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WEST ALLIS, Wisconsin (AP) — A roaring crowd of battleground state voters greeted  Vice President Kamala Harris  Tuesday as she opened her Democratic political case against Republican …

The Brookings School District Foundation is launching the Bobcat Innovation Grant — a program to provide $5000 per semester to Brookings teachers seeking to enhance their classrooms in creative …

BROOKINGS — The newest meat shop in Brookings — Homestead Meats — takes the phrase “keeping it in the family” to all-new heights: It’s run by the Glanzer brothers …

BROOKINGS — Lunar Life — the Children’s Museum of South Dakota’s newest exhibit — is designed for children and families to learn about space. But it turned out that …

WATERTOWN — On Monday, Aug. 5,work is scheduled to begin on U.S. Highway 212 at the Interstate 29 junction in Watertown. Work will be completed above the roadway to repair the damaged girder on …

BROOKINGS — Becker’s Hospital Review recently published its 100 Great Community Hospitals 2024 list, recognizing Brookings Health System as one of its top community hospitals. In the …

The George Dokken Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary of Post No. 2118 have selected organizations that will participate in the Third Sunday Breakfast program for the 2024-2025 year. The …

BRUCE — The little town of Bruce invites folks to “Buzz on Over to the County Fair” — that’s the theme of this year’s Honey Days. “We have a lot of our …

BROOKINGS — A man who served as treasurer of a local foundation has pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly $25,000 from the charity over a period of more than three years. Nicholas Kleven of …

BROOKINGS — Rachel Short and Gazala Ameen, two assistant professors in South Dakota State University's College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, have each received one of the …

Brookings OLLI members were grateful and delighted by the continued financial support from First Bank & Trust to help with decreasing class fees and increasing rewards this past semester. …

BROOKINGS ­— The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States — BPOE — was formally organized in New York city on Feb. 18, 1868. Its mission would encompass …

From the Garden

Low in calories and versatile, cucumbers can flavor beverages, perk up a salad, served as a snack, or made into pickles. This popular vegetable is a good source of fiber, potassium, and vitamin K. …

Read all about what's on the menu in Brookings, Bruce and Elkton in the days ahead.

Read all about what Brookings-area governing agencies have on their agendas in the week ahead.

BROOKINGS — But for a change of heart, Brookings might never have had Fire Chief Pete Bolzer, and he might very well have become involved in a very different kind of firefighting. “I …

An Iowa woman who formerly worked for the South Dakota Department of Social Services is accused of stealing an estimated $1.8 million from the department’s Division of Child Protection Services …

This Sunday marks the last concert of the Brookings Area Community Band 2024 season at Pioneer Park. The band invites one and all to come early this Sunday for their annual brat and burger …

Each year the Brookings Rotary Club awards six $1,000 scholarships to area high school seniors who will attend South Dakota State University. Funds for the scholarships are collected throughout …

Brookings Rotary Club 2024-25 President Jen Olson, above left, accepts the gavel from retiring President Michael Gonda after taking her oath of office. Her first order of business was to install …

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