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Organization providing assistance to local businesses, employees affected by COVID-19 Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) has launched a new online resource center in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This center, located at jobsinbrookings.com, is designed to help connect displaced workers looking for immediate employment with Brookings area employers who are still hiring temporary, short-term and…

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The Brookings COVID-19 Relief Fund is a collaborative effort through the Brookings Foundation and the Brookings Area United Way. This fund is created to support providing basic needs services to local nonprofit organizations and area residents who are immediately suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants will be allocated on a rolling basis as fundraising continues throughout the…

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New local awards and recognition program announced National Small Business Week is May 3-9, 2020, and the Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce and Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) want to take this opportunity to give some additional attention to our local small businesses during this very challenging time. It is very clear, now more than ever,…

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Even though the Brookings Public Library is closed, card holders can still access a wide variety of e-resources through the library’s website. All are available under the Resources tab at www.brookingslibrary.org. For most services, patrons will log in using their library card number and the first 8 characters of their last name in lowercase letters.  Card…

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South Dakota State University President Barry Dunn announced today two dual credit scholarships for high school juniors and seniors in South Dakota, including one for low-income students. The Jackrabbit Access College Early Scholarship will be available to qualified high school juniors and seniors from low-income families. The Jackrabbit Journey Scholarship will provide financial assistance to…

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Brookings Health System is currently accepting personal protective equipment (PPE) donations, including home sewn surgical masks. “So many community members have reached out to us, asking us how they can help us through the coronavirus pandemic,” said Foundation Director Sara Schneider. “With the worldwide shortage of critical PPE caused by the pandemic, we need to…

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Even before the Brookings City Council passed an ordinance Monday ordering them to do so, some local bars and restaurants decided to serve only take-out and delivery or close altogether amid the COVID-19 outbreak, according to Gus Theodosopoulos, owner of Cubby’s Sports Bar & Grill. The decision was the latest one made locally in an…

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South Dakota State University will move its spring semester classes online for the remainder of the semester following Gov. Kristi Noem’s news conference today in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Classes were originally scheduled to resume on-campus April 6. Additionally, SDSU has determined commencement ceremonies will be postponed until further notice and there will be…

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Avera Medical Group Brookings has established a “drive-through” testing center for COVID-19, the local clinic announced Tuesday. Patients must call first and set up an appointment. “If you believe you were exposed to this virus or are displaying symptoms such as fever over 100 degrees, cough or shortness of breath, you must call your primary…

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The Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects that the job outlook for data scientists will grow faster than average until the year 2028. For individuals looking to enter the field, Discoverdatascience.org ranked South Dakota State University No. 1 for the nation’s most affordable master’s program in data science. Discoverdatascience.org reviewed tuition costs from more than 75 schools…

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