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In this architect’s renderings released by De Smet Development Corp., shows the exterior of the De Smet Events and Wellness Center building. Laura Ingalls Wilder's little town on the prairie, De Smet, South Dakota, has solidified plans to build a nearly 23,000 square foot community center. More than 80 percent of the town's population of about 1,100 donated to the multimillion dollar project. The facility will serve as a theatre, events center and sports complex for the school district and city, knows as the prairie home base of Wilder, a children's author and pioneer. De Smet Development Corp. Director Rita Anderson said she and her committee presented the project to the city council last week, still short thousands of dollars. (AP Photo/Courtesy of De Smet Development Corp.)