March 12, 2021 South Dakota State University student Paul Schlotman had the opportunity to engage in conversations with other students across the nation around diversity in agriculture through a virtual experience hosted by Agriculture Future of America (AFA). The series for young professionals studying in agriculture and related fields, called AFA Bridge: Thriving through our…

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March 12, 2021 South Dakota State University was the top-ranked public institution in GradReports’ 2021 Best Colleges in South Dakota by Salary Score. In addition, SDSU’s 52.31 Salary Score is higher than the median for all U.S. colleges. “We rank schools based on Salary Score because the cost of college is a significant investment and…

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By: Institute of Lutheran Theology – Updated: 5 days ago Posted Mar 10, 2021 BROOKINGS – The Institute of Lutheran Theology (ILT), located in Brookings, has received a $1,550,000 endowment gift to establish the Kathrine Grosen Memorial Scholarship Fund. The fund is dedicated to addressing the growing need for Lutheran pastors in North America. The…

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Brookings, S.D. – Mar. 10, 2021 – Brookings Health System has been awarded on Newsweek’s list of World’s Best Hospitals 2021. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The awards list was announced on Mar. 3 and can currently be viewed on Newsweek’s website.…

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By: Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment – Updated: 1 week ago Posted Mar 4, 2021 BROOKINGS – A coalition concerned with the health and safety of children is asking local entities and individuals to sign a pledge to help create a resilient community in Brookings County.  The coalition, made up of representatives from…

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Free, online directory provides parents with access to providers Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) and the Brookings Child Care / Early Learner Task Force are thrilled to announce the development of the Brookings Area Child Care Directory. Selecting the right child care provider is one of the most important decisions a parent must make. While…

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By: John Kubal, The Brookings Register – Updated: 1 week ago Posted Mar 3, 2021 Local Boy Scouts selling firewood and bat houses BROOKINGS – For local Boy Scout Troop 13, a major annual fundraiser to earn money for a wide variety of the troop’s scouting activities had long been a spaghetti dinner, raffle and…

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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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Women Without Limits looking for members, to meet March 1 Women Without Limits Brookings will have its inaugural meeting March 1 and is looking for members, according to Nicole Biever. The meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Benjamin Franklin Event Center. If anyone is not comfortable meeting in person, a video will…

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Starting today, the COVID-19 community vaccination center scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 25, is now open to Brookings County residents age 65 and older.  Last week the South Dakota Department of Health announced it would drop the age bracket for Phase 1D vaccinations to people 65 years of age effective Monday, Feb. 22. The Brookings County…

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