The relationship between patient and caregiver is one of trust and intimacy. Patients reveal the innermost parts of themselves to health care professionals because they rely on those professionals for help. When patients open their homes to allow health professionals to care for them, patients allow another intimacy layer to be gently peeled away, exposing…

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BEDC to host free online webinar supporting entrepreneurs and start-ups Owning your own business can be challenging even in the best conditions, not to mention during a global pandemic. Techniques for self-care should be included as part of every entrepreneur’s business resources. An upcoming free webinar hosted by Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) will provide…

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The Swiftel Center has enacted cost-cutting measures, brought in new revenue with services never before performed by its staff, and hosted three major cattle shows this summer in an effort to help the city-owned facility to weather the COVID-19 pandemic. Swiftel Center Executive Director Tom Richter presented an overview of the past eight months at…

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SDSU President Barry Dunn and Brookings Chamber President/CEO Kelsey Doom discussed the university’s $25,000 donation to the Brookings Chamber of Commerce Gift Card Give Back program at Woster Celebration Hall at the SDSU Alumni Center. South Dakota State University is donating $25,000 to the Brookings Chamber of Commerce Gift Card Give Back program. The money…

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Chamber introduces Gift Card Give Back program to help local small businesses Kelsey Doom introduced the Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce’s Gift Card Give Back program at Tuesday’s Brookings City Council meeting. It will be funded in part with city money previously designated for Downtown at Sundown. Downtown at Sundown is a weekly summer event…

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Businesses can learn how to be proactive in reducing the spread of COVID-19 by improving indoor ventilation and mitigation strategies through South Dakota State University’s Economic Development Administration Center. The center aims to help businesses address technical and economic challenges utilizing faculty expertise and university equipment and testing capabilities, according to director Stephen Gent, a…

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When COVID-19 had Nicole Carlson quarantined at her Sioux Falls home, the South Dakota State University nursing instructor didn’t have to miss watching her students perform basic skills in the college’s simulation lab in Brookings. Thanks to a telepresence robot purchased through funding from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration, Carlson was right there…

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To show support of local health care providers during the pandemic, South Dakota State Athletics is honoring 11 Brookings Health System team members who have impacted the health system’s ability to provide care for the community during COVID-19.  “I am 63 years old, and never in my lifetime has the medical profession been more important…

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The Brookings City Council passed Ordinance 20-028 Tuesday 5-2 to extend COVID-19 restrictions after hearing the president of the local health system say his staff could be overrun in the near future and urge the public to wear masks. The current ordinance was set to expire Nov. 7. Ordinance 20-028 will take effect upon publication…

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For over seven weeks now the South Dakota Department of Health (DOH) has classified Brookings County as having substantial community spread of COVID-19, meaning the county has greater than 100 cases per 100,000 people. As the number of positive cases in the region rises, so do the number of hospitalizations and deaths. Today the DOH…

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