Brookings native, Wooden Legs team up to create space for stand-up comedians A Brookings native and comedian and a local pub want to bring some laughter to the community, something that’s been lacking since the start of the pandemic. On Valentine’s Day weekend, Wooden Legs Brewing Company is partnering with Sean Leary for the premier…

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The Brookings chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace marked the building of its 1,000th bed on Saturday, according to chapter president Dave Miller. It’s a bittersweet milestone, he said, especially since it only took about 2 1/2 years. “It’s amazing, it’s humbling, it’s quite a milestone to reach, but it’s challenging to me personally to…

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Meet Shane Andersen, a Real Estate Agent with the Brookings Home Team powered by Century 21 Krogman & CO. Shane started working full time in real estate in 2009 and has won the Century 21 Quality Service Award every year since 2010. He has held positions on the South Dakota Association of Realtors at the…

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The Downtown Brookings Business District Committee, a committee of the Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce, relaunched the Downtown Economic Development Incentive Fund (DEDIF) today. The purpose of the DEDIF Loan Program is to stimulate private investment in downtown Brookings by lending funds to downtown property owners for the purpose of exterior streetside real estate improvements,…

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BEDC and SDSU co-host free online webinar supporting innovators Knowing how to best protect your business idea or product can seem a bit confusing. An upcoming free webinar will help guide you through the steps to take to ensure your intellectual property is kept secure.  Patent attorney Matt Poulsen PhD of Suiter Swantz based in…

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The Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce Public Affairs Committee will host its legislative forums for this 96th legislative session virtually.  This year, local lawmakers will answer constituents’ questions via Zoom. The first session is set for 9 a.m. Saturday. “These legislative forums are vital for Chamber members and Brookings residents to learn from and communicate…

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South Dakota State University’s accelerated medical laboratory science program was ranked No. 2 nationally by BestValueSchools.org in Top Fastest Undergraduate Degrees: Biological and Biomedical Studies. SDSU’s accelerated Bachelor of Science program is a mixture of online, on campus and clinical courses. “South Dakota State University earned a ranking in BestValueSchools.org’s Fastest Undergraduate Degrees in 2021 due…

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SDSU grads needed right now in the workplace “This will go down in the history of the University as one of the most challenging times that we’ve had,” said South Dakota State University President Barry H. Dunn in a recent interview with The Brookings Register.  “And I certainly recognize that. I don’t mean to diminish…

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A well-established therapy and rehabilitation clinic from Sioux Falls has opened a new clinic in Brookings. Goodcare LLC opened on Oct. 1 in the Medical Center Plaza, located at 3405 Sixth St. “We’ve been a therapy company since about 2009, and we are a therapy-owned and run company, and so we have focused on pediatrics…

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Kara Grayson wanted a one-stop shop for women to get clothes, jewelry and gifts, so she started two stores that complement each other: Dakota Soul Boutique, which has “a little bit of everything,” and Designs by Kara Marie, which features her handcrafted jewelry. The stores are located at 2035 Orchard Drive, behind Casey’s General Store…

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