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Press Photo by Dustin Monke Beach senior Landon Lechler, right, rushes Central McLean quarterback Matt Landenberger during a game on Aug. 27 at the Badlands Activities Center. Lechler has verbally committed to play for the North Dakota State football team and will sign his national letter of intent today. Lechler turned down offers from Dickinson State and the University of North Dakota.

Beach standout Lechler verbals to NDSU for football

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Landon Lechler is a big farm kid who happens to be a great athlete.

North Dakota State seemed like the obvious choice for him to explore both interests.


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Dustin Monke
Monke came to The Dickinson Press in July 2006 as the newspaper's sports editor and was hired as its managing editor in March 2013. During his tenure at The Press, Monke has won multiple awards for sports reporting, feature reporting, column writing, page design and photography. He has been a key member of The Press winning the North Dakota Newspaper Association's General Excellence and Sweepstakes awards in 2009 and 2012, as well as the Press' Sweepstakes win in 2013. As the newspaper's editor, he writes a Sunday column, contributes feature stories, designs pages and oversees the day-to-day operations of the newsroom and editorial staff.
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