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Video: Dickinson mayor takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Dickinson Mayor Dennis Johnson takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and money for the ALS Association. Dumping water and ice cubes on Johnson on the steps of his home Friday morning are, left to right, Cooper Cripe, 5; Jackson Cripe, 9; and Issac Shelton, 8. Johnson was challenged by Brock White of Dan Porter Motors. He challenged his fellow city commissioners, Scott Decker, Gene Jackson, Carson Steiner and Klayton Oltmanns. (Press Photo by Dustin Monke)2 / 2

Dickinson Mayor Dennis Johnson takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and money for the ALS Association.

Dumping water and ice cubes on Johnson on the steps of his home Friday morning are, left to right, Cooper Cripe, 5; Jackson Cripe, 9; and Issac Shelton, 8.

Johnson was challenged by Brock White of Dan Porter Motors. He challenged his fellow city commissioners, Scott Decker, Gene Jackson, Carson Steiner and Klayton Oltmanns. 

Prior to his challenge, Johnson called awareness to ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, by speaking about former longtime Dickinson resident Doug Jaeger.

Jaeger, a former director of Dickinson Parks and Recreation and a businessman, lost his battle with ALS on Sunday, Aug. 17. 

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 in 2014, as well as its national first-place honors for Community Leadership in the Inland Daily Press Association and contributed to the first-place Inland award for Investigative Reporting. As the newspaper's editor, he writes an occasional Sunday column, is a member of The Press' Editorial Board, contributes feature stories and breaking news, designs pages, and oversees the day-to-day operations of the newsroom and editorial staff. In his free time, he enjoys watching sports and action movies, exercises whenever his schedule allows, and spends every minute he can with his wife and son.

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