Workforce Development

Woodbine Productions’ 11th season brings world’s finest entertainers to Brookings

By: SDSU Foundation Woodbine Productions’ 11th season brings some of the world’s finest entertainers to Brookings and appeals to all generations. All proceeds from Woodbine Productions support music scholarships at South Dakota State University. Opening the season on Sept. 24 is 17-year-old vocalist and pianist Ethan Bortnick’s “Generations of Music” show. Recognized by the Guinness…

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City-Wide Scavenger Hunt to be held Aug. 26

The Brookings newcomer program, Beyond Connections, will host a ‘Welcome to Brookings’ event with a City-Wide Scavenger Hunt on Sunday, Aug. 26 at 2 p.m. The goal of the event is for new residents to learn more about Brookings and network with others. Participants will start at Café Coteau inside the Children’s Museum of South…

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KSFY One Day Getaway – Brookings Stories

KSFY was in Brookings on July 12 as part of their “One Day Getaway” broadcast. Watch: Mayor Keith Corbett Watch: Brookings Arts Festival Impact Watch: Brookings Area Makerspace Watch: Eponymous Brewing Watch: Brookings Built Green Watch: Cook’s Kitchen Watch: SDSU Renovation Projects Watch: Prairie Mermaid Boutique    

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Dunn hired as Brookings, LATI business partnership specialist

By: Lake Area Technical Institute Brookings Economic Development Corporation, Vision Brookings and Lake Area Technical Institute have hired Thomas Dunn of Brookings as their new business partner specialist. Dunn is a 2005 graduate of Brookings High School. After graduation, Dunn moved to Texas, where he worked in sales for the King Ranch until he enlisted…

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Career Launch SD coming to BSD

By: South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation The Brookings School District was selected for Career Launch SD, a program sponsored by the Governor’s Office and Departments of Labor and Regulation (DLR) and Education.   Career Launch SD is designed to increase student awareness about career opportunities in their communities and help meet South Dakota’s demand…

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Elkton parents work to open daycare, education center

By: Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register A group of parents in Elkton has taken the initiative to build a new daycare and education center, filling in what they say is a vitally needed community asset. Daycare services have always been tight and they don’t tend to stick around in Elkton, according to Brandon Jorgensen, pastor…

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Grant helps SDSU nurses expand primary care roles

By: SDSU Marketing & Communications Nursing students will be trained to take on expanded roles in primary care delivery, including management of chronic health conditions, through a four-year, nearly $2.8 million grant from U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. To help address access to health care for rural and underserved areas, registered nurses can take…

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Plans for proposed I-29 interchange move forward

A new entrance to Brookings could bring big changes and major developments to the south end of the city. Plans are proposed for an interchange that would connect Interstate 29 to 20th Street. Supporters say this plan has been in the works for years, and would boost safety and alleviate congestion. Watch July 3 KELO Story Watch…

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Leadership South Dakota announces 2019 class

By: Rick Melmer, Leadership South Dakota Leadership South Dakota has selected 42 class members to participate in the 8-month leadership program, which will begin in September. Leadership South Dakota is a statewide program with a mission to attract engaged citizens from across the state, then provide them with the background, unique experiences and insights necessary…

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