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  • It’s important to remember our origins

    Every semester I show my students clips from a film called “Walking the Bible.” In it, the narrator tries to walk in those places that one reads about in Scripture. It’s a way for me to introduce my students to the idea of context. Those events recorded in Scripture have a geographical context. They didn’t happen on the plains of South Dakota in the 21st century. They have their own time and place. I believe it’s important for my students to know the origins of the text.

  • Marijuana has a dark side

    Marijuana (cannabis) is generally viewed as a safe, innocent recreational drug and medical cure-all. It is neither, according to a recent MedScape report, “Smoke and Mirrors: Is Marijuana Actually Medicinal?” (April 18, 2018). The benefits are limited, the potential for harm is high.

  • Vote ‘no’ on IM-25

    The South Dakota Retailers Association and our nearly 4,000 member businesses encourage South Dakota voters to join us in opposing Initiated Measure 25 (IM-25).

  • Bobcat Band works hard and makes tough choices

    I have been the Brookings High School band director for nine years, and every year I am impressed and humbled by the students. They work extremely hard, practicing much of the summer and for one to two hours every day before and after school.

  • Criteria and clarity: Nelson for state’s attorney

    As we close in on the final stretch of campaign season and voter preparation, debates and political ads, letters to the editor and in some cases, unabashed personal attacks, I often find myself wondering why so many people choose the role of passive observers instead of doing the work to understand their options, and the implications of the choices they make with their votes.

  • What should happen to official who discussed bugging Trump?

    Not long after a 2017 meeting in which Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein reportedly discussed wearing a wire to secretly record conversations with President Trump, two top officials in the meeting, FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and bureau lawyer Lisa Page, went to the office of a third FBI official, general counsel James Baker.

  • Support for quiz bowl appreciated

    The Brookings High School Quiz Bowl Club hosted the 14th annual BHS Quiz Bowl Invitational Tournament on Oct. 9. We have many people to thank for supporting this great event. First, we would like to thank the following individuals for volunteering to read and judge at our tournament:

  • Vote V.J. Smith for District 7 Senate

    We encourage your support to elect V.J. Smith as state senator for District 7 in Brookings. V.J. is an outstanding communicator and will be a strong voice in the Legislature for our community.

  • Help Wanted: Citizens Needed

    We’ve likely all heard the old saying, “If you don’t vote, you can’t complain.” Well, it sure looks like there are far more complainers than voters right now.

  • Deer hunting season a time to enjoy nature

    Old Jasper Blankenship bought a deer license again this year, just as he’s done every year since Eisenhower was president. He sticks nickels and dimes in a jar all year long and smiles each time he contributes. By Fall, he’s saved up enough for a deer tag.

  • Jeopardy’ election answer: Nebraska

    OMAHA, Neb. – I’ll take the #bluewave for $300.

  • Newspapers need readers, advertisers to sustain what matters in your community

    I recently had lunch with a college friend who was back in South Dakota for a few days when our conversation turned to newspapers and their future.

  • Powering the community

    Public power is not a term most are familiar with. But the fact is, if you live in Aurora, you are served by a public power utility. The city has owned and operated the local electric utility for 22 years, providing you numerous benefits.

  • Lessons from two days in September

    Two days, not even a month apart, reveal a great deal about the vicious and venomous culture gripping Washington today, especially in the U.S. Senate.

  • Stop spending our money

    I just read an article in the Brookings Register about the city council considering the Highway 14 (aka Sixth Street road project).One portion stated that the City of Brookings is considering paying nearly $400,000 for a decorative lighting upcharge.

  • When in doubt, blame Hillary Clinton

    Pity the poor white man. He can’t catch a break in this country. The nation’s capital in particular is filled with persecuted Republican dudes crying woe.

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Sheriff's Office: Teen involved in hit-and-run with stolen car

VOLGA – A 17-year-old runaway from Volga was involved in a hit-and-run accident while driving a stolen car Tuesday, according to the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office.

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Striking out on her own

WHITE – Cierra Murphy learned life is unpredictable, so she followed her dream and opened Salon 629 in White.

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John W. Collins - Brookings

John W. Collins, 89, of Brookings, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2018, at the Neighborhoods at Brookview in Brookings.

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PD: Driver leaves scene, charged with DUI

BROOKINGS – A hit-and-run accident turned into a DUI arrest Monday, according to Brookings Police.

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SDSU drops WIU to snap skid

BROOKINGS – The streak is over. South Dakota State beat Western Illinois 22-25, 25-14, 25-21, 25-27, 16-14 in a Summit League volleyball match Friday night at Frost Arena to snap a 22-match losing skid in conference play.

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Fast start lifts BEE over Sioux Valley in regular-season finale

VOLGA – Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan grabbed an early 28-0 lead en route to a 55-12 win over Sioux Valley to close out the high school football regular season on Friday night.

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Austin Bruins beat Blizzard 4-1

BROOKINGS – Levi Stauber scored twice and Dante Sheriff recorded three assists as the Austin Bruins beat the Blizzard 4-1 in an NAHL Central Division matchup Friday night at Larson Ice Center.

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Carolyn Hieb makes All-ESD soccer team

PIERRE – Brookings senior Carolyn Hieb was named to the All-Eastern South Dakota Conference Girls’ Soccer Team.

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Jacks beat USD in double OT

BROOKINGS – Two straight in two overtimes. The Jackrabbits scored the only goal of the game in the second overtime in back-to-back Summit League matches as South Dakota State defeated South Dakota, 1-0, on a chilly Thursday evening at Fishback Soccer Park.

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