News Flash

Posted on: June 26, 2020

Press Release- BMU to begin using monochloramine to treat city water supply.

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A message on behalf of Brookings Municipal Utilities.

Any questions can be directed to communications@swiftel-bmu.com or contact BMU via phone at 605-692-6325.

Brookings Municipal Utilities (BMU) is committed to providing drinking water that maximizes publi...

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Announcements & News
Posted on: June 19, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Brookings Unveils Public Electric Vehicle Charging Spot

NEW EV Charging Station

A new electric vehicle (EV) charging spot (EV place to charge) is available to the public in the south parking lot of the City & County Government Center near the Downtown Brookings Business District. The central location is within walking distance of...

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Announcements & News
Posted on: June 18, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Brookings fireworks display will blast off on July 4th

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Brookings, S.D. – The annual July 4th fireworks display will blast off as planned for the Brookings community. Traditionally, this display is the finale for the annual Uncle Sam Jam festival at the Swiftel Center. However, due to COVID-19, all U...

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Announcements & News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Brookings Park and Recreation to Offer New Summer Activities

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The Brookings Park & Recreation Department will soon be offering a Free-Range Kids Program starting the week of June 15th which will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Park. The free program offers activities for kid...

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Announcements & News
Posted on: June 4, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: A Shared Message Regarding the Upcoming Brookings Demonstration

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Brookings, SD – A Shared Message from the City of Brookings, Brookings Police Department, Brookings City Council, and the Brookings Human Rights Commission:

Current events within our country have been difficult to bear over the last week as we, a...

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Announcements & News
Posted on: June 30, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: College Student Volunteer Needed for the Human Rights Commission

Brookings City Hall

The City of Brookings has a college student representative vacancy on the Human Rights Commission effective immediately. The mission of the Brookings Human Rights Commission is to improve human relations in the Brookings area by fighting discrimination th...

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Announcements & News
Posted on: May 22, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Hillcrest Aquatic Center to Remain Closed for Summer Season

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Brookings, SD – The Hillcrest Aquatic Center, which usually opens after Memorial Day, will be closed for the 2020 summer season due to uncertainty surrounding COVID-19.

The decision was based largely on the fact that operating the Aquatic Center ...

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Announcements & News
Posted on: May 15, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Brookings City & County Government Center to Reopen Monday, May 18, 2020 at 8:00 AM

City and County Government Center to Reopen

Brookings County, South Dakota – The City & County Government Center will reopen on Monday, May 18, 2020 at 8:00 AM. This joint decision was made due to the minimal number of cases of COVID-19 in Brookings County, the adoption of City Reopen...

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Announcements & News
Posted on: May 15, 2020

UPDATE: 2020 SafetyTown Program Canceled

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The Brookings Police Department regrets to announce the cancelation of the 2020 SafetyTown program.  Due to current social distancing requirements, we felt that it would be very difficult if not impossible to maintain a safe separation between al...

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Announcements & News
Posted on: May 9, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Public Arts Commission Seeks Proposals for Public Art at Bob Shelden Athletic Complex

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Brookings, SD – The Brookings Public Arts Commission, in partnership with the City of Brookings, SD, seeks an artist to develop, fabricate and install permanent outdoor artwork within the Bob Sheldon Baseball Field and the surrounding complex. T...

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Announcements & News
Posted on: May 1, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: 17th Avenue South Scheduled to Close on Monday, May 4, 2020

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Starting approximately Monday, May 4th, depending on weather, the Contractor is planning to close a segment of 17th Avenue South between Blair Hill Circle and Pebble Beach Drive. A short segment of 17th Avenue South will be closed for approximately three ...

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Announcements & News
Posted on: April 16, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Application to Designate Organizations as Essential Under COVID-19 Ordinances

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The City of Brookings has implemented a resource providing businesses and organizations within the community who have been deemed non-essential an option to have their essential/non-essential status re-evaluated. To request a change in status, organizatio...

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Announcements & News
Posted on: April 14, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: I-29 Exit 130 Interchange Project (20th Street South) Website Announcement

Newsflash Graphics 2020 - Interchange Website Update

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. The website will be available t...

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Announcements & News
Posted on: April 13, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Combined Brookings Municipal/School Board Election will be Postponed to June 23, 2020

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The April 14th Combined Municipal / School Board Election will be postponed to June 23, 2020 pending City Council’s approval. The passage of House Bill 1298 required all elections in April and May be moved to “any Tuesday in June&r...

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Announcements & News
Posted on: April 10, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: 20th Street South Project - Street Scheduled to Close on Monday, April 13, 2020

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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...

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Announcements & News
Posted on: March 12, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Brookings Counts in the 2020 Census

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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 th...

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