News & Press Releases

CITY OF BROOKINGS APPROVES MASK MANDATES

9/10/2020

On September 8, the Brookings City Council approved Ordinance 20-019, which revised Ordinance 20-010. The amendments require an individual to wear a face covering in any indoor business and/or indoor public place and to wear a face covering at any City-sanctioned event unless social distancing of six or more feet can be maintained. The Brookings City Council also approved Resolution 20-076 which provides clarifications of the requirements and exceptions regarding the mask mandate. The current Ordinance 20-010 REVISED goes into effect immediately and is in effect until November 3.


SUMBIT NOMINATIONS FOR A.B.L.E. AWARD AND EMPOWER AWARD

9/9/2020

The Committee for People with Disabilities is now accepting nominations for the A.B.L.E. Award (Ability, Belief, Leadership and Equality to Achieve Access For All) and the EMPOWER Award.


CITY COUNCIL MEETING PUBLIC ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION

9/8/2020

The Brookings City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 8 at 6:00p.m. will take place at the Swiftel Center (824 32nd Avenue, Brookings, SD 57006). Here's what the public needs to know to attend and/or participate.


CITY COUNCIL MEETING TO BE HELD AT THE SWIFTEL CENTER

9/4/2020

The Brookings City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 8 at 6:00p.m. will take place at the Swiftel Center (824 32nd Avenue, Brookings, SD 57006).


CITY OF BROOKINGS CONTINUES TO TAKE MEASURES TO PREVENT CORONAVIRUS SPREAD

9/3/2020

On Wednesday, September 3 the Brookings City Council adopted Ordinance 20-017 which amends Ordinance 20-010 to extend continued safety measures and requirements for an additional period of sixty (60) days to slow the community spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). 


BROOKINGS REGIONAL LANDFILL OPENS CITIZENS CAMPUS

8/25/2020

The Brookings Regional Landfill has now opened a new venture called the Citizens Campus at the 4101 30th Street location.


I-29 EXIT 130 INTERCHANGE PROJECT (20TH STREET SOUTH)

4/14/2020

The City of Brookings, Brookings County and the South Dakota Department of Transportation will be releasing their informational web site to receive public input for the I-29 Exit 130 (20th Street South) Interchange project. 


20TH STREET SOUTH PROJECT - STREET SCHEDULED TO CLOSE ON 4/13

4/10/2020

Starting approximately Monday, April 13th, depending on weather, the contractor is planning to close 20th Street South from Cumberland Court to Western Avenue. This section of 20th Street South will be completely closed during construction and alternative detour routes will need to be used. Signs will be installed along the detour routes to alert traffic. See the map below for detour routes.


BROOKINGS COUNTS IN THE 2020 CENSUS

3/12/2020

This week and over the next month, residents may notice a letter or postcard in their mailbox from the U.S. Census Bureau or the U.S. Department of Commerce. Community members should be aware, it isn’t junk mail, and it shouldn’t be thrown away. The envelope contains an invitation to complete the 2020 Census by mail, online, or by phone. All community members who live in Brookings for most of the year must count themselves as a resident of Brookings in the 2020 Census. This includes individuals who have vacation homes elsewhere and also SDSU students. The most undercounted individuals within the City of Brookings are students who live off-campus.