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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 …

PIERRE — The South Dakota Division of Unclaimed Property is holding remote office hours at the Brookings Public Library from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 16. Treasurer Josh Haeder states, …

BROOKINGS — Matthew Rogers, an equipment mechanic for South Dakota State University Facilities and Services, has been named SDSU Civil Service Employee of the Month for May. He …

A celebration was held recently for Oldham-Ramona-Rutland students who were named to the National Honor Society. In the back row, from left, are adviser Julie Hinker, Clay Misar, Brock Eppe, …

There are a number of American Legion Auxiliary Girls State participants from the Arlington, Badger, Bryant, Ramona, Oldham and Lake Preston areas. They will be going Girls State at USD in …

From the Garden

Gardeners know and research is proving that gardening, even viewing a garden, as well as spending time in nature is good for the mind, body, and spirit. It improves strength and flexibility, lowers …

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

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 …

BROOKINGS COUNTY — A Brookings man suffered injuries in a Wednesday rollover involving a dump truck in the northeast part of Brookings County near Lake Hendricks. Tyler Fairchild, 25, was …

BROOKINGS — Calling all dreamers, creators and advocates for inclusivity. Are you passionate about making play accessible to all? The City of Brookings invites you to an open house to share …

Brookings OLLI partnered with First Bank & Trust and Medary Acres Greenhouse to bring reduced activity fees or added benefits for three different classes so far this spring semester. The …

Reflections

King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold, 60 cubits high and 6 cubits wide, and set it up on the plain of Dura in the province of Babylon. He then summoned the satraps, prefects, governors, …

BROOKINGS — SDSU football coach emeritus and outspoken Christian John Stiegelmeier will be the guest speaker at First Presbyterian Church of Brookings on May 12. His message is entitled …

Read all about what Brookings-area groups have planned in the days ahead.

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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