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Brookings student who wrote threat didn't have intent to carry it out, officials say  Sioux Falls Argus Leader

The Brookings School District canceled school Tuesday after a note was found at Brookings High School Monday afternoon that contained a "threat of violence," ...



Brookings School District apologizes for taking eagle feather from student at graduation  Sioux Falls Argus Leader

The Brookings School District has apologized to a Native American high school student who was told by a principal — in violation of state law — that he could ...



School district apologizes for feather removal  Brookings Register

BROOKINGS – The Brookings School District issued a public apology Tuesday after a graduating senior was stripped of an eagle feather at Sunday's Brookings ...



Brookings Man Pleads Guilty to Dealing Meth Near Middle, High School  KDLT News

A Brookings man is facing 10 to 35 years in prison after admitting to distributing methamphetamine to a minor near schools.



Student Confesses To Threatening Note Found At Brookings High School  KELOLAND TV

Students in the Brookings School District will be heading back to the classroom Wednesday, after a threat canceled classes Tuesday.



BHS' Schoon named SDWCA Class A Wrestler of the Year  Brookings Register

BROOKINGS – During the South Dakota AAU Wrestling State Tournament held this past weekend, Brookings High School senior Jacob Schoon was honored as ...



Brookings student wins science award with groundbreaking project  KSFY

BROOKINGS, S.D. (KSFY) - A Brookings High School student took home the first place award at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, ...



South Dakota high school student develops pill to fight opioid abuse  Newscenter1.tv

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — A Brookings High School student has captured the first-place award in an international science competition for his project aimed at ...



Willy Wonka at BHS Post Prom  Brookings Register

BROOKINGS – Plans are underway for the annual Junior-Senior Post Prom Party to be held at midnight Sunday, April 28, in the Brookings High School gym.



Congrats, Class of 2019!  Brookings Register

BROOKINGS – Family and loved ones embraced their new high school graduates, above, and posed for photos, at right, at the Swiftel Center on Sunday, ...



Top teachers honored  Brookings Register

BROOKINGS – The Brookings School District and the Brookings Education Association honored district teachers, staff and supporters Wednesday evening at ...



Science Olympiad success!  Brookings Register

The Brookings High School and Mickelson Middle School Science Olympiad teams competed in the 35th annual Science Olympiad at the University of South ...



Brookings School District responds to threat  Brookings Register

BROOKINGS – A potential threat by a student was quickly contained after Brookings High School administration were made aware of it and alerted law ...



South Dakota school district apologizes for taking eagle feather from student  Valley News Live

A South Dakota school district has apologized to a Native American student who was told he couldn't wear an eagle feather during his graduation.



District: 'Potential threat' to Brookings High School not credible  KSFY

The Brookings School District says a 'potential threat' made towards the high school on Thursday was not credible.



School district settles lawsuit with former student  Sioux Falls Argus Leader

The Brookings School District has settled a federal lawsuit brought by a former student who was removed from the district for disciplinary reasons, but the terms ...



10 BSD retirees honored  Brookings Register

BROOKINGS – Brookings School District is losing decades of talent and expertise this year with the retirement of 10 teachers and staff members in the ...



PREVIEW: Busy business at Bobcat Bistro  KELOLAND TV

Students at Brookings High School are staying busy with running their own business.



Singers make SD Junior Honor Choir  Brookings Register

BROOKINGS – These 15 singers from Brookings High School and Mickelson Middle School participated in the 2019 South Dakota Junior Honor Choirs. They ...



BHS artists are state champs  Brookings Register

BROOKINGS – Brookings High School art students won the state championship at the 2019 Visual Arts State Competition. They showed off their beautiful ...



Tickets on sale for 'A Flood of Jazz'  Brookings Register

BROOKINGS – The Brookings High School music department is preparing for the ninth annual A Flood of Jazz, featuring music from the great jazz rock bands of ...



