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Stanley man dies in accident
Dickinson North Dakota 1815 1st Street West 58602

STANLEY — An 84-year-old Stanley man was killed Thursday night when his vehicle hit a truck in Mountrail County.

Leroy Larson was traveling south on N.D. Highway 8 between two Stanley residences and Calvin Watkins, 47, of Minot, had stopped his tractor-trailer on the highway waiting to turn left, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said.

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Larson’s van struck the back of the trailer. His 2006 Dodge Caravan received severe damage to its front end and the front airbags deployed.

Larson was not wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene. Watkins was not injured.

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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 was a key part of The Press winning the North Dakota Newspaper Association's General Excellence and Sweepstakes awards in 2009 and 2012, and oversaw The Press' Sweepstakes and General Excellence wins 2014. As the newspaper's editor, he writes an occassional Sunday column, contributes feature stories and breaking news, designs pages, and oversees the day-to-day operations of the newsroom and editorial staff.
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