Entrepreneurship & Innovation

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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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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Raven Precision Agriculture Center to prepare students for growing industry

By: Heidi Kronaizl, https://www.sdstate.edu/news/2018/09/raven-precision-agriculture-center-prepare-students-growing-industry In 2016, South Dakota State University became the first institution in the nation to offer a bachelor’s degree in precision agriculture. Two short years later, SDState will break ground on the Raven Precision Agriculture Center on Oct. 6. The facility will join agronomy, engineering and computer science disciplines together. John Killefer, the…

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Beef Bucks, Inc. named 2018 SDSU Friend of the Beef Industry

By: Staff Reports, The Brookings Register BROOKINGS – Beef Bucks, Inc., has been named the 2018 South Dakota State University Friend of the Beef Industry. The Beef Bucks program is a non-profit organization that strives to promote the beef industry and educate consumers. “Beef Bucks is a very innovative program that enhances the visibility of beef…

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Downtown businesses invited to the classroom

By: Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register BROOKINGS – You never stop learning, and the folks on the Downtown Brookings Business District Committee are doing their part to ensure that downtown Brookings business owners keep on learning new ways to improve their businesses and outreach. This committee, a part of the Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce, began…

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City council approves budget, CIP, strategic plan

By:  Jodelle Greiner, The Brookings Register    BROOKINGS – The Brookings City Council approved the 2019 budget ordinance, the Capital Improvement Plan and Community Reinvestment Plan at Tuesday’s meeting and learned a little more about possible upcoming expenses. The city budget is balanced as required by state law, City Manager Paul Briseno said. The general fund is…

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Making at Children’s Museum

By: Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register BROOKINGS – The Children’s Museum of South Dakota’s after school program began again recently, offering children a chance to learn the art of “making.” Open to 25 kids, the After School Maker Studio program started up Aug. 28. It goes Tuesdays through Fridays from 3-5:30 p.m. for children ages 5 and…

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Children’s Museum celebrates 8 years

By:  Children’s Museum of South Dakota, The Brookings Register BROOKINGS – The Children’s Museum of South Dakota is celebrating eight years with its annual Free Day of Play on Sunday. The public is invited to explore the museum, located in downtown Brookings, at no charge from noon-5 p.m. “Since we opened our doors eight years ago, we’ve…

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Bringing the Dak logo to LEGO life

By:Spencer Thompson, Daktronics, The Brookings Register BROOKINGS – Ice cream lovers will have to wait a few months to get their Blizzard fix after Labor Day weekend. That’s because the local Dairy Queen at 520 22nd Ave. will be closed starting Tuesday, until sometime in December for the construction of a new building on its current…

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NSF Research Traineeship awards aim to transform approaches to STEM graduate education

By: SDSU Marketing and Communications, https://www.sdstate.edu/news/2018/09/nsf-research-traineeship-awards-aim-transform-approaches-stem-graduate-education The National Science Foundation Research Traineeship program recently awarded 17 projects, totaling $51 million, to develop and implement graduate education traineeship models in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. The awards will help train the next generation of scientific leaders to develop the skills necessary to tackle complex societal problems.…

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