The Collegian

Noem offers policy initiatives on meth, pheasants, internet access

Noem offers policy initiatives on meth, pheasants, internet access

Dana Hess, Community News Service Reporter

January 9, 2019


Filed under News

PIERRE — Gov. Kristi Noem proposed an aggressive line-up of policy proposals during her State of the State speech on Tuesday. She promised to tackle improved internet access in rural areas, increased pheasant habitat and a crackdown on methamphetamine use. Noem pledged that her administration would...

McCrory Gardens host Dog Days of Fall for second year

McCrory Gardens host Dog Days of Fall for second year

Emma Anderson

October 17, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

For the second year in a row, one of the cutest events in Brookings welcomed back its four-legged friends for Dog Days of Fall. The event, which for one day allows dogs inside the formal gardens from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 14 at McCrory Gardens. Pet owners and pets came in costumes, said Lisa Ma...

Fourth annual Uptown Girls Craft Show kicks off holiday shopping

Fourth annual Uptown Girls Craft Show kicks off holiday shopping

Brianna Schreurs

October 4, 2018


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*This post is sponsored by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs in Brookings Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. First Lutheran Church Gym Eighth Street and Main Avenue The fourth annual Uptown Girls Craft Show brings handcrafted items to Brookings. The General Federation of Wome...

Campus highlights for the family

Campus highlights for the family

Emma Anderson

October 3, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

The first ever Family Weekend is right around the corner, and whether you’re excited about your family showing up on your turf or not, it is likely they will be bursting with enthusiasm. So, it’s important to give them what they came for (no, it’s not restocking your fridge or buying you suppe...

Fun spots around town for whole family to visit

Fun spots around town for whole family to visit

Emma Anderson

October 3, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

It’s Thursday night and the phone rings. It’s your mom. She says your family is coming tomorrow for Family Weekend and can’t wait to see what you have been up to. Instantly panicking like any new (or old) college student might, a million questions spring to mind; one being: What are we going to...

Drink deals every broke college students needs

Drink deals every broke college students needs

Emma Anderson

September 26, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

Once in a while it can be fun to get all your friends together and head downtown after a long week of work and class. However, this habit can come with a large price tag if you aren’t aware of the different kinds of deals the local bars are offering.  So, with the help of the internet and the mana...

Third annual Maker Festival promotes creativity, collaboration

Emma Anderson

September 12, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

Woodworking, electronics, food, arts and crafts — these are just some of the items that the talented and creative people of the Brookings community will have on display at this year’s Maker Festival. The third annual Maker Festival is being held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 in front of the Childr...

McDonald’s employees receive tuition with Archways to Opportunity

McDonald’s employees receive tuition with Archways to Opportunity

Brianna Schreurs

September 10, 2018


Filed under News, Sponsored

McDonald’s wants to invest in its employees’ futures by covering some tuition costs for eligible employees. At McDonald’s, employees can receive as much as $3,000 in tuition through its program Archways to Opportunity. Crew workers can receive $2,500 in tuition if they are employed at the...

McDonald’s celebrates reopening with all-day bash

McDonald’s celebrates reopening with all-day bash

Brianna Schreurs

September 10, 2018


Filed under News, Sponsored

Brooking’s McDonald’s is celebrating a grand reopening of its restaurant on Wednesday, Sept. 12 after three weeks of construction on its lobby area. From 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. McDonald’s is having a grand reopening in honor of the remodel where customers have chances to win prizes. The first 5...

Hidden gems of Brookings

Hidden gems of Brookings

Sydney Wood

September 6, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

Dozens of businesses are scattered through the Brookings area, each with unique and exciting opportunities for students to get more involved off campus. The hidden gems of the community can be a great way to get off campus and explore. Dakota Nature Park is five miles off campus, its scenic ponds,...

Brookings city and county-wide mental health assessment open

Brookings city and county-wide mental health assessment open

Brianna Schreurs

September 4, 2018


Filed under News

BROOKINGS MENTAL HEALTH TASK FORCE The Brookings Mental Health Task Force is conducting a city and county-wide needs assessment focused on identifying mental health strengths, issues and areas of concern. The task force needs the input of city and county members to support recommendations focused...

Junk Jam event celebrates ‘all things junk’

Junk Jam event celebrates ‘all things junk’

Brianna Schreurs

September 4, 2018


Filed under News

More than 40 vendors selling vintage, handmade, homemade and repurposed items will soon begin setting up their booths to prepare for Junk Jam on Saturday, Sept. 22 in the Swiftel Center Holding Barn. Local Brookings business owners Aaron and Noelle Morford created the event to celebrate their passion...