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Survey results reveal shopping/dining preferences, overall impressions of Brookings

2,123 responses provide valuable insight on local retail industry A survey recently completed by Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) shows residents would like more retail choices, with family restaurants, clothing stores and additional grocery options high on the list of requests. The Brookings County Consumer Survey was completed by 2,123 Brookings County residents and workers…

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Brookings No. 7 on Arts-Vibrant Cities list

City named to national arts-vibrant list for first time BROOKINGS – Brookings has gained national attention for its commitment to the arts and was named to the fifth annual list of Most Arts-Vibrant Cities in the United States, announced Darla Biel, chair of the Brookings Public Arts Commission. “Being recognized and named on the Arts…

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SDSU researchers to study how cells recycle proteins

Human cells break down excess or unusable proteins into amino acids they can use, but scientists do not understand the process. “We know cells recycle proteins to conserve energy, but what, how and when that is happening is another story,” said Nicholas Butzin, an assistant professor of biology and microbiology in the South Dakota State…

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New SDSU ADRDL open for business

BROOKINGS – Dignitaries, South Dakota State University faculty and staff, and others from the agricultural community celebrated the new Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (ADRDL) with a ribbon cutting on campus Friday afternoon. Ag professors and deans spoke and attended the event alongside SDSU President Barry Dunn and Lt. Gov. Larry Rhoden, who’s shown…

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Fourth Annual Maker Festival to be held Sept. 26 in Brookings

Creativity and innovation on display at free “Show and Tell” event A popular, unique and family-friendly Brookings event featuring local innovators and DIYrs demonstrating their amazing creativity is back for its fourth year. The Brookings Maker Festival will be held on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Kidoodle Way, in front…

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BEDC awarded $35,000 grant for Innovation Summit

Brookings Economic Development Corporation has received a USDA Rural Business Development Grant to hold a day-long event that will help existing businesses and entrepreneurs remain competitive in the next generation economy.   The Brookings Innovation Summit on Oct. 17 will feature keynote speaker Mitch Ditkoff. Ditkoff is an award-winning author and co-founder of “Idea Champions,”…

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SDSU researchers part of new national transportation center

South Dakota State University researchers will develop innovative techniques to repair and construct bridges and roadways through a new U.S. Department of Transportation-funded research center, according to Mostafa Tazarv, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering. SDSU is part of a consortium of 11 universities working to improve the durability and extend the life of…

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Brookings Grant Writing Workshop on August 1, 2019

Learn fundamentals of grant writing, event open to the public Brookings, S.D. July 8, 2019 Brookings area residents interested in learning more about grant writing are invited to a workshop to be held Thursday, August 1 from 10pm-4pm at the Brookings Innovation Center. This valuable workshop, let by individuals of the SDSU Extension Community Vitality…

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SDSU To Host Launch Entrepreneurship Conference on April 12

Launch: South Dakota’s Entrepreneurship Education Conference is a one day event advancing entrepreneurship education throughout South Dakota.  It is geared for students, educators, and economic development and community leaders.  This year’s event will be held April 12, 2019 at Club 71 in the Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. Keynote speaker is Harris III, an illusionist and entrepreneur. The title of…

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