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Out and About with Kali: Week of October 22

Halloween is the theme this week for just about every event throughout the Sioux Empire. Kali Trautman with The Event Company offers up a taste of the candy-filled festivities in store for you! Thursday, October 25 – Halloween Candy and Beer Pairing, Sioux Falls, SD Friday, October 26 & Saturday, October 27 – 4th Annual Haunted Trail at McCrory Gardens, Brookings, SD Saturday, October 27 – Barks,…

Out and About with Kali: Week of October 8

You've got to check out this haunted house! But if sipping good whiskey is your idea of a better time, there's a festival for that, too.

It’s a fantastic week to get out and enjoy fall in South Dakota! From a Farm to Fork dinner and a harvest celebration at a local winery, to the doors opening at one of the region’s best haunted houses, there is a little something for everyone. Tuesday, October 9 – Creative Home Workshop, Brookings  Friday, October 12 – Sunday, October 14, Opening Weekend…

Gallery Exhibit to Highlight Impact of Local Nonprofit

Helping Kids Round First provides baseball equipment to Nicaraguan children who would otherwise never have the chance to play

The first trip Jay Fishback took to Nicaragua with volunteers from the Flandreau-based Helping Kids Round First non-profit was purely because he was asked to document the trip as a professional. The impact, he says, that the trip had on him, has him fully engaged now as an individual. His work, chronicling the impact of donated baseball and medical supplies…

Out and About with Kali: Week of Sept 10

Get ready for another great week of events! South Dakota has you covered on everything from beer in Sioux Falls, to pumpkins , and everything in-between.  Thursday, September 13 – 3rd Annual Maker Festival at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota, Brookings, SD Friday, September 14 – Sweet Art Show at the Icon Event Hall & Lounge, Sioux Falls, SD Saturday, September 15 – Good Pumpkin Fall…

Pierre and Post 22 Advance at State “A” Legion Tournament

Pierre and Post 22 Advance at State "A" Legion Tournament

PIERRE, SD… The defending champs and the 41-time champs both advanced to the winners bracket on Wednesday night in Pierre at the State “A” Legion Baseball Tournament. Rapid City Post 22 got 3 RBI’s from Jack Sorenson and Connor King blasted a grand slam in their 12-1 win over Brookings. And the host team also looked sharp against Yankton with…

Flash Flood Leaves No Time To Prepare in Brookings County

BROOKINGS COUNTY, S.D.- The rain came in fast in Brookings County with up to 8 inches of rain in some areas “When they said the word flash they actually mean flash flood cause when I was out the water was going through the culverts at such a high speed it was gushing out almost like a waterfall,” said Bob Hill,…

New Horse-drawn Museum Opens in Volga

VOLGA S.D.- A farmer from Brookings County had a passion for the old ways of farming, with horse-drawn machinery. His dream was to build a place to showcase the old tools that he worked hard to preserve.  He died in 2015, but a museum with his machinery did open today in Volga, in his name, so that his legacy could…

The Impact of 4-H Rodeo in South Dakota

BROOKINGS, S.D.-After a heated debate over Title IX, South Dakota 4-H Rodeo can run as it always has for at least this rodeo season. Earlier this year the USDA  warned the SDSU Extension that their 4-H Rodeo program must comply with Title IX and get rid of gender references on all events and awards. Not doing so would remove them…

Prairie AquaTech To Expand To Volga

Brookings based company makes fish food ingredient

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – A Brookings company that makes an ingredient used in fish food is expanding with a $60 million production facility in nearby Volga. Prairie AquaTech’s new plant will be built along U.S. Highway 14 on land near the South Dakota Soybean Processors plant. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled May 1, with completion expected in about a year….

SDSU Football Players Hope to Grow Bone Marrow Registry

BROOKINGS, S.D.-For many who have blood cancer, the only cure is a bone marrow transplant, but the issue is finding that match. Many times people don’t match with a family member, so they have to wait for someone on the donor registry. Swab your mouth, sign some paperwork and wait to see if you’re a match. That’s all it can…

Cycling Booming In Brookings

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Bookings has become a destination spot for every kind of cyclist. Around this time in 2017 the Brookings City Council passed a ‘Biking Master Plan’ in order to make the city more biking friendly. While already an active community, the plan is geared towards getting even more citizens pedal pushing their way around the city. While still…