Community Development

3M employees support Brookings Area United Way

By: The Brookings Register Courtesy photo BROOKINGS – 3M recently held its silent auction as part of the 3M Gives campaign. This event features a variety of items that employees can bid on. The items, including some favorites such as themed gift baskets and front-row parking spots, allow employees to find unique gifts and support…

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Researcher shows benefits of regenerative ag

By:Dan Gunderson, Minnesota Public Radio News ARLINGTON (AP) – Jesse Hall is sold on regenerative agriculture. “(The soil) crumbles, and it looks like chocolate cake,” Hall said. “Once it’s got the consistency of chocolate cake, and it’s spongy, that’s what you want.” And it’s got more life in it, too, from invisible bacteria to earthworms.…

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New Children’s Museum exhibit encourages innovative learning

By: Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register Innovative learning is at the heart of what the Children’s Museum of South Dakota does, and that’s always been the case at one of its most popular exhibits, Splash. The highly interactive, water-based room has always been a favorite with guests, and now, a project two years in the…

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CHS Foundation gives $1.5M to support precision ag at SDSU

By: SDSU College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences BROOKINGS – The CHS Foundation, funded by charitable gifts from CHS Inc., announced Thursday a $1.5 million grant to support the South Dakota State University precision agriculture program and construction of the new Raven Precision Agriculture Center on campus. “The gift from the CHS Foundation is…

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Brookings aiming high

By: Jodelle Greiner, The Brookings Register   Councilors go to League of Cities, want Brookings to keep improving BROOKINGS – Four members of the Brookings City Council went to Los Angeles for the National League of Cities City Summit earlier this month and found out Brookings is doing well compared to others.City Manager Paul Briseno…

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Performance Leadership Award goes to Brookings Health System

By: Brookings Health System BROOKINGS – Today, on National Rural Health Day, Brookings Health System was again recognized by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) and The Chartis Center of Rural Health with a 2018 Performance Leadership Award in the quality and outcomes categories.  The award reflects top quartile performance among…

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Brookings Health brings PET/CT imaging technology to community

By: From Brookings Health System  Procedures to help diagnose and assess cancer, Alzheimer’s and heart attacks BROOKINGS – Brookings Health System has expanded its outreach efforts to now include diagnostic imaging services. Starting Nov. 26, Brookings Health will host a Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) mobile imaging unit on its campus the second and fourth…

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Nonprofits participating in #BrookingsGives

By: Brookings County Youth Mentoring Program BROOKINGS – Get ready! South Dakota’s first-ever statewide giving day kicks off at midnight on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 27, and continues until 11:59 p.m. that night.  What’s a Giving Day? It’s one day that nonprofits can highlight their work, and donors across the state can celebrate generosity by giving…

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Council to consider rezoning

By: Jodelle Greiner, The Brookings Register  BROOKINGS – The Brookings City Council will consider rezoning two lots near the Brookings Health System from a single-family to a business district during its meeting set for Tuesday. The two lots are in the Bane & Poole Addition and are located at the northwest corner of Third Street…

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