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 

Teen titans

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 17th, 2017
BROOKINGS, A group of four Brookings high schoolers are wiser and wealthier following the first win for a Brookings High School team in the statewide Junior Achievement Titan competition.
Carson Gullickson, Blake Brettschneider, Justin Devine and Logan Bowes competed against 31 other teams in the Junior Achievement Titan competition, which took place online and utilized a simulation program. The statewide
...more

Reps to talk drones, drugs, retirees

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 17th, 2017
PIERRE (AP), South Dakota lawmakers are set to consider measures on drones, the state's retirement system and drug abuse this week. Here's a look at some of the proposals they plan to take up:

Retirement system
Changes could be coming for South Dakota Retirement System members, as the House Retirement Laws Committee is set to consider measures Wednesday, including
...more

City plans community workshop on biking

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 17th, 2017
BROOKINGS, The City of Brookings will host a community workshop from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, to gather input on its draft Bicycle Master Plan.
The plan will provide guidelines for how to increase bicycle ridership, connectivity and safety in Brookings. Everyone is welcome to attend and shape the future of bicycling in Brookings, city officials say.
...more

Puerto Ricans could ease SD’s dairy labor shortage

Posted: Monday, Jan 16th, 2017
SIOUX FALLS (AP), Unable to find enough workers to carry out the painstaking tasks of milk production, dairy producers in South Dakota hope to tap into a different labor force: unemployed residents of Puerto Rico.
It could be a tonic both for dairy operators and Puerto Rico, where the jobless rate stands at 12 percent but workers are far freer
...more

BSD, Mills enter talks

Posted: Monday, Jan 16th, 2017
BROOKINGS, Following executive session from last week's Brookings School Board meeting, the school district will begin mediations with Mills Construction.
The mediations, a kind of negotiating process that makes use of a mediator between the main parties, are centered around payments for several parts of the Dakota Prairie Elementary School building that the school district believes haven't lived up to
...more

Brookings Hospital open house is Jan. 28

Posted: Monday, Jan 16th, 2017
BROOKINGS, Brookings Health System invites all community members to a public open house showcasing the new Brookings Hospital expansion from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28.
Guests are asked to use the new southeast entrance and parking lot.
Attendees will be offered group tours of the newly constructed 62,500 square feet of hospital space, including radiology, surgery, pharmacy, obstetrics and
...more

SD ethics measure supporters take aim at Republican lawmakers

Posted: Monday, Jan 16th, 2017
PIERRE (AP), South Dakota Democrats lost big in November, but Roxanne Weber celebrated a surprise victory when her favorite ballot measure narrowly passed. Now, she's questioning her vote's value as Republican lawmakers discuss dismantling the government ethics initiative just months later.
The 48-year-old Pierre resident went from handing out informational packets on the initiative this summer to freezing outside a
...more

SD officials push for lab renovation

Posted: Friday, Jan 13th, 2017
Officials in South Dakota are continuing to make upgrades to an animal disease research lab in Brookings a priority, with Gov. Dennis Daugaard recently saying he hoped to earmark $5 million in state money for the project. The almost 50-year-old lab at South Dakota State University is important to the state's livestock industry, as evidenced by the bird flu outbreak
...more

Council to hear Dunn on lab expansion

Posted: Friday, Jan 13th, 2017
BROOKINGS, South Dakota State University President Barry Dunn will make a presentation to the Brookings City Council on the proposed remodel and expansion of the Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory at the council's Tuesday meeting.
The Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory was established by the state Legislature in 1967 on the SDSU campus and is the state's veterinary
...more

Obamas donate daughters’ swing set to Wash. shelter

Posted: Friday, Jan 13th, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP), The swing set from Brookings that President Barack Obama installed on the South Lawn for his young daughters eight years ago has a new home.
The White House said Friday that the Obamas donated the set to a shelter in southeast Washington. The Obama family plans to visit the Jobs Have Priority Naylor Road Program on Monday and
...more

Hy-Vee recalls candy

Posted: Friday, Jan 13th, 2017
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP), The Hy-Vee food store chain has recalled store branded candy distributed to 242 stores in eight states after learning an ingredient from another company could be contaminated with salmonella bacteria.
West Des Moines-based Hy-Vee says a milk powder ingredient used in chocolate coating has the potential for contamination and the candy's manufacturer, Palmer Candy Co., announced
...more

South Dakota Senate approves bill to make mug shots public

Posted: Friday, Jan 13th, 2017
PIERRE (AP), The state Senate has approved a bill that would allow authorities to publicly release mug shot photos taken when a criminal suspect is booked.
The chamber voted 20-12 Friday to send the bill to the House. Attorney General Marty Jackley, who proposed the measure, says it would improve transparency.
...more

Bridging the digital divide

Posted: Friday, Jan 13th, 2017
BROOKINGS, Cathy Enlow has always been at the Brookings Public Library, it seems. Well, for 28 years, at least, which, as far as the technology she's in charge of is concerned, is like a lifetime.
As the technology services librarian, this Lincoln, Neb., native is looking forward to her retirement Jan. 13 and has seen the transformation of libraries from
...more

McCrory Gardens receives EcoGrant

Posted: Friday, Jan 13th, 2017
BROOKINGS, 3M recently awarded McCrory Gardens one of its Eco Grants to further its mission of "Connecting people and plants through education, discovery, research and enjoyment of the natural and built landscape."

In 2016, 3M selected 12 projects to receive Eco Grants totaling $400,000. 3M gives Eco Grants to support programs in conservation and environmental education in nature centers and
...more

Senators propose new restrictions for lobbyists

Posted: Friday, Jan 13th, 2017
PIERRE (AP), South Dakota Senate leaders are proposing new restrictions on lobbyists at the state Capitol.
The proposed new rules would keep lobbyists out of the Senate chamber and adjacent hallways during work hours. Supporters of the measure say lobbyists on the Senate floor have become too much of a distraction.
...more

Tribal chairman promotes mutual understanding

Posted: Friday, Jan 13th, 2017
PIERRE (AP), The Yankton Sioux tribal chairman used his address to South Dakota lawmakers Thursday to encourage mutual understanding between Native American people and non-tribal members.
Chairman Robert Flying Hawk gave the second State of the Tribes address, a speech from a leader from one of the nine Native American tribes in South Dakota similar to the governor's State of
...more

Ride for the brand

Posted: Thursday, Jan 12th, 2017
BROOKINGS, In his office in Morrill Hall on the South Dakota State University campus, Barry Dunn quotes from a book on ethics.
"Live each day with courage … take pride in your work … finish what you start … do what has to be done … be tough but fair … when you make a promise, keep it … ride
...more

Chief pitches mental health proposals

Posted: Thursday, Jan 12th, 2017
PIERRE (AP), The state Supreme Court's chief justice used his legislative address Wednesday to pitch proposals meant to improve public safety and the treatment of mentally ill people in the criminal justice system.
Lawmakers should broaden the pool of people authorized to perform mental competency evaluations and expand infrastructure to offer a telehealth option for the assessments, Chief Justice David
...more

SD’s college readiness test getting little use

Posted: Thursday, Jan 12th, 2017
Gov. Dennis Daugaard expressed frustration in his State of the State speech that few school districts are using a college readiness testing program that aims to help reduce the need for remedial classes. Some things to know about the problem, the program and why it matters:

The problem
Last year in South Dakota, 30 percent of university students required
...more









Select Page:
Within:
Keyword:

Google

Entertainment

Shoppe Hide







 

Copyright 2017 News Media Corporation

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