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BROOKINGS — Driving is a responsibility that should be taken seriously in all weather and traffic conditions. Judging from recent incidents involving a fire truck and school buses, however, not …

Mike Donahue is the founder and director of Value Up, an Omaha, Nebraska-based motivational company that focuses on positive school culture. He has spoken to over a million students throughout the …

Radon: The Silent Home Invader

In a effort to address potential health hazards in homes, the city of Volga has teamed up with the Sioux Valley Middle School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America chapter to launch a radon …

BISMARCK, N.D. — Opening statements began Thursday in the trial of North Dakota's lawsuit against the federal government for the costs of responding to the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, the …

Lower-income families with school-age kids can get help from the federal government paying for groceries this summer, unless they live in one of the 14 states that have said no to joining the program …

Alexei Navalny , who crusaded against official corruption and staged massive anti-Kremlin protests as President Vladimir Putin’s fiercest foe, died Friday in the Arctic penal colony where he …

NEW YORK (AP) — A major anti-abortion group is praising a published report that Donald Trump has privately told people he supports a national ban on abortion after 16 weeks of pregnancy, though …

WASHINGTON — What would it mean if Russia used nuclear warheads to destroy U.S. satellites? Your home’s electrical and water systems could fail. Aviation, rail and car traffic could come …

The journey began in July 2020, at a time when COVID-19 was badly beating up our nation. Brookings High School graduate Eleanor “Ellie” Abraham was one of about 1,200 young men and women — some of America’s best and brightest — reporting to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, for “plebe summer.” The next step in the midshipman’s journey begins on May 24, 2024, when she graduates (with a degree in history) and is commissioned an ensign in the United State Navy.

Reflections

You may have noticed some folks yesterday with dark smudges on their foreheads. This does not signal a lack of care for personal grooming, but the ashes which were distributed in some of the …

BROOKINGS — Brookings Area United Way and Bobcat Backers are hosting a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Feb. 28 at Brookings Area United Way from noon to 6 p.m. There is a …

BROOKINGS — Deep down, you knew we were overdue. Nearly two weeks of near-spring temperatures gave way to a genuine winter storm on Wednesday, with snow socking in much of Brookings County …

Brookings City Council

  BROOKINGS — Tuesday night was a good evening for nonprofit social service agencies in Brookings, as the City Council gave final approval, on a 7-0 vote, to providing $258,035 in …

BROOKINGS — While locals and visitors are enjoying some relaxation and taking in the wide selection of indoor and outdoor activities that are part of 2024 Frost Fest, about 150 athletes, plus …

PIERRE — Former South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg on Wednesday urged the state Supreme Court to dismiss an effort to suspend his law license, arguing that he took responsibility and …

BROOKINGS — South Dakota State University Extension 4-H members scored high marks at the 2024 National 4-H FCS Championship and Conference. South Dakota’s family and consumer …

The Brookings Rotary Club welcomed new member John Folkerts, right, inducted into the club on Feb. 6 by President Michael Gonda. John and his wife, Vicki, who is a librarian at Mickelson Middle …

PIERRE — The Governor’s Office of Economic Development Board of Economic Development and the Economic Development Finance Authority took action at this month’s meetings, approving …

Saturday, Feb. 17 • B rookings A A h as m eetings a t 8 :30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. at 135 First Ave. S. For more information, call 605-692-6070. Sunday, Feb. 18 • Brookings AA …

BROOKINGS — First Presbyterian Church of Brookings has announced that Paige Foster is the recipient of the First Presbyterian Embry Fund SDSU scholarship for spring 2024. Foster is an …

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