Mitchell city leaders look for workers to help with Corn Palace murals

MITCHELL, S.D. - Mitchell's main tourist attraction is looking for manpower for its murals.

The Daily Republic reports that as winter looms, city leaders are seeking part-time help to finish the murals adorning the city's famous Corn Palace.

The attraction bills itself as the world's only palace dedicated to the commodity. It features murals made of hundreds of thousands of ears of corn and draws about 200,000 tourists each year.

Murals for next year's season will have a military theme. Mayor Bob Everson says most are done, but there's still work to do. One of the issues was that the corn was wet when it was harvested, so the drying process has taken time.

Plans are in the works for a special dedication ceremony Oct. 26, with military members on hand.

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