New club pairs collegians with residents at The Neighborhoods at Brookview BROOKINGS – Residents at The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home now have the opportunity to be matched with a college student through the new South Dakota State University Adopt-A-Grandparent Club.  “Adopt-A-Grandparent is a great Brookings volunteer opportunity while students attend SDSU,” Activities Director Amanda…

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Mechanical engineering students Wade Olson of Omaha, Nebraska, left, and Nick Runge of Sioux Falls work with teammates Matthew Berg of Baldwin, Wisconsin, and Anthony Bachmeier of Aberdeen, who manage the business and promotions side of the NASA drone project. They are part of a seven-member senior design team which will be making a drone…

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BROOKINGS – RDG Consultants are fine-tuning plans to improve Bob Shelden Field with a new design and ecologically friendly features. The Brookings City Council earlier this month listened to plans by RDG. The firm is in the schematic design phase, said architect Tom Ohle and landscape architect Jason Blome. They are working with city staff,…

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Parts of Moody, Brookings and Kingsbury counties are in line to get high-speed broadband service as part of a $9.5 million federal grant. Valley FiberCom of Volga has plans to lay 763 miles of fiber in rural areas of Moody, Brookings and Kingsbury counties in 2021. The project’s total expense, which will not cost customers…

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POET founder and CEO Jeff Broin announced a $2 million gift for precision agriculture at South Dakota State University. POET and SDSU have a strong history of collaboration on innovative research projects and training the next generation to use agriculture to solve the world’s most pressing issues, like climate change. POET is proud to partner with…

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BROOKINGS – Nurse practitioner Danielle Hohm has opened up the first nurse practitioner’s clinic in Brookings. Danielle Hohm, FNP, Family Wellness Clinic is located at 317 Sixth Ave., in the same building as Flaskey Chiropractic. The two businesses function independently of each other and have their own offices and patient rooms but work within the…

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BROOKINGS – Hello Sunshine is a store that’s meant to brighten everyone’s day, from the name right down to what’s on the shelves, according to owners Ariel Ullom and Kristin Goetz. Hello Sunshine opened Nov. 16 at 404 Main Ave. and has clothes – including plus-sizes – home decor and gift items. “We (wanted to…

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South Dakota State University students Dylan Dulas and Kesmond Willert won the Brookings Student Business Plan Competition, Dec. 11 at the Brookings Innovation Center at the Research Park at South Dakota State University. Dulas, who is from Marshall, Minnesota, and Willert, of Brookings, also won the 2018 Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s Idea Competition and…

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BROOKINGS – TD Garden, home of the NHL’s Boston Bruins and the NBA’s Boston Celtics, continues to improve the game-day experience for its fans by partnering with Daktronics to install the first 2.5-millimeter centerhung video screens this year.  The installation marks the tightest pixel pitch on a centerhung in sports. “Our game presentation enhancements are…

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