Project made possible by $193,256 Community Innovation Grant from the Bush Foundation Brookings is taking a comprehensive look at workplace diversity and inclusion, and its findings and potential solutions could serve as a role model across the region. The two-year Deliberating Diversity project, made possible with a $193,256 Community Innovation Grant from the Bush Foundation,…

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A newly renovated store is bringing increased options to downtown Brookings, in the same location where many Brookings residents have searched for furniture in the past. The Brookings Furniture Co. is located in the former home of Rude’s Home Furnishings and will open its doors to customers at 9 a.m. Wednesday. This week only, special…

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Health system ranks in top 1% nationally Brookings Health System was recently named as a 2020 Top 20 Rural Community Hospital and one of the 2020 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States. Nationally, Brookings Health ranks in the top one percent of all rural and community hospitals. “Our teamwork and commitment…

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The city of Brookings saw 560 building permits and almost $50 million in total construction value in 2019, according to City Engineer Jackie Lanning. That includes residential and non-residential construction, she said. The total for 2018 was 469 permits. “So overall, we did have about 100 more total number of (building) permits for the year,”…

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$2,500 in prize money awarded Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) announced the winners of the annual Idea Competition on Friday, Feb. 28 at a public reception held at the Innovation Center. This year marked the thirteenth year of the contest, which encourages Brookings area residents and SDSU students to think about starting new businesses or…

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Brookings High School administrators are proposing the creation of a new alternative high school to help the district deal with a rising number of failing grades, truancies and other issues. At the Jan. 29 Brookings School Board meeting, BHS Principal Paul von Fischer and Vice Principal Shelly Jensen presented statistics about failing and truant students…

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A new home design and décor store has opened in downtown Brookings, taking up residence at the corner of Main Avenue and Fourth Street.  Pasque – named after the South Dakota state flower – is a sundry “mid-century modern” and “Scandinavian” inspired furniture and gift shop owned and run by Laci Thompson. “Pasque has been…

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South Dakota State University undergraduate students will tell legislators about landscape architecture and food science research at the Student Poster Session March 4 in Pierre. Junior Anthony Miller of Dell Rapids and senior Gabriel Heller of Aberdeen will explain how their landscape designs integrate green infrastructure, such as rain gardens, retention ponds and swales, to…

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Functional space, diverse resources and endless possibility WATCH: KELO News Report Brookings Built Green is excited to celebrate the opening of a unique community resource bringing business opportunity, cultural engagement and fellowship through food. The Brookings Community Kitchen located at 420 Main Avenue is designed to be a food hub for the Brookings region. The…

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