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Posted on: April 12, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Registration Date Extended - Brookings First Inaugural Community Games

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The City of Brookings Parks and Recreation Department and the Brookings Brookings Health System are excited to host the 1st Inaugural Brookings Community Games! The 1st Inaugural games were scheduled for 2020 but were postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19....

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: City of Brookings Administrative Offices – Extended Summer Hours

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The City of Brookings is changing its summer business hours to accommodate the needs of residents. By opening 60 minutes earlier Monday through Friday, residents will have an opportunity to conduct business before 8 a.m. To make the customer-service initi...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Volunteers Needed for City Boards

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The City of Brookings is seeking interested individuals to serve on the following City boards, committees, and commissions:

 

Brookings Disability Awareness Committee

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Brookings Launches Performance Management Dashboard

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The City of Brookings is excited to launch the Brookings Insight Performance Management Dashboard

The dashboard is a collection of data points, or metrics, from across the organization which tell the story of City operations as well as promote a...

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Brookings to Host First Inaugural Community Games

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The City of Brookings Parks and Recreation Department and the Brookings Brookings Health System are excited to host the 1st Inaugural Brookings Community Games! The 1st Inaugural games were scheduled for 2020 but were postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19....

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: City of Brookings Application for City Funds

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The City of Brookings is accepting applications for City funds for the 2022 Fiscal Year. The City’s Fiscal Year aligns with the calendar year. Funding applications and guidelines are available online at www.cityofbrookings-sd.gov/CityFunding or at the Cit...

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: COVID-19 Vaccine Brookings Community Survey

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The City of Brookings and Brookings County are conducting a survey of the Brookings area to learn more about your experience with and opinions of the COVID-19 vaccine. By collecting this information through responses, the City and County will be able to i...

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Free, Walk-In Vaccination Center Set for Thursday, April 29

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Brookings, SD – The following information was provided to the City of Brookings by the Brookings Health System: The Brookings County Pandemic Planning and Coordination Committee (PPCC) will hold a free, walk-in COVID-19 community vaccin...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Applications for Brookings City Council Member

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The City of Brookings is now accepting applications for the City Council Member position which will be vacated by Council Member Oepke “Ope” Niemeyer, who was elected as Mayor.  The appointment term would be from June 8, 2021 ...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: City of Brookings Launches Urban Forest Initiative for Residents

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The City of Brookings has launched the Brookings Urban Forest Initiative. The program is designed to enhance the health, long term sustainability and beauty of the community’s trees.Many of the trees that residents value in Brookings ar...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Mayor Keith Corbett Announces Brookings Inclusive Collaborative Week, April 17 – 24,

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The following is shared by the City of Brookings on behalf of the Brookings Inclusive Collaborative.

City of Brookings Mayor Keith Corbett announced Brookings Inclusive Collaborative week to be held April 17 – 24, 2021, to honor the work of the B...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr./Black History Month Essay Contest Winners

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The Brookings Human Rights Commission has announced the winners of its 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr./Black History Month Essay Contest.  Dr. King was a supporter of human rights and freedoms for all citizens.  The contest is designed ...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: 2021 Brookings Safety Town Dates Released

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Safety Town continues to be an important safety program and outreach for the Police Department, and soon it will be the time to start signing up.

 

Three summer sessions to start June 7, June 21 and July 6.

Both young participants, and teenage volun...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

City of Brookings Combined Municipal /School Board Election Results

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Get City of Brookings Mayor, City Council, and Brookings School Board election results.

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Waiting for the COVID-19 Vaccine? NOW IS THE TIME.

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For people waiting to receive their COVID-19 vaccine, NOW IS THE TIME.

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Experts state that herd immunity for COVID-19 happens when 70% to 90% of the population has either survived infection or received the vaccine. Vaccination is a saf...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Brookings Parks, Recreation & Forestry Announces Master Plan Survey

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The Brookings Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department in collaboration with ETC Institute, is conducting in an electronic survey as part of a Parks and Recreation Master Plan to help determine priorities for the community. The department emphasizes th...

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Community Vaccination Centers Scheduled for April 1 and April 15

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Brookings, SD – The following information was provided to the City of Brookings by the Brookings Health System: The Brookings County Pandemic Planning and Coordination Committee (PPCC) has scheduled two upcoming community vaccination ce...

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Text-to-9-1-1 Option Available in South Dakota

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The City of Brookings is sharing the following press release on behalf of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety

All questions and comments should be directed to the Department of Public Safety at (605) 773-3178, http://dps.sd.gov

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Text-to-9-1-1 Opti...

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

REMINDER: Route Sump Pumps Outside

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A friendly reminder shared on behalf of Brookings Municipal Utilities.
Residents are asked to route sump pumps outside as soon as possible.
• Heavy flows from sump pumps could ll the sanitary sewer system and cause the sewer to back up i...
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Posted on: March 5, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Community Vaccination Center Open to Persons with Underlying Medical Conditions

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The following information was provided to the City of Brookings by the Brookings Health System: Following the South Dakota Department of Health’s vaccination plan, today the Brookings County Pandemic Planning and Coordination Committee (PPCC) wi...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Second COVID-19 Community Vaccination Center Set for Mar. 11

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Brookings, S.D. – The following information was provided to the City of Brookings by the Brookings Health System:

The Brookings County Pandemic Planning and Coordination Committee (PPCC) will hold its second COVID-19 community vaccination center,...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: New Street Lights Request Available Through Engage Brookings App

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The City of Brookings and Brookings Municipal Utilities (BMU) are happy to announce they have partnered to provide a new “street lights” service request option through the Engage Brookings app. Brookings launched the Engage Brookings r...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: City of Brookings Hires Public Works Director

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The City of Brookings is happy to announce DJ Buthe will start March 1st as the City’s first Public Works Director. DJ has been the Minnehaha County Highway Superintendent for the past ten years. Before his employment with Minnehaha County, he held the po...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: COVID-19 Community Vaccination Center Set for Feb. 25

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Brookings, S.D. – The following information was provided to the City of Brookings by the Brookings Health System:

The Brookings County Pandemic Planning and Coordination Committee (PPCC) will hold a COVID-19 community vaccination center, also referred to as...

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: COVID-19 Brookings Community Survey Results Released

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Survey results from the COVID-19 Brookings Community Survey have been released. The survey was created and distributed by the City of Brookings in order to learn about experiences of Brookings community individuals during this time of COVID-19, including ...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Volunteers Needed for Future Vaccine Point of Dispensing

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Brookings, S.D. – The following information was provided to the City of Brookings by the Brookings Health System:

The Brookings County Pandemic Planning and Coordination Committee (PPCC) is asking for community volunteers to help with future COVI...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Brookings County - Phase 1D Vaccination Plan

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Brookings, S.D. – The following information was provided to the City of Brookings by the Brookings Health System:

Starting Monday, Feb. 8, the South Dakota Department of Health is lowering the age bracket for people in Phase 1d eligible to receive...

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Posted on: December 21, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: More Than 2,200 Hearts Created for Love Our Health Care Workers Challenge

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Brookings, S.D. – Brookings Health System received overwhelming response for the “Love Our Health Care Workers” campaign. 2,215 paper hearts with messages of love, hope, kindness and support were received in the special red mailbox courtesy of Brookings L...

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Posted on: December 14, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Brookings Regional Landfill – Citizens Campus Seasonal Change of Hours

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The Brookings Citizens Campus located at the Brookings Regional Landfill will be ending 24-hour access for the season starting December 24th. Landfill patrons will still be able to access and utilize the Citizens Campus during standard landfill operating ...

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Love Our Health Care Workers Brookings Community Challenge

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With the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, health care workers in Brookings are spending more hours on the front lines, treating patients and caring for our community.

“What our health care team needs now, more than ever, is reassurance that our communi...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: City of Brookings Approves Mask Mandates

On September 8, the Brookings City Council approved Ordinance 20-019, which revised Ordinance 20-010, which included mask mandates.

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