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‘The Art of the Colloquialism’ reception set for Thursday

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 27th, 2016
BROOKINGS, Fourteen artists who have come together for a collaborative exhibit and call themselves the "League of Extraordinary Artists" will host their artist reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at the Brookings Arts Council, 524 Fourth St. in Brookings.
What is a colloquialism? The official definition is: characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech,

Lorraine Klaasen coming to city with Arts Midwest

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 26th, 2016
BROOKINGS, Lorraine Klaasen and her four-member ensemble will tour this fall as part of Arts Midwest World Fest.
The five-week tour begins in mid-October and will take the group to Forest City, Iowa; Brookings; Wahpeton, N.D.; Thief River Falls, Minn.; and Rhinelander, Wis. Klaasen's ensemble will spend a week in each community sharing the music of South Africa through

Foundation awards grants to Brookings nonprofits

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 26th, 2016
PIERRE, The South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) selected Homes for South Dakota and South Dakota State University as two of 15 Community Innovation Grant recipients in its most recent grant round.
Community Innovation Grants provide funding aimed at uncovering breakthroughs in community needs across the state.

Ground-fogging for mosquitoes Monday night

Posted: Monday, Jul 25th, 2016
BOOKINGS, Weather permitting, the Brookings Street Department will be ground-fogging for mosquitoes citywide starting at 9 p.m. tonight, Monday, July 25. The parks and bike trails will then be fogged the following morning.

Library getting ready to forgive your fines

Posted: Friday, Jul 22nd, 2016
BROOKINGS, The Brookings Public Library is hosting a fine forgiveness month throughout August.
"Do you have library items checked out that have been billed? During the month of August we will forgive the overdue fines on items that are overdue and billed," said Library Director Ashia Gustafson.

Teachers find new role in the classroom

Posted: Friday, Jul 22nd, 2016
BROOKINGS, Twenty middle school and high school mathematics teachers found themselves back in school July 10-14. Instead of teaching mathematics, the teachers were students in a workshop at South Dakota State University.
South Dakota State University mathematics faculty Christine Larson, Sharon Vestal and Gary Hatfield led a workshop over probability and statistics for high school teachers around the state.

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