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Brookings gets another perfect score on Municipal Equality Index

BROOKINGS – The City of Brookings and the Brookings Human Rights Commission have announced that Brookings has received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2019 Municipal Equality Index (MEI) for the second year in a row.  The Human Rights Campaign, a national organization which launched the MEI in 2012, is the largest…

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SDSU Wokini Initiative gets 2019 Bush Prize of $500k

By: The Bush Foundation – Updated: 1 hour ago Editor’s note: This article has been edited to include comments from SDSU President Barry Dunn. SAINT PAUL – The Bush Foundation today awarded the 2019 Bush Prize for Community Innovation to five organizations with a track record of successful problem solving in their communities. Among the…

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$18.7 million grant awarded to Brookings for new interchange

WATCH By Ricardo Lewis, KSFY BROOKINGS, S.D. (KSFY) – The United States Department of Transportation has awarded the city of Brookings an $18.7 million dollar grant in critical infrastructure. The money will go towards building an interchange over Interstate 29 and 20th Street South. For many years city leaders have considered adding additional access to…

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Looking to the future of STEM

SDSU joins national alliance to develop more inclusive, diverse STEM faculty BROOKINGS – South Dakota State University is one of 20 universities joining a three-year institutional change effort to develop inclusive faculty recruitment, hiring and retention practices.  The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities co-leads the effort, known as Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive…

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Brookings gets $18.7M grant for I-29/20th St S interchange

The United States Department of Transportation has awarded the City of Brookings $18.7 million in critical infrastructure funding under the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) program, according to a press release from South Dakota’s congressional delegation. Mayor Keith Corbett said the money will make it possible for the city to build an interchange…

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It Takes A Village To Tell The Brookings Story

Written for: Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce LINK MagazineNov. 2019 – “Year in Review” Issue By: Kristi Larsen, Marketing Director – Brookings Economic Development Corporation This year has been another exciting one for Brookings! From welcoming new faces, to expanding businesses, to hosting global leaders, our community continues to grow and be recognized for its…

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On-the-job, apprentice training helps fill construction needs

BROOKINGS – The construction industry is one of a rare few where someone can get a job fresh out of high school and learn all the necessary skills through apprentice training, on-the-job experience, and creative further education that is tailored to each employee’s needs and circumstances.  “Mills Construction is supportive of education after high school…

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Royal River Casino celebrates $30M expansion

FLANDREAU – Royal River Casino and Hotel is hosting its Relaunch Weekend today through Sunday to celebrate the substantial completion of its more than $30 million ground-up renovation and expansion project.  The project was made possible through a strategic investment from the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe to the Casino Resort, which the tribe has owned…

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Brookings celebrates manufacturing week

BROOKINGS – Brookings Mayor Keith Corbett has proclaimed Sept. 30 through Oct. 4 as Brookings Manufacturing Week, acknowledging the industry’s role as a key driver of the Brookings area economy.  The community is the second largest manufacturing community in the state, with the industry employing one out of every four private sector workers.  This is…

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Special delivery

New doc’s mom was labor, delivery nurse BROOKINGS – Emily Abele joined the Brookings Health System’s medical staff on Sept. 1 as a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. To date she’s been doing more GYN than OB. “At this point, I like everything and I am doing both. More on the gynecology side,” she explained.…

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