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Take that, Wyoming: South Dakota has six sets of escalators

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Earlier this week, The Atlantic shocked the internet — and Reddit — with the news that the state of Wyoming only has two sets of escalators. Now, an article from Sioux Falls, South Dakota asserts the state's escalator dominance over its westerly neighbor. The Sioux Falls Argus Leader reports that South Dakota has at least six sets of escalators, with another two currently under construction that will give the state a 300 percent lead in moving stairs.

"When the building is full, you can move a much higher volume of people on an escalator than you can on an elevator," says Tracy Heitsch, assistant general manager at the Rapid City Civic Center, South Dakota, explaining the benefits of the center's escalator.