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Take out the work and the worry

Posted: Friday, Nov 21st, 2014
BROOKINGS, Prepare and cook the the bird; eat the bird; dispose of the carcass.
In the simplest of terms those are the three steps entailed in the American ritual of the traditional Thanksgiving Dinner of turkey with all the fixings.
Step two is the most enjoyable; steps one and three, not so much.
Steps one and three may be why
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Liquor licenses ‘on tap’ at council session

Posted: Friday, Nov 21st, 2014
• SDSU asks to rename campus-area streets

BROOKINGS, Brookings City Council will act on two liquor licenses Tuesday, one a simple renewal and the second, a transfer.
The city has received an application to transfer the on-sale liquor license held by Jael Thorpe, owner of Old Market Eatery, to Jesse Lee of the Lee Group, which will do business
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Noem receives award from SD Farm Bureau

Posted: Friday, Nov 21st, 2014
SIOUX FALLS (AP), U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem has been recognized by the South Dakota Farm Bureau.
The group awarded Noem its "Friend of Farm Bureau" honor.
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Brookings firefighters put eye in the sky

Posted: Friday, Nov 21st, 2014
• Department goes airborne with radio-controlled drone

BROOKINGS, Sitting there on the table, it looks like a science experiment gone awry, a gene-splicing attempt involving a giant crab and a Lego set.
Darrell Hartmann beams as he shows it off to a visitor.
"It's our drone," he says with a broad grin.
The chief confirmed this week that the
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County looks at liquor

Posted: Friday, Nov 21st, 2014
• After research, commissioners have seventh license to award in county

BROOKINGS, Liquor licenses grabbed Brookings County commissioners' attention Tuesday, at both their regular meeting and the work session.
Commissioners looked at how best to handle the renewal of a liquor license of a business late in paying taxes and how best to proceed upon news that a seventh
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Tribe sues over tax dispute with South Dakota

Posted: Friday, Nov 21st, 2014
FLANDREAU (AP), A long-simmering tax dispute between the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe and the state of South Dakota is threatening to shut down alcohol sales at the Royal River Casino and Hotel in Flandreau.
The tribe has refused to pay the state's use tax since 2009, saying its status as a sovereign nation exempts its patrons from state taxation. The
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Commission drafting bill for new games

Posted: Friday, Nov 21st, 2014
DEADWOOD (AP), A bill to implement the three new voter-authorized games in Deadwood casinos will move forward, the South Dakota Commission on Gaming decided Thursday.
The commission voted to draft the legislation allowing craps, keno and roulette with the goal of the regulations and games being in place by July 1.
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A Blue Ribbon day at Medary

Posted: Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014
BROOKINGS, Medary Principal Rich Brubakken addressed Medary Elementary staff and students, who dressed in blue Wednesday to celebrate Medary's recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School, now that the school has received its plaque and a flag commemorating the achievement.
The national honor was awarded to 337 public and private schools across the country to recognize schools that close achievement gaps
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Swiftel election numbers increase

Posted: Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014
• Commissioners still considering vote center closer to campus

BROOKINGS, A surprising increase in voters at the Swiftel Center on Election Day caused Brookings County commissioners to debate its future as a vote center during Tuesday's work session.
Commissioners had been looking for a new vote center location since May, when an SDSU student requested that the county open
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USD, SDSU fans urged to donate toward food

Posted: Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014
• Frat members also planning run from Vermillion to Brookings before big game

BROOKINGS, University of South Dakota and South Dakota State fans can support their team and help feed South Dakota families.
Saturday's football matchup between the schools in Brookings is part of the South Dakota Corn Showdown Series, which tracks athletic and academic performance among student-athletes of
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Cost of Thanksgiving is going up, but not much

Posted: Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014
Giving thanks will be a little costlier this year, but, and here's something you can be truly thankful for, it probably won't empty your wallet.
The price for putting Thanksgiving dinner on the table for 10 people is expected to rise slightly this year, clocking in at $49.41. That's 37 cents higher than in 2013. For that, you can blame
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There’s no place like home

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 19th, 2014
At right, Dorothy and Toto meet the Scarecrow, who's being bothered by some crows in this scene of "The Wizard of Oz," performed by Brookings High School students.
Students earlier this week were busy rehearsing for the upcoming fall musical, to be presented Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20-22, in Bell Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 with the show starting
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The cold shoulder by Sinai

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 19th, 2014
• Emergency officials concerned with lack of shoulders along accident-prone county highway

BROOKINGS, Fire officials from Sinai have requested Brookings County commissioners consider installing shoulders along County Highway 11 to address public safety concerns.
In a Tuesday morning public hearing, Sinai Fire Chief Jeremy Wosje told commissioners, "The road going north to Highway 14 and the road going
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Thune votes in favor, Johnson opposes Keystone

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 19th, 2014
PIERRE (AP), Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson could have sealed the Keystone XL pipeline's passage through the upper chamber on Tuesday, but he opted to oppose the project.
The 59-41 Senate vote was one short of the 60 needed to clear the House-passed measure, teeing up another vote once Republicans take over the Senate next year.
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Committee resigned to losing 6th Street trees

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
• Main-to-Medary road likely to become five-lanes, mirroring highway to the west

BROOKINGS, "I want a safe route. I care about the city of Brookings, and I want what's best for the city of Brookings. But we're not here to try to put in something that won't work ....
"The trees, if they're not gonna make it, let's face
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Feathers will fly!

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
• ‘World's largest pillow fight' slated at USD-SDSU game

BROOKINGS, Former boy-band singer Joey Fatone is slated to lead what is being billed as the "world's largest pillow fight" at the upcoming football game between the University of South Dakota and South Dakota State University.
A statement says the former 'N Sync singer is scheduled to throw the
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Krebs aims to be ‘forward-thinking’

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
PIERRE (AP), Shantel Krebs is shifting from a decade-long tenure in the state Legislature to statewide office.
Krebs, a Republican, breezed to victory over three opponents on Nov. 4 to replace outgoing Secretary of State Jason Gant. As a legislator, Krebs focused mainly on transportation issues and agricultural policies, but she said the secretary of state's office combines her interests
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Where in the world?! She’ll send you there

Posted: Monday, Nov 17th, 2014
WHITE, As snowdrifts rise and thermometers sink, vacations to tropical climes look more tempting than ever. And that's good for travel agents like Melanie Haber.
A wife and mother to a 2-year old, Haber lives in White where she runs her business from home. Her husband who farms even pitches in for the business on occasion.
A graduate from SDSU,
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Beresford boy killed in crash south of city Brookings

Posted: Monday, Nov 17th, 2014
BROOKINGS, A Beresford, youth died and three other individuals were injuried in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 29 about 12 miles south of Brookings on Saturday, Nov. 15.
Jack Lawrence, 11, was one of six juvenile passengers in a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban being driven north by Rose Mary Weiland, 49, of Beresford.
She lost control of the
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