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South Dakota legislative candidate arrested in prostitution sting

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Mark Hayes Mark Hayes

A Democratic candidate running for the South Dakota House of Representative was one of two men arrested in a prostitution sting in Moorhead, Minnesota Friday.

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

Skoglund was running for a seat on the South Dakota state legislature and Hayes is the Information Technology director at Forum Communications, which owns The Forum, WDAY TV and WDAZ in Fargo, ND.

South Dakota Democratic Party chair Deb Knecht released the following statement after David Skoglund, a Democrat running for District 8 state house, was arrested in a prostitution sting:

"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."

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

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