Richard Strande - Brookings  Brookings Register

Richard “Rich” Strande, age 83, of Brookings, passed away Feb. 9, 2019, at the Brookings Hospital. Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 15, ...



Pause to honor the fallen on Memorial Day  Brookings Register

BROOKINGS – At 10 a.m. Monday, the Daktronics Room at the Swiftel Center will be the setting for the annual and traditional program in observance of ...



Leaving their mark  Brookings Register

BROOKINGS – Two former Brookings students have left their mark on a Brookings High School classroom. Audrey Harms and Tessie Braga-Henebry each ...



Holding court at BHS  Brookings Register

BROOKINGS – The Brookings High School Homecoming Court has been selected, and the next lord and lady to reign over BHS Homecoming Week will be ...



BHS Hall of Fame Class of 2018 to be inducted Friday  Brookings Register

BROOKINGS – Brookings High School will induct five members to its Athletics Hall of Fame during halftime of the football home opener on Friday, Aug. 31.



Local teen tackling opioid abuse  Brookings Register

A Brookings 14-year-old's innovative approach to prevent tampering and misuse of opioid pills won a first-place Addiction Science Award at the 2019 Intel ...



Wininger crowned Miss South Dakota High School America  Brookings Register

RAPID CITY – Jaimye Lynn Wininger of Brookings is the newly crowned Miss South Dakota High School America, 2019. She was awarded the title at a crowning ...



Quiz Bowl season ends with big win  Brookings Register

Brookings High School Quiz Bowl Club teams competed at Sioux Falls Christian and finished first and second place out of 28 teams. The first-place team ...



Brookings High School Orchestra performs at Disneyland  KSFY

BROOKINGS, S.D. - Members of the Brookings High School Orchestra were able to record multiple songs from Disney soundtracks at Disneyland Performing ...



BHS singers make state honors choir  Brookings Register

BROOKINGS – These Brookings High School singers participated in the South Dakota Honor Choir recently. The students auditioned in April. Sopranos, altos ...



Superintendents face tough choices as South Dakota sees rise in school threats  Sioux Falls Argus Leader

South Dakota school leaders open up about balancing fears and reassuring parents as school threats increase across the state.



State One-Act Play Festival runs through Saturday in Aberdeen  Brookings Register

ABERDEEN – Many of South Dakota's finest high school actors will gather in Aberdeen for the 63rd Annual State High School One-Act Play Festival. The 2019 ...



Diedra Kurtenbach Gatzke - Brookings  Brookings Register

Diedra Kurtenbach Gatzke (22) passed away Feb 14, 2019 caused by a brain hemorrhage of an AVM on the evening of February 12, 2019. Diedra will live on ...



A busy business at Bobcat Bistro  KELOLAND TV

BROOKINGS, S.D. (KELO) -- Students at one KELOLAND school are already getting experience running their own business. Brookings High School students ...



Brookings Figure Skating Club presents “Wizard of Oz on Ice”  Brookings Register

BROOKINGS – Skaters from the Brookings Figure Skating Club will present “Wizard of Oz on Ice” during the 25th annual ice show at Larson Ice Center on ...



Thanks, Coach  Brookings Register

Let's hop in the Wayback Machine for a trip down memory lane. This story begins around 1984. I'm a gangly (true story) sophomore aimlessly wandering the ...



Brookings Math Circle growing  Brookings Register

BROOKINGS – Math has played an important role in the lives of Brookings High School sophomores Serena An and Samyok Nepal, and they hope to show ...



Orpha M. Leibel - Brookings  Brookings Register

Orpha M. Leibel, 95, of Brookings, passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2018, at the United Living Community, in Brookings, SD. Mass of Christian Burial to ...



Pulitzer-winning Crowley coming to Brookings  Brookings Register

BROOKINGS – Retired New York Times photojournalist of 25 years and Pulitzer prize winner Stephen Crowley will be in Brookings for a two-day residency April ...



This Small South Dakota Town Became a Champion for LGBTQ Equality  Human Rights Campaign

Local leaders of Brookings, South Dakota, knew they had problem. In 2013, when city officials received a preliminary score of 12 out of 100 on the HRC's ...



Brookings High School senior wins top honors at International Science Fair  KSFY

A Brookings High School senior is making South Dakota proud. Kashfia Rahman recently took home the title of first place in her category at the International ...



Brookings Friends of NRA banquet next week  Brookings Register

BROOKINGS – Brookings Friends of NRA is holding its banquet Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Brookings Days Inn Convention Center. The event will support the ...



Police log 04-06-19  Brookings Register

1:38 a.m. Officers responded to the 400 block of Main Avenue for a report of trespassing. 7:50 a.m. Dispatch Officer Doremus of a male at 530 Elm Ave.



Judge: Brookings School District violated student's rights  Sioux Falls Argus Leader

The Brookings School District violated the due process rights of a former student when the district removed the student and then failed to provide her with ...



Daktronics' Reece Kurtenbach named Distinguished Engineer  Brookings Register

BROOKINGS – Reece Kurtenbach, head of the world's largest scoreboard and message board manufacturer and Brookings' largest private employer, is this ...



BHS quiz bowl team takes third  Brookings Register

Courtesy photo Brookings High School hosted its home quiz bowl tournament Oct. 9. One Brookings team placed third and included, from left: Joshua Park, ...



35-year-old pleads guilty to distributing meth to a minor  KELOLAND TV

In Brookings on Tuesday, 35-year-old Aaron Aspon pleaded guilty to distributing meth to a minor while in a drug-free zone. Brookings County State's Attorney ...



BHS places at Festival of Bands  Brookings Register

SIOUX FALLS – The Brookings High School Marching Band took to the competition field Oct. 6. The highly esteemed Festival of Bands hosted by the four Sioux ...



Hadsell house on FCCLA tour  Brookings Register

BROOKINGS – One home being featured on the 2018 Brookings FCCLA Tour of Homes is the rustic, modern home of Bill and Amy Hadsell on 1401 ...



Five to be inducted in SDHSGCA's inaugural Hall of Fame class  Brookings Register

The South Dakota High School Golf Coaches Association is announcing its Hall of Fame selections for the Inaugural Class of 2019. Through the support of the ...



Jones Family Competes for Pierre Swim Team at Brookings  Drgnews

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Morgan, Canyon and Gunner Jones represented Pierre Swim Team at the Brookings Last Chance Meet on February 2, 2019. The meet ...



Congrats, Class of 2018!  Brookings Register

BROOKINGS – Above, graduate Brandon Nelson gives a shoulder ride to his cousin, Collin Hayes, as Nelson's aunt Melissa Hayes takes a picture after ...



Patty Jean Porter - Brookings  Brookings Register

Patty Jean Porter, 64, of Brookings, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, at Brookings Health System, Brookings. Memorial services have been set for 10 a.m. ...



Adam Hartman - Sioux Falls  Brookings Register

Adam Anthony Hartman, 28, of Sioux Falls, formerly of Brookings, passed away Dec. 15, 2018, at Avera McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls. Memorial Services ...



Making an impact  Brookings Register

BROOKINGS – The Brookings High School Internship class volunteered during the United Way Week of Impact last month. Shown, from left, are: Nick Schnaidt, ...



Jones family swims at Brookings Last Chance Meet  The Capital Journal

Morgan, Canyon and Gunner Jones represented the Pierre Swim Team at the Brookings Last Chance Meet on Saturday. The meet hosted teams from South ...



Good showing at nationals  Brookings Register

BROOKINGS – The Brookings High School Speech and Debate team finished its competitive season in style placing two students in the top five and earning a ...



School district to continue conversation on tribal culture  Brookings Register

BROOKINGS – At Monday's Brookings School Board meeting, Tasiyagnunpa Barondeau expressed her concern for racial equality and desire for proper ...



