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Dustin Monke

Monke: Dogs are more like us than we thought

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Not a day goes by where my fiancee, Sarah, doesn't call our dog, Noodle, her "son." I usually just shake my head and call him "buddy" like a normal person.

Like millions of others, Sarah shuns the idea of "owning" a pet. Instead, since we don't have any children, she subscribes to the "pet parent" mindset and has embraced it, caring for Noodle like he was our actual son. He goes places with us many dogs wouldn't and gets treated better than most people I know.

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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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