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Your property assessment’s in the mail!

Posted: Friday, Jan 30th, 2015
• Director offers instructions for using, challenging assessment

The Brookings County Equalization Office will soon be mailing 2015 assessment notices to all Brookings County property owners, and probably within the next two weeks, said Joyce Dragseth, county equalization director.
"According to South Dakota law, the notices must be mailed by March 1, 2015," Dragseth said this week. "Please

BHS Winter Drumline makes debut Saturday

Modified: Friday, Jan 30th, 2015
BROOKINGS, There's a new rhythm in town!
The Brookings High School Winter Drumline is hosting the first annual "Bobcat Beat" at Mickelson Middle School on Saturday, Jan. 31.
The 1481 Grille will cater the event, serving a Philly steak sandwich meal for $8 from 6-6:45 p.m. At 7 p.m., the newly formed BHS Winter Drumline will

Julliard-trained trumpeter to perform classical recital

Modified: Friday, Jan 30th, 2015
BROOKINGS, Retired United States Air Force Band trumpeter Curt Christensen will perform a classical trumpet recital Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in South Dakota State University's Peterson Recital Hall.
Christensen recently retired from the U.S. Air Force Band after a 26-year career. Prior to serving as the principal trumpeter in The U.S. Air Force Concert Band, he was a member

Downtown Brookings hires new director

Posted: Thursday, Jan 29th, 2015
BROOKINGS, Downtown Brookings Inc. has hired Elliot Johnson as its new executive director.
He will manage all aspects of the downtown revitalization program.
Johnson is a Brookings native with management skills obtained while serving in multiple leadership positions. He has worked with the National Organizations for Youth Safety, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety and Teenwise Minnesota.

New digital services at the library

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 27th, 2015
• Brookings Public Library to offer digital magazines, more eAudiobooks

BROOKINGS, The Brookings Public Library has announced two new digital services for the community, both free with the use of a library card.
Zinio for Libraries is a new digital magazine service. A product of RBdigital from Recorded Books, Zinio is the world's largest newsstand, offering multi-user access to

‘Ice Out Cancer’ at Saturday game

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 27th, 2015
• Realtor teams up with Blizzard to raise funds for Relay For Life

BROOKINGS, Shane Anderson, a Realtor with Century 21 Gustafson, Krogman & Associates, is joining the Brookings Blizzard on Saturday, when the group plans on "Icing Out Cancer."
The chilly event is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life.

S.D. snowbirds enjoy life south of the border

Posted: Monday, Jan 26th, 2015
MADISON (AP), Now that Christmas is over and winter is officially here, it may be time for area snowbirds to fly the coop.
Reed and Arlene Eaton of Madison would love to fly south for the winter, but health issues are keeping them tethered to Madison this year. But for almost 20 years, the retired teachers enjoyed the warmer temperatures

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