Every state has some strange laws that are still on the books. Here in South Dakota, horses are not allowed in fountains unless they're wearing pants.

In Washington, it's illegal to hunt sasquatches. In Tennessee, you can't hold office if you've ever been in a duel and it's against the law to eavesdrop in Oklahoma.

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When it comes to food there are also strange laws on the books and thanks to Taste of Home they have shared some of them with us.

Fried chicken is definitely a favorite picnic food, but in Gainesville, Georgia, the Poultry Capital of the World, you'd better not get caught eating chicken with anything other than your hands. No silverware allowed!

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But what about our tri-state area? In St. Cloud, Minnesota, it is still illegal to eat burgers on Sundays. Something tells me, however, that this is one law that hasn't been enforced for a long time.

Indianola, Iowa at one time banned ice cream trucks from driving down the streets of their neighborhoods.

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Finally, the weirdest South Dakota food law is the one that bans anyone from sleeping in a cheese factory. How you could fall asleep in a cheese factory is beyond my level of understanding. Unless, of course, you ate yourself into a dreamy cheese coma!

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For more information on weird food laws across the country, check it out on Taste of Home.

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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 Most Obscure Minnesota Towns

As you are making road-trip plans you might want to see if you can even find some of these Minnesota towns.

Minnesota is the Land Of 10,000 Lakes and 853 towns. Even if you know the state well I'll bet you haven't even heard of Minnesota's 10 smallest towns.

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