Food prices seem to be at an all-time high in the U.S. and South Dakota is no exception. And if you're living paycheck to paycheck, finding affordable, high-quality food in the Mount Rushmore State is becoming increasingly difficult.

If you're a South Dakota shopper who's on a budget, the Cheapest Grocery Store in the entire U.S. has over 30 locations to choose from in the Mount Rushmore State.

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U.S. News & World Report recently released its list of the Top 10 Cheapest Grocery Stores in the country, and while most of the stores on the list are nowhere near South Dakota, number one can be found throughout the entire state.

Aldi was named the cheapest in the entire U.S. and based on what U.S. News had to say, it's easy to see why.

ALDI is a discount grocery store with German roots dating back to 1961. Over the past 50+ years, however, the company opened more than 2,000 stores across 39 U.S. states. It aims to offer a no-frills shopping experience with hand-selected, high-quality products and low prices.

"One of the cheapest grocery stores in the U.S. right now is ALDI, which has seen a steady increase in popularity in recent years. Many diehard fans enjoy the quality and exclusivity of most of ALDI's products, including the ever-changing seasonal items lineup," says Jake Hill, CEO of the personal finance website DebtHammer.

-U.S. News & World Report Website

Aldi currently operates 5 stores in the state of South Dakota, including four in Sioux Falls and one in Watertown and it doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime in the near future. To find an Aldi Store near you, check out this website.

Story Sources: U.S. News & World Report WebsiteAldi Website

The Ultimate Sioux Falls Visitor's Guide: A to Z

Sioux Falls has lots to explore; fun stuff for the whole family, food of every kind, educational opportunities, and more! If you have out-of-town guests visiting, show them around our city. Eat at places they've never eaten. Take them to places they'd never go. Take some great photos to post on social media (and don't forget the hashtag #HiFromSiouxFalls). We've even listed some cool hotels where they can stay if you don't have the room.

Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We call it the 'Sioux Empire.' It's the biggest city in the state with a population of nearly 200,000. We’re known for our namesake, Falls Park, along the Big Sioux River. Sioux Falls has received numerous accolades for its quality of life. We have been named the number one best place to rent in America. We’ve topped the list of Best States to Find a Job. Sioux Falls is the Best City in America for Young Professionals. 

We've appeared on lists such as Most Charming Small CitiesTop 10 Place to Raise Kids, and even ranked 10th in the 2020 Top 100 Best Places to Live. We have an abundance of achievements and you can see them on the Sioux Falls Development Foundation's website.

It's a pretty awesome city and that's why we think you should come and visit. If you're coming on business or pleasure, we've put together a list of places to go and things to see. We know you want to explore the attractions the city is known for like Falls Park, the Arc of Dreams, and the Sculpture Walk, but there's a lot more to see and do than just the touristy (that's really a word) stuff. The best places to go are where the locals go and we have a not your average, ordinary visitor's guide. 

Here's a list of over 100 things to do and places to go in Sioux Falls.

Click HERE for a list of all the places we mention and links to each one. Print it out or save it to your phone and use it as a reference when you're visiting. See you soon!

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