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Press Photo by Dustin Monke Dickinson teenage skateboarders, front row, left to right, Eric Meitinger, Janssen Namyniuk, Kyle Cook and Kyle Kadrmas sit on the steps outside of Dickinson State University's Scott Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon alongside BMX bike riders, top row left to right, Christian Mason, Remington Schmidt and Kadin Hafner.

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As sturdy as he's built, it's easy to think Remington Schmidt is a football player.

Get him on a BMX bike, however, and he'll show you his real obsession.

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"It's not just a thing to do. It's a lifestyle," said Schmidt, a 16-year-old home-schooled student from Dickinson and an avid biker.

For Schmidt and his friends, however, living that life has become complicated.

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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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