By: Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register Innovative learning is at the heart of what the Children’s Museum of South Dakota does, and that’s always been the case at one of its most popular exhibits, Splash. The highly interactive, water-based room has always been a favorite with guests, and now, a project two years in the…

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By: SDSU College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences BROOKINGS – The CHS Foundation, funded by charitable gifts from CHS Inc., announced Thursday a $1.5 million grant to support the South Dakota State University precision agriculture program and construction of the new Raven Precision Agriculture Center on campus. “The gift from the CHS Foundation is…

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Family-friendly “Show and Tell” event is free for makers and the public A popular, uniquely Brookings event is back for the third year, offering a family-friendly showcase of creativity and innovation. The Brookings Maker Festival will be held on Thursday, Sept. 13 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Kidoodle Way, in front of the…

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By Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register An ambitious build is underway in downtown Brookings. At 420 Main Ave., Kind Properties is working to restore the space most recently held by Angel’s Attic into something like its original appearance, though with a more modern take and an additional two stories that would contain 22 studio apartments.…

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Organization partnering with Kind Properties to establish unique resource for Brookings Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC), through Vision Brookings Foundation, has received a USDA Rural Business Development Grant to create a commercial kitchen and implement a technical assistance program to assist the efforts of area food entrepreneurs. The kitchen will be located at 420 Main…

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Day-long workshop held to identify Brookings, SDSU role in solving industry challenges A recently formed collaborative effort concentrating on the precision agriculture industry seeks to advance research opportunities and industry connections at SDSU while promoting business development within the Brookings area. On June 25, approximately thirty South Dakota State University (SDSU) associate deans, department heads…

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Vision Brookings driving force behind city’s success A research report on the economy of the American Heartland has identified Brookings as one of five communities outperforming the nation and most micropolitan (population between 10,000 and 50,000) areas on the Coasts. The Walton Family Foundation works to promote economic vitality in the Heartland by taking a…

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By: Jennifer Quail, BEDC Director of Entrepreneur Support YEP, you can do it! We all know how impactful positive words and encouragement can be.  I’d like to think we all have at least one story or memory of someone giving us encouragement, sharing kind words or simply a smile that made a difference.  Positivity and…

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Building a vibrant downtown by Kristi Larsen, Marketing Director All throughout the nation, empty downtown store fronts are prevalent in rural communities that are seeing steady population declines. The downtown is the heart of a community. A healthy, vibrant downtown portrays a strong local economy. National retailers who are looking at new store locations will…

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