UPDATED: Prostitution Sting Nabs SD Legislature Hopeful - Valley News Live - KVLY/KXJB - Fargo/Grand Forks

UPDATED: Prostitution Sting Nabs SD Legislature Hopeful

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UPDATED 4/5/14:

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."


Two area men have been arrested in a prostitution sting in Moorhead.

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.

The two men were caught in a prostitution sting at a hotel in South Moorhead.

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