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Posted on: April 9, 2020

VIDEO UPDATE: Emergency Ordinance Extension and Amendment Discussion

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Brookings Mayor Keith Corbett and Brookings City Manager Paul Briseno discuss the extension to City of Brookings Emergency Ordinance 20-005. City of Brookings COVID-19 Emergency Ordinance 20-005 has been extended through Wednesday, May 6th. The ordinance,...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Some City of Brookings Facilities to Open to the Public with Enhanced Safety Measures

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Brookings, S.D. – The City of Brookings will soon reopen some of its previously closed facilities and operations to the public.The Brookings Municipal Liquor Store, Edgebrook Golf Course, and the Brookings Regional Landfill hav...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: COVID-19 Emergency Ordinance 20-005 Extended Through May 6th

COVID-19 Emergency Ordinance Extended through May 6

Brookings, S.D. – City of Brookings COVID-19 Emergency Ordinance 20-005 has been extended through Wednesday, May 6th. The ordinance, which addresses COVID-19 public health concerns and measures which prioritize the health and safety of the Brook...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Brookings City Offices and Facilities to Remain Closed to the Public Until May 6th

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Brookings, South Dakota – The City of Brookings announced today that after reevaluation of current COVID-19 circumstances and conditions, they will extend closures and cancellations of City-operated facilities through May 6th, extending the orig...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Park & Recreation Department to Postpone Summer Program Registration

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Given the uncertainty of our current situation, the Brookings Park and Recreation Department summer program registration, which was scheduled to begin on Tuesday, April 7th, has been postponed until further notice. For information regarding programs offer...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Volunteers Needed for City Boards

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Each of the following appointed city boards, committees, and commissions have position(s) eligible for new appointment or vacancies.

Airport Board

Number of positions: 1

Term Length: 5 years

Residency Requirement: Required for majority

Purpose: The Airport Boa...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Brookings Foundation and Brookings Area United Way Create COVID-19 Relief Fund

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The Brookings COVID-19 Relief Fund is a collaborative effort through the Brookings Foundation and the Brookings Area United Way. This fund is created to support providing basic needs services to local nonprofit organizations and area residents who are imm...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: City of Brookings to Temporarily Close Park Playgrounds and Basketball Courts

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The Brookings Parks and Recreation Department understands the important value playgrounds have to our community. We also take seriously the health of our users. Given the current situation and based on the recommendations from the National Parks & Rec...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: 20th Street South Project Tentatively Scheduled to Resume on Monday, March 30, 2020

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The 20th Street South Reconstruction Project between Main Avenue South and Rio Grande Avenue is tentatively scheduled to resume construction activities on Monday, March 30, 2020, depending on weather conditions. The work for this year will be constructed ...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Brookings Spring Cleanup Curbside Pick-up to Continue with Safety Measures

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The City of Brookings plans to continue the Curbside Spring Cleanup Program while utilizing precautionary safety measures to protect waste collection employees. City-wide, residents can start placing rubbish, debris, and branches on the boulevards in fron...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Ballot-By-Mail Option for the Combined Municipal/School Board April 14, 2020 Election

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The City of Brookings wants to ensure voters know the options available to them to exercise their right to vote, and to mitigate their exposure to COVID-19. Voters can request early/absentee ballots be mailed to them for the April 14th Combined Brookings ...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Vote Early/Absentee by Mail in the April 14th Combined School/Municipal Election

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Voters can request an early/absentee ballot be mailed to them for the April 14th Combined Brookings Municipal / Brookings School Board Election.

Voting early/absentee by mail is easy as 1, 2, 3:

  1. Download and print the Absentee Ballot Application from one of...
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Posted on: March 24, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Early & Absentee Voting Available for the April 14, 2020 Municipal Election

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Early and absentee voting for the April 14, 2020 Combined City of Brookings Municipal / Brookings School Board Election will be available beginning Monday, March 30th through Monday, April 13th in the first-floor lobby of the Brookings City & County G...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: City of Brookings to Hold Special City Council Meeting for COVID-19 Ordinance

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The City of Brookings will hold a special City Council meeting tonight Monday, March 23rd at 6:00 p.m. to act on an emergency ordinance and resolution, which will address COVID-19 public health concerns and measures which prioritize the health and safety ...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Brookings County and City to Close Offices and Facilities to the Public

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Brookings County/Brookings, South Dakota – As of Tuesday, March 17th, no positive cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been identified in Brookings County; however, as a precautionary measure based on CDC recommendations of social dista...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

NOTICE: Public Access to Brookings Police Department Restricted. All Services Still Available.

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Notice: 
The Brookings Police Department is taking precautionary measures and utilizing social distancing to prevent the spread of Covid-19. 
Until further notice: Public access to the Brookings Police Department will be restricted. The Br...
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Posted on: March 16, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Brookings Mayor Keith Corbett Addresses the Brookings Community | Covid-19 Response

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Brookings, S.D. – On March 16th, 2020 on behalf of the Brookings City Council, Brookings Mayor Keith Corbett addressed the Brookings Community in response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Full transcript:

This is Brookings Mayor Keith Corbe...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Brookings Municipal Utilities/Swiftel Communications

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The following message is being shared by the City of Brookings on behalf of Brookings Municipal Utilities/Swiftel Communications.

March 19, 2020- Brookings Municipal Utilities and Swiftel Communications would like to ensure customers that the company has a...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENT: Brookings Municipal Utilities to Resume 4th Street Water Main Project

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The Brooking Municipal Utilities 4th Street water main project is scheduled to resume next week. Crews will proceed with the replacement of the water line on 4th Street between 12th Avenue and 15th Avenue. The week of March 16th portions of the road will ...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Brookings Municipal Utilities/Swiftel Communications to close offices & facilities to the public

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Please note: The following message is being shared by the City of Brookings on behalf of Brookings Municipal Utilities/Swiftel Communications.

Press Release: Brookings Municipal Utilities/Swiftel Communications to close offices and facilities to the public...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: The City of Brookings Continues to Take Measures to Prevent Coronavirus Spread

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Brookings, S.D. – As of right now, there are no positive confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Brookings County. The City of Brookings, in collaboration with community partners, continues to take measures to prevent the possible introduction and spread...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: City of Brookings Launches Engage Brookings Citizen Reporting App

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Brookings, South Dakota – Today, the City of Brookings has announced the release of a new app and web platform called “Engage Brookings” that allows citizens to report quality-of-life issues, request City of Brookings service...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: The Swiftel Center Guest COVID-19 Information

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Brookings, S.D. – The health, welfare and safety of our guests as well as our clients and employees are of the highest priority for the Swiftel Center.

Following the direction from the City of Brookings, starting Monday (March 16) through Sunday ...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: City of Brookings Prepares for Coronavirus

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Brookings, S.D. – The City of Brookings is taking immediate steps to combat the spread of the Novel Coronavirus Covid-19.

As of right now, there have been no cases of the Coronavirus confirmed in Brookings County, but the Brookings community is b...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Spring Cleanup Curbside Pick-up Coming In April

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For over 50 years, the City of Brookings has hosted a spring clean-up that allows residents to place their rubbish, debris, and branches in front of their homes during a designated time period. The City of Brookings Street Department, Park and Forestry, S...

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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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Posted on: November 6, 2019

PRESS RELEASE: With Delegation Support, Brookings Receives Critical Infrastructure Grant

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) today applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) decision to award the City of Brookings $18.7 million in critical infrastructure fund...

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