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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.
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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.,
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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.
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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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A day for thanks and farewell

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
• Johnson lauded for ‘courage, determination, leadership'

BROOKINGS, When Sen. Tim Johnson came to the Brookings Public Library on his farewell tour Thursday afternoon, it was an occasion for his giving thanks and getting thanks. It was also an occasion for him to be lauded as a favorite Democratic son and fourth-generation South Dakotan who has dedicated more than
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Council gets fresh look at roundabouts

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
• Sustainability, CIP, University Community Coalition highlight study session

BROOKINGS, Has there been a change in the roundabouts planned for the Highway 14 Bypass?
Even though the traffic circle concept has met with resistance from local truckers and businesses, South Dakota Department of Transportation engineers until now have been insistent that the two roundabouts, to be located on either
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Improving the grid

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
• SDSU professor receives grant to develop intelligent power restoration

BROOKINGS, A control system that senses when a power line goes down and automatically reroutes power flow, that's what a self-healing smart grid could do, according to assistant professor Wei Sun of the South Dakota State University Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department.
In the case of a blackout,
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Wiik ‘born and raised a conservative’

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
• Candidate leaves no doubt about his political philosophy

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles of area political candidates. Republican John Wiik of Big Stone City is one of four candidates seeking House seats in the 4th Legislative District. Also on the ballot are Republican Fred Deutsch of Florence and Democrats Peggy Schuelke of Revillo
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Expect usual crowd for opener

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
PIERRE (AP), A year after the lowest harvest season in more than two decades, South Dakota officials and hunters are optimistic that this weekend's pheasant opener will be booming as usual and the start of a better season.
Pheasant numbers have fallen statewide in recent years, and the state saw an unusual decline last year. Hunters killed about 980,000 birds
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A Bundle of Joy for Brookings

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
• SDSU grad opens new maternity, baby shop downtown

BROOKINGS, There's a new business for new families in downtown Brookings: Bundle of Joy Maternity & Baby Boutique.
This store, which carries products for women throughout the various stages of pregnancy and baby products, opened in September.
"We cater to everybody, so it's not just when you're pregnant," said storeowner Laura
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Nurse practitioner wants Medicaid expansion

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
• Peggy Schuelke makes health care the cornerstone of her House candidacy

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles of area political candidates. Democrat Peggy Schuelke of Revillo is one of four candidates seeking House seats in the 4th Legislative District. Also on the ballot are Republicans Fred Deutsch of Florence and John Wiik of Big
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Deposition shows little oversight

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
SIOUX FALLS (AP), A court deposition by the former leader of South Dakota's investment-for-green card program indicates it had little state oversight.
Joop Bollen headed the EB-5 program for the state when he led the South Dakota International Business Institute. The program was privatized in 2009 and turned over to a company Bollen had founded and served as president.
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Mickelson needs more room to grow

Posted: Thursday, Oct 16th, 2014
• Talks begin on MMS expansion

BROOKINGS, Brookings School District's elementary classes are getting bigger, so much so that construction is under way on a third K-3 school here.
So it's only natural, as those students move up through the local school system, that upper grades will begin to grow as well. That's why Brookings School Board members are
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‘A better life for every South Dakotan’

Posted: Thursday, Oct 16th, 2014
• House candidate Fred Deutsch has a ‘commitment to service'

Editor's Note: This is part of a series of profiles of area political candidates. Republican Fred Deutsch of Florence is one of four candidates seeking a House seat in the 4th Legislative District. Also on the ballot are Republican John Wiik of Big Stone City; and Democrats Kathy Tyler,
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Medical residency key to improved care

Posted: Thursday, Oct 16th, 2014
RAPID CITY (AP), A lack of college medical residency programs in South Dakota is contributing to a shortage of primary health care options, the State Medical Association says.
The association estimates that one-fourth of South Dakotans, many of them in rural western areas, face a shortage of health care options. A statewide shortage of doctors that's a major contributing factor
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Daugaard's chief of staff to resign

Posted: Thursday, Oct 16th, 2014
PIERRE (AP), Dusty Johnson, the governor's chief of staff and state employee of 12 years, announced Wednesday that he will step down from his position after the midterm elections next month to take a job in the private sector.
Johnson, who became chief of staff when Gov. Dennis Daugaard took office in 2011, said he's taking a position with Vantage
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Crews making up for lost time

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
• Construction workers recover another week at Dakota Prairie

BROOKINGS, Work at Dakota Prairie Elementary in south Brookings continues to make up for lost time, Paul Sahr, Mills Construction's project manager at the site, told Brookings school board members Tuesday night.
"Last month, we were three weeks behind schedule; we're happy to say that after meeting with subcontractors today
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Council rezones Bluegill

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
• Parcel to be developed for high-end homes

BROOKINGS, What might have been a contentious discussion over a Bluegill Addition rezoning was short-circuited at the city council meeting Tuesday when the owner agreed to modify his request.
Wade Price, one of the principals of Bluegill, Inc., told the council he'd willingly accept an R-1C zoning for the land
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Kathy Tyler: ‘I wanted to find out where all that money went’

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
• Former educator among four candidates competing for District 4 House seats

Editor's Note: This is part of a series of profiles of area political candidates. Democrat Kathy Tyler of Big Stone City is one of four candidates seeking House seats in the 4th Legislative District. Also on the ballot are Republicans Fred Deutsch of Florence and John Wiik
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