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Eric Amel, of Meyer, Scherer and Rockcastle, a Minneapolis-based firm designing the Corn Palace renovation, talks to Mitchell City Council members Monday evening on the roof of the Corn Palace, during a tour of the construction, before the start of the City Council meeting. (Sean Ryan/Republic)

Renovation moves ahead at Corn Palace

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Members of the Mitchell City Council stood inside the lobby of the Corn Palace on Monday night and saw the extent of the demolition inside the the city-owned arena and tourist attraction.


Construction began in early June on a two-phase, nearly $7.2 million renovation of the Corn Palace. About a month later, much of the lobby has been stripped to a bare skeleton of a structure.

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