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Second time’s the charm

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014
• SDSU freshman to attend West Point

BROOKINGS, A family history of military service, a desire to serve his country and refusing to give up when he was told "no" the first time he applied.
Those are just a few of the reasons why a Brookings County man is headed to America's oldest military school this summer.
Daniel Kurtzahn,
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Minister, son pulled from icy Poinsett

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014
• Deputy sheriff sprints in for rescue

LAKE POINSETT, A Volga minister and his son were pulled from an icy Lake Poinsett Monday morning, rescued by a Hamlin County deputy sheriff after their canoe capsized.
Dan Overbo credits Deputy Sheriff Jon Barthel with saving him and his son. The 21-year-old deputy was literally rousted from his sleep to aid
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Red ribbons send message: Save the trees!

Posted: Monday, Apr 21st, 2014
• Local group marks endangered trees along Sixth Street

BROOKINGS, Phyllis Cole-Dai doesn't think Brookings residents realize what they'll be losing if the state Department of Transportation goes through with its plan to widen U.S. Highway 14 (Sixth Street) from Main to Medary avenues in 2017.
The current DOT engineers' recommendation for the renovation of U.S. Highway 14 is
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Movoto: Brookings best place to live

Posted: Monday, Apr 21st, 2014
• Real estate blog gives Brookings No. 1 spot in top 10 list

BROOKINGS, Movoto, a national real estate research blog, recently gave Brookings the top spot in a ranking of the 10 best places to live in South Dakota with a population of more than 3,000.
Twenty-four cities and towns were ranked on total amenities, quality
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Fun Run to memorialize volunteer

Modified: Monday, Apr 21st, 2014
• BCYMP event set for Saturday, starting at soccer park
BROOKINGS, The Brookings County Youth Mentoring Program will host a 5K Freestyle Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, April 26.
Organizers hope the new event will not only raise money for the local organization but also honor the program's late director who helped get it off the ground in Brookings.
The run,
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Is there a doctor in the school?

Posted: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
• Four Brookings High School grads on their way to M.D.

BROOKINGS, When classes convene at the the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine this summer, Brookings High School will be well represented by a quartet of its graduates: Elizabeth "Liz" Helsper, Class of 2007; Tim Reid and David Woodard, Class of 2008; and Sarvesh Kaushik, Class
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Council to review new Timberline, Sixth St. projects

Posted: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
• Group faces busy Tuesday session

BROOKINGS, Two of the major items at next week's meeting of the Brookings City Council will involve construction, in one case the start of a new housing development, and in the second, a new commercial building on Sixth Street that will include more than a dozen apartment units.
The business session, the
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South Dakota begins absentee voting for primary

Posted: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
PIERRE (AP), South Dakota voters who live out of the state, will be traveling on Election Day or simply want to cast their vote early can do so with absentee ballots beginning Friday.
Secretary of State Jason Gant said all 66 counties in the state are sending out ballots that were requested beginning Jan. 1. Republicans and Democrats will face
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Council puts on ‘design hats’

Posted: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
• Leaders get look at design review districts and how they can be applied in Brookings

BROOKINGS, Suppose the city's plans for the Department of Transportation property off I-29 come to fruition, and a number of retail stores and restaurants all seek to locate in that area.
Should the Brookings City Council have a say in the way those
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Work to begin on 100-suite hotel

Modified: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
• Developer says it'll be a Comfort Suites; adds restaurant to project
BROOKINGS, Site work for Brookings' newest hotel could begin as early as next week, co-owner Dennis Bielfeldt announced today.
The construction of the upscale, 100-unit Comfort Suites hotel also marks the beginning of development for the Wilbert Square shopping and entertainment district.
The hotel will anchor the southern
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No new info on ‘big box’

Posted: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
• But city's development partners to deliver mid-June report

BROOKINGS, There's still no "big box" news, but the city council and community residents should get a bit more information in about two months.
That's according to City Manager Jeff Weldon, who announced Tuesday that the city's partners in the development of the DOT property, Drew Snyder of Omaha, Neb.,
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Rogers wins recount

Posted: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
BROOKINGS, The recount results are in for the Brookings Board of Education election held April 8, and they're nearly the same as the first time around.
Former school board member Larry Rogers won the recount, seven votes ahead of David Merhib.
"I wish nothing but the best to Rogers and to the school board," Merhib said.
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In downtown Brookings: Oldest building getting new life

Posted: Thursday, Apr 17th, 2014
• Trendz moving into Masonic Lodge

BROOKINGS, A new match with a touch of history is coming to life for a pair of Main Avenue establishments, both already on Main in downtown Brookings.
Trendz Consignment Studios, owned and operated by Sara Rowland at 314 Main Ave., is moving to the ground floor of the Masonic Lodge, at 225 1/2
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Finding a new name for new K-3 school

Posted: Thursday, Apr 17th, 2014
BROOKINGS, The Brookings School District is holding a contest to name the new K-3 elementary school to be built off South Main Avenue along 26th Street South.
The public is invited to submit suggestions for the school's name through the district's website at www.brookings.k12.sd.us under the "New School Naming Form" tab.
The deadline for submissions is April 25.
Monday
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