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The city of Dickinson is asking residents not to use lawn sprinklers like these over the weekend in an effort to conserve water and refill tanks following a record-setting 5.7 million gallons of water were used Thursday and left the city's tanks depleted.

No sprinklers: Record-setting usage leads Dickinson to ban use of outdoor water

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There will be no running through the sprinklers to cool off in Dickinson this weekend.

Dickinson officials have issued a ban on all outdoor water use over the weekend after a day of record-setting usage left the city’s systems strained.

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City Administrator Shawn Kessel said Dickinson used 5.7 million gallons of water Thursday, the most in its history.

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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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