May 30-June 1 for thousands of dollars in scholarships and the role of Miss South Dakota.  The new Miss South Dakota will take home at least $9,500 in scholarship money and will represent South Dakota at the Miss America Competition. After four days of…

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More TCF jobs, capital investment planned over coming years in SD

BROOKINGS – Growth, via capital investment, infrastructure and employment, are “a few key areas” that Mike Barry, chief executive officer of Twin City Fan Companies, headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota, said are in store for Brookings. TCF is “an industry leading designer and manufacturer of high quality, custom, semi-custom and standard fans … .” Barry, CEO…

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Local Brookings teen tackling opioid abuse

Project to deter opioid tampering wins top Addiction Science Award A Brookings 14-year-old’s innovative approach to prevent tampering and misuse of opioid pills won a first-place Addiction Science Award at the 2019 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. The first-place distinction was awarded to Brookings High School freshman Aditya Tummala for his project “Tampr-X: A…

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Truck raffle raising funds for club

BROOKINGS – The Boys & Girls Club is hosting its ninth annual Truck Raffle with tickets sold until June 11th.  Each ticket costs $100, and only 1,000 tickets will be sold. Prizes include three $1,000 cash prizes, several early bird prizes, and a grand prize 2019 Ram 1500. Early bird prizes will be drawn each…

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Little workshop of horrors (and more) in Brookings

Fear Asylum success transitions into Station 5 Productions making props, attractions for others BROOKINGS – The Brookings workshop at Station 5 Productions is unlike any other you might encounter.  A tall, gray-skinned ghoul with a bladed hand stands vigil at the entrance, and further in awaits a grimy autopsy table complete with a figure, chest…

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Veterinary program aims to fill shortage

BROOKINGS (AP) – South Dakota State University is creating a new veterinary program with the University of Minnesota to address a shortage of rural care in the region. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem approved the partnership Friday, allowing the schools to begin the process of accreditation and building a curriculum, said John Killefer, SDSU’s dean…

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Biggar named director of Downtown Brookings

BROOKINGS – The Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce has named Ashley Biggar of Brookings as the new director of Downtown Brookings.  Biggar currently works at the Swiftel Center as an event manager and will begin her new role at the Chamber on April 10.  The director of Downtown Brookings will be a visionary leader who…

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Brookings has top 20 rural community hospital

BROOKINGS – For the second time in three years, the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) named Brookings Health System as a Top 20 Rural Community Hospital in the nation.  The health system will be recognized at an awards ceremony during NRHA’s Rural Hospital Innovation Summit on May 9 in Atlanta. “We are honored to again…

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