By: Dakota News Now https://www.dakotanewsnow.com/2020/08/04/brookings-commercial-kitchen-brings-new-opportunities-for-business-owners/ There’s a new opportunity in Brookings for chefs and bakers with big orders to fill or for those looking for a large event hall for festivities. The Brookings Commercial Kitchen and Ben Franklin Event Hall are open for business on Main Avenue. The commercial kitchen space is a place where…

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Epidemiologist Dr. Bonny Specker praises council’s action to keep Brookings’ case count low Editor’s note: This is the first article in a three-part report on COVID-19, featuring local epidemiologist Dr. Bonny Specker. BROOKINGS – Dr. Bonny Specker says everyone should think of others and wear a mask to protect people from COVID-19. “The thing that I…

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Some Brookings long-term care facilities are implementing new ways for their residents to see family on more than just the screen of a phone or computer. With safety measures still in place, some relatives are now able to visit their loved ones outdoors. Still very limited One of the brutal realities of the coronavirus pandemic…

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South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Monday announced a program to offer training at the state’s technical colleges for people who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Republican governor described the program, called UpSkill, as a pathway to “a new career path as we get back to normal.” The program will…

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“How do we operate this university following the practices that are recommended to us by the Centers for Disease Control and the South Dakota Department of Health and have a successful year? That’s what we’re working on day and night.” With D-Day set for Aug. 19 for the reopening of campus and the return of…

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South Dakota State University professor Stephen Gent is the regional director of the North Central Sun Grant Center, based at SDSU. Gent, who has been a faculty member in the Department of Mechanical Engineering for 11 years, is the first engineering researcher to hold the position, which he began July 21. The Sun Grant Initiative…

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For those looking to expand one’s knowledge or gain an edge in the job market by earning a certificate, South Dakota State University might be the place to be. SDSU was recently ranked No. 26 by Learn.org for Best Online Certificate Programs. Online certificate programs are designed to specialize students in one field of study,…

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Rajesh Kavasseri has a doctorate in electrical engineering; not the background one would expect to find in a cheerleader. But in some ways, that is the job of the new associate dean of research in the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering at South Dakota State University. After an 18-year career in electrical power systems…

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Brookings Economic Development Corporation

BEDC unites local businesses and educational partners through work-based learning initiatives This fall, Brookings High School (BHS) is transitioning to the Career Pathways learning model to help students explore and experience future careers and provide increased opportunities to be engaged in the community. Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) is supporting this initiative through a new…

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Construction is complete on South Dakota State University’s American Indian Student Center. The center, which has more than 12,000 square feet, is located on the north end of the Rotunda Green in the area between Abbott Hall and Harding Hall. “The new and improved AISC is great for all Indigenous youth because it makes students…

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