Americans work an average of 1,811 hours per year! That far outpaces our working counterparts in Japan, the U.K., and Germany. And because many people switched to working from home, that can lead to even longer working hours.

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Some U.S. cities are just harder working than others and Wallet Hub compared the 116 largest cities in America to find out which cities those were.

Top 15 Hardest Working U.S. Cities

  1. Washington, D.C.
  2. Irving, TX
  3. Cheyenne, WY
  4. Virginia Beach, VA
  5. Anchorage, AL
  6. Norfolk, VA
  7. Dallas, TX
  8. San Francisco, CA
  9. Denver, CO
  10. Austin, TX
  11. Sioux Falls, SD
  12. Corpus Christi, TX
  13. Plano, TX
  14. Fort Worth, TX
  15. Arlington, TX
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To determine which cities had the hardest working people Wallet Hub took into consideration things like average workweek hours, number of workers who leave vacation time unused, commute times, volunteer hours, number of workers with multiple jobs, and the average leisure time workers spend per day.

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We've always thought Sioux Falls was a hardworking city and now here is proof. To see the complete report, just check out Wallet Hub.

Source: Wallet Hub

Dives Worth a Drive in South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota

Almost every small South Dakota town has a watering hole. It’s where the locals go to kick back a few brews and engage in conversation.

Some of these establishments are located in buildings almost as old as the town itself. There might be a fresh coat of paint on the walls or new vinyl on the booth seats, but the ambiance is still reminiscent of a good ol’ dive.

If you think a "dive" is all about the sketchy clientele, the smell of the Devil’s lettuce, and stale Grain Belt, you’d be wrong. Not every dive has a bad reputation.

What makes a dive, a dive?

A dive has character. Neon beer signs and local memorabilia adorn the walls.

You might find a pool table, dart board, and a few video lottery machines.

The bartender knows the regulars by name and they know what you drink.

Some dives don't even serve food except for bags of chips and pickled eggs that sit in a jar of brine on the bar.

Dives aren't fancy. You might see 70's-style wood panels on the walls and wobbly tables leveled with a folded napkin.

Finally, the bathrooms. The bathrooms in dives are in a class by themselves and could be a whole topic on its own. 

There are several small-town dives in our area with friendly faces, cheap booze with a burn, and even really good food! We use the term "dive" in the most affectionate way.

Here are some of the best and why you should go there.

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10 Smallest Towns in South Dakota

South Dakota is loaded with small towns in every corner of the state. But where are the smallest towns in the Mount Rushmore state? According to the latest census data, here are the ten smallest towns in all of South Dakota.

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