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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A honey bee hangs on as it pollinates a native thistle despite high winds near the summit of Buck Hill in the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park on...
A 22-year-old Dickinson man was arrested on felony drug possession and theft charges Thursday afternoon during a sting bust in the Cash Wise Foods parking lot. Bryce Reisenauer was found...
MOTT—Mott-Regent is getting a new elementary school and making major improvements to its high school. The district's school board made that official Monday after a canvassing meeting found that 61 percent of the district's residents voted in favor of the $8.7 million bond referendum. The project needed a 60 percent "yes" vote to pass. Viola LaFontaine, the district's new superintendent who is just settling into her role and doesn't start full time until July, said she has heard the mixed opinions about the bond passing.
My outlook on life completely changed nine months ago. The reason was Grant Bennett Monke. He came into our lives last September as a 9-pound, 22-inch newborn baby. Now he’s...
Color me shocked that Doug Burgum defeated North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem so soundly in the state’s Republican Party gubernatorial primary. While we all knew it was possible, I...
The week on Insight, Dustin Monke and Brock White discuss the state and local elections, including Doug Burgum's victory over Wayne Stenehjem. They also sit down with Scott Decker, Dickinson's...
Voters put two Stark County commissioners on a path toward re-election during Tuesday's primary, while another commission primary race fell in favor of a county sheriff's deputy. Incumbents Pete Kuntz and Jay Elkin soundly defeated Clarence Tuhy and Leslie Ross in the District 1 and District 5 primaries, respectively. In the District 3 primary between newcomers Dean Franchuk and John Frank, Franchuk won with 54.7 percent of the votes. "It makes me feel better," Franchuk said. "I hope people continue to support me in the general election in November."
The two Republican Party-endorsed candidates for District 36 House of Representatives are moving on to the general election. Rep. Mike Schatz and Luke Simons gained the party's nominations on Tuesday, each garnering more than 1,800 votes in a three-person race. Rep. Alan Fehr, who did not receive the party's endorsement during the district convention, will not return the Legislature next session after finishing third in the voting with just over 1,200 votes.
DUNN CENTER—A lightning strike to its steeple set a 100-year-old church ablaze Monday evening in rural Dunn County. The Vang Lutheran Church, which maintained a small congregation despite ending regular Sunday services in 2010, was destroyed by the fire. "You just trust the Lord knows what's best for the congregation," said Dave Nodland, one of the church's few remaining members.
A Dickinson woman was arrested for possession of stolen property and driving under suspension early Friday morning after she was spotted driving a vehicle that had been reported stolen on June 8. Carrie Hoeft, 44, was stopped on the 1100 block of Sims while driving a 2001 Mercury Villager van around 2 a.m. The vehicle had been reported stolen from the 30 block of Ninth Avenue West two days earlier. Man arrested for DUI, meth paraphernalia