BHS crowns royalty  Brookings Register

BROOKINGS – Brookings High School seniors Isabella Kappenman, daughter of Kris and Maggie Kappenman, and Adam Couser, son of Patrick and Lori ...



Odegaard house on FCCLA tour  Brookings Register

BROOKINGS – The third house to be featured on the FCCLA Tour of Homes on Sunday is the ultramodern house of Justin and Kelly Odegaard located on 1530 ...



Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Week: Ashley Anderson of Brookings  KSFY

Tonight's Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Week is Ashley Anderson, a senior at Brookings High School with a 4.05 grade point average.



Athalyn Jones - Brookings  Brookings Register

Athalyn M. Jones, 85, of Brookings, passed away June 3, 2019, at the Lake Norden Care Center, Lake Norden. Funeral services have been set for 11 a.m. ...



Dunn hired as Brookings, LATI business partnership specialist  Brookings Register

BROOKINGS – Brookings Economic Development Corporation, Vision Brookings and Lake Area Technical Institute have hired Thomas Dunn of Brookings as ...



Brookings FCCLA shines at nationals  Brookings Register

BROOKINGS – Brookings Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, for the 2018 National Leadership ...



Adding up to success  Brookings Register

BROOKINGS – A Brookings High School freshman is one of seven in the world selected by a math-talent scouting group to receive recognition and aid in getting ...



Science Fair is full of cocky girl geniuses — and it's glorious  The Week Magazine

"I would say a lot of people are jealous of me. I know that sounds arrogant, but it's true." If you didn't know any better, you might expect that line to have come ...



Celebrating BSD staff  Brookings Register

BROOKINGS – The Brookings School District and the Brookings Education Association teamed up Wednesday night for their 2017-2018 Staff Recognition at ...



Zoell Colburn - Brookings  Brookings Register

Zoell Colburn, from Brookings, died Monday, March 4, peacefully in his sleep at the age of 72 after fighting Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) for seven ...



Startup Showcase: She helps stylists make the cut for customers  St. Paul Pioneer Press

According to IBIS World, there are about 1 million hair salons active in the United States. Haircuts are huge business and more than 59 million people used ...



Giving back to sportscaster 'DC'  Brookings Register

BROOKINGS – While he was still a student at South Dakota State University, Dellas Cole – aka “DC” – found his niche and began his life's work as a ...



Jeffrey S. Telkamp - Volga  Brookings Register

Jeffrey S. Telkamp, 55, of Volga, passed away May 14, 2019 at his home. Memorial services will be held at 5:30 pm Monday, July 15, 2019 at Rude's Funeral ...



Police: No danger to students following 'graffiti threat' at Huron High School  KSFY

Authorities believe there is no true threat to students after investigating a threatening message found at Huron High School.



BHS names royal court  Brookings Register

BROOKINGS – Heading into Homecoming Week, Brookings High School has selected its 2018 lord and lady candidates. They are, back row from left: Emma ...



Ralph L. Patty - Reviving Rammed Earth | SDPB Blog Home  SDPB Radio

Extension engineer Ralph Patty took an ancient construction method and studied its science for the benefit the farmers of South Dakota.



Kelli Herman named BHS girls' soccer coach  Brookings Register

BROOKINGS – Kelli Herman was selected as head girls' soccer coach at Brookings High School. She succeeds Nathan Tritle, who recently stepped away after ...



A lot of BSD service  Brookings Register

BROOKINGS – A handful of Brookings School District retirees and longtime educators were honored earlier this month at the BSD and Brookings Education ...



Brookings science teacher goes to Space Camp  KSFY

A high school teacher in Brookings got the experience of a lifetime spending a week at Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama.



National Letter of Intent  Brookings Register

BROOKINGS – Brookings High School standout Madison Gray (second from left) signs a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday at BHS to attend South Dakota ...



Ex-convict finds redemption after becoming mayor of Crooks  Brookings Register

CROOKS (AP) – It's no secret that Francis "Butch" Oseby has a history. But as the newly elected mayor of this town of 1,300 located just north of Sioux Falls, the ...



