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Experienced reporter joins Forum News Service as South Dakota correspondent

PIERRE, S.D. — A reporter with deep family ties to South Dakota will join Forum News Service next month as a reporter covering news across the state, including the Legislature.

Shannon Marvel attended the University of South Dakota and graduated from Northern State University. She has been a journalist working for Aberdeen American News and Farm Forum. As a reporter, Marvel has covered local government, environmental issues and agriculture.

Marvel will begin working for Forum News Service, a wire service owned and operated by family-owned Forum Communications Co., starting in October. In 2018, the company established a state capitol bureau in Pierre to provide more government reporting in the state and distribute news content to participating newspapers.

Marvel will take over the position held by Sarah Mearhoff, who has taken an enterprise reporting position with the company in Minnesota.