BEDC partnered with local organizations to promote employment opportunities for college students SDSU students were able to connect virtually to regional employers looking to hire for part-time, seasonal and internship positions at the 2020 SDSU Student Virtual Part-Time Job Fair held on September 9. Historically, the SDSU Student Part-Time Job Fair had been hosted on…

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Goal to have county in minimal to none community spread categories BROOKINGS – As the number of COVID-19 positive cases continues to rise in Brookings County and the surrounding area, Brookings Health System asks the public to help stop virus transmission and reduce community spread to the minimal or none category. “The month of August…

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By: Brookings Health System More than 30 teams participated in Brookings Health System Foundation‘s 11th annual Aiming to Inspire Health sporting clays fundraiser on Thursday, Aug. 13, at Medary Creek Hunt Club, rural Aurora, presented by First Bank & Trust. Net proceeds of over $18,000 were directed toward the Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund, which will…

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South Dakota State University officials and the 2020 Hobo Day Committee continued to meet over the summer and explore options as pertaining to this year’s Hobo Day celebration. Hobo Day is one of SDSU’s oldest and most beloved traditions, and the Hobo Day Committee is committed to providing programming this fall that recognizes and honors…

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County gets overpass update, opts for concrete roadway Brookings County commissioners agreed earlier this month to have their section of the road leading up to a new Interstate 29 interchange at 20th Street South/214th Street made out of concrete instead of asphalt. Brookings City Engineer Jackie Lanning gave a brief overview Aug. 4 on how…

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South Dakota State University’s Student Health Clinic and Counseling Services has three rapid point-of-care COVID-19 testing machines in place for testing of symptomatic students. The machines are from the South Dakota Department of Health. In addition, the state’s Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory on campus recently was certified by the federal Centers for Medicare…

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Phases determined by number of cases The Brookings City Council detailed a Reopening Road Map for handling the COVID-19 pandemic during its meeting Tuesday. The six-page document has four phases: Red Phase 1/Severe; Orange Phase 2/High; Yellow Phase 3/Moderate; and Green Phase 4/New Normal.  Phase 1 is Stay-At-Home and covered by Ordinance 20-006, which had…

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Identifying the mechanisms through which the new coronavirus enters and infects cells can help scientists combat COVID-19—and perhaps other emerging viruses. Professor Adam Hoppe of the South Dakota State University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will identify genes that inhibit or contribute to viral infections through a one-year, $200,000 National Science Foundation grant. Hoppe is…

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Pre-med student raising funds for COVID-19 relief “It’s a chaotic and stressful time. Our neighbors need us now more than ever. COVID-19 is creating new needs while putting enormous financial pressure on all nonprofits.”  With those concerns in mind, Brookings resident Hossam Halaweish, 20, has launched “Portraits for a Purpose.” “Following social-distancing guidelines, I have…

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