• Noem requests presidential disaster declaration for winter weather, flood damage

    PIERRE – Gov. Kristi Noem on Wednesday requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration to help South Dakotans and local governmental entities recover from property damage sustained during the statewide winter weather and flooding this spring.

  • Pause to honor the fallen on Memorial Day

    BROOKINGS – At 10 a.m. Monday, the Daktronics Room at the Swiftel Center will be the setting for the annual and traditional program in observance of Memorial Day.

  • Children’s book author to hold book signing

    BROOKINGS – Local children’s book author Barb Bolton Walder will make a guest appearance to sign copies of her new work, “Let Your Dreams Take You Anywhere You Want To Explore,” from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Trendz, 225 Main Ave., Brookings.

  • Garage fire damage estimated at $50,000

    ELKTON – A garage and vehicle were deemed a total loss after a weekend fire in Elkton, according to the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office.

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Building razed, another planned

BROOKINGS – The building where the Pizza Ranch restaurant was located was knocked down Thursday morning. The site is on Sixth Street, on the southern edge of the Village Square Mall.

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CBD oil cases won’t be prosecuted in Brookings County

BROOKINGS – Brookings County State’s Attorney Dan Nelson says that individuals found in possession of CBD oil will not be prosecuted in Brookings County. Nelson made the announcement at Tuesday’s Brookings County Commission meeting. His decision is in line with several other state’s attorneys in South Dakota following a state law change this past legislative session.

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Airplane coming to county roadways

BROOKINGS – Brookings County commissioners have given a local businessman permission to take off and land his plane on county roads.

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Healing or harming with cannabis?

Just about 4,000 years ago, Chinese writings explained the medicinal powers of what is now called cannabis or marijuana, describing its properties to help arthritis, gout, malaria, nausea and psychological stress.

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10 BSD retirees honored

BROOKINGS – Brookings School District is losing decades of talent and expertise this year with the retirement of 10 teachers and staff members in the 2018-2019 school year.

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SDSU soccer adds grad transfer

Jackrabbit soccer announced Wednesday the addition of graduate transfer Adalaide Kline for the 2019 season. Kline spent the last three seasons at Oklahoma State University and will be immediately eligible at South Dakota State.

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Bruins, Blues meet in Stanley Cup Final 49 years in making

Seeing the famous photo of Bobby Orr scoring the 1970 Stanley Cup-winning goal to beat his St. Louis Blues doesn’t bring back bad memories for Scotty Bowman.

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MIAC ousts original member St. Thomas for being too strong

ST. PAUL (AP) – The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has decided to oust St. Thomas, the largest school in the NCAA Division III league and the most successful in recent years in sports.

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Devine, Kreutner, Puetz, Hojer earn All-State honors

Brookings seniors Justin Devine and Tyler Kreutner made the South Dakota High School Baseball Class A All-State second team.

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Eight Jackrabbits make All-Summit League baseball team

TULSA, Okla. – Led by three-time selection Nick Smith, eight South Dakota State student-athletes were honored Tuesday on the 2019 All-Summit League Baseball Team.

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