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A Dickinson Police officer in his cruiser blocks a turn lane at the corner of Third Avenue West and Museum Drive to force motorists into a four-way stop at the busy intersection after a power outage that affected a good chunk of north Dickinson shut off traffic lights. (Press Photo by Dustin Monke)

Update: Equipment failure led to Dickinson power outage


A large portion of Dickinson was without power for 30 to 40 minutes Wednesday night after an outage being attributed to equipment failure affected Montana-Dakota Utilities customers.

Mark Hanson, the senior public relations representative for MDU, said Thursday morning in an email that the outage was attributed to a failed lightning arrester at a transmission substation.

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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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