PIERRE, S.D. - Forum Communications announced it will expand its journalism efforts in South Dakota with the addition of a reporter focused on government and statewide issues.

A full-time, permanent reporting position will be based in Pierre, the state capital, and include coverage of the state Legislature.

The job was posted on the company’s JobsHQ.com website and several employment boards.

The family-owned company owns and operates the Mitchell Daily Republic, along with more than 30 newspapers in North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The company also operates TV stations, a Fargo radio station and Forum News Service, which oversees capitol reporting efforts in North Dakota and Minnesota.