March 15, 2021 After a year of planning and adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic, South Dakota State University’s JacksRBack Task Force is beginning initial efforts focused on a return to more normal operations during the 2021 fall semester. The JacksRBack Task Force was launched last April at the direction of SDSU President Barry Dunn to…

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March 12, 2021 South Dakota State University student Paul Schlotman had the opportunity to engage in conversations with other students across the nation around diversity in agriculture through a virtual experience hosted by Agriculture Future of America (AFA). The series for young professionals studying in agriculture and related fields, called AFA Bridge: Thriving through our…

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March 12, 2021 South Dakota State University was the top-ranked public institution in GradReports’ 2021 Best Colleges in South Dakota by Salary Score. In addition, SDSU’s 52.31 Salary Score is higher than the median for all U.S. colleges. “We rank schools based on Salary Score because the cost of college is a significant investment and…

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By: John Kubal, The Brookings Register – Updated: 5 days ago Posted Mar 11, 2021 Indoor training center in use by end of March BROOKINGS – The out-front sign says a lot about a long-awaited building on Main Avenue South that will serve the Brookings area community well: it’s the “Fishback Indoor Training Facility powered…

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By: Institute of Lutheran Theology – Updated: 5 days ago Posted Mar 10, 2021 BROOKINGS – The Institute of Lutheran Theology (ILT), located in Brookings, has received a $1,550,000 endowment gift to establish the Kathrine Grosen Memorial Scholarship Fund. The fund is dedicated to addressing the growing need for Lutheran pastors in North America. The…

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Brookings, S.D. – Mar. 10, 2021 – Brookings Health System has been awarded on Newsweek’s list of World’s Best Hospitals 2021. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The awards list was announced on Mar. 3 and can currently be viewed on Newsweek’s website.…

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Meet Tanner DeKam, the Branch Manager at Great Western Bank in Brookings. After graduating from SDSU, Tanner started his work within the financial industry where he found his passion and interest for helping people! Name: Tanner Dekam Title: Branch Manger Hometown: Edgerton, MN Company: Great Western Bank – Brookings What are your responsibilities? Tanner is…

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By: Bart Pfankuch, South Dakota News Watch – Updated: 6 days ago Posted Mar 9, 2021 South Dakota dairy producers have undergone a rapid expansion over the past few years to meet the milk needs of the state’s growing cheesemaking industry, bringing a burst of economic prosperity to farm families and farming communities throughout the…

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By: Jodelle Greiner, The Brookings Register – Updated: 1 week ago Posted Mar 5, 2021 Livermont adds new items, maintains atmosphere at convenience store BROOKINGS – A Brookings landmark is back in business. Gary Newman closed Newman’s Convenience Store in 2020, but Ryan Livermont has reopened it.  Many things are the same: it’s still called…

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By: Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment – Updated: 1 week ago Posted Mar 4, 2021 BROOKINGS – A coalition concerned with the health and safety of children is asking local entities and individuals to sign a pledge to help create a resilient community in Brookings County.  The coalition, made up of representatives from…

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