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A look inside the brand new $17 million Brookings County Detention Center

Posted December 9, 2021

A ribbon cutting was held in Brookings Thursday for the county’s new addition to the detention center.  The new $17-million addition was phase one of a two-part project with renovation of the existing facility happening next. The new addition includes a new sallyport, booking station, kitchen, jail cell pods and rooms for recreation and programs. […]

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FSST Nursing Home on track

Posted October 27, 2021

Construction projects, as we all know, have been tough to keep on track over the past year and a half. Materials shortages, rising costs, and labor shortages have left many home and business owners stalled or even putting off new builds until some sense of normalcy returns to the market. But construction of the massive […]

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Groundbreaking for new Minnehaha County Highway Department

Posted September 17, 2021

  After being in the same facility for more than 60 years, the Minnehaha County Highway Department is finally getting a new building. Crews broke ground Thursday on the project.   Minnehaha County officials say this new facility for the Highway Department is much needed with all the equipment and technology upgrades over the last […]

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SDSU announces First Bank & Trust will help renovate Frost Arena

Posted September 13, 2021

Big changes are coming to Frost Arena on the campus of South Dakota State University.  In a news conference Monday, SDSU officials announced First Bank & Trust Arena will be the new home of Jackrabbit men’s and women’s basketball, wrestling and volleyball. The bank is giving $20 million to renovate Frost Arena. Henry Carlson Construction […]

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Officials Break Ground On DEX Facility At State Fairgrounds

Posted September 7, 2021

Officials are breaking ground on a new livestock complex at the state fairgrounds.  Last October, the Beef Complex burned down. But, Governor Kristi Noem and state legislators saw a chance to build it back bigger. The new multi-purpose facility, called the DEX, will be double the size of the old Beef Complex—about 200,000 square feet.   […]

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The DEX: Dakota Events CompleX Groundbreaking Ceremony – Tomorrow

Posted September 1, 2021

The DEX: Dakota Events CompleX Groundbreaking Ceremony HURON, S.D. – The South Dakota State Fair will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the DEX: Dakota Events CompleX on Thursday, September 2, 2021, at 1:30 PM. The ceremony will occur on the east side of the FFA Ag Adventure Center on the South Dakota State Fairgrounds. “We […]

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Jail cells moved in

Posted May 21, 2021

BROOKINGS – New jail cells were installed in the Brookings County Detention Center last week. The detention center is on track with its $15 million addition of a new cell system, new kitchen, and several additional offices and classrooms. The addition is set to be finished this fall.  “Things are going great. We’ve got all […]

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L.G. Everist Preps East Sioux Quarry

Posted April 12, 2021

With one year of production and sales in the books, the L.G. Everist’s (LGE) East Sioux Quarry plant in South Dakota is going through some major repairs and improvements to its site, according to the company. LGE stated that 2020 was a year of learning how operations ran previously and implementing LGE production standards and procedures.  East Sioux […]

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Brookings county jail expansion on track to be done October 5th

Posted February 25, 2021

Brookings, S.D. (Dakota News Now) – The Brookings County Detention Center is about to reach a major milestone in its $15 million expansion project started back in September. Outer walls of the facility are expected to go up by March 12th. Staff members of the Brookings County Detention Center have been wanting an expansion for […]

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Sanford Health Cold Storage for COVID-19 Vaccines

Posted December 8, 2020

Superintendent Jeremy Kessler and our in-house Sanford Health crew just completed the cold storage room for the COVID-19 vaccines. Each freezer can hold 75,000 doses of the vaccine. Check out the national NBC News coverage of the story.

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