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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Patterson Lake passes first blue-green algae test Dickinson's Patterson Lake has passed its first test to remove the blue-green algae warning placed by the state Department of Health in July. James Kramer, director of Dickinson Parks and Recreation, said three water quality tests have to be performed at various parts of the lake before the warning is lifted. Matt Mack, facility operations manager, said the first series of tests "significantly passed." The department must now pass the same tests twice.
Dickinson State University can start making plans to place students in the Blue Hawk Square off-campus housing complex after the city's Board of Adjustment approved an off-site parking variance for it Monday morning. The board granted the variance request made by Dacotah Bank, which took ownership of the building in June by claiming the deed from the DSU Foundation in lieu of foreclosure.
I spent a lot of time working from home last week because, unfortunately, our daycare provider was recovering from a lingering illness. That meant balancing all my newspaper business and this rambunctious little boy named Grant, who turned 1-year-old on Saturday. Last week showed me how incredible it is that I've watched my son age and grow, both physically and intellectually, from birth to his first birthday. It seems like yesterday that we brought that snuggly little 9-pound, 2-ounce baby home from the hospital.
Veterans Appreciation Day in Dickinson went beyond the usual patriotic show of respect Saturday as two of its speakers addressed a difficult topic that has proven to be a growing problem nationwide. Dickinson Mayor Scott Decker and Sandra Horsman, director of the VA Black Hills Health Care System in Sturgis, S.D., each used their platform during the inaugural services at Memorial Park to talk about the growing rate of veteran suicides and mental health issues.
BISMARCK—Gypsy Fouts used a simple phrase to describe how she felt after climbing 19 flights of stairs at the state Capitol building six times Friday morning. "It was humbling," she said. "We were tired." Fouts and six of her fellow Dickinson firefighters made up the department's team for the North Dakota 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, a fundraiser for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
Three children were taken into custody by Stark County Social Services on Thursday morning after Dickinson police investigated an apartment on the 900 block of First Street West, and found multiple suspected baggies of drugs, as well as drug paraphernalia.
Every one of us has our own 9/11 story. Even those of us who grew up on a farm 1,700 miles away from downtown Manhattan. I'm 32 years old and haven't met a person my age who can't tell you exactly where they were when the World Trade Center was hit. I was in bed. When my dad woke me up to tell me what happened that morning, the tragic event was in its fledgling moments and most of the world assumed it was some terrible accident. Minutes later, we all realized it was something so much worse.
A dispatch call for a brush fire at the Dickinson Dike led to the Stark County Sheriff's Office and the Dickinson Police Department chasing a 27-year-old homeless man through that area of town for about an hour before he was arrested. Alex Cockrell—who has a Keenesburg, Colo., address but told officers he homeless—fled the dike area shortly before 8 p.m. Tuesday and attempted to evade officers through fields and streets before a Dickinson police officer caught up to him near the new State Avenue overpass bridge.
WASHINGTON -- The Dickinson Municipal Airport Authority received a $675,000 grant Wednesday that’ll go toward rehabilitating the runway and other projects at the Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport. The Federal...
WATFORD CITY -- McKenzie County has restricted all county and Watford city gravel roads to 12,000 pounds gross vehicle weight until further notice due to consistent rainfall.