By: John Kubal, The Brookings Register – Updated: 5 days ago Posted Mar 11, 2021 Indoor training center in use by end of March BROOKINGS – The out-front sign says a lot about a long-awaited building on Main Avenue South that will serve the Brookings area community well: it’s the “Fishback Indoor Training Facility powered…

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By: Bart Pfankuch, South Dakota News Watch – Updated: 6 days ago Posted Mar 9, 2021 South Dakota dairy producers have undergone a rapid expansion over the past few years to meet the milk needs of the state’s growing cheesemaking industry, bringing a burst of economic prosperity to farm families and farming communities throughout the…

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By: Jodelle Greiner, The Brookings Register – Updated: 1 week ago Posted Mar 5, 2021 Livermont adds new items, maintains atmosphere at convenience store BROOKINGS – A Brookings landmark is back in business. Gary Newman closed Newman’s Convenience Store in 2020, but Ryan Livermont has reopened it.  Many things are the same: it’s still called…

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March 1, 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic did not stop the SDSU Foundation from finishing 2020 with a record-setting number of new gifts and pledges. The team reached $73.2 million in gifts this past year, surpassing the previous all-time high of $63 million in 2013. A signature event for the foundation each year is One Day…

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March 1, 2021 South Dakota State University researchers, undergraduate and graduate students, and SDSU Extension experts will present a variety of research results at the virtual meeting of the American Society of Animal Science Midwest Section on March 8 – 10. “I am very proud of the work of our faculty and students,” says Joseph…

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South Dakota State University is well known for its leadership in agricultural research and innovation. This work often depends on active collaboration with researchers in other fields. Faculty in the Department of Sociology frequently work with their colleagues at SDSU and other universities on cutting-edge research efforts, including as part of SDSU’s commitment to precision…

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$2,500 in prize money to be awarded What’s your big idea? Participate in the fourteenth annual Brookings Area Idea Competition and you could win cash to help take your product or business idea to the next level! The 2021 contest, hosted by Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC), encourages innovators, entrepreneurs, creative thinkers, and basically anyone…

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The ink is dry on a deal merging two print businesses serving Midwest businesses, nonprofits and residents.  Brookings-based Allegra Design Print Mail has merged with Madison Instant Printing, bringing a comprehensive range of services under one roof. Continuing to serve customers in both Brookings and Madison and the surrounding areas, the merging businesses will operate…

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The Lanes features interactive lanes  The old-style, historic Brookings landmark that was Prairie Lanes is no more. Following closure in May 2020 and the new ownership of M.G. Oil, headquartered in Rapid City, came a total gutting, a major rebuilding from floor to ceiling, and a new general manager. The new state-of-the-art lanes opened simply…

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 Erica Bousema doesn’t let grass grow under her feet. Only 19, she’s just opened Emerald Grace Clothing Company in downtown Brookings and is about to graduate from South Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree. “I’m excited to be in the Brookings area, and I hope to be here for a little while,” Bousema said.…

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