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Expansion of Corn Palace may mean City Hall move

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MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) - The quest to provide more room for tourists at Mitchell's Corn Palace may result in City Hall being moved elsewhere.

City Hall is connected to the Corn Palace, and Mitchell Mayor Ken Tracy says it could be turned into space for a museum, a gift shop, a theater and exhibits.

Mitchell city councilors are drafting a new budget, and a decision on whether to move could come within a few weeks.

The Mitchell Technical Institute has offered the city space in a campus building. Needed renovations and some extra space would cost about $2.1 million.

Another option is a new building closer to downtown Mitchell. Tracy said that option would cost at least $3 million, and that's not counting the cost of buying the land.

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