Produce grown in container on campus to be used at Children’s Museum of South Dakota Missouri River Energy Services, the Electric Power Research Institute, South Dakota State University and the Children’s Museum of South Dakota are collaborating on a high-tech “farm-in-a-box” built entirely inside a specialized 40-foot container. The container was delivered and installed Friday,…

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Most people, especially kids, waste a lot of time on their phones, aimlessly scrolling through things that allow them to continue to procrastinate on work.  However, for one BHS student, working on his phone is precisely that – his work. Brookings High School junior Samyok Nepal has created a free app – available for both…

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Mechanical engineering students Wade Olson of Omaha, Nebraska, left, and Nick Runge of Sioux Falls work with teammates Matthew Berg of Baldwin, Wisconsin, and Anthony Bachmeier of Aberdeen, who manage the business and promotions side of the NASA drone project. They are part of a seven-member senior design team which will be making a drone…

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BROOKINGS – Hello Sunshine is a store that’s meant to brighten everyone’s day, from the name right down to what’s on the shelves, according to owners Ariel Ullom and Kristin Goetz. Hello Sunshine opened Nov. 16 at 404 Main Ave. and has clothes – including plus-sizes – home decor and gift items. “We (wanted to…

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The Brookings City Council on Tuesday accepted a proposal by Linchpin Corporation to turn the Old Armory, at 221 Main Ave., into a restaurant and lounge and meeting space and build a boutique hotel with a two-level parking garage on its west side. Now the city will move forward with creating a development agreement with…

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Kirsten Gjesdal and Sheri Vaughn are sharing a space at 414 Main Ave. for their complementary businesses, Honeycomb Gifts and Hand-Tied Floral Boutique, and say it’s working out well. Honeycomb Gifts Gjesdal opened Honeycomb Gifts on Oct. 23 as an offshoot of The Carrot Seed Kitchen Co., which she opened in 2015 after starting out…

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ELKTON – Mortland’s Burgers and More opened its doors in Elkton recently to high reviews. Owners Randy and Margo Mortland started the business after the previous owners sold the site.  “When we moved to Elkton, we had eaten here a variety of times, so we knew what the place had to offer,” Margo Mortland said.…

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Old five and dime becoming public market, commercial kitchen; two floors of apartments above BROOKINGS – Not much of the original building at 420 Main Ave. in Brookings is left, but its bare bones are providing a framework for the beginning of a new downtown business. Brookings Built Green is working to resurrect the building…

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BROOKINGS – A popular local coffee shop has expanded its presence in Brookings. Kurt Osborne has officially opened the second location of Kool Beans coffee shop on the corner of Sixth Street and Jackrabbit Avenue, across the street from McDonald’s. The new location offers a variety of coffee beverages, smoothies and several different healthy food…

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