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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 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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Posted on: May 28, 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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Posted on: May 28, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: College Student Volunteer Needed for the Sustainability Council

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The City of Brookings has a college student representative vacancy on the Sustainability Council effective immediately. The purpose of the Sustainability Council is to investigate, propose, educate, communicate, and advocate investment strategies and poli...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Human Rights Commission Now Accepting Nominations for Youth Award & Youth Ally Award

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The Brookings Human Rights Commission is now accepting nominations for the Youth Award and the Youth Ally Award.

Youth Award

The Youth Award is presented by the Commission to the individual or group of local youth that promote and/or contribute to Human Rig...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Nominations sought for Dorothy & Eugene T. Butler Human Rights Award

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Submit Nominations for Dorothy & Eugene T. Butler Human Rights Award

The Brookings Human Rights Commission is now accepting nominations for the Dorothy & Eugene T. Butler Human Rights Award. This award is presented each year by the Commission to a ...

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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 18, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Brookings Playground Equipment to Reopen Wednesday, May 20th

Brookings Playground Equipment to Reopen Wednesday May 20th

Park playground equipment and selected park restrooms in the City of Brookings are scheduled to reopen on Wednesday, May 20th. Signs will be posted at each site identifying the risk and reminding users of recommended personal hygiene practices and appropr...

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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 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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Posted on: May 14, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Brookings Park and Recreation Department Opens Some Summer Program Registration

Park and Recreation Department to Open Registration for Some Programs

The City of Brookings Park and Recreation Department has opened summer program registration for its tennis, soccer and naturalist programs. All programs have been modified to meet CDC guidelines to ensure the safety of participants and instructors. The Fi...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

UPDATE: Brookings Municipal Liquor Store To Begin Phase Two of Reopening Process

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The Brookings Municipal Liquor Store will open its doors to an in-store shopping experience starting Wednesday, May 13th, at 9:00 a.m. Pre-orders for pickup by phone and email are still encouraged.

Upon implementing phase two of the store’s reope...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: City of Brookings Facilities Remain Closed - Reopening Measures Planned for Mid-May

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The City of Brookings has announced that it will be extending facility and office closures through Mid-May with a tentative reopening date of May, 18th based on reevaluation of current circumstances and conditions.

On Monday, May 4th the Brookings City Cou...

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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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Posted on: May 4, 2020

NOTICE: Brookings Public Library Information

Newsflash Covid-19 2020 - BPL COVID-19 Update

A message on behalf of the Brookings Public Library:

With the addition of Curbside Pick-Up at the Brookings Public Library, staff would like to remind the public about a couple of items related to checking out and returning library materials.

Please follow ...

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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 17, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: In-Person Early/Absentee Voting for Municipal/School Board June 23, 2020 Election

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Early and absentee voting for the Combined City of Brookings Municipal / Brookings School Board Election will be ongoing through 5:00 p.m. Monday, June 22, 2020 in the first-floor lobby of the Brookings City & County Government Center, 520 3rd Street....

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Ballot-By-Mail Option for the Combined Municipal/School Board June 23, 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. The City is encouraging voters to request early/absentee ballots be mailed to them for the June 23...

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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

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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Posted on: April 14, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: City of Brookings Increases Citizen Participation in the Democratic Process

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The City of Brookings has been successfully engaging citizens in their Council meetings through live and archived webcasting for the past 10 years. Recently, the City of Brookings has added a new feature to broaden civic involvement in its public meetings...

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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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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: 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: 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 19, 2020

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

Newsflash Graphic Water Main Update

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 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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