Argus Leader
Argus Leader October 22 2012 front page.jpg
The October 22, 2012 front page of the
Argus Leader
TypeDaily newspaper
Founded1881 (as the Argus)
Headquarters200 S. Minnesota Avenue
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57104

The Argus Leader is the daily newspaper of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Owned by Gannett, it was the state's largest newspaper by total circulation until 2021 when it was surpassed by the Rapid City Journal, according to statistics from the South Dakota Newspaper Association.


The Argus Leader is South Dakota's second-largest newspaper in total circulation, as of 2021. The weekday circulation for the newspaper was 23,721 as of October, 2017.[1] The Sunday edition has a circulation of 32,981 as of October, 2017.

The associated website, boasts most traffic and unique visitors in its market, according to's data.[2]

The newspaper also publishes an economic weekly, the Sioux Falls Business Journal, as part of its Sunday publication.

In 2011, the newspaper sought information about the federal food stamps program through a Freedom of Information Act request.[3] The request was denied, and eight years later, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of the government by a 6–3 decision.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "South Dakota Newspapers". South Dakota Newspapers. Retrieved 2018-04-10.
  2. ^ "comScore helps clients measure what matters to make cross-platform audiences and advertising more valuable". comScore, Inc. Retrieved 2018-04-10.
  3. ^ "After 8 years of legal battles, quest for food stamp data lands at Supreme Court". USA Today. April 20, 2019. Retrieved 2019-06-24.
  4. ^ "Supreme Court limits access to government records in loss for Argus Leader, part of the USA TODAY Network". June 24, 2019. Retrieved 2019-06-24.