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Spending time: Dickinson State focuses on improving athletic funding as Frontier Conference transition nears


Dickinson State is adamant it can compete athletically in the Frontier Conference. Financially, however, DSU's administration freely admits its athletic programs are at a major disadvantage.

When it comes to awarding financial aid and scholarships to student-athletes, DSU holds little comparison to its future Frontier counterparts.

After being a member of the Dakota Athletic Conference since 2000, DSU officially joins the Frontier in the 2012-13 school year.

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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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