Community Development

SDSU to hold groundbreaking for American Indian Student Center

By: SDSU Marketing & Communications, BROOKINGS – South Dakota State University will break ground on the American Indian Student Center at 2 p.m. Tuesday on the north end of the Rotunda Green in the area between Abbott Hall and Harding Hall. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in the lobby of…

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Brookings 3M makes Prairie Business list

By: Staff Reports, The Brookings Register GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The September issue of Prairie Business names and honors the 50 Best Places to Work in the northern Plains. Among the honorees is the Brookings 3M plant. Earlier this year, employees nominated the organizations by submitting anonymous employee-satisfaction surveys, and Prairie Business used the survey…

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Passive House to hold ribbon cutting

By: SDSU Marketing & Communications BROOKINGS – South Dakota State University’s Passive House project will hold a ribbon-cutting celebration at 11 a.m. Oct. 15 at 902 Third Ave. South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard, SDSU President Barry Dunn and Provost Dennis Hedge will be in attendance. Rick Lee, president of the First Bank & Trust Community…

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Tee’d Off brings area golfers indoors

By: Miranda O’Bryan, For The Brookings Register Golf simulators open in Wilbert Square BROOKINGS – A Brookings business that opened Friday will give customers a new indoor entertainment opportunity this winter and a shot at improving their golf game at the same time. Sharon Brecher, part owner of Tee’d Off Golf Simulators, got the idea…

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Precision ag center groundbreaking Oct. 6

By: SDSU Extension iGrow BROOKINGS – Groundbreaking ceremonies for the new South Dakota State University Raven Precision Agriculture Center will take place on the SDSU campus in Brookings at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. The event will be held on the future building site, just south of the Animal Science Complex on the corner of…

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Site plan approved

By: Jodelle Greiner, The Brookings Register BROOKINGS – The Brookings City Council approved the site plan for construction of six storage bins on Eastbrook Drive for CRC Global Solutions and took care of other business this week. The bins will provide storage for fully processed soybean seeds, according to the attachment to the agenda available…

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Creating his own ‘Wilde’ blue yonder

By:John Kubal, The Brookings Register, BROOKINGS – Isaac Wilde is not a “crop duster.” Forget the movie scenes of a goggled pilot flying an old biplane 2 feet over a crop field and laying down a smoke-screen fog of bug- or weed-killing chemical. “We like to use ‘aerial application,’” he explained, smiling. “Those days are…

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Downtown tenants get permit parking

By: Jodelle Greiner, The Brookings Register Council sets aside 10 stalls in 72-hour lot for permitted parking BROOKINGS – Ten stalls in the 72-hour parking lot on Third Avenue will be set aside for permitted parking, the Brookings City Council decided. A request from a downtown tenant sparked the topic at Tuesday’s council meeting. It’s…

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Coaker gets SDSU employee honor

By: Staff Reports The Brookings Register BROOKINGS – Whether it is a company interested in printing a T-shirt with South Dakota State University on it or a faculty member trying to figure out how to get paid, Deb Coaker calmly answers the questions and helps explain the process. For those efforts, Coaker was named the…

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