Brookings, S.D. – Two Brookings’ area businesses shined at this year’s SD Governor’s Giant Vision Awards competition held in Sioux Falls on April 28, 20201 as part of the annual SD Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) Conference. Placing second in the Student Competition was Prairie BioTech, a team from SDSU, and placing second in…

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Brookings County awarded Resilient Community designation April 15, 2021 BROOKINGS, SD – The community of Brookings County became the first Resilient Community in South Dakota April 14. Representatives from two state universities, local city and county government, law enforcement, child protection services and child advocates gathered in the City Council chambers at 10:30 a.m., to…

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Brookings Inclusive Collaborative will be hosting two community conversations in April. Discussion topic will be how people experience diversity in the Brookings community and deliberate different approaches to enhancing inclusion. All are welcome! Saturday, April 17: 9am-Noon, Swiftel Center (limited, in-person event; masks required) Saturday, April 21: 1-3pm, Zoom (unlimited capacity, virtual event) Sign up…

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March 23, 2021 CollegeRank.net ranked South Dakota State University No. 11 in its listing of the 30 Best Bachelor’s in Geography. It stated students could pursue this degree as a stand-alone major or partner it with geographic information sciences. In addition, students could earn certificates in geographic information sciences and unmanned aircraft systems. “When compiling…

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March 15, 2021 After a year of planning and adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic, South Dakota State University’s JacksRBack Task Force is beginning initial efforts focused on a return to more normal operations during the 2021 fall semester. The JacksRBack Task Force was launched last April at the direction of SDSU President Barry Dunn to…

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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: John Kubal, The Brookings Register – Updated: 5 days ago Posted Mar 11, 2021 Indoor training center in use by end of March BROOKINGS – The out-front sign says a lot about a long-awaited building on Main Avenue South that will serve the Brookings area community well: it’s the “Fishback Indoor Training Facility powered…

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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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