An East River town was recently called out by a national publication for being one of the worst cities to visit in the entire country.

This South Dakota town was singled out and placed alongside cities like Detroit, Chicago, and Cleveland. And the reason why is ludicrous.

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So, what are the factors for being one of the 40 worst cities in the United States? Here's what they state in the article:

There are some places that exist that have less-than-stellar conditions for visiting, such as poverty, high crime rates, and unemployment. Other areas are just not all that exciting, despite having a name that’s “known,” or in many cases, a well-known celebrity just happened to grow up there.

-Mind Your Dollars

So, based on that reasoning, which South Dakota town made the list of the 40 worst places to visit?

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That's right, the home of our beloved Corn Palace, Mitchell, South Dakota. A place where the author of this article probably hasn't even bothered to visit.

But why? Here's part of what the article states:

Behold, The Corn Palace! Yes, if you visit Mitchell, South Dakota, you can find the “world’s only corn palace.” Because that’s something people are just clamoring for

-Mind Your Dollars

Can you sense the sarcasm in that quote? Well, as someone who's been to the Corn Palace myself, I can most definitely say people love going to the palace and it's a proud South Dakota landmark.

What other nearby city made the list? Surprisingly, Alliance, Nebraska of all places. The reason? Much like Mitchell, Alliance is home to a tourist destination that the author of this article doesn't particularly care for, apparently.

The famous, Carhenge is located in Alliance. It's quite a sight to see but Mind Your Dollars describes it as "just a group of cars stuck in the ground in a circle".

To see the full list, check out the article, here.

Story Source: Mind Your Dollars Website

 

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From Frybread to Pheasants - Here are South Dakota's Official State Things

Every state in our nation has chosen things that represent the state in one way or another to be official state things. Like a flower, or animal. South Dakota is no different.

The Mount Rushmore has a state flower. But did you know we also have a state tree and a state fish? Yes, we even have a state code.

Here is what we have so far in Wyoming. Thanks to the South Dakota Secretary of State's Office for the info: