Tuesday was the deadline for applications for the position of Corn Palace Director. The Mitchell Daily Republic reports that 39 applications were received. Procedural changes and a new management structure at the Corn Palace could happen before a new director is hired. Negotiations between the city and the Chamber of Commerce, which operates the gift shop on the Corn Palace main floor, are also expected to take place. Former Corn Palace Director Mark Schilling resigned in March after a state audit of the tourist attraction found several cash handling concerns and misuse of a credit card.