Mechanical engineering students Wade Olson of Omaha, Nebraska, left, and Nick Runge of Sioux Falls work with teammates Matthew Berg of Baldwin, Wisconsin, and Anthony Bachmeier of Aberdeen, who manage the business and promotions side of the NASA drone project. They are part of a seven-member senior design team which will be making a drone…

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POET founder and CEO Jeff Broin announced a $2 million gift for precision agriculture at South Dakota State University. POET and SDSU have a strong history of collaboration on innovative research projects and training the next generation to use agriculture to solve the world’s most pressing issues, like climate change. POET is proud to partner with…

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BROOKINGS – Nurse practitioner Danielle Hohm has opened up the first nurse practitioner’s clinic in Brookings. Danielle Hohm, FNP, Family Wellness Clinic is located at 317 Sixth Ave., in the same building as Flaskey Chiropractic. The two businesses function independently of each other and have their own offices and patient rooms but work within the…

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BROOKINGS – Hello Sunshine is a store that’s meant to brighten everyone’s day, from the name right down to what’s on the shelves, according to owners Ariel Ullom and Kristin Goetz. Hello Sunshine opened Nov. 16 at 404 Main Ave. and has clothes – including plus-sizes – home decor and gift items. “We (wanted to…

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South Dakota State University students Dylan Dulas and Kesmond Willert won the Brookings Student Business Plan Competition, Dec. 11 at the Brookings Innovation Center at the Research Park at South Dakota State University. Dulas, who is from Marshall, Minnesota, and Willert, of Brookings, also won the 2018 Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s Idea Competition and…

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BROOKINGS – TD Garden, home of the NHL’s Boston Bruins and the NBA’s Boston Celtics, continues to improve the game-day experience for its fans by partnering with Daktronics to install the first 2.5-millimeter centerhung video screens this year.  The installation marks the tightest pixel pitch on a centerhung in sports. “Our game presentation enhancements are…

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Like grandfather, like granddaughter.  Jerry Miller and Samantha Tupper have much in common; they both like sparkly things, and that translates to diamonds – which are the mainstay of Wink’s Fine Jewelry, their store in downtown Brookings. Now, after nearly six decades at the same location, the Wink’s torch is being passed from grandfather to…

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The winter of ’68-’69 was a tough one for South Dakota. For Ford sales rep Ron Einspahr it brought a tough decision that has taken him to where he is today: he bought the Brookings Ford dealership.  This year Einspahr Auto Plaza, which in retirement he still owns and where his son Matt Einspahr is…

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The Brookings City Council on Tuesday accepted a proposal by Linchpin Corporation to turn the Old Armory, at 221 Main Ave., into a restaurant and lounge and meeting space and build a boutique hotel with a two-level parking garage on its west side. Now the city will move forward with creating a development agreement with…

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