Maroney Rural Learning Center
The Maroney Rural Learning Center was the result of the realization that Miner County needed to move forward to survive. It was considered “The most extraordinary rural development project in the nation”. The facility closed and was sold in 2014 and is now the Watercrest Hotel & Conference Center. The building included a 24-room hotel, restaurant and fitness center and classrooms intended to be used for community and workforce development training programs and conference space. All of this in a LEED Platinum building facing Main Street in Howard, SD.