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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2 businesses report major thefts Two energy service companies reported major thefts late last week. On Oct. 6, Civeo reported to the Stark County Sheriff's Office that at least 18 1½-inch electrical cords were cut off and stolen from portable housing trailers they owned on the 3200 block of 110Z Avenue Southwest north of Dickinson. The cords are 100-feet to 150-feet long and are each worth approximately $2,500, bringing the total damages to at least $45,000.
BELFIELD—The company planning to build an oil refinery west of Belfield and just three miles from Theodore Roosevelt National Park's eastern edge has submitted its permit application to the North Dakota Department of Health. Last Friday, Meridian Energy Group submitted its permit to construct the Davis Refinery as a minor synthetic source of air pollution, said Craig Thorstenson, an environmental engineer who handles permitting for the department's Division of Air Quality.
The Stark County Veterans Pavilion project is closing in on detailed financial planning, Dickinson Parks and Recreation Director James Kramer said Monday at a Park Board meeting. The $600,000 addition to Memorial Park is quickly moving forward, as that money has either been pledged to the project by the city, the park board, the county and the Stark County Veterans Memorial Association. And the sooner, the better, they say. "We want to see it get done because we're getting older," said a smiling Mel Mayher of Dickinson, who is involved in the pavilion's planning.
Building a replica of the Elkhorn Ranch cabin has been in the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library plans since the project began taking shape. More than 200 people got a taste of just how big of a challenge awaits the builders Saturday at the inaugural Roosevelt Elkhorn Festival at library's site on the old Dickinson State University rodeo grounds.
• A 33-year-old Dickinson woman was arrested around 9 p.m. Thursday outside of Bernie's Esquire Club after bar workers asked police to trespass her from the building. The "highly intoxicated" woman then came back in and started a fight with another woman, which led to her arrest for disorderly conduct, a Class B misdemeanor.
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• A Dickinson man reported early Tuesday morning. that $1,500 worth of items were stolen out of his company vehicle that was parked on the 600 block of Hillside Drive. Items included a bag of tools worth about $400 and a box of network cables with $500, as well as multiple items of winter clothing and a radar detector.
Man Tased, arrested on multiple charges after fleeing police A Dickinson man was arrested on multiple charges Saturday night after attempting to flee officers. Martin Palomares-Gastelum, 47, was arrested for fleeing police officers, terrorizing and contact by bodily fluids, all of which are Class C felonies, as well as driving under the influence, driving under suspension and preventing arrest, all Class B misdemeanors.
Louise W. Knight got her hands dirty Saturday morning. The author and historian from Evanston, Ill., who is in Dickinson as a speaker at the Theodore Roosevelt Symposium, tore into the bark of cottonwood trees at the behest of Roosevelt scholar and symposium leader Clay Jenkinson.