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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Press Release: Brookings Police Department Continued Investigation Update July 22, 2020

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Update 07-22-2020

The Brookings Police Department is continuing to investigate the drowning death that occurred on 07/02/20. We are looking to speak with individuals that may have passed through the area of 12th St. S and Southland Lane that evening during...

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Posted on: July 20, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENT: Chip sealing will begin in Brookings

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The Brookings Street Department will be sealing streets with oil and rock starting Monday, July 27th, 2020 (weather permitting).  Streets and avenues to be sealed will include the area of 6th St., North to 11th St. and S., Western Ave, East to Me...

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Posted on: July 13, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: 20th Street South Project Update July 13, 2020

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The intersection of Rio Grande Avenue and 20th Street South will be closed starting today, Monday, July 13th so the crews can work on the western end of the project. The work on the west end of the project is the last phase and is anticipated to take appr...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

20th Street South Project Update | July 2, 2020

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Crews are currently working on 20th Street South between Rio Grande Avenue and Larkspur Ridge Drive. This section of road was paved this week with the bottom layers of asphalt. The contractors are also installing sidewalk, topsoil and seeding on many area...

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Brookings Municipal Utilities (BMU) recognized for drinking water compliance

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A message on behalf of Brookings Municipal Utlities (BMU)

The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) announced today that the Brookings Municipal Utilities (BMU) water system and the system’s operation specialists hav...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Brookings Police Department Continued Investigation Update

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Brookings, SD – This week a family, their friends, and the Brookings community has been devastated by a tragic loss. Our hearts go out to the family and their loved ones as they mourn the passing of their child.

On Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 at 222...

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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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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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Posted on: June 30, 2020

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

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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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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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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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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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Posted on: April 14, 2020

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

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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 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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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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