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City accepting applications for downtown parking permits

City accepting applications for downtown parking permits

PRESS RELEASE, City of Brookings

October 18, 2019

BROOKINGS - The City of Brookings is currently accepting applications for the Downtown Parking Permit Program. The city has 10 designated parking stalls that are available via a permit to downtown residential tenants. Spots are located within the city’s parking lot at 3rd Avenue between 4th Street and ...

President Trump Approves Third South Dakota Disaster Request

President Trump Approves Third South Dakota Disaster Request

PRESS RELEASE

October 17, 2019

PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem today announced that President Trump has approved the State’s request for a third Presidential Disaster Declaration, covering the damage done by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that occurred June 30-July 21. The declaration will allow federal money to be us...

The Wokini Initiative works to strengthen American Indian student success

The Wokini Initiative works to strengthen American Indian student success

Adam Foss, Reporter

October 16, 2019

Since South Dakota State University President Barry Dunn announced the plan in 2016, the Wokini Initiative has been thriving. The goal of the Wokini Initiative is to increase the graduation and retention rate of American Indian students and, according to Dunn, it’s working.  Currently, South...

South Dakota minimum wage to increase in January

South Dakota minimum wage to increase in January

Andrew Rasmussen, News and Opinion Editor

October 15, 2019

South Dakota’s minimum wage will increase to $9.30 an hour in 2020, up 20 cents from the current wage of $9.10, according to a press release from the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation. The minimum wage for tipped employees will increase from $4.55 to $4.65 an hour.  These change...

Crime Log Oct. 6- Oct. 10

Crime Log Oct. 6- Oct. 10

October 15, 2019

Oct. 6, 2019  12:43 a.m. @ 1100 Block 8th Street. DUI.  1:37 a.m. @ Binnewies Hall. Underage Purchase or Possession of Alcoholic Beverages. 2:20 a.m. @ Hansen Hall. Simple Assault - Against Law Enforcement Officer; Disorderly Conduct; Intentionally causing contact with bodily fluids or human ...

South Dakota State graduate Thomas Loveland honored

South Dakota State graduate Thomas Loveland honored

USGS News Release

October 10, 2019

Thomas R. Loveland has been honored for outstanding contributions to earth science as a leading scientist for the U.S. Geological Survey and as chief scientist at the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science Center. NASA’s Terra team has been recognized for significant contributions in all areas of earth science, with scientific impacts and ...

HB 1087 REDEFINES FREEDOM OF SPEECH ON SDBOR CAMPUSES

HB 1087 REDEFINES FREEDOM OF SPEECH ON SDBOR CAMPUSES

J. Michael Bertsch, News and Lifestyles Editor

October 9, 2019

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem signed House Bill 1087, “An Act to promote free speech and intellectual diversity at certain institutions of higher education,” into South Dakota law March 20, 2019. HB 1087 lays out new regulations for the South Dakota Board of Regents and its institutions to promote...

Enrollment falls for the second year in a row

Enrollment falls for the second year in a row

Gina Goblirsch, Copy Editor

October 8, 2019

Enrollment is down 4.9% from last year and 8.1% from 2017. While multiple factors are playing a role in the decline, not all of them are bad. One factor is that more students are graduating in four years. Though the university is thrilled to see this increase of students graduating on time, 6% more...

Brookings City Council cuts campus event funding

Brookings City Council cuts campus event funding

Marie Robbins, Reporter

October 8, 2019

A pool of city money to help university organizations host events has been cut from $50,000 to $10,000 for 2020. City councilors approved next year’s Brookings city budget Sept. 25, including a sharp cut to what is known as the Student Visitor Promotion Fund. The fund is controlled by the Stude...

SpongeBob enthusiasts gather at Campanile

Andrew Rasmussen, News Editor

October 8, 2019

Friday, Oct. 5, more than 100 students joined together in the third annual Mehoy Minoy at the base of the Campanile at South Dakota State University.  The event had consistently brought in a crowd of roughly 300 people according to the event organizers, Dani Henkel and Sami Alfke. “We made a r...

SDSU eSports club plays up the ranks

SDSU eSports club plays up the ranks

Andrew Rasmussen, News Editor

October 8, 2019

Competitive gaming recently took national headlines by storm when a 16-year-old won $3 million during the Fortnite World Cup. The eSports club is getting South Dakota State University involved with video game competitions like these. eSports is a term used to describe the world of competitive vide...

Drone club: for beginners to the experienced

Adam Foss, Reporter

October 8, 2019

After three years and a leadership change, the SDSU Drone Club is hoping to create a community of both newcomers and experienced drone flyers. The club is open to any new members, from those experienced operating drones to those who have never flown a drone before. The club’s current leaders, Cad...