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South Dakota to re-decorate Corn Palace despite drought

A corn-themed tourist destination in South Dakota will have enough corn to decorate murals despite a dry summer. Scott Schmidt, director of the Corn Palace in Mitchell, told the Daily … Click to Continue »
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