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Palace On A Budget: No Bread For Corn

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Tourists who visit South Dakota’s Mitchell Corn Palace in 2017 may notice something familiar: the same outdoor Corn Palace murals that decorated the building in 2016.

42 Corners, 42 Presidents

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

For decades, the civic leaders of Rapid City, South Dakota, have seen millions of tourists drive through town heading south to view the big heads at Mt. Rushmore.

St. Patty Effect: The Unfortunate Mr. Bendo

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

The tailpipe-hoisting icon of Buck’s Muffler Shop in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, fell to a minivan on St. Patrick’s Day.

A Knitting Tribute

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Handmade scarves began appearing around the necks of Rapid City, South Dakota’s downtown display of life-size bronze presidential statues. This cowl play was perpetrated by a mother/daughter duo of renegade knitters who elected to strike the “City of Presidents” with a form of cheerful transitory graffiti known as “yarn bombing.”

More and More Rushmore

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

On Fourth of July weekend, All-American vacationers from coast-to-coast proudly cut out of work early so they can flock to our nation’s most treasured patriotic sights.

Roadside News: June 22, 2009

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Amos Come Home – PA | Giant Head, Pot Head – SD | Air Runs Out for Moon Walker – OH | Middle 1800s American Idol – KY

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