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Groups join forces to support 'Community Read' event in Brookings

Jason McEntee and Jennifer Widman show off copies of this year's 'Community Read' —
BROOKINGS — Books can drive discussion and dialogue: in classes both formal and informal; in book clubs; and in some instances in a “Community Read.” One such book that does all of …

Brookings City Council discusses changing liquor license fees

BROOKINGS — Fees for on-sale liquor licenses in Brookings were discussed during a Tuesday night City Council study session, but the city wants the public’s insights before taking possible …

Incumbent Nick Wendell files to run for Brookings City Council

Brookings City Councilor Nick Wendell is seeking re-election to his seat.
BROOKINGS — Nick Wendell has filed sufficient signatures to be placed on the April 9 ballot for the position of City Council member, according to a release from the city of Brookings. To …

Gear up for the garden season

The long-handled Digmaster nursery shovel with its narrow head makes it easy to dig even in small spaces.
  It’s never too early to prepare for the garden season ahead. Having the right tool for the job saves time, reduces the frustration of trying to make the wrong tool work, and allows …

Noem appoints Travis Theel to South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission

Travis Theel and his family — wife Mariah and twin sons Ridge and Rhette.
PIERRE — Gov. Kristi Noem announced earlier this week that she will appoint Travis Theel to serve on the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission. “Our kids and grandkids should …
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Applications open for master gardener, horticulture course in South Dakota

BROOKINGS — Applications are now being accepted for the South Dakota State University Extension Master Gardener and Home Horticulture training course. SDSU Extension’s Master …

60s Plus dining menus for Feb. 26-March 2, 2024

Read all about what's on the menu in Brookings, Bruce and Elkton in the week ahead.

Brookings-area agendas for the week starting Feb. 25, 2024

Read all about what's on the agendas of various Brookings-area governing agencies in the week ahead.

Vandal damages Elkton campsites

BROOKINGS — Someone destroyed two utilities hookups at the campground on Third Street in Elkton, according to a release from the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office. The …

Professional actor, playwright Deb Hiett to visit South Dakota State for collegiate premiere

BROOKINGS — Los Angeles actor and playwright Deb Hiett is coming to South Dakota State University to celebrate the collegiate premiere of her new play, “The Escape Thingy.” …

Medary Creek Beavers

The Medary Creek Beavers held their monthly meeting in Elkton at the Community Center on Feb. 11. Maddisyn called the meeting to order, Rose led the flag pledge and Ava led the 4-H pledge. The …
Obituaries
Gladys Lee
Gladys Marie (Egertson) Lee, 98, died Feb. 19, 2024, in Brookings. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 1, at the First Lutheran Church in Volga, beginning at 10:30 a.m., with visitation …
James D. Lusk, Sr.
James D. Lusk, Sr., 85, of Sioux Falls passed away Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024, at Bethany Home, Brandon, SD, under hospice care. Jim was born June 14, 1938, at Carthage, SD, to Luverne and Lucille …
Dorothy Ann Thompson
Dorothy Ann Thompson, 91, of Brookings, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024 at Avera McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls. Funeral services have been set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at Midway Lutheran …
Christine Sue Woodard
Christine Sue Woodard, 97, of White, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2024, at home under hospice care. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the United Methodist Church in White. Visitation …
Rebecca Holter
Rebecca Holter, 73, of Volga, died Feb. 14, 2024, at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. Visitation will be held Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Eidsness Funeral Chapel in Volga from 4 until 6 p.m. …
Local sports

