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Carlson: City administrator may have caught Palace problems

March 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

A day after hearing a detailed report about the mishandling of funds at the Corn Palace, Mitchell City Councilman Phil Carlson said he now regrets voting against a proposal to add a city administrator to the city’s government.

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Corn Palace director elected to fairs board

December 17, 2012 in The Daily Republic

MITCHELL (AP) The director of the world’s only Corn Palace has been elected to represent South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin on the International Association of Fairs and Expositions board of directors.
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Schilling among four new appointees to Tourism Board

August 17, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE Corn Palace Director Mark Schilling has been named to the South Dakota Board of Tourism. Continue Reading

Official inducted in Fairs, Celebrations Hall of Fame for SD

November 23, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Corn Palace Director Mark Schilling has been honored for his dedication and service to the annual Corn Palace Festival held each August in Mitchell. Continue Reading

Lynn to headline summer festival

February 4, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Loretta Lynn, who has written and performed a string of country-music hits in a career that dates to the early 1960s, is among the entertainers scheduled to perform at the 2011 Corn Palace Festival.
Mark Schilling, director of the Corn Palace, announced the acts Friday morning. Tickets will go on sale next Friday. Continue Reading&

Corn Palace director: ‘We’re pleased with numbers’

September 15, 2010 in The Daily Republic

Corn Palace attendance during the 2010 tourist season fell slightly compared to 2009.
According to Corn Palace Director Mark Schilling, 279,020 people passed through Corn Palace turnstiles from April through August this year, compared to 279,130 in 2009. That’s 110 fewer people, a drop of 0.04 percent.
“We’re pleased with the numbers,” Schilling said. “As people looked at, it fell in line with other numbers across the state. Continue Reading

Country icon Kenny Rogers to open Corn Palace Festival

August 25, 2010 in The Daily Republic

This year’s Corn Palace Festival, which begins tonight, offers something for most tastes, with an emphasis on country music.
Country legend Kenny Rogers opens this year’s entertainment lineup at 7 p.m. with a sold-out concert.
Corn Palace Director Mark Schilling said Rogers has created a wide range of music over the years, earning him legions of fans. Continue Reading

Report on new Palace released

August 13, 2010 in The Daily Republic

Doug Dailey wants to make this clear: He’s a big fan of the Corn Palace.
Dailey, president of the Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, grew up in Mitchell and remains a supporter of the palace on the prairie.
But he also thinks it’s time for a new, larger Corn Palace, with an improved visitor experience to lure more people here and make their stays longer and more enjoyable.
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