Career Spotlight - Tim

Meet Tim Gutormson, a Seed Physiologist at SoDak Labs, Inc. With 40+ years in seed testing, Tim understands the seed from the inside out to the field, developing and designing seed testing services to assist seed companies with quality assurance for their company & customers. He serves as a consultant to seed producers and seed…

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Brookings to be state’s first “East River” community partner with Early Learner South Dakota Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) is pleased to announce its commitment to promote childhood learning and development through a new partnership with Early Learner South Dakota (ELSD). ELSD is a community-driven grass roots effort bringing awareness and support to the importance…

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A highly digestible fish, shrimp and young terrestrial animal feed ingredient produced from South Dakota soybeans is reaching a worldwide market. Fish farmers and feed mills in Europe can now integrate Prairie AquaTech’s microbially enhanced protein ingredient, known as ME-PRO®, made from non-genetically modified soybeans into their feed formulations. The European market requires a non-GMO…

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At one point, no day seemed predictable. They were laying off people. They were busier than they could handle. They didn’t have enough work to go around. They had so much work they ran 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Brookings-based Falcon Plastics’ business is driven by the demands of other businesses –…

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Work to convert a recently constructed building into a new Pizza Ranch will be underway in February 2021 at the same site on Sixth Street in Brookings that the old restaurant occupied. The new restaurant is owned by the husband-and-wife team of Bret and Kara Henning of Brookings and Ross Olson, owner of a Pizza…

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Brookings Health System on Monday began administering initial vaccination doses to nursing home residents at The Neighborhoods at Brookview, following Phase 1b of the South Dakota Department of Health’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. “We are hopeful that vaccinations will become a turning point for our residents, families and team members,” Long Term Care Administrator Jason Hanssen…

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Are you looking to build your workforce pipeline? Here is something to consider…the Build Dakota Scholarship Program! Check out the great employer benefits below! What is the Build Dakota Scholarship? Build Dakota partners with businesses in South Dakota that specialize in high-need fields. To earn the Build Dakota Scholarship, which is a full-ride scholarship for…

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The Brookings Human Rights Commission is conducting a series of community listening sessions with various community groups.  The purpose of these sessions is to hear directly from Brookings community members to better understand local issues, needs and ideas for change. The information gathered will be used to inform the commission’s future goals and initiatives and…

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Students plot plan to melt ice on Mars NASA has selected a team from South Dakota State University among its 12 national finalists for its fifth-annual Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting Challenge. Senior mechanical engineering students Matt Dentlinger, Arcadia, Iowa; Sajan Karki, Nepal,  Dylan McMahon, Watertown; Gabe Peters, Worthing; and their adviser, Todd Letcher, an…

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Dale Larson, president of the Larson Family Foundation and former CEO of the Larson Manufacturing companies, announced a major commitment to three national charities today.  Feeding America, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Habitat for Humanity will receive a total of $90 million to support their purposes: • Feeding America will receive $30 million…

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