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Mitchell’s Newly Renovated Corn Palace Has Lighting Problems

Mitchell Corn Palace
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MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — City officials in Mitchell aren’t happy with outdoor lighting at the Corn Palace tourist attraction, which recently underwent a $4.7 million renovation.

Officials say the lighting doesn’t adequately showcase the building’s domes and corn murals at night. City Administrator Stephanie Ellwein says a Baltimore-based engineering company estimates fixing the problem will cost up to $121,000.

The Daily Republic reports that the city could fund the work with leftover money dedicated to the renovation project. The City Council will make a final decision later.

The Corn Palace is billed as the world’s only palace dedicated to the grain. It attracts about 200,000 tourists each year. It also has an arena for concerts and high school and college athletic events.

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