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Press Photo by Dustin Monke Dickinson State alumnus Tony Wald speaks Tuesday at the Strom Entrepreneurship Conference hosted by DSU at the Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge.

DSU great Wald a self-made business leader

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Lavern Jessen remembers Tony Wald as the natural leader on some of Dickinson State's best basketball teams.

So, he isn't surprised by the amount of success Wald has achieved as a business leader.


"He was always a very focused individual who was willing to put in the extra time to do whatever it took," said Jessen, who coached Wald from 1964 to 1969.

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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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