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Sioux Falls tops list of best cities for aging

The upper Midwest is a good place to grow old, according to rankings released Tuesday by the Milken Institute.

Sioux Falls, S.D., topped the inaugural "Best Cities for Successful Aging" report among 259 other small metropolitan areas across the United States. Also on the small-metro list was Bismarck, N.D., at No. 3; Rochester, Minn., in fifth; Rapid City, S.D., pulling in at No. 10; and Fargo at 18th.

The rankings are meant to encourage competition among cities to improve services for aging Americans, the authors said.