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|Founded||1881 (as the Argus)|
|Headquarters||200 S. Minnesota Avenue|
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57104
The Argus Leader is the daily newspaper of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Owned by Gannett, it is South Dakota's largest newspaper by circulation.
The Argus Leader is South Dakota's largest newspaper in circulation. The weekday circulation for the newspaper was 23,721 as of October, 2017.The Sunday edition has a circulation of 32,981 as of October, 2017.
The associated website, ArgusLeader.com boasts most traffic and unique visitors in its market, according to Comscore.com's data.
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.
In 2011, the newspaper sought information about the federal food stamps program through a Freedom of Information Act request.The request was denied, and eight years later, the United States Supreme Court found in favor of the government in a 6-3 decision.
South Dakota is a U.S. state in the Midwestern region of the United States. It is named after the Lakota and Dakota Sioux Native American tribes, who comprise a large portion of the population and historically dominated the territory. South Dakota is the seventeenth largest by area, but the 5th least populous, and the 5th least densely populated of the 50 United States. As the southern part of the former Dakota Territory, South Dakota became a state on November 2, 1889, simultaneously with North Dakota. It is either the 39th or 40th state admitted to the union. President Benjamin Harrison shuffled the statehood papers before signing them so that no one could tell which became a state first. Pierre is the state capital and Sioux Falls, with a population of about 187,200, is South Dakota's largest city.
Minnehaha County is a county on the eastern border of the state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 169,468, making it the state's most populous county. Its county seat is Sioux Falls, South Dakota's largest city. The county was created in 1862 and organized in 1868. Its name was derived from the Sioux word Mnihaha, meaning "rapid water," or "waterfall".
Brandon is a city in Minnehaha County, South Dakota, United States. Brandon is located five miles east of Sioux Falls. The population was estimated at 10,094 by the United States Census Bureau on July 1, 2018, which was up from 8,785 at the 2010 census.
Sioux Falls is the most populous city in the U.S. state of South Dakota and the 139th-most populous city in the United States. It is the county seat of Minnehaha County and also extends into Lincoln County to the south, proximate with the Iowa state line. As of 2019, Sioux Falls had an estimated population of 183,793. The Sioux Falls metro area accounts for more than a quarter of the state's entire population. Chartered in 1856 on the banks of the Big Sioux River, the city is situated in the rolling hills at the junction of interstates 29 and 90.
The Big Sioux River is a tributary of the Missouri River, 419 miles (674 km) long, in eastern South Dakota and northwestern Iowa in the United States. The United States Board on Geographic Names settled on "Big Sioux River" as the stream's name in 1931. The river was named after the Lakota people which was known by them as Tehankasandata, or Thick Wooded River.
KDLT-TV, virtual channel 46, is a dual NBC/Fox-affiliated television station licensed to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States, serving eastern South Dakota and southwestern Minnesota. The station is owned by Gray Television, as part of a duopoly with ABC affiliate KSFY-TV. The two stations share studios in Courthouse Square on 1st Avenue South in Sioux Falls; KDLT-TV's transmitter is located southeast of the city near Rowena.
The Miss South Dakota Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of South Dakota in the Miss Teen USA pageant and the name of the title held by that winner.
Avera Health is a regional health system based in Sioux Falls, S.D., comprising more than 300 locations in 100 communities throughout South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and North Dakota. Avera serves a geographical footprint of more than 72,000 square miles and 86 counties, and a population of nearly 1 million.
The Sioux Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of four counties in South Dakota, anchored by the city of Sioux Falls. The metro area is referred to locally as the Sioux Empire. Despite the name, it is considered a part of the larger area known as Siouxland as it is within the Big Sioux River basin. As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 228,261.
Daniel Paul Ahlers is an American businessman and politician who was the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in South Dakota in the 2020 election, which he lost to Republican incumbent Mike Rounds. Ahlers was a Democratic member of the South Dakota House of Representatives and of the South Dakota Senate (2008–10), representing District 25, which encompasses Dell Rapids and areas north and northeast of Sioux Falls.
The Tri-State Conference was an intercollegiate athletic conference associated with National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) the that existed from 1960 to 1981 and one of two conferences to share this name. The league had members in the Midwestern states of Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Minnesota.
The 1999 NCAA Division II football rankings are from the NCAA Division II football committee. This is for the 1999 season.
The 2006 NCAA Division II football rankings are from the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA). This is for the 2006 season.
The 2007 NCAA Division II football rankings are from the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA). This is for the 2007 season.
The 2014 NCAA Division II football rankings are from the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA). This is for the 2014 season.
The 2017 NCAA Division II football rankings are from the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA). This is for the 2017 season.
Jason Richard Ravnsborg is an American attorney and politician from South Dakota. He is member of the Republican Party and was elected Attorney General of South Dakota in 2018. Ravnsborg ran in the Republican primaries for the 2014 United States Senate election in South Dakota, but lost to Mike Rounds.
Mark V. Meierhenry was an American attorney from South Dakota. He was most notable for his service as the 26th Attorney General of South Dakota from 1979 to 1987.