There’s an old adage that goes, “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” As adults, it’s easy to forget the wonders of childhood. Between work and countless other responsibilities, the idea...
“We have enjoyed preparing many of your esoteric dishes. Your Monte Cristo sandwich is a current favorite among the adventurous.”— Mathesar, Galaxy Quest The area near Brookings’ Exit 132 seems to be in a constant state of change. Even frequent...
Girls Pint Out (GPO) is a national craft beer organization geared towards women. It began in Indianapolis in 2010, and has grown to include more than 80 chapters in 35 states. Now, GPO has found roots in Brookings, with...
By Denise DePaolo After finding myself in Brookings several times on Mondays - Craft’s only closed day - I finally got a chance to try one of the newest additions to the city’s dining scene on a recent Friday. The...

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By Denise DePaolo Photos by Liz Painter Fittingly, Guy Burdick’s life took a sharp left turn on a Halloween night about eight years ago. The lifelong lover of spookiness was handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, with the Discovery Channel on in...
By Denise DePaolo Photos by Liz Long On a peaceful, lilac-dotted property, just south of Brookings, is the 4,800 square-foot ranch-style home of Better Beer. Betty, a retired attorney-turned-painter, and husband Woody, a veterinarian with a practice in Brookings, moved to...
By Denise DePaolo Photos submitted Stunning strides in creativity exist in seemingly unlikely places. For example, a small city in South Dakota surrounded by farmland and gravel roads and vast blue skies. Home to South Dakota State University and industry-leading manufacturers,...
Whether it's the adorable branding, free samples, or the local food options, The Carrot Seed Kitchen Co. will make your mouth water. Owner Kirsten Gjesdal opened her doors in late June at 312 Main Avenue in downtown Brookings, and...
Photos courtesy of the South Dakota Art Museum Harvey Dunn is best known for his illustrations from the battlefields of World War I and his depictions of life on the Great Plains. The Manchester, South Dakota native's work often juxtaposes...
By Ellie Livingston Photo by Eric Sandbulte, Brookings Register “Through the arts, children are presented with huge amounts of new information that they process and use to participate in activities they enjoy. Through the arts, children develop creative skills, which carry them...

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