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Veteran Sioux Falls journalist Patrick Lalley joins Forum Communications

The former editor at the Argus Leader will cover a variety of news topics and will focus the stories most critical to Sioux Falls residents and those with interests or ties to the city. He will also report on stories of significant statewide and regional interest.

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Patrick Lalley is the engagement editor and reporter in Sioux Falls.
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Forum Communications Company (FCC) has hired veteran journalist Patrick Lalley as an editor and reporter to cover key news and issues in the Sioux Falls metro area. This new position is a part of a larger journalism investment in Sioux Falls and eastern South Dakota.

Sioux Falls native Lalley, former editor at the Argus Leader, brings decades of news expertise to the role and a steadfast commitment to the community. He will cover a variety of news topics and will focus on the stories most critical to Sioux Falls residents and those with interests or ties to the city. He will also report on stories of significant statewide and regional interest.

“While many media companies have stopped investing in newsrooms, we are very much committed to expanding our coverage and to keeping community journalism strong,” said Mary Jo Hotzler, FCC chief content officer and South Dakota native. “We are thrilled to have Patrick on board and we look forward to continued growth and expansion in and around Sioux Falls.”

Forum Communications, headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota, has had a presence in Sioux Falls since 2015, when the company opened a printing facility at 52018 N. Annika Ave., specializing in newspaper, tabloid and grocery insert printing. Additionally, Forum News Service, a division of Forum Communications Co., has two South-Dakota-based journalists, Jeremy Fugleberg and Jason Harward, covering special interest topics and state government, respectively. The Mitchell Republic , a daily news website and twice-weekly newspaper led by editor Luke Hagen, also is part of the FCC news network. Lalley’s stories will be available on regional news websites, including mitchellrepublic.com , dglobe.com (Worthington, Minnesota), and InForum.com (Fargo) with plans to expand distribution in the future.

Lalley lives in Sioux Falls with his wife Jacqueline and two children.

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“Doing what you love, in the city you love, is fulfilling,” Lalley said. “Fold that into the commitment of FCC journalists and leadership, to share the truth in service to community, and it’s truly humbling.”

Lalley can be reached at plalley@forumcomm.com .

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