City mismanagement could lead to closure of historic hotel, owner alleges
Famous for its hot mineral baths, the Stroppel Inn struggles through flood impacts
MIDLAND – A historic hotel in western South Dakota could be forced to shut its doors for good as floods continue to strap the iconic lodgings.
Laurie Cox, the owner of the Stroppel Hotel, told The Dakota Scout this week that wet winter and summer seasons have led to flooding in the building’s basement, threatening the foundation and thousands of dollars worth of equipment that keeps the inn’s famous natural mineral spas up and running.
At its worst, she says that four inches of water had gotten into the building.
“When you see the water seeping in, all it could take is one big freeze for the foundation to become compromised,” Cox said.