Four Brookings-area wrestlers to battle for state titles on Saturday

Nolan Miles of Brookings is one of four area wrestlers who will compete for a state title at the SDHSAA State Wrestling Tournament on Saturday afternoon.
Four area wrestlers will compete for a state title on Saturday afternoon as Nolan Miles, Maizy Mathis and Johanna Steinlicht of Brookings and Summer Guthmiller of Sioux Valley punched their tickets to title matches during the second day of the SDHSAA State Wrestling Tournament on Friday.
The Brookings Rangers PeeWee A team poses with the trophy after winning the state tournament in Sioux Center over the weekend. The Rangers defeated Oahe, Aberdeen and Rushmore en route to their championship.
The Brookings Rangers PeeWee A team captured a state championship while tournaments kicked off at several levels in this week’s Ranger Roundup.
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Brookings wrestler Johanna Steinlicht was one of five area grapplers to advance to the semifinals at the SDHSAA State Wrestling Tournament on Thursday.
Five area athletes have advanced to the semifinals of the SDHSAA Individual State Wrestling Tournament, which began at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center Thursday morning.
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The Flandreau Fliers are going back to the SoDak 16 as they used an aggressive defensive effort and a run midway through the third quarter to defeat the Sioux Valley Cossacks 46-30 in the Region 2A Tournament on Thursday night.
The Arlington Cardinals and Colman-Egan Hawks earned a spot in the SoDak 16 while Deubrook Area saw its season come to an end in Thursday’s area girls basketball action.
The Brookings Elks Lodge #1490 held the yearly Elks Hoop Shoot Contest at Sioux Valley High School in Volga on Dec. 10.
The growth of girls wrestling in South Dakota has continued this season and in few areas has that been more apparent than in the Brookings Bobcats wrestling program.
SDSU Jackrabbits Athletics

South Dakota State's Tanner Sloan repeats as Big 12 Wrestler of the Week

South Dakota State wrestler Tanner Sloan celebrates after winning by fall against Missouri's Rocky Elam during a Big 12 dual at Frost Arena on Sunday afternoon.
For the second week in a row, South Dakota State 197-pounder Tanner Sloan has been selected as the Big 12 Conference Wrestler of the Week.

Jackrabbits cruise to victory over Denver

South Dakota State had it rolling at Frost Arena on Thursday night as the Jackrabbits beat Denver 97-70.

South Dakota State holds off Pioneers in Denver

The South Dakota State women hung on for a 73-64 victory over Denver on Thursday night at Hamilton Gymnasium.

Jackrabbits hope to find consistent play down the stretch

The South Dakota State men are coming off what might have been their most impressive win of the year as the Jackrabbits beat Omaha in overtime on the road on Saturday.

South Dakota State looks to keep things rolling on road against Denver, St. Thomas

South Dakota State’s Ellie Colbeck shoots a 3-pointer during  a 73-55 win over South Dakota on Jan. 20 in Brookings.

The South Dakota State women are two wins away from winning at least a share of their 10th Summit League regular season title. To do so the Jackrabbits will have to beat Denver on Thursday and St. Thomas on Saturday.

Jackrabbits go 2-3 at tournament in Texas

DENTON, Texas — The South Dakota State softball went 2-3 in the Tracy Beard College Classic at Lovelace Stadium over the weekend. The Jackrabbits won their openeing game of the tournament …

Police report
COURT REPORT 2-1 CLASS II MISDEMEANORS Ramon Vaz1uez Castillo, 34, of 1422 Fifth Ave. S., no driver’s license, fined $132.50. Traci Therese Mack, 43, of 913 Onaka Trail Apt. …
Read all about recent incidents handled by personnel at the Brookings Police Department.
Opinion
Ran into Herb Collins the other day down by the school. He volunteers there, from time to time, helping kids with their math homework, and trying to recruit future members of The Great World of …
Ever since the South Dakota Legislature dismantled the voter-approved anti-corruption measure known as IM 22 in record time, lawmakers and the people who back initiated measures have been locked in a …
Donald Trump has just a few weeks to find a way to pay, or guarantee that he will pay, the $355 million fine that a New York judge imposed on him in the lawsuit brought by the state’s …
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With Beyoncé’s foray into country music, the genre is finally breaking free from the stereotypes that have long dogged it
On Super Bowl Sunday, Beyoncé released two country songs – “16 Carriages” and “Texas Hold ‘Em” – that elicited a mix of admiration and indignation. This is not her first foray into the genre, but it is her most successful and controversial entry. …
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