Sometimes you can never be too careful while staying in South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota hotels.

New reports of video voyeurism – using hidden cameras to spy on people, often for sexually perverse purposes – are on the rise. Keep in mind: Most hotels are not responsible for this criminal act. But there are hidden cameras that can be found in hotels across the country, including in South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota

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Are there hidden cameras inside South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota hotels? And if there are hidden cameras, how can travelers find them?

Hotel rooms, cruise ship bathrooms, and even children's bedrooms are vulnerable. And these hidden cameras can truly be hidden. According to an article from Safe Home, some cameras can be as small as 1.5 by 1.5 by 1.5 inches, a solid cube. Others can be 2 by 1.9 by 1.4 inches.

Here are ten spots where hidden cameras could be hiding in South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota hotels:

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Smoke Detectors 

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Kleenex Boxes 

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Phone Chargers

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Desk Lamps

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Air Fresheners

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Mirrors on The Wall

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Random Various Items in the Hotel Room

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Objects could be placed in unusual places. Check the shower heads, where the beds are located, or even the bathroom soap. If there are multiple items like smoke detectors, that could be a sign of a hidden camera.

If you are ever in doubt inside a South Dakota, Iowa, or Minnesota hotel room - don't touch it and call law enforcement.

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Make the most of summer in South Dakota and visit these spots that speak to why SD is great!

A lot of them you might have visited, some you haven't for sure, and some are old favorites that maybe you haven't been to in a while. So, while there is still a little time or even one more weekend, and gas prices are down a bit - - try and make it to one of these great places.
What can be found in these 12 locations?

What can't? Camping, fishing swimming, kayaking, birdwatching, and tons of other great outdoors-type activities. Historical, educational exploration, hobby interests, kids activities, just plain old beautiful scenery, and- - to use an overused phrase- -lots more!

With all of that in mind, let's dive in!

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The 6 Types of South Dakota Drivers You Deal With Every Winter

Every year it snows in Sioux Falls. We may live in denial during the spring and summer, but it happens.

When the snow falls on the Falls, life in the city does not stop. We all still have to go to work, school, and the liquor store...um I mean go get snacks.

When you tackle the snowy routes around town you tend to run across six types of drivers in the snow.