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Board of Regents adopts system for face covering requirements

Board of Regents adopts system for face covering requirements

Jordan Rusche, Copy Editor July 22, 2020

The South Dakota Board of Regents has adopted a tiered system regarding face covering requirements for the 2020 fall semester. At the start of the semester on Aug. 19, face coverings will be required inside...

May 4th Council Meeting Highlights

Noah R. Mincheff, Opinion Editor May 4, 2020

The Brookings City Council met on May 4 to discuss several pertinent issues surrounding COVID-19 as well as new construction projects; here is the recap.   The council voted to begin a phased...

Governor Kristi Noem addresses citizen concerns in digital town hall

Governor Kristi Noem addresses citizen concerns in digital town hall

Noah R. Mincheff, Opinion Editor April 29, 2020

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem held a town hall meeting with Dakota News Now on April 29 to address her proposed plan to reopen the state as well as answer questions from South Dakotans. Noem focused...

Governor Noem’s Disingenuous Motives

Governor Noem’s Disingenuous Motives

Caitlyn Speier, Guest Columnist April 28, 2020

On Dec. 19, 2019, an New York Magazine Intelligencer article predicted South Dakota’s likely future efforts to restrict protest and free speech rights under the guise of preventing “riot boosting.”...

Workplace Displacement

Workplace Displacement

Noah R. Mincheff, Opinion Editor April 23, 2020

My room is for sleeping, my desk and computer are for play. The living room is for talking with family; the kitchen is for cooking and eating. My dining room is for puzzles, hobby painting and other personal...

Gov. Noem issues state of emergency for South Dakota

Gov. Noem issues state of emergency for South Dakota

Gracie Terrall, Copy Editor March 23, 2020

In an executive order from March 23, Gov. Noem issued a state of emergency for the state of South Dakota. Noem held a press conference addressing questions on the order. In the conference, she stressed...

Compassion among the chaos: Approach COVID-19 with care and kindness

Compassion among the chaos: Approach COVID-19 with care and kindness

Natalie Hilden, Guest Columnist March 18, 2020

Amongst a flurry of COVID-19 related shutdowns, panicked minds and the looming idea of social isolation, I know that I cannot be the only college student sitting idly by waiting to once again stop themselves...

Why panic buying does more harm than good

Why panic buying does more harm than good

Gracie Terrall, Copy Editor March 18, 2020

COVID-19 has produced a wave of hysteria. No, this panic is not because of the fear of getting sick or because of overrun hospitals. It is because of the near-constant stripping of shelves of hand sanitizer,...

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Downtown businesses close amid COVID-19 outbreak, Pub Crawl canceled

J. Michael Bertsch, News and Lifestyles Editor March 18, 2020

Kool Beans Coffee and Roasterie and the Brookings Municipal Liquor Store are temporarily closing their doors due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19.  The downtown businesses aren't the only closing...

South Dakota universities extend break due to coronavirus

South Dakota universities extend break due to coronavirus

Gracie Terrall, Copy Editor March 12, 2020

South Dakota State University President Barry Dunn announced in an email Thursday afternoon that all South Dakota Board of Regent universities — including SDSU — will be extending spring break until...

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Coronavirus leads to study abroad program cancellations

Megan Bertsch, Reporter March 4, 2020

Safety concerns regarding the rapid spread of the coronavirus have led to the cancellation of multiple study abroad programs and uncertainty moving forward. The South Dakota State University Office of...

Coronavirus-19’s genetic subterfuge

Coronavirus-19’s genetic subterfuge

Ian Hastings, Guest Columnist February 26, 2020

The Wuhan coronavirus, recently dubbed COVID-19, is the latest pandemic to sweep the globe. As the reports of this disease spread, it’s easy to feel a sense of panic at the thought of a pandemic sweeping...

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