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BROOKINGS – South Dakota State University animal science students participated in the American Society of Animal Science Midwest Academic Quadrathlon in Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska, March 13-14.

BROOKINGS – Three students in the South Dakota State University Department of Dairy and Food Science recently received scholarships from the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board.

Do you ever feel like you can’t do anything right? Or maybe you feel like you’ve failed your kids or your spouse.

“A cry is heard in Ramah – deep anguish and bitter weeping. Rachel weeps for her children, refusing to be comforted – for her children are gone.” (Jeremiah 31:15.)

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BROOKINGS – June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month, commemorating the 1969 Stonewall riots, encouraging acceptance, and celebrating the historical impact of the LGBTQ+ community. In recognition of Pride Month, the Brookings Public Library will host three Pride-centered events.

Brookings’ long-delayed new government building is ready for occupancy at last. The bill for a government building in Brookings was introduced by Hon. Philo Hall of this city in 1908. An appropriation was made at that time for the site, and this was followed later by a larger appropriation for the building. It was not until the spring of 1913, though, that work was started. Further delays in construction pushed the opening date to this week.

The recent windstorm that swept across eastern South Dakota left much destruction in its path during a very busy time of year for farmers.

BROOKINGS – SDSU Extension and South Dakota Animal Industry Board veterinarians are encouraging South Dakota cattle producers to include the anthrax vaccine in their vaccination program when they turn out cattle to summer pastures this spring.

BROOKINGS – All nonprofit organizations in the Brookings area are encouraged to apply for a VFW Auxiliary Third Sunday Breakfast grant. There are only eight grants available for the coming year.

SIOUX FALLS – South Dakota’s ag industry leaders and teachers will join forces this summer to develop new strategies for teaching students the importance of agriculture.

BROOKINGS – The state on Wednesday reported 595 new COVID-19 cases and eight deaths in South Dakota in the past week. Twenty-eight of the new cases have been reported in Brookings County.

The new public library is practically completed and will be ready for occupancy the latter part of the month.

RAPID CITY – During the Dakota Credit Union Association awards banquet that was recently held at the Holiday Inn-Rushmore Plaza in Rapid City, three Dakota credit union professionals were recognized for their outstanding individual achievements.

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BROOKINGS – The ultimate goal of a new local nonprofit is to help find a cure for Lou Gehrig’s disease. Kiss My ALS Foundation was formed in 2021 and officially granted tax exempt status by the IRS in February 2022.

SIOUX FALLS – Girl Scouts-Dakota Horizons announced that Wendy Dailey from Brookings, has received the Girl Scout USA Volunteer of Excellence Award.

Kali Lamp’s first-grade class at Dakota Prairie Elementary hosted an event on Tuesday, May 17, for police officers in Brookings in honor of National Police Week.

Hypothyroidism, the condition of the thyroid gland not making enough thyroid hormone, is a common hormonal disorder. Perhaps because hypothyroidism is common and its symptoms can be widespread and vague, misconceptions abound. Let’s cover the facts.

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