• T-shirt sales calls not a Brookings School District activity

    BROOKINGS – A company that says it is from Watertown, calling about a sales opportunity for customized Bobcat T-shirts, is not associated with the Brookings School District.

  • Brookings hit with two outages

    BROOKINGS – Two power outages that hit Brookings’ northside and affected the South Dakota State University campus within the past week were flukes, according to Russ Halgerson, Brookings Municipal Utilities electric department manager.

  • Big Sioux River Valley urged to prepare for record flooding

    PIERRE (AP) – Gov. Kristi Noem is encouraging residents in the Big Sioux River Valley in eastern South Dakota to start preparing for record flooding.

  • Noem signs bill allowing firearms in S.D. Capitol

    PIERRE (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has signed bills allowing people to carry firearms in the state Capitol building and requiring public schools to prominently display signs that say “In God We Trust.”

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Too. Much. Snow.

BROOKINGS – The Brookings area has been hit with seemingly unending snowfall for the past couple of months. Superintendent Matt Bartley and the Brookings Street Department are running out of room to dump it, and there’s still more in the forecast.

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‘Tin Man’ coming down

BROOKINGS – It would take more than an oil can to save this “Tin Man.” That’s why Brookings Municipal Utilities has decided to take down the Fourth Street water tower and build a state-of-the-art water tower on the same location, according to Eric Witt, BMU’s water/wastewater and engineering manager.

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Reports of flooding problems throughout Brookings

BROOKINGS – The daylong rain Wednesday forced the Brookings Liquor Store to close and Larson Manufacturing Company to send workers home and prompted people to enquire about sandbags, according to officials.

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South Dakota passes bills to discourage Keystone XL rioting

PIERRE (AP) – South Dakota is poised to approve laws aimed at potential protests against the planned Keystone XL oil pipeline, seeking to prevent disruptive demonstrations like those against the Dakota Access pipeline that cost neighboring North Dakota nearly $40 million and led to hundreds of arrests beginning in late 2016.

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Not guilty pleas to rape, possession of child pornography

BROOKINGS – A Brookings man has pleaded not guilty to charges alleging he raped two girls and was in possession of child pornography between July 2017 and February 2019.

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Flandreau’s Hannah Parsley earns first-team A All-State honors

Todd County senior Raven Cournoyer was not happy as the 2018-19 girls’ basketball season began. And her opponents on the court paid the price.

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SDSU’s DeHaven, Burdick earn Yearly Indoor Awards

SIOUX FALLS – South Dakota State’s head coach Rod DeHaven and senior distance runner Kyle Burdick were named as The Summit League’s men’s coach and track athlete of the year on Wednesday.

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North Dakota State holds off NC Central 78-74 in First Four

DAYTON, Ohio – North Dakota State is one of the best free-throw shooting teams in the country, and that’s what it came down to at the end of the Bison’s First Four win over North Carolina Central.

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Class B girls’ All-State team is laden with senior talent

Five superb seniors and one super sophomore highlight this year’s Class B girls basketball all-state first team, as voted on by the South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association.

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Belmont beats Temple 81-70 for first NCAA Tournament win

DAYTON, Ohio – A few seconds were still left on the clock when Fran Dunphy headed to midcourt for his final postgame handshake, the outcome long decided. Belmont was simply too much for his Owls.

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