South Dakota Democrat, Forum Communications Employee Arrested For Soliciting Prostitution


A prostitution sting earlier this week resulted in the arrest of an employee of Forum Communications, which owns just about every major news outlet in North Dakota, as well as a Democrat running for state legislature in South Dakota.

Valley News Live has the update:

Today we know more about 61 year-old David Skogland of South Dakota. Skogland was arrested during a prostitution sting in Moorhead a few days ago. Valley News Live has learned that Skogland is a democrat running for the district 8 seat in the South Dakota legislature. The South Dakota democrat party however have asked Skogland to remove his name from consideration. South Dakota Democratic Party chair Deb Knecht released the following statement:

“The South Dakota Democratic Party did not know of Mr. Skoglund’s illegal activity, and we unequivocally condemn his deplorable actions. We demand he remove his name from the ballot immediately.” …

Moorhead Police Lt. Tory Jacobson says misdemeanor charges have been filed against 61-year-old David Skoglund of Canova, South Dakota, and 58-year-old Mark Hayes of Harwood.

Hayes is the Information Technology director at Forum Communications, which owns The Forum, WDAY TV and WDAZ.

This is actually the second Forum Communications employee arrested for a crime related to prostitution in the last year. Last summer a sports editor for theĀ Dickinson Press was arrested and charged with human trafficking.