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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Dickinson residents reported Wednesday that their home on the 800 block of Seventh Street East had been broken into and a safe containing $30,000 worth of items was stolen. The safe was said to have contained cash, jewelry and other valuable items. Police found no signs of forced entry. The case is under investigation. V A window was reported broken at the old St. Joseph's Hospital building on Seventh Street West, causing an estimated $500 in damage. Police have no suspects. The building has been the site of multiple vandalisms, police say.
An employee of Fidelity Exploration reported to the Stark County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday morning that more than $15,000 in equipment and items were missing from one of their industrial yards on 39th Street Southwest about four miles west of South Heart. Missing were several hundred feet of industrial electric cable, a 3,000-watt Honda generator, handheld radios and various tools. Between $7,000 and $12,000 of cable—priced at $12.80 a foot—was reported stolen.
The Beach City Council decided a tie in its election results Tuesday night by flipping a coin. Mayor Walt Losinski said Wednesday that Jeanne Larson was awarded the third vacant spot on the council, winning a coin toss against Bob Schmeling. Both received 121 votes in the June 14 election. Losinski said the coin toss was in line with North Dakota Century Code election rules. He said the council wrote both names on opposites sides of the coin and flipped it. He said the other option was to put both names in a hat and draw one.
BEACH—A Beach man has been charged with murdering another man three weeks after he allegedly shot him in the head. Though details about the incident are slim, court documents state Gabriel Alexander Castro, 22, shot Richard Young, 24, of Beach, on June 6 with a 1911 model .45-caliber pistol. Young died from his injuries on June 10 in a Bismarck hospital.
RