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County commission: ‘We can’t stop dairy’

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
• Crowd comes to commissioners with public notice, environmental concerns

BROOKINGS, The Brookings County Commission can't put a stop to a dairy owners plan to build near Oak Lake and Lake Hendricks.
That's the takeaway from Tuesday's county commission meeting after Hendricks, Minn. Mayor Jay Nelson and a crowd of about 50 voiced their concerns about the dairy.

Roundabouts roll out of Brookings

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
• Council OKs plan to drop them from Highway 14 Bypass renovation

BROOKINGS, With little fanfare, the Brookings City Council on Tuesday officially killed the plan to construct roundabouts on the U.S. Highway 14 Bypass.
A day earlier, the council-appointed Transportation Steering Committee debated an offer from the state that would permit the city to opt out of plans

Noem sailing toward win, Robinson lacking traction

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
SIOUX FALLS (AP), Two weeks are left before the general election and Republican U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem is still seen as the prohibitive favorite for another term, while her Democratic challenger Corinna Robinson has struggled to build name recognition.
Robinson, a retired Army veteran, is seeking to unseat Noem, who was first elected in 2010. Noem, who is South Dakota's

Senator says he’s ready for the ‘next 10’

Modified: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
• Tidemann completes decade in Legislature; has plans for 2015 session and beyond
Editor's Note: This is the last in a series of profiles of area candidates for state office. Incumbent Larry Tidemann of Brookings is seeking to keep his Senate seat in the 7th Legislative District. Also on the ballot is Democrat Jay Vanduch.
Brookings County is a part

Bergquist to Brookings: ‘No roundabouts on Highway 14 Bypass’

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
• Locals had opposed traffic circles; exits to get minor modification

BROOKINGS, The two roundabouts state highway department engineers wanted to build on Brookings' Highway 14 Bypass are a thing of the past, Deputy Mayor Keith Corbett told the Brookings Transportation Steering Committee Monday.
And Committee Vice Chair Daryl Englund confirmed it: He and Corbett were advised by

Rally at the Rails

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
BROOKINGS, The classic pep rally got a Hobo Week reboot in downtown Brookings on Monday evening.
Rally at the Rails, held on the 300 block of Fifth Street, included the Pride of the Dakotas, SDSU cheerleaders and dance team, and a DJ.
Crowds also heard from distinguished speakers including SA President Caleb Finck, Grand Pooba Scottie DesLauriers, Mayor Tim

Vanduch’s legislative solution: more Dems

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
• Brookings candidate campaigns for ‘Better. Balance.' in statehouse

Editor's Note: This is part of a series of profiles of area candidates for state office. Democrat Jay Vanduch of Brookings is seeking the Senate seat in the 7th Legislative District. Also on the ballot is Republican incumbent Larry Tidemann.
The final profiles appear in this week's Registers.
Brookings County

SD State renames Biostress Laboratory

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
BROOKINGS, South Dakota State University has announced the Northern Plains Biostress Laboratory will be renamed the Edgar S. McFadden Biostress Laboratory.
The South Dakota Board of Regents approved the naming request at its meeting earlier this month.
The laboratory was dedicated in September 1993 and houses much of the university agronomic and biological research as well as several

US Senate hopefuls want to reform education policy

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
SIOUX FALLS (AP), The four candidates for South Dakota's open U.S. Senate seat want to reshape the country's education policy, but in different ways.
Republican Mike Rounds, Democrat Rick Weiland, and independents Gordon Howie and Larry Pressler are vying for the seat being vacated by retiring Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson during the Nov. 4 election.

No more deliveries, still seeing patients

Posted: Monday, Oct 20th, 2014
• Brookings physician focusing on family practice

BROOKINGS , Dr. Merrit Warren estimates that since he started practicing medicine in Brookings in 1982, he has delivered about 2,000 babies. His last delivery was about two weeks ago.
Now the board-certified family practitioner will focus on caring for his patients after they've come into the world.

Hendricks mayor to air concerns on dairy

Posted: Monday, Oct 20th, 2014
• Nelson to come before county commission Tuesday

BROOKINGS, Michael Crinion, a dairyman in Brookings County, is looking to put up a 3,999-head dairy near Lake Hendricks, and this has some lake residents worried.
The Brookings County Planning and Zoning Commission has already authorized plans for the dairy by granting it a conditional use permit.
But Hendricks, Minn.,

Alan Jackson coming to Swiftel May 2

Posted: Monday, Oct 20th, 2014
BROOKINGS, Country singer Alan Jackson brings his 25th Anniversary Keepin' It Country Tour to the Swiftel Center in Brookings on Saturday, May 2. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. this Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Swiftel Center Box Office, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com.

Four-way stop signs going in at 17th, 15th

Posted: Monday, Oct 20th, 2014
BROOKINGS, The City of Brookings will install four-way stop signs Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the intersection of 17th Avenue South and 15th Street South, the city engineer's office has announced.
The signs will be in place by 3 p.m.

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