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  1. Photo of blue Brookings watertower

    Press Release- BMU to begin using monochloramine to treat city water supply.

    BMU is committed to providing drinking water that maximizes public health & minimizes potential health risks. To continue to protect public health to meet evolving EPA requirements, BMU will begin using monochloramine in the Fall of 2020. Read on...
  2. NEW EV Charging Station

    PRESS RELEASE: Brookings Unveils Public Electric Vehicle Charging Spot

    A new electric vehicle (EV) charging spot (EV place to charge) is available to the public in the south parking lot of the City & County Government Center near the Downtown Brookings Business District. Read on...
  3. News Flash Graphics Template - Fireworks

    PRESS RELEASE: Brookings fireworks display will blast off on July 4th

    The annual July 4th fireworks will blast off as planned for the Brookings community. Traditionally, this display is the finale for the Uncle Sam Jam festival at the Swiftel Center. However, due to COVID-19, all Uncle Sam Jam activities have been canceled. Read on...
  4. Graphic of kids outside excited and jumping up and down

    PRESS RELEASE: Brookings Park and Recreation to Offer New Summer Activities

    The Brookings Park & Recreation Department will soon be offering a Free-Range Kids Program starting the week of June 15th Read on...
  5. Brookings Entryway Sign

    PRESS RELEASE: A Shared Message Regarding the Upcoming Brookings Demonstration

    A Shared Message from the City of Brookings, Brookings Police Department, Brookings City Council, and the Brookings Human Rights Commission Read on...
  6. Brookings City Hall

    PRESS RELEASE: College Student Volunteer Needed for the Human Rights Commission

    The City of Brookings has a college student representative vacancy on the Human Rights Commission effective immediately. Read on...
  7. Image of the City County Government Building with text that says: Covid-19 Update - Hillcrest Aquati

    PRESS RELEASE: Hillcrest Aquatic Center to Remain Closed for Summer Season

    The Hillcrest Aquatic Center, which usually opens after Memorial Day, will be closed for the 2020 summer season due to uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. Read on...
  8. City and County Government Center to Reopen

    PRESS RELEASE: Brookings City & County Government Center to Reopen Monday, May 18, 2020 at 8:00 AM

    This joint decision was made due to the minimal number of cases of COVID-19 in Brookings County, the adoption of City Reopening Ordinance 20-007, and the Brookings County Commission’s action at their May 5, 2020 meeting. Read on...
  9. Image of children riding bikes during SafetyTown Activity

    UPDATE: 2020 SafetyTown Program Canceled

    A message from the Brookings Police Department regarding the 2020 SafetyTown program. Read on...
  10. Graphic with text that says: Artist Needed Call for Art - Brookings Public Art Commission

    PRESS RELEASE: Public Arts Commission Seeks Proposals for Public Art at Bob Shelden Athletic Complex

    The Brookings Public Arts Commission, in partnership with the City of Brookings, seeks an artist to develop, fabricate and install permanent outdoor artwork within the Bob Sheldon Baseball Field and the surrounding complex. Read on...
  11. Newsflash Graphics 2020 - 17th Avenue South Update

    PRESS RELEASE: 17th Avenue South Scheduled to Close on Monday, May 4, 2020

    Starting approximately Monday, May 4th, the Contractor plans to close a segment of 17th Ave. S. between Blair Hill Cir. and Pebble Beach Dr. A segment of 17th Ave. S. will close for approximately 3-4 days to through traffic to install storm sewer pipe. Read on...
  12. Newsflash Covid-19 2020 Graphic - Press Release for Essential Business Designation Application

    PRESS RELEASE: Application to Designate Organizations as Essential Under COVID-19 Ordinances

    The City of Brookings has implemented a resource providing businesses and organizations within the community who have been deemed non-essential an option to have their essential/non-essential status re-evaluated. Read on...
  13. Newsflash Graphics 2020 - Interchange Website Update

    PRESS RELEASE: I-29 Exit 130 Interchange Project (20th Street South) Website Announcement

    The City of Brookings, Brookings County, and the South Dakota Department of Transportation will be releasing their informational web site to receive public input for the I-29 Exit 130 (20th Street South) Interchange project. Read on...
  14. Newsflash Covid-19 2020 - Election Postponed graphic

    PRESS RELEASE: Combined Brookings Municipal/School Board Election will be Postponed to June 23, 2020

    The April 14th Combined Municipal/School Board Election will be postponed to June 23, 2020 pending City Council’s approval. Read on...
  15. 20th Street South Newsflash Icon

    PRESS RELEASE: 20th Street South Project - Street Scheduled to Close on Monday, April 13, 2020

    Starting approximately Monday, April 13th, depending on weather, the contractor is planning to close 20th Street South from Cumberland Court to Western Avenue. Read on...
  16. News Flash Census Challenge

    PRESS RELEASE: Brookings Counts in the 2020 Census

    This week and over the next month, residents may notice a letter or postcard in their mailbox from the U.S. Census Bureau or the U.S. Department of Commerce. The envelope contains an invitation to complete the 2020 Census by mail, online, or by phone. Read on...
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