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Fans flocked to the Badlands Activities Center for Dickinson State's homecoming football game against Jamestown College on Sept. 25. The new stadium, which was finished in April and hosted its first football game in June, had a spectacular debut season marked by numerous memorable moments from all three teams that now call it home.

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It isn't even a year old yet, but the Badlands Activities Center has already created some lasting memories.

In its inaugural season, the $16 million facility built with public and private funds on Dickinson State University's campus in place of old Whitney Stadium made an extremely successful debut in 2010 and, from a sports aspect, played host to several outstanding football games.


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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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