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T.J. Maxx is set to open its doors this Sunday, March 26 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The storefront is located at 990 22nd Ave. South in the University Marketplace.

T.J. Maxx grand opening this Sunday

Madelyn Murphy , Reporter March 21, 2023

Brookings is welcoming a new retailer this week that will offer items from clothing to home décor. T.J. Maxx is set to host its grand opening, March 26, in the University Marketplace.   The opening...

Underage consumption charges dropped by over 250 since the start of the Brookings Youth Diversion Program in 2017.

Youth diversion program lowers underage charges

Greta Goede, Asst. News Editor February 28, 2023

The Brookings Youth Diversion Program has helped over 500 students expunge minors off their records since the program started four years ago.  The program is an opportunity for students to get underage...

Boss’ Pizza opened in the Econo Lounge last November. There hours are 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily.

Boss’ Pizza opens in Brookings, owner hopes for community support

Brooklyn Mauch, Reporter February 28, 2023

A new Boss’ Pizzeria and Sports Bar opened in Brookings this November after the former one closed downtown in 2011. Boss’s Pizza opened their new restaurant at 2515 6th St. attached to the Econo...

Senior business major starts cleaning company

Senior business major starts cleaning company

Andrea Huete, Copy Editor February 14, 2023

Last June, Eli Kirlin, a senior business economics major, decided to put his business degree and family experience with carpet cleaning to use and founded Kirlin’s Kleaners, a carpet cleaning company...

Members of the softball team, Chiara Bassi, Allison Yoder and Shannon Lacey recieved “South Doughkota” t-shirts at the Jan. 14 grand opening of Insomnia Cookies.

New cookie store open late

Gracie Terrall, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 24, 2023

Last Saturday, the new late-night cookie store, Insomnia Cookies, had its grand opening event where students and Brookings residents packed into the Village Square store in their pajamas to try the new...

District 7 elections for sheriff and county commissioner Nov. 8

District 7 elections for sheriff and county commissioner Nov. 8

Zachary Simon, Reporter November 1, 2022

Brookings County has two main elections on the ballot Nov. 8: the race for Brookings County sheriff and Brookings County commissioner. Two candidates are running for the sheriff position, while five...

Emma Lusk and Logan Muller walk through downtown after picking flowers from Spring Creek Flowers and Eggs during the Fall Festival.

Brookings’ first Fall Festival brings farming to downtown

Serena Davis, Reporter (She/Her) September 27, 2022

The first-ever Brookings Fall Festival was met with success last Saturday, and officials hope to continue the event in the future. The festival included pumpkin painting, bouncy castles, vendors, food...

Cody Johnson sells out at Swiftel, how to get tickets

Cody Johnson sells out at Swiftel, how to get tickets

Brina Sturm, Lifestyles Editor June 22, 2022

Country music powerhouse Cody Johnson’s Brookings concert date is officially a sellout, but fans can still score a ticket to the show. If you’re alone in your love for country music or Cody Johnson,...

Liquor store to provide scholarships for Brookings seniors attending SDSU

Liquor store to provide scholarships for Brookings seniors attending SDSU

Bailey Juhl, Reporter April 12, 2022

The Brookings City Council recently passed an ordinance that establishes a $100,000-a-year scholarship program for students from Brookings County who plan to attend South Dakota State University or one...

605 Vintage opened its new location last Saturday and includes items like band t-shirts and Levi brand jeans.

Pop-up shop goes permanent

Brinna Bloemendaal, Reporter April 12, 2022

For some, it’s the thrill of the hunt. For others, it’s a step to help the environment. Whatever the motivation, buying second-hand clothing or ‘thrifting’ has become a major trend for college...

Brianna Doran runs for Brookings City Council

Brianna Doran runs for Brookings City Council

Gracie Terrall, Managing Editor April 5, 2022

Brianna Doran, a South Dakota State University graduate student from the Department of Communications and Journalism (COJO), is running for a one-year term on the Brookings City Council. Although she...

City Council to review 3-to-a-dwelling ordinance

City Council to review 3-to-a-dwelling ordinance

Jacob Boyko, News Editor (He/Him) March 8, 2022

A city ordinance that limits occupancy in homes could be changed thanks to an effort led by SDSU student Jonathon Sundet. The measure, ordinance 22-374, restricts residences within city limits from...

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