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Corn Palace hopes to start roof repairs soon

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MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) - The director of the Corn Palace is waiting for a work crew to repair the roof of the Corn Palace, which was damaged in a May hailstorm.

 Mark Schilling says a 169-feet-long by approximately 80-feet-wide section of the roof above the basketball court will be fixed.

The building is being monitored around the clock.

The Mitchell City Council authorized Schilling to spend $175,000 to repair the roof. The approval was passed as an emergency measure with no need to advertise the job.

Schilling had hoped to see the work begin in June, but there's been a delay in obtaining roofing material.

The public library, a recreation center and a city storage building were also slammed by the storm.

 

 

 

 

 

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