BHS Clay Target Club set to knock them down at State Meet  Brookings Register

BROOKINGS – Golf won't be the only high school state tournament that takes place after classes are out for the summer. The South Dakota Clay Target League ...



Bringing home hardware  Brookings Register

The Brookings High School Clay Target Team that competed at the 2018 South Dakota High School Clay Tournament State Meet poses with their plaques and ...



Duane Allison - Brookings  Brookings Register

Duane Lowell Allison, 69, of Brookings, died Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Memorial services are at 10 a.m Friday at First Lutheran Church in Brookings. Visitation is ...



Events 05-24-19  Brookings Register

Highway Call Band will perform live in the Skinner's Pub courtyard from 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 24,. – – –. Bingo at the Brookings VFW, 520 Main Ave., is from ...



Dolphins win 46 events in Brookings meet  Watertown Public Opinion

BROOKINGS — Twenty-two Watertown Area Swim Club swimmers combined to win 46 events over the weekend in the Brookings Last Chance Meet at the ...



BHS artists take state!  Brookings Register

BROOKINGS – The Brookings High School Visual Arts Department won the 2017 Visual Arts State Championship during the AA Basketball Tournament in ...



Rahman wins big at International Science Fair  Brookings Register

BROOKINGS – Brookings High School senior Kashfia Rahman has once again earned recognition from the International Science and Engineering Fair, which is ...



Banding together: Siblings won't let SDSU-NDSU rivalry stand in way of family  Sioux Falls Argus Leader

As South Dakota State and North Dakota State prepare to clash in Friday's national football semifinals in Fargo, two college students expect the rivalry to bring ...



Yankton Schools Win SD Science Olympiad Titles | Community  Yankton Daily Press

VERMILLION — The University of South Dakota hosted the 35th annual South Dakota Science Olympiad State Tournament on March 23.



Spirit of community  Brookings Register

WASHINGTON, D.C. – South Dakota's top two youth volunteers of 2018, Oscar Kavanagh, 18, of Brookings and Bria Neff, 11, of Sioux Falls, were honored in the ...



Snow storm coming  Brookings Register

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Upper Midwest residents longing for spring are facing another spell of wintry weather. Forecasters expect a storm to dump up to a foot of ...



Brookings Noon Lions Club installs new officers  Brookings Register

The Brookings Noon Lions Club ended its fiscal year on June 30, having donated over $13,500 to local and Lions causes during the 2016-17 club year, ...



Passion for percussion  Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Brandon Valley Middle School's band director has a new outlet to spread his passion for percussion. After helping start South Dakota's first high school indoor ...



Brookings FCCLA wins big in Nashville  Brookings Register

NASHVILLE – Nashville is usually known as Music City, but for a week, July 2-6, the city was flooded with red blazers as it became the host site for the National ...



No spring, no work  Brookings Register

BROOKINGS – With winter refusing to leave, the Brookings Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department can't work on sports fields, parks or projects yet, said ...



Lincoln High School named best high school in South Dakota  KSFY

A new study by education information website Niche has named Lincoln High School in Sioux Falls the best high school in South Dakota.



Peggy A. Kessler - Valley Springs  Brookings Register

Peggy A. Kessler, 58, of rural Valley Springs, passed away Friday, May 4, 2018, at the Avera Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls. Her funeral *service* will be ...



BSD, police department look for new SRO  Brookings Register

BROOKINGS – The Brookings Police Department and Brookings School District wish School Resource Officer Darin Sinner the best as he begins his new job ...



Former Hamlin coach Bohnet part of S.D. High School Golf Association's inaugural Hall of Fame Class  Watertown Public Opinion

Former Hamlin High School boys and girls coach Marvin Bohnet is one of five men who are part of the South Dakota High School Golf Coaches Association's ...



Marlin T. Hill - Brookings  Brookings Register

Marlin T. Hill, 74, of Brookings died Friday, March 3, 2017, at Brookings Health System. Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church in ...



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