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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One of the nation's leading commodities market regulators said Monday he's confident the American energy industry can remain stable through the current period of lower oil prices, despite what overseas competition believes. J. Christopher Giancarlo, a commissioner on the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, discussed North Dakota's role in world oil markets with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and two of the state's energy industry leaders at the Dickinson Public Safety Center before getting an oil rig tour in Dunn County.
Ashley DeWitt and Alyss Kovash walked about Prairie Outpost Park on Thursday afternoon, their heads bobbing up and down between the historic buildings and their smartphones. Soon, one pointed to the west and they picked up the pace. After all, they wanted to catch 'em all. Pokémon that is. The pair—two of hundreds in Dickinson and millions around the world—were playing the augmented reality video game "Pokémon Go," a smartphone app that makes users leave their couches and head outside to play. "It's addicting," Kovash said with a laugh.
NEW ENGLAND -- A woman serving life in prison for a 1990 murder of a Dickinson woman died this week at the New England women’s prison, just days after she...
BELFIELD -- A 23-year-old Bismarck man was injured in a single-vehicle rollover on U.S. Highway 85 around midnight Friday, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Jesus Gomez-Medina was southbound...
Two brothers from Dickinson, ages 18 and 23, were arrested for Class B misdemeanor simple assault domestic violence around 3:45 p.m. Wednesday at a home on the 1000 block of 20th St. West because they were fighting with each other to the point of assault.
On this week's Insight Dustin Monke and Brock White discuss last weekend's storms in Dickinson and Killdeer and sit down with Bill Palanuk to talk about Real American Jam.
A house fire displaced a Dickinson couple and their pets late Tuesday night on the 1100 block of 26th Street West. The probable cause for the fire was faulty electrical...
V A 39-year-old Dickinson man was arrested for for providing false information to a police officer, Class A misdemeanor, at around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday on the 800 block of Meadows Drive. The man provided a name to police officers, who later discovered he had an Idaho identification under a different name. V A scooter, camouflage in color, was reported stolen 100 Fourth Street East on Tuesday around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police had no make and model on the bike, but said the Dickinson woman who reported it stolen valued it at $500.
2 from Mandaree face drug charges after traffic stop Two people from Mandaree are facing drug charges after an Saturday morning traffic stop near O'Reilly Auto Parts on the 300 block of 18th Street West. Natasha Huntsalong, 26, and John Thomas, 34, both face charges of possession of cocaine paraphernalia, a Class C felony. Huntsalong was also charged with driving under the influence of alcohol with a minor present, a Class A misdemeanor, and driving under suspension, a Class B misdemeanor. The minor in the vehicle as a 4-year-old child, Dickinson police said.
FARGO -- Communities and rural water systems that want to tap a planned pipeline to carry Missouri River water to the east soon will have to pledge financial support and...