312 5th Street, Brookings, SD 57006 • Ph: 605-692-6271 • Fax: 605-692-2979
E-EDITION LAST UPDATED:
Current E-Edition

News Sports Court/Police Community Obituaries Calendar Publications Photos Home 

BMU, Bel settle on damage

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 28th, 2016
BROOKINGS, The Brookings Municipal Utilities Board approved a half-million-dollar settlement with Bel Brands on Monday.
The settlement stems from BMU's accusations that discharges from Bel Brands' wastewater treatment portion of the cheese plant, "including excessive amounts of hydrogen sulfide, caused damage to the city's sewer system, and BMU has represented that the cost to repair such damage is $494,060," according
...more

Prairie Repertory Theatre welcomes 500,000th patron

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 28th, 2016
BROOKINGS, The Prairie Repertory Theatre company announced its 500,000th patron at Saturday evening's performance of "The Murder Room." PRT board president Dr. Rick Holm and PRT managing and artistic director J.D. Ackman congratulated Mary Motz of Sioux Falls before the evening's performance. Motz was the 29th person to enter Doner Auditorium to view Saturday's show.
Prairie Repertory Theatre has operated
...more

It sounds like a joke, but ... It saved ranchers, consumers billions

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 28th, 2016
BROOKINGS, South Dakota State University alumnus Raymond C. Bushland '32 and Edward F. Knipling will be posthumously honored later this year for their study of the sex life of the screwworm fly.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded work led to a novel pest control technique and the eradication of the screwworm fly in North and Central America, saving ranchers
...more

Free tire recycling to combat Zika virus

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 28th, 2016
BROOKINGS, From July 1 through July 31, residents serviced by the Brookings Regional Landfill may dispose of used tires for free. 
The City of Brookings Regional Landfill and the South Dakota Departmental of Environmental and Natural Resources have collaborated to offer a cost-sharing tire recycling program to the residents of the following counties:  Brookings, Moody, eastern Kingsbury, southern Hamlin,
...more

Prosecutors: GEAR UP official misused nonprofit's money

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 28th, 2016
SIOUX FALLS (AP), A Rapid City man facing felony charges from South Dakota's GEAR UP scandal allegedly spent money meant to help Native American youths on steakhouse meals, electronics and other personal expenses, the Attorney General's office said in a Monday court filing.
Prosecutors want to introduce evidence that former GEAR UP official Stacy Phelps misused funds from the nonprofit
...more

TransCanada seeks $15B for rejection of Keystone pipeline

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 28th, 2016
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP), The company that proposed the Keystone XL pipeline is seeking $15 billion in damages from the federal government after the Obama administration rejected the Canada-to-Texas project, a company spokesman said Monday.
TransCanada Inc. filed a request for arbitration Friday under the North American Free Trade Agreement, arguing that the State Department's actions led the company to believe
...more

Andersen brightens windows

Posted: Monday, Jun 27th, 2016
, Brookings woman leaving artistic mark on the Carriage House


BROOKINGS, Folks walking in or out of the Carriage House on Eighth Street South get a taste of the arts, thanks to Dana Andersen, who paints the building's front windows every few months.
Andersen brightens up the view with seasonal motifs.
"Flowers for spring and summer. Sometimes there'll
...more

SD State professor honored for his fertility research

Posted: Monday, Jun 27th, 2016
BROOKINGS, Don Evenson is internationally known as the "father" of the technology to help determine the role of males in fertility issues.
His work evaluates whether males from species ranging from humans to endangered animals are able to successfully reproduce.
For his accomplishments, the South Dakota State University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biology and Microbiology will receive a life
...more

Teaching with tech

Posted: Friday, Jun 24th, 2016
BROOKINGS, With summer fully under way, Brookings High School administrators have had time to reflect on the first year of implementing the 1:1 tech program, which aimed to provide each high schooler with a laptop in the classroom.
The only thing that's surprised high school administrators has been how problem-free the tech has been since starting. With an upgraded wireless
...more

City to consider new tax district

Posted: Friday, Jun 24th, 2016
BROOKINGS, The Brookings City Council will consider a request Tuesday to create a tax district to pay for improvements on two roadways.
Developer Mike McClemens has requested the city council consider creating a Tax Increment District (TID) to pay for the improvement costs associated with the 15th Street South/Seventh Avenue South construction project. The proceeds from the tax increment would
...more

Checking the course

Posted: Friday, Jun 24th, 2016
BROOKINGS, United States Golf Association West Region Regional Director Patrick Gross, right, examines the soil sample taken by USGA agronomist Blake Meentemeyer at the EdgeBrook Golf Course. "That's pretty good soil there," Gross said. From left, Meentemeyer, Brookings golf course superintendent Bruce Hovelson, Andy Staples, owner of Staples Golf Design, and Greg Redenius, supervisor at the evaluation, walk the course.
...more

Organic slow to catch on in state, but last year saw jump

Posted: Friday, Jun 24th, 2016
MADISON (AP), Charlie Johnson grew up on an organic farm started by his father 40 years ago.
The way his family farms hasn't changed much for the now 59-year-old farmer even though conventional farming technologies have progressed.
Johnson Farms is a 2,500-acre organic farm near the junction of Lake, Minnehaha and McCook counties. It is co-owned and operated by Johnson
...more

State has first West Nile virus case of ’16

Posted: Friday, Jun 24th, 2016
PIERRE (AP), South Dakota has its first confirmed human case of West Nile virus this year.
The state Health Department says the case is in a Minnehaha County resident who is in the 10-19 age group.
...more

General Mills, SDSU to open oat research lab

Posted: Friday, Jun 24th, 2016
BROOKINGS, Representatives from South Dakota State University and food company General Mills announced Thursday that the two entities will collaborate on research into oat development and open a state-of-the art oat variety development lab on the Brookings campus.
The announcement was made at the Research Park at South Dakota State University.
"General Mills has a long and storied history ...
...more

Thanks for your service

Posted: Friday, Jun 24th, 2016
BROOKINGS, Former South Dakota State University President David Chicoine smiles at his wife, Marcia, at a Thursday afternoon celebration of the couple's service to SDSU, at the McCrory Gardens Education and Visitor Center. The pair is wrapped in a quilt presented to them by Sinte Gleska University President Lionel Bordeaux of Mission.
Chicoine greets visitors at the reception.
David Chicoine, an
...more

Student numbers up, MMS is full

Posted: Friday, Jun 24th, 2016
BROOKINGS, "Our business is kids, and as you can tell by the chart, our business is good."
That was the message Dr. Klint Willert, superintendent of Brookings School District, gave the Brookings City Council on Tuesday and said they needed to start thinking about expanding and upgrading the current schools.
...more

Fire marshal: Be safe, have fun when using fireworks

Posted: Friday, Jun 24th, 2016
PIERRE (AP), State Fire Marshal Paul Merriman is urging people who celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks to be safe.
Fireworks sales in South Dakota are legal from June 27 until July 5. Merriman says fire officials want people to have fun while also exercising caution.
...more

Mysterious ‘zombie bee’ scourge reaches South

Posted: Friday, Jun 24th, 2016
NORFOLK (AP), The mysterious "zombie bee" parasite that kills honeybees has reached the southern United States after scientists confirmed a case in Virginia about an hour outside Roanoke, researchers announced this week.
The discovery suggests the phenomenon is more widespread than previously thought, although researchers still know little about how many bees it actually kills.
...more

3rd Circuit loses an objective observer

Posted: Thursday, Jun 23rd, 2016
BROOKINGS, Growing up on a farm in rural Baltic and graduating from high school there, Jerome "Jerry" Johnson had neatly laid out how he would lead his life: staying on the farm, living and working there.
It was not to be. What lay ahead was a 48-year career as a court reporter that ended when Johnson retired June 8.
...more

Former Flandreau police chief can’t be Moody Co. deputy

Posted: Thursday, Jun 23rd, 2016
FLANDREAU (AP), A former Flandreau police chief who resigned amid a state investigation into alleged misconduct in his department has lost a battle to have his lawman's certification reinstated.
Mike Eisenbarth had taken a job as a Moody County sheriff's deputy earlier this year and needed the South Dakota Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission to reinstate his certification.
...more

City to consider second liquor store

Posted: Thursday, Jun 23rd, 2016
BROOKINGS, A few of the things the Brookings City Council looked at Tuesday during its budget discussions were a possible second location for the Brookings Liquor Store, improvements to the Larson Ice Arena locker rooms for the Brookings Blizzard hockey team and a warning siren on the south end of town.
Those topics were part of a two hours-plus discussion
...more

Mosquito fogging tonight

Posted: Thursday, Jun 23rd, 2016
BROOKINGS, Weather permitting, the Brookings Street Department will be ground fogging for mosquitoes citywide starting at 9 p.m. Thursday, June 23.
The parks and bike trails will be fogged the following morning.
Since wind direction and velocity will dictate the operational sequence, it cannot be predicted which part of the town will be sprayed first.
...more

Daugaard: No special session to consider Medicaid expansion

Posted: Thursday, Jun 23rd, 2016
PIERRE (AP), Gov. Dennis Daugaard said Wednesday he won't call a special session to consider Medicaid expansion, delaying potential legislative debate over opening the program to roughly 50,000 more residents past the November election and into 2017.
The Republican governor, who had floated the idea of a special session for months, heard from lawmakers who want more time to study
...more

Scammer dupes SD man out of nearly $20K in iTunes gift cards

Posted: Thursday, Jun 23rd, 2016
SIOUX FALLS (AP), Sioux Falls authorities say a 36-year-old man has been scammed into providing nearly $20,000 in iTunes gift cards to someone claiming to be from the IRS.
KDLT-TV reports that the Sioux Falls man got a phone call from someone claiming to be with the revenue service. The person threatened arrest if he didn't give payment.
...more

Chamber settling in

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 22nd, 2016
BROOKINGS, The Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau got brand-new signs up at its new location at 415 Eighth St. S. just in time for its open house last Friday. The organization moved in on May 2, said David Merhib, executive director of the Chamber. The Chamber was formerly located downtown on Main Avenue, sharing space with Downtown Brookings,
...more

SDSU roper finishes 2nd at national finals

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 22nd, 2016
BROOKINGS, South Dakota State University senior Newt Bruley (Willow Lake) teamed with Dickinson State University's Tucker Dale to finish second in team roping at the College National Finals Rodeo June 13-18 in Casper, Wyo.
Bruley and Dale posted a time of 6.4 seconds in the short round Saturday to finish in second place. As the reserve national champion, Bruley is
...more

Council starts 2017 budget work

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 22nd, 2016
BROOKINGS, The Brookings City Council took its first look Tuesday at the budget for 2017 and for the next five years.
The numbers they were looking at for more than two hours included a $9.7 million capital improvement budget for 2017 and a $42.1 million capital improvement plan (CIP) for the next five years.
...more

County permitting peddlers

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 22nd, 2016
BROOKINGS, After the second reading of the ordinance, a new regulation for peddlers in Brookings County will go into effect July 20.
Towns in the county can have their own regulations, but rural areas outside of incorporated municipalities were left behind. Not only will the new ordinance cover that, but it'll also apply for the communities of Sinai, Bruce, Bushnell
...more

Spink County will not host nuclear waste suitability test

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 22nd, 2016
REDFIELD (AP), Organizers of a federal effort to assess whether nuclear waste can be stored in 3-mile-deep holes have abandoned Spink County as a potential site because of resistance from local officials, a project spokesman said Tuesday.
County officials made it clear they were against hosting the experiment before organizers formally applied to move forward with it, said T.R. Massey,
...more

State advising residents to hold off on treating ash trees

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 22nd, 2016
PIERRE (AP), Agriculture officials in South Dakota are advising residents to hold off on treating their ash trees.
The recommendation comes less than two weeks after officials announced the discovery of the emerald ash borer in Omaha, Neb.
...more



You May Also Like







Select Page:
Within:
Keyword:

Google

Entertainment

Shoppe Hide







 

Copyright 2016 News Media Corporation

News    Classifieds    Shoppe    Search    ContactUs    TalkBack    Subscribe    Information    E-Edition    Business Portal