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  • Brookings FSA office among those temporarily reopening

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Wednesday that many Farm Service Agency offices will reopen temporarily in the starting today to perform certain limited services for farmers and ranchers despite the government shutdown. The Brookings FSA office at 205 Sixth St. is on the list of those offices that will reopen.

  • MN man injured in accident

    ELKTON – A Pipestone man was injured after a rollover accident Tuesday, according to the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Board OKs confidential settlement

    BROOKINGS – The Brookings School Board approved on Monday a confidential settlement with a former student who sued the district for depriving her of proper due process rights.

  • Lawmakers to weigh asking voters to extend legislative terms

    PIERRE (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers are set to debate a measure introduced Wednesday that would ask voters to double legislators’ current two-year terms in office.

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Van and Barb Fishback Family offers $3.5M challenge

BROOKINGS – Van and Barbara Fishback, longtime benefactors of South Dakota State University and namesakes of the university’s Honors College, made public Monday a $3.5 million challenge match.

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Mobile home destroyed in fire

BROOKINGS – A young man’s life was saved by his smoke alarm during a mobile home fire early Tuesday morning, according to Deputy Fire Chief Pete Bolzer, who added a warning.

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Tobin Michael Johnson - Sioux Falls

Tobin Michael Johnson, 31, of Sioux Falls, formerly of the Brookings, area, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.

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New Year’s baby arrives Thursday

BROOKINGS – Hajar Hameed Addeen has a special reason for the name she picked for her third child, who happens to be Brookings’ New Year’s Baby.

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Dakota Prairie classes team up with Blizzard

BROOKINGS – Members of the Brookings Blizzard hockey team have been leaving the ice and heading to a local elementary school in order to volunteer in classrooms.

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Junior Varsity boys split; JV girls shut out Yankton, Watertown

The Ranger JV went 1-1 over the weekend with a 10-0 shutout of Yankton before falling, 5-0, to undefeated Sioux Falls 1. Brookings is sixth in the SDAHA standings with 12 points, courtesy of a 6-4 record.

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Hunter, Jerome lead No. 4 Virginia in 81-59 rout of ninth-ranked VT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – De’Andre Hunter scored 21 points and Ty Jerome had 14 and a career-high 12 assists as No. 4 Virginia started fast and routed No. 9 Virginia Tech 81-59 on Tuesday night.

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DRSM, Arlington, Colman-Egan, ELB open with wins

ELKTON/ARLINGTON – The top four seeds held true as Dell Rapids St. Mary, Arlington, Colman-Egan and Elkton-Lake Benton picked up victories in the first round of the Dakota Valley Conference Boys’ Basketball Tournament on Tuesday.

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Selland named Player of the Week

SIOUX FALLS – For the first time in her career, South Dakota State’s Myah Selland was named Summit League Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, announced Monday.

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Dolphins, Redhawks, Hawks, Cardinals post wins

WHITE/RAMONA – Top-seeded Deubrook Area, No. 2 Estelline/Hendricks, third-seeded Colman-Egan and No. 5 Arlington posted first-round wins in the Dakota Valley Conference Girls’ Basketball Tournament on Monday.

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