Local employers honored for support of National Guard

By: South Dakota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve BROOKINGS – South Dakota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced that two local employers were honored with Patriot Awards. Adam Zeller and Curt Norgard with 3M in Brookings and Richard Harms with Kibble Equipment in Brookings were honored…

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Valero gives $35K to local children’s charities

By: Valero AURORA – Local children’s charities last week received a total of $35,000 from employees of the Valero Renewables-Aurora ethanol plant, who helped raise the funds through the Valero Energy Foundation and the company’s sponsorship of the 2018 Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children in San Antonio. “This is just one of several…

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Fishback work coming to BAC

By: Brookings Arts Council BROOKINGS – The Brookings Arts Council will exhibit the works of Jay Fishback in its Main Gallery from Wednesday through Oct 19. Fishback, who grew up in Brookings, is a filmmaker and photographer from Sioux Falls. Fishback is no stranger to the Brookings Arts Council, where he took many art classes…

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Daktronics deploys new generation of narrow pixel pitch product line

By: Daktronics, The Brookings Register, BROOKINGS – Daktronics of Brookings has launched a new generation of the company’s narrow pixel pitch product line including pixel pitches of 1.2, 1.5, 1.9 and 2.5 millimeters.  As AV integrators are increasingly adopting LED video technology as a viable alternative to LCD technology, this product line brings an easy installation option…

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Raven Precision Agriculture Center to prepare students for growing industry

By: Heidi Kronaizl, https://www.sdstate.edu/news/2018/09/raven-precision-agriculture-center-prepare-students-growing-industry In 2016, South Dakota State University became the first institution in the nation to offer a bachelor’s degree in precision agriculture. Two short years later, SDState will break ground on the Raven Precision Agriculture Center on Oct. 6. The facility will join agronomy, engineering and computer science disciplines together. John Killefer, the…

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Beef Bucks, Inc. named 2018 SDSU Friend of the Beef Industry

By: Staff Reports, The Brookings Register BROOKINGS – Beef Bucks, Inc., has been named the 2018 South Dakota State University Friend of the Beef Industry. The Beef Bucks program is a non-profit organization that strives to promote the beef industry and educate consumers. “Beef Bucks is a very innovative program that enhances the visibility of beef…

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Grand re-opening at McDonald’s

By:  Staff Reports, The Brookings Register The Brookings McDonald’s restaurant recently underwent a complete renovation of its dining area.  “It’s been 12 years since we rebuilt the store and it was time for a new look,” said store manager, Kristi Kirchmeier. To celebrate the new look and thank customers, the store had a grand re-opening on Wednesday,…

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Pioneer, Southside parks getting new playground sets

By: Jodelle Greiner, The Brookings Register BROOKINGS – Something’s missing at Pioneer and Southside parks. The old playground equipment, except one swingset at Pioneer Park, was removed a few weeks ago. Next, dirt and concrete work will be done to prepare the ground for new playground sets; installation should start by the end of the month, weather…

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Downtown businesses invited to the classroom

By: Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register BROOKINGS – You never stop learning, and the folks on the Downtown Brookings Business District Committee are doing their part to ensure that downtown Brookings business owners keep on learning new ways to improve their businesses and outreach. This committee, a part of the Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce, began…

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City council approves budget, CIP, strategic plan

By:  Jodelle Greiner, The Brookings Register    BROOKINGS – The Brookings City Council approved the 2019 budget ordinance, the Capital Improvement Plan and Community Reinvestment Plan at Tuesday’s meeting and learned a little more about possible upcoming expenses. The city budget is balanced as required by state law, City Manager Paul Briseno said. The general fund is…

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