Readers of the Plain Talk will get specialized, first-hand coverage of the 2006 South Dakota Legislature through the Community News Service.
CNS is a reporting network of weekly newspapers throughout the state. The service is offered through the South Dakota Newspaper Association in Brookings.
Covering the activities of the legislative session will be Heather Mangan of Pierre and Matt Harrelson of Rapid City. Both are journalism majors at South Dakota State University in Brookings. Susan Smith, SDNA publications manager, will serve as Community News Service editor.
In addition to providing a weekly vote record, the news team will provide stories about District 17 that will be of interest to Plain Talk readers.