Sioux Falls Corn Stalk No More

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Posted: August 21, 2020 at 8:08 am

It’s a sad time in , South Dakota. Residents in the state’s largest city are mourning an urban cornstalk that had been growing up through a crack in the concrete at the intersection of 57th Street and Minnesota Avenue. Dubbed the 57th Street Corn, the plant even had its own Twitter account, and was treated as a symbol of resiliency and hope as the pandemic continues. Residents reported Wednesday morning that someone had ripped out the lone stalk, prompting an outcry on social media. Someone even attached a sign to a traffic post where the stalk grew that reads, “CORN RIP.”