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Argus Leader
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner Gannett Company
Publisher Randell Beck
Editor Maricarrol Kueter
Founded 1881 (as the Argus)
Headquarters 200 S. Minnesota Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
 United States
Circulation 48,466 Morning
67,943 Sunday[1 ]
Official website

The Argus Leader is the daily newspaper of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. It is the South Dakota's Largest Newspaper



Despite dramatically falling numbers, the Argus Leader is South Dakota's largest newspaper in circulation. The weekday circulation for the newspaper as of September 30, 2007 was 48,466 down from 53,929 in 2006.[2] The Sunday edition is also in decline. From July to September 2007 circulation of the Sunday edition fell from 69,767 to 67,943.[3]

The newspaper and website's most recent style change happened in September 2006. The new goal is to bring more local coverage and allow readers to voice their opinions in an open format. To do this a new section of the paper was created called "Voices" in conjunction with the online "Your Voice"[4] section.

Along with the daily newspaper the Argus Leader owns smaller local papers in the region.

The newspaper also publishes an economic weekly, the Sioux Falls Business Journal, and a handful of magazines.

Controversy with Free Magazines

The paper and it's parent company, Gannett, have been accused of seeking to restrict access to a number of local independent publications in order to improve the circulation of several of their own competing publications. The company has ostensibly asked or required vendors to sign contracts giving the paper control over what publications can be carried by the vendors, thus seeking to leverage their market position as the region's only daily newspaper to increase market share in other areas as well. This remains a contentious and emotional issue to this day.


  1. ^ "Audit Bureau of Circulations top 200".  
  2. ^ Editor & Publisher July 1, 2007
  3. ^ Audit Bureau of Circulations
  4. ^ "Your Voice"

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