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Press Photo by Dustin Monke Dickinson junior Mikaela Kessel throws herself on the floor exercise as assistant coach Jennifer Bachamp, right, and her teammates watch Thursday night during the Dickinson Triangular gymnastics meet at the DHS gymnasium.

Kessel wins 2 events as Midgets ease to win

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Mikaela Kessel has not been at full strength since the beginning of January.

The Dickinson junior didn't let that bother her Thursday night at the DHS gymnasium.


A month after suffering a mild concussion and nursing a sore ankle, Kessel powered her way to a pair of event wins, capturing the top score on both the balance beam and the floor exercise at the Dickinson Triangular.

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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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