- Associated Press - Friday, March 7, 2014

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A $1 million grant from a charitable trust will be used to build a new visitors center and theater at a state park in southwest South Dakota.

KCCR in Pierre reports that the grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust will be spent in the Custer State Park project.

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard on Friday said a local foundation will receive the grant.

Daugaard says visitors entering the park from the east will see the new facility near the game lodge and group camp area.

The project is expected to cost $5 million. The Legislature last year allocated $2 million. The South Dakota Parks and Wildlife Foundation pledged to raise private funds to meet the project’s budget.


Information from: KCCR-AM, https://www.todayskccr.com/

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