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Celebrating swine

Posted: Monday, Sep 26th, 2016
BROOKINGS, The Department of Animal Science at South Dakota State University welcomes the public to a grand opening celebration for the new South Dakota State University Swine Education and Research Facility on Saturday, Oct. 1.
A social and tours of the facility begin at 10:30 a.m. The program and dedication will be held at noon, followed by a pork barbecue
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Dunn installed Thursday at SDSU

Posted: Monday, Sep 26th, 2016
BROOKINGS, Barry Dunn has experienced life on the South Dakota State University campus as a prospective student, undergraduate student, alumnus, graduate student, faculty member and dean.
Dunn will be officially installed as the university's 20th president Thursday in a 3 p.m. ceremony at the Coolidge Sylvan Theatre.
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After failing for years in Pierre, redistricting forces turn to ballot

Posted: Monday, Sep 26th, 2016
PIERRE (AP), After years of trying to get South Dakota legislators to surrender control of redistricting to an independent commission, supporters of the idea are trying to do it instead through a constitutional amendment.
Backers say the measure before voters this November would eliminate lawmakers' conflict of interest and make people feel elections are fair to all parties.
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Council to set storm drainage charges

Posted: Monday, Sep 26th, 2016
BROOKINGS, The Brookings City Council will start a half hour later, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, so councilors have a chance to visit a Makers Festival at the Children's Museum from 6-8 p.m.
When they convene in the council chambers at the Brookings City & County Government Center, the council will discuss setting a unit financial charge for the 2017,
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Officer shortage endangers lives

Posted: Friday, Sep 23rd, 2016
BROOKINGS, Brookings Police Chief Jeff Miller told the Brookings City Council about watching video of two of his officers dealing with dangerous individuals and fearing for their lives.
He relayed the chilling story during a discussion at this week's council meeting about police recruitment and what can be done to keep officers on the force.
Miller acknowledged there are
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Beer and books

Posted: Friday, Sep 23rd, 2016
BROOKINGS, Jeff Alworth, who writes about beer, politics and religion and authored "The Beer Bible" and "Cider Made Simple," brought to Brookings the beauties of brewskis, during a tasting session at the Agricultural Heritage Museum on Friday afternoon.
Alworth's "Guided Tasting of British, Belgian & German Ales" was one of the many presentations during the 2016 South Dakota Festival of Books.
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Brookings woman on coat-giving mission

Posted: Friday, Sep 23rd, 2016
BROOKINGS, On a cool, crisp September morning, an inconspicuous four-door sedan pulls up to the doors of Faith Reformed Church in Brookings.
Its passengers?
Sacks and sacks of children's coats. Coats of many colors, styles and sizes, intended for the children of Brookings whose families cannot afford to purchase these coats themselves.
The coats fill the
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The Midtown Men to bring songs of ’60s to Brookings

Modified: Friday, Sep 23rd, 2016
BROOKINGS, Opening the 2016-17 season for Woodbine Productions, The Midtown Men come to the Performing Arts Center in Brookings on Tuesday, Sept 27.
A concert of the greatest hits of the '60s, the Brookings show is nearing capacity, its promoters say.
The original leading men of Broadway's Tony Award winning show "Jersey Boys" are together again, doing what
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Dept. of Agriculture seeks input on pollinator protection

Posted: Friday, Sep 23rd, 2016
PIERRE (AP), The state Department of Agriculture is seeking input on its managed pollinator protection plan.
The plan outlines efforts including protecting honeybees, boosting hive health and facilitating communications among landowners, beekeepers and crop producers. The department wants to ensure the plan reflects the best available management ideas.
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South Dakota chamber says Amendment V is bad for business

Posted: Friday, Sep 23rd, 2016
PIERRE (AP), A South Dakota business group has come out against a constitutional amendment that would remove candidates' party affiliations from primary and general election ballots.
If approved in the November election, Constitutional Amendment V would establish a nonpartisan primary that would send the top vote-getters to the general election; it wouldn't apply to presidential races.
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Mock crash, real lessons

Posted: Friday, Sep 23rd, 2016
BROOKINGS, At the Bob Shelden field parking lot Thursday morning, firefighters and first responders try to extricate Brookings High School students strewn about the wreckage at the Brookings Family, Career and Community Leaders of America-organized mock car crash showing the dangers of distracted driving.
Lined up on the concrete near the scene of the mock car crash are the students playing
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Architect selected for jail expansion

Posted: Friday, Sep 23rd, 2016
BROOKINGS, As of the Tuesday county commission meeting, an architecture firm has been selected for the Brookings County Detention Center expansion.
Of the three firms interviewed by the 10-member jail expansion committee, the Boarman Kroos Vogel (BKV) Group was hired for the job.
An architecture, interior design and engineering company with offices in Minneapolis, Chicago and Washington, D.C., Commissioner Stephne
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Excited to vote?

Posted: Friday, Sep 23rd, 2016
PIERRE (AP), Absentee voting opened today in South Dakota, allowing supporters of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to cast ballots ahead of the Nov. 8 general election.
People who want to vote absentee in person at their county auditor's office or a satellite location should bring a photo ID such as a driver's license, passport or tribal identification card. Those
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Council discusses rec center options

Posted: Friday, Sep 23rd, 2016
BROOKINGS, Even though the public voted overwhelmingly against funding a proposed indoor recreational center with property taxes in April, the Brookings City Council discussed its options this week and approved having a rec center plan by the end of 2017.
It was clear the public wanted the rec center, but not to fund it that way, noted Councilor Keith Corbett.
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Candidates ready for homecoming

Posted: Thursday, Sep 22nd, 2016
BROOKINGS, Brookings High School's 2016 coronation candidates are, from left, Baylee Tetzlaff, Hunter Lipinski, Sangah Park, Micah Perry, Kayla Gullickson, Edward (Eddie) Miller, Sarah Ayres, Ryan Argust, Jordin Mallett and Logan Hadley.
The lord and lady will be crowned at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in Jostad Gym, followed by the annual burning of the B in the BHS south parking
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$20M county budget approved

Posted: Thursday, Sep 22nd, 2016
BROOKINGS, Brookings County commissioners approved a $20 million budget for 2017 this week following a few amendments from the provisional budget presented earlier this month.
There were $400,000 worth of changes made as outlined in the amendments, which were in response to unanticipated expenses this year.
Another $10,000 was added to the adult defense fund and $42,000 for the juvenile
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Mayoral vacancy pondered

Posted: Thursday, Sep 22nd, 2016
BROOKINGS, The Brookings City Council is wondering how to handle a possible mayoral vacancy in the near future.
Mayor Tim Reed is running for state representative for District 7. A total of three candidates, Reed, a Republican, and incumbent Spencer Hawley and newcomer Linda Brandt, both Democrats, are vying for two open seats in the Nov. 8 election. Two-year terms
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Middle East expert to speak tonight at State

Posted: Thursday, Sep 22nd, 2016
BROOKINGS, Author and political science and international affairs professor Marc Lynch will speak at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at South Dakota State University. His talk, "Making Sense of the New Arab Wars," will be in Crothers Engi-neering Hall, room 204. The presentation is open to the public. There is no charge for admission.
Lynch's latest book, "The New Arab Wars," has
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South Dakota State enrollment up

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 21st, 2016
BROOKINGS, Figures released today by the South Dakota Board of Regents show 12,613 students are enrolled at South Dakota State University, an increase of 24 students over a year ago and 56 students during the past two years.
The total enrollment is also SDSU's third-highest mark, trailing the 2010 record enrollment of 12,816 students.
Undergraduate student retention from freshman to
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What to do with the Old Armory?

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 21st, 2016
BROOKINGS, The Brookings City Council discussed open space downtown and how they can get more of it during the study session Tuesday night.
City Manager Jeff Weldon pointed out the downtown area was attracting more community events, which are growing in popularity.
"Where can we host them?" he asked.
He said the city is looking at converting parking lots. The
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