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Art museum in full bloom

Art museum in full bloom

Symmone Gauer, Lifestyles Editor October 8, 2021

The South Dakota Art Museum on campus installed three new exhibits over the summer—The Radiant Sun by Paul Goble, Florals by Lowell Nesbitt and Moment to Moment by Martin Weinstein. Curator Jodi Lundgren...

Students Seeking jobs have ‘a lot of options

Students Seeking jobs have ‘a lot of options’

Gracie Terrall, Managing Editor August 24, 2021

South Dakota State University students returning to Brookings this fall may find it easier to get part-time jobs –and they might even get paid more, too. As of August 9, there were over 1,050 job openings...

8 things to do in Brookings

8 things to do in Brookings

Collegian Editorial Board August 24, 2021

For most new students, Brookings is a new and exciting place just waiting to be explored. With its variety of restaurants, outdoor activities and attractions offering something for everyone, students have...

“Around the Community” food promotion supports local restaurants

“Around the Community” food promotion supports local restaurants

Gracie Terrall, News Editor May 4, 2021

Having trouble choosing what restaurant you want to eat at in Brookings? The new restaurant-style passport promotion may be able to help.  Brookings Home Team launched their newest promotional event...

Brookings arts festival to celebrate 50th year

Brookings arts festival to celebrate 50th year

Jordan Rusche, Lifestyles Editor May 4, 2021

This summer marks the 50th annual Brookings Summer Arts Festival (BSAF), an event that features live entertainment, food vendors and artists from across the country. The 2021 BSAF will be held July...

Brookings’s rich history shows in historic sites

Brookings’s rich history shows in historic sites

Halen Groenke, Reporter May 4, 2021

Founded in 1883, Brookings is the fourth largest city in the state with a population of over 24,000 people. With such a long history, sites like Nick’s Hamburger Shop and the Coughlin Campanile are a...

A new lane to spend your spare time

A new lane to spend your spare time

Griffin Tonsager, Copy Editor (He/him) January 26, 2021

Open since 1962, Brookings’ bowling alley has a new name, a new management and a whole new look. The Lanes, formally known as Prairie Lanes, is home to 26 new lanes and pinsetters installed over a period...

Brookings County breaks records for 2020 election

Brookings County breaks records for 2020 election

Andrew Rasmussen, Reporter (He/him) November 17, 2020

The 2020 election has come and gone, ending with some historic results in South Dakota. Brookings County, home to part of District 4 and all of District 7, saw a 74.9% voter turnout during the general...

Brookings Arts Council celebrates 25 years of Festival of Trees

Brookings Arts Council celebrates 25 years of Festival of Trees

Hollie Leggett, Graphic Designer (She/her) November 17, 2020

Take a break and enjoy some cheer at the Mid-Century Modern themed Festival of Trees hosted by the Brookings Arts Council.  For 25 years, the BAC has hosted the Festival of Trees, a free event where...

Brookings City Council

Proposed COVID-19 restrictions face backlash at city council meeting

Andrew Rasmussen, Reporter September 2, 2020

Brookings City Council voted to continue COVID-19 related restrictions during a nearly 3.5-hour special meeting on Wednesday. The council will continue the discussion on possible additional restrictions. Items...

Brookings City Council to vote on new COVID-19 restrictions

Brookings City Council to vote on new COVID-19 restrictions

Andrew Rasmussen, Reporter September 2, 2020

The Brookings City Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2 in a special session to discuss and vote on a variety of new COVID-19 related restrictions.  Possible restrictions include:  ...

Former UPD officer sentenced to 8 years for child porn

Former UPD officer sentenced to 8 years for child porn

Jordan Rusche, Copy Editor July 8, 2020

Adam Lehnertz, a former police officer for the South Dakota State University Police Department, has been sentenced to eight years in prison for soliciting a minor and possessing child pornography. The...

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