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Back to the drawing board

Posted: Friday, Sep 30th, 2016
BROOKINGS, It wasn't that long ago when the Brookings School District redrew its school attendance boundaries to incorporate a third elementary school, Dakota Prairie Elementary.
Although the boundaries would have ideally lasted the district several years, Brookings School District Superintendent Klint Willert said another revision will likely be necessary.
"We're just in the very preliminary stages of our conversation right
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Potential pet owners wanted

Posted: Friday, Sep 30th, 2016
BROOKINGS, Friendly, energetic, adorable, loving and sweet.
These words have all been used to describe Wookie, a resident of the Brookings Regional Humane Society. He's a 15-year-old German Shepherd Basset Hound mix.
Like many other animals at the shelter, Wookie is searching for his perfect home. Being their oldest animal, humane society officials are hoping it is only a
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Depression, mental illness panel scheduled for Monday

Posted: Friday, Sep 30th, 2016
BROOKINGS, For a second year, members of the public will have the chance to attend a mental illness panel discussion being held on Monday.
Called "Depression is NOT a choice," the panel is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, in the third-floor chambers of the Brookings City & County Government Center, 520 Third St.
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Group to study Native children's programs

Posted: Friday, Sep 30th, 2016
SIOUX FALLS (AP), A commission would identify the complex challenges facing Native American children across the country and recommend improvements to programs serving that population under legislation approved by Congress and sent to the president.
The U.S. Senate gave final approval Thursday to a bill that would establish an 11-member Commission on Native Children. The group would analyze several issues,
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Ron White coming to Swiftel

Posted: Friday, Sep 30th, 2016
BROOKINGS, They call him "Tater Salad."
Ron White is headed to the Swiftel Center Thursday, Feb. 23, for a night of cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking, story-telling comedy.
An original member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, White will bring his chart-topping comedy show straight to Brookings.
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Imagining SDSU’s future

Posted: Friday, Sep 30th, 2016
BROOKINGS, Barry Dunn was installed as the 20th president of South Dakota State University in an outdoor ceremony Thursday afternoon. Speakers ranging from Brookings Mayor Tim Reed to representatives for Gov. Dennis Daugaard and senators John Thune and Mike Rounds officially welcomed Dunn to his role as president, having taken office earlier this year.
President Emerita Peggy Miller, SDSU's 18th
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Hitting the big time

Posted: Friday, Sep 30th, 2016
BROOKINGS, Mark Hentges, cameraman for MSNBC, films Elliot Johnson, executive director of Downtown Brookings, Inc., and Emily Braun, marketing and communications coordinator for the Brookings Convention & Visitors Bureau, as they talk about upcoming events in town in front of the Children's Museum and are filmed on a smartphone by Taylor Roehr, marketing and promotions coordinator of the Brookings Area Chamber
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Manufacturing Week celebrated Oct. 3-7

Posted: Friday, Sep 30th, 2016
BROOKINGS, Brookings Mayor Tim Reed has proclaimed Oct. 3 through Oct. 7 as Brookings Manufacturing Week, acknowledging the community is home to diverse manufacturing sectors.
Brookings is the second largest manufacturing community in the state, with the industry employing one out of every four private sector workers in the county. Manufacturing companies in Brookings are highly technical and include
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Singing for Mrs. Moser

Posted: Thursday, Sep 29th, 2016
BROOKINGS, Medary Elementary students from junior kindergarten up to third grade sang songs Wednesday morning for Medary and Hillcrest art teacher Jennifer Moser.
"Kids really expressed how much they missed her, and I think this is one way they could really express how much they do miss her, through song," said Lauren Gruenhagen, a school psychologist for the school district.
Because
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First local candidate forum is Saturday

Posted: Thursday, Sep 29th, 2016
BROOKINGS, The Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting candidate forums in October that will address three upcoming races: Brookings County Commission, Brookings County state's attorney and legislative races for House and Senate for Districts 7 and 4.
The Brookings County Commission and state's attorney candidate forums are up first, set for 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the
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Ballot issues forum planned

Posted: Thursday, Sep 29th, 2016
BROOKINGS, Bob Burns will conduct an information session about the 10 issues on the November ballot Monday, Oct. 3, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Brookings Public Library.
Burns, a retired SDSU political science professor and expert on constitutional law, will help voters wade through the five constitutional amendments, three initiated measures and two referred laws in the Nov.
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From one mother to many others

Posted: Thursday, Sep 29th, 2016
BROOKINGS, Just six months ago, Dr. Tara Haarsma, an OB/GYN physician with Avera Medical Group Brookings, was quite familiar with providing the support and reassurance new moms need as they face the challenges that go with new babies.
Now that her son, Westyn, is 6 months old, Haarsma knows those challenges much better and can provide mothers not only medical
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Meeting of the makers

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 28th, 2016
BROOKINGS, The inaugural Brookings Maker Festival was held Tuesday, Sept. 27, on Kidoodle Way in front of the Children's Museum of South Dakota. The family friendly event celebrated all types of making: high tech, arts and crafts, electronics, food, woodworking and more.
Brookings FiberWorks Guild members Elizabeth Fox and Mina Doerner spin yarn from alpaca and sheep's wool.
Brookings Economic Development
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Group promotes pacifism in a violent world

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 28th, 2016
BROOKINGS, Satyagraha, loosely translated as truth-force from its Sanskrit language, is the fundamental principle of nonviolence. It advocates engaging with others without the need for coercion.
The word comes from one of the most prominent figures of the 20th century, M.K. Gandhi. For a year now, there's been a group of people working to teach this principle to any willing
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Council approves drainage fees hike

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 28th, 2016
BROOKINGS, The Brookings City Council approved an increase in storm drainage fees Tuesday.
With City Manager Jeff Weldon absent, City Engineer Jackie Lanning explained the resolution setting the unit financial charge for the 2017, 2018 and 2019 storm drainage fees. She said the charge could be modified with a resolution at a later date.
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SU Theatre announces 2016-17 season

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 28th, 2016
BROOKINGS,  State University Theatre features four plays in its 2016-17 season. SUT will put on "Next Fall," "A Christmas Carol: The Musical," "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress," "Six Characters in Search of an Author" and performances in dance, comedy and experimental theater this season.
The season begins Oct. 12-16 with "Next Fall," a new play by Geoffrey Nauffts. The
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Another urban canvas

Modified: Tuesday, Sep 27th, 2016
BROOKINGS , Work started Sunday on a new mural on the west side of The Brookings Register at 312 Fifth St. in downtown Brookings. The sixth mural created as part of Downtown Brookings Inc.'s Urban Canvas Project, this one features both Brookings Bobcat and South Dakota State University colors. A City of Brookings logo will be added to the left side of
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Rainbow Play lays off 62 workers

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 27th, 2016
BROOKINGS, Rainbow Play Systems has laid off 62 workers at its Brookings facility, the company announced Monday.
Officials at the wooden swing set manufacturer say increased competition is forcing them to move more lumber production overseas.
"On Sept. 26, Rainbow concluded the workforce reduction, and the result was 62 hard-working Rainbow employees throughout its facility in Brookings lost their
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Your lord and lady are ...

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 27th, 2016
BROOKINGS, It's homecoming week at Brookings High School, and Eddie Miller (son of Mary Clare and Scott Miller) and Sarah Ayres (daughter of Jill and Larry Ayres) were crowned lord and lady during Monday night's coronation ceremony.
Afterward, the students went out to the south parking lot for the annual burning of the "B."
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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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