Brookings area residents lined city boulevards along Sixth Street and Third Avenue Saturday morning as law enforcement officers and their supporters traveled in the first-ever Back the Blue parade, an event hosted by the Brookings Police Department Foundation. Attendees showed their gratitude and support for the officers along the parade route, then joined the group…

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A women-owned business plans to develop a new campground with a bar, restaurant and convenience store on the south side of Lake Campbell. Kattails Campground and Recreation off of 220th Street and 467th Avenue got approval earlier this month from Moody County commissioners acting as the board of adjustment. It initially will include about 20…

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BROOKINGS – The Children’s Museum of South Dakota accepted the South Dakota Humanities Council Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities Award at the first-ever virtual Festival of Books on Oct. 3. Winners are selected based on their outstanding commitment to scholarly and cultural advocacy for the humanities in South Dakota. The museum received the award in…

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The Brookings High School Building Trades class has long taught students the skills it takes to construct a home. This year, however, the students are putting their skills to use as they give back to the community with a special Habitat for Humanity home build. Under the direction of instructor Kale Skogen, the nearly 40…

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The South Dakota Board of Regents today agreed to maintain a spring semester calendar of 77 class days for the six public universities, with the academic term beginning Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, and concluding Friday, May 7, 2021. University and board officials considered adjusting the spring semester in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but there…

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Wilbert’s Alehouse is part of DenWil Hospitality Group “We’ve finally opened, after being established in 2018,” said Eric Miller, chef and director of operations for Wilbert’s Alehouse, with a hearty laugh.  “We’re open for reservations only, 5 to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday.”  Reservations can be made into the future, and some lunch-group reservations are…

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Medgene Labs hosted members of the South Dakota Legislature at its vaccine production facility in Brookings recently to discuss possible funding sources for a new COVID-19 vaccine developed for companion animals.  The vaccine has shown promise in pre-clinical studies, the lab reports.  Medgene Labs is an animal health company that provides vaccines and services to…

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BEDC announces free, virtual hiring event with local employment opportunities Job seekers hoping to make a fresh start, find a better job, or explore a new career direction will discover a wealth of exciting opportunities at the Brookings Area Virtual Job Fair hosted by Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC). This free, virtual experience will be…

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The annual Brookings Area Excellence in Family Business Award was presented by the Prairie Family Business Association to the Kjelden Family of Sterling Technology in recognition of their commitment to their community and their success in transitioning their business through multiple generations.Founded in 1987, Sterling Technology has led the way in the industry of bovine…

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If you are exposed to the new coronavirus, how likely are you to become infected? How many virus particles you inhale and where they land within the respiratory tract can affect your chances of contracting COVID-19, according to assistant professor Saikat Basu of South Dakota State University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering. “To become infected, you…

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