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Posted on: June 18, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: City of Brookings to Declare June LGBTQ+ Pride Month

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A proclamation declaring June LGBTQ+ Pride Month will be read at the June 22 Brookings City Council meeting. The proclamation aligns with the City’s vision of a welcoming and inclusive community — encouraging all residents to &ldqu...

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Jacqueline Lanning to retire from the City of Brookings

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After 31 years of working devotedly as the city engineer for the City of Brookings, Jacqueline “Jackie” Lanning, resident of Brookings is set to retire on Friday, June 18, 2021.

Jackie joined the City of Brookings in 1990 as the assist...

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Posted on: June 14, 2021

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

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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 person(s) who has contributed to advancing the cause of human ...

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Posted on: June 14, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: The City of Brookings Promotes Pete Bolzer to Fire Chief

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Monday, June 14, 2021 – Today, the City of Brookings announced the promotion of Pete Bolzer to fire chief for the Brookings Fire Department.

“The City of Brookings received many qualified applications from across the nation for the fire chief position. I a...

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Posted on: June 14, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Human Rights Commission to Sponsor 2nd Annual Brookings Juneteenth Celebration

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The Brookings Human Rights Commission will sponsor the Second Annual Brookings Juneteenth Celebration on June 19th2021 at Brookings Pioneer Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The annual event commemorates the important U.S. milestone of the emancipation of ensla...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Route Change for Hillcrest Aquatic Center Parking Lot Access

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Annual overlay and concrete projects have begun for the 2021 construction season. A portion of the work has affected access to the Hillcrest Aquatic Center parking lots. Individuals can access the main parking lot north of the Hillcrest tennis courts from...

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Brookings Finance Office Receives Award of Excellence

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Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the City of B...

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: New Online Police Reporting System for the Police Department

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The Brookings Police Department is pleased to announce a new online reporting system which is now available to residents through the City’s website. The new Brookings Online Police Reporting system is designed to provide efficiency, convenience and also s...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Medary Avenue & 8th Street South Construction to begin May 24, 2021

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The 8th Street South and Medary Avenue intersection project is scheduled to start on Monday, May 24, 2021, depending on weather. The project includes new traffic signals, curb & gutter, storm sewer, sidewalk, turn lanes and asphalt work. The contracto...

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: 2021 Urban Forest Initiative Update

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Due to the overwhelming response to the Brookings Urban Forestry Initiative we are sorry to announce that the funding dedicated for the program has been used for 2021. 

For those residents that were not able to participate in the program this year...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

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...

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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 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 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 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 22, 2021

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

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ATTENTION - 2021

Due to the overwhelming response to the Brookings Urban Forestry Initiative we are sorry to announce that the funding dedicated for the program has been used for 2021. 

For those residents that were not able to participate in the p...

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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: 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: 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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Posted on: June 13, 2021

National Waste and Recycling Workers Week

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Join us in saying "Thank You" during National Waste and Recycling Workers Week - Week of June 17, 2021

What if we all spent a day getting as excited as children do when they see the garbage truck coming down the street? 

The week of June ...

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