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Press Photo by Dustin Monke Dickinson's Matt Michaelson exchanges blows with Jesse Newbreast of Butte, Mont., on Saturday night during the Boomtown Brawl mixed martial arts fights at the Dickinson Recreation Center. Michaelson won in the second round.

Locals victorious at Boomtown Brawl

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It was eye-opening and, at times, brutal, but Matt Michaelson stayed undefeated in the mixed martial arts cage Saturday night during the Boomtown Brawl at the Dickinson Recreation Center.

The Dickinson native and former Dickinson State All-America wrestler shook off a tough first round and rebounded for a victory via referee stoppage 2 minutes, 38 seconds into the second round after he went to his to his wrestling background.

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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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