Mount Rushmore

This Oct. 3, 2013 file photo shows a sign at the south entrance to Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz., indicates the park is closed. The Obama administration says it will allow states to use their own money to reopen some national parks that have been closed because of the government shutdown. Governors in at least four states have asked for authority to reopen national parks within their borders because of the economic impacts caused by the park closures.   (AP Photo/Brian Skoloff, File)

Feds to let states pay to open parks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Thursday it will allow states to use their own money to reopen some national parks that have been closed because of the government shutdown. Governors in […]

10/10/2013

The Corn Palace in Mitchell, S.D., that is redecorated each year with corn cobs, grain and grasses.  (AP Photo/Doug Dreyer, File)

South Dakota’s Corn Palace renovations get city OK

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A quirky eastern South Dakota landmark dedicated to all things corn is undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation, including lit domes resembling ears of corn, in an effort to draw in more […]

07/16/2013

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