A mask with a reusable respirator that captures and kills the novel coronavirus—that’s the vision of South Dakota State University assistant mechanical engineering professor Saikat Basu. He is part of a multi-institutional team of researchers who will be designing and developing the new respirator. “This pandemic is not going away any time soon—the idea is…

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A social media post by Mitchell Olson ’99 about what he was doing to help others in the COVID-19 pandemic went viral. Olson, who earned his bachelor’s degree in music performance, made a post April 5 on Facebook that he was 3D printing five strips for a neighbor who works a Sioux Falls hospital. The…

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Local artist combines images of landmarks to draw picture of Brookings The Brookings Public Library is a gathering place, a classroom, and a part of the community, said Ashia Gustafson, director.  Now, thanks to a local artist, it has a mural that reflects all of that. Brookings area residents can take a look at the…

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A newly renovated store is bringing increased options to downtown Brookings, in the same location where many Brookings residents have searched for furniture in the past. The Brookings Furniture Co. is located in the former home of Rude’s Home Furnishings and will open its doors to customers at 9 a.m. Wednesday. This week only, special…

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A new home design and décor store has opened in downtown Brookings, taking up residence at the corner of Main Avenue and Fourth Street.  Pasque – named after the South Dakota state flower – is a sundry “mid-century modern” and “Scandinavian” inspired furniture and gift shop owned and run by Laci Thompson. “Pasque has been…

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Perkins storage and transfer company still a family business BROOKINGS – The more things change, the more they remain the same. Apply those words to Perkins Storage & Transfer. Since 1919, the Brookings-based company has been a family business. The company that still bears his name was started as a dray service by the late…

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 Daktronics photo: Daktronics video boards were recently installed in the Legends Club at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. BROOKINGS – A new visual experience was installed in Green Bay, Wisconsin, as the Green Bay Packers, Lambeau Field and Titletown partnered with Daktronics of Brookings, to design, manufacture and install nine new LED video walls…

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BROOKINGS – A team of Mickelson Middle School volunteers put their heads together to help a fellow student play the ukulele. Eighth-graders Jacob York, JJ Love and Zoey Rost engineered a device called the “Strum Buddy” for sixth-grader Sam Hovey-Stubbles, who was born without part of her left arm, just below the elbow.  The students…

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BROOKINGS – Have you ever wanted to alleviate stress, find something more exciting than darts and feel like a lumberjack Viking? Then head to Woody’s Axe Throwing, a new business that opened Jan. 7 in Brookings. The venue next to Little Caesars is a place where you can have a pint of beer and throw…

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