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PIERRE — At the end of a week in which two more tribal nations voted to ban her from their lands, Gov. Kristi Noem called on tribal leaders to partner with state law enforcement to battle drug …

VOLGA — The Brookings County Museum in Volga will open for the summer on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. Shirley Deethardt of Aurora, president of the Brookings County Historical …

  In August of 1906 some of Brookings’ most successful businessmen gathered at the Masonic Temple to organize what they decided to call the “Get Busy Club.”   The …

BROOKINGS — Some users of the Brookings Public Library, individuals and groups alike, could see fee changes next year following recommendations from the library’s board at …

BROOKINGS — Brookings High School Principal Heather Miller-Cink will leave the position after just one year on the job. Though her departure was not mentioned at Monday’s meeting of …

BROOKINGS — A blaze involving a 15-passenger van in Brookings on Tuesday night resulted in significant damage to the vehicle, but no injuries. Brookings Fire Chief Pete Bolzer told the …

Editor’s note: As part of Historical Preservation Month, this is the 1906 report on the dedication of Catholic Church in Brookings from the Brookings County Press. The information was compiled …

BROOKINGS — Brookings Superintendent of Schools Summer Schultz sent an email to district parents on Tuesday morning regarding apparent robocalls received at district offices.  The …

De SMET — A rural South Dakota county known mainly as the former home of beloved author Laura Ingalls Wilder is on the precipice of rapid growth as two record-setting agricultural processing …

SIOUX FALLS — A man from Minnesota who was arrested on drug charges in Brookings is facing prison time following his sentencing by a judge on May 6 on a federal charge. Verran Burdunice, …

BROOKINGS — Biking enthusiasts in and around Brookings have a new option for rides, repairs, maintenance and accessories with the recent opening of DO Bike & Fitness. The full-service …

BROOKINGS — This marks the 30 th year of the annual Trout Extravaganza. It’s a bit of a family event and could serve as a rite of passage to fishing in South Dakota and elsewhere: …

BROOKINGS — The initial development plan for the Brookings Marketplace was OK’d at the May 6 meeting of the Brookings Planning Commission — along with plans for two new apartment …

BROOKINGS — For Gwen McCausland, director of the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum, and her staff there was a wartime story, pretty much overlooked in the thousands of views of the war, …

(AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is now banned from entering nearly 20% of her state after two more tribes banished her this week over comments she made earlier this year about tribal …

BROOKINGS — On Nov. 2, 1889, the state of South Dakota entered the union. In late September 1989, Brookings elementary schools — Medary, Hillcrest and Central; Brookings Middle School; …

BROOKINGS COUNTY — It was more or less all hands on deck for area law enforcers on Wednesday morning as a vehicle pursuit that started in Ivanhoe, Minnesota, roared through Brookings County at …

The New Methodist Episcopal Church Dedicated Free of Debt. The Finest Edifice in South Dakota. Brookings Register – December 22, 1904 THE NEW CHURCH It would be difficult to …

Curmudgeon's Corner

Since completing my last marathon in San Antonio in 1990, I never again ran any long distance races. I did, however, run one of the legs of the Longest Day Marathon and the Jack 15 in those long-ago …

BROOKINGS — Two types of liquor fees are now in lockstep with each other pricing-wise at $100,000 each following a 7-0 vote at Tuesday night’s Brookings City Council meeting. …

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