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Photo by David Samson / Forum Communications Press Illustration by Dustin Monke Dickinson State wide receiver Tanner Leak catches a pass against Concordi College on Sept. 3, 2011, in Moorhead, Minn. Leak is a top five receiver in DSU history.

'Go-to guy': Blue Hawks senior receiver Tanner Leak making his mark on team's history books


Tanner Leak can tell you exactly when he knew his coaches and teammates began considering him a playmaker.

In the final regular-season game of his sophomore year, Dickinson State was playing Black Hills State at the Fargodome for the Dakota Athletic Conference championship.

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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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