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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 — After gathering public input about Six-Mile Creek flood mitigation efforts in March, the city of Brookings will host a follow-up meeting on May 20. The city’s engineering …

Brookings County 4-H News

The Medary Creek Beavers held their monthly meeting in Elkton at the Community Center on May 5. Maddisyn called the meeting to order, Hans led the flag pledge and Jackson led the 4-H pledge. …

David Norby of the Brookings Optimist Club presented a check the Rick Heib for the Brookings High School Bowling Team. Last year, 40 students participated which is the biggest group ever. The …

David Peterson of the Brookings Optimist Club recently presented Craig Ysbrand with a check to support the Trail Life group in Brookings. Trail Life teaches boys age 5 to 17 character and leadership …

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 — The board of directors of the South Dakota Humanities Council announces the hiring of Christina Oey as executive director, effective May 16. Oey comes to SDHC from Sigma Lambda …

Three decades of premium dance education right here in Brookings. Over the years, hundreds of dancers have walked through the studio doors and have walked out with a love of dance, self-confidence …

These students attended a “Good Citizens” luncheon put on by the Lions Club at Mickelson Middle School on May 6. These students were chosen because they exhibited exemplary social …

Scout Troop 1 completed its semi-annual road pick up service project on May 7. The troop picks up on South Main from the water tower to the “S” curve. It collected over six bags of …

Boys State is a program to better help America’s youth understand and appreciate the American system of government and way of life including the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, and …

HURON — South Dakota Farmers Union Insurance, based in Huron, recently announced that Heidi Fields of Brookings was a top producer of financial products insurance sales, supplemental insurance …

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: …

Ahead of South Dakota’s primaries on June 4, Secretary Monae L Johnson urges voters to confirm the sources of election information they are receiving. The secretary’s office is …

BROOKINGS — Is science your forte? Well, it is for these students. Five Brookings students won the South Dakota Regional Science Bowl in February, earning an all-expense-paid trip to …

The Prairie Doc

Technology has come a long way in the past 200 years. The telegraph was invented in 1837 and made rapid long-range communication possible. Messages could be sent around the world through a …

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