SDSU President Barry Dunn and Brookings Chamber President/CEO Kelsey Doom discussed the university’s $25,000 donation to the Brookings Chamber of Commerce Gift Card Give Back program at Woster Celebration Hall at the SDSU Alumni Center. South Dakota State University is donating $25,000 to the Brookings Chamber of Commerce Gift Card Give Back program. The money…

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South Dakota State University President Barry Dunn recently bestowed the SDSU Presidential Medallion upon Al Heuton, who is retiring in December after serving as the Brookings Economic Development Corporation’s executive director since June 2005. The SDSU Presidential Medallion is bestowed on very select individuals who have significantly contributed toward the advancement and benefit of South…

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To show support of local health care providers during the pandemic, South Dakota State Athletics is honoring 11 Brookings Health System team members who have impacted the health system’s ability to provide care for the community during COVID-19.  “I am 63 years old, and never in my lifetime has the medical profession been more important…

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The Brookings City Council approved a development agreement with Linchpin Corporation for the redevelopment of the Old Armory in downtown Brookings and construction of a hotel and parking ramp, and approved contract change orders for the Bob Shelden baseball field renovation during Tuesday’s meeting. Background on Old Armory Mike Struck, director of Community Development, explained…

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The Brookings City Council passed Ordinance 20-028 Tuesday 5-2 to extend COVID-19 restrictions after hearing the president of the local health system say his staff could be overrun in the near future and urge the public to wear masks. The current ordinance was set to expire Nov. 7. Ordinance 20-028 will take effect upon publication…

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For over seven weeks now the South Dakota Department of Health (DOH) has classified Brookings County as having substantial community spread of COVID-19, meaning the county has greater than 100 cases per 100,000 people. As the number of positive cases in the region rises, so do the number of hospitalizations and deaths. Today the DOH…

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In the midst of football season being canceled, fans have still had one thing to look forward to: The Pride of the Dakotas. To ensure the safety of performers, rehearsals and performances were adjusted to adhere to social distancing and safety guidelines. Drills were written to be 6 feet apart, masks were worn until musicians…

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Brookings area residents lined city boulevards along Sixth Street and Third Avenue Saturday morning as law enforcement officers and their supporters traveled in the first-ever Back the Blue parade, an event hosted by the Brookings Police Department Foundation. Attendees showed their gratitude and support for the officers along the parade route, then joined the group…

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A women-owned business plans to develop a new campground with a bar, restaurant and convenience store on the south side of Lake Campbell. Kattails Campground and Recreation off of 220th Street and 467th Avenue got approval earlier this month from Moody County commissioners acting as the board of adjustment. It initially will include about 20…

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BROOKINGS – The Children’s Museum of South Dakota accepted the South Dakota Humanities Council Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities Award at the first-ever virtual Festival of Books on Oct. 3. Winners are selected based on their outstanding commitment to scholarly and cultural advocacy for the humanities in South Dakota. The museum received the award in…

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