Perkins storage and transfer company still a family business BROOKINGS – The more things change, the more they remain the same. Apply those words to Perkins Storage & Transfer. Since 1919, the Brookings-based company has been a family business. The company that still bears his name was started as a dray service by the late…

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 Daktronics photo: Daktronics video boards were recently installed in the Legends Club at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. BROOKINGS – A new visual experience was installed in Green Bay, Wisconsin, as the Green Bay Packers, Lambeau Field and Titletown partnered with Daktronics of Brookings, to design, manufacture and install nine new LED video walls…

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Brookings Economic Development Corporation

Brookings County residents using child care or planning to use child care in the future are asked to complete survey by February 17th Projections show businesses in Brookings will continue to grow. Currently, there are more than 1,200 job opportunities available within the county. Additionally, 716 jobs are projected to be created by 2022 according…

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BROOKINGS – A team of Mickelson Middle School volunteers put their heads together to help a fellow student play the ukulele. Eighth-graders Jacob York, JJ Love and Zoey Rost engineered a device called the “Strum Buddy” for sixth-grader Sam Hovey-Stubbles, who was born without part of her left arm, just below the elbow.  The students…

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Brookings Economic Development Corporation

Study measures economic strength and vitality of communities A research report by Policom Corporation has identified Brookings as the 16th best performing micropolitan in the United States. A micropolitan area has a population of at least 10,000 but fewer than 50,000, and there are 542 micropolitan statistical areas in the country. Policom specializes in studying…

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BROOKINGS – Have you ever wanted to alleviate stress, find something more exciting than darts and feel like a lumberjack Viking? Then head to Woody’s Axe Throwing, a new business that opened Jan. 7 in Brookings. The venue next to Little Caesars is a place where you can have a pint of beer and throw…

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Farm Credit Services of America has committed to establishing an endowed faculty position in swine production in the South Dakota State University College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. The $1.5 million gift will support the nation’s first endowed position in swine production. The endowment was announced at South Dakota’s 51st Annual Pork Congress Jan. 15…

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Produce grown in container on campus to be used at Children’s Museum of South Dakota Missouri River Energy Services, the Electric Power Research Institute, South Dakota State University and the Children’s Museum of South Dakota are collaborating on a high-tech “farm-in-a-box” built entirely inside a specialized 40-foot container. The container was delivered and installed Friday,…

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Most people, especially kids, waste a lot of time on their phones, aimlessly scrolling through things that allow them to continue to procrastinate on work.  However, for one BHS student, working on his phone is precisely that – his work. Brookings High School junior Samyok Nepal has created a free app – available for both…

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Brookings Economic Development Corporation

PCB printer to enhance student experience, faculty research Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) is excited to continue supporting SDSU student and faculty innovation opportunities by providing access to a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) printer. This printer will be a key resource for numerous student teams working in a variety of areas: mechanical engineering, electrical engineering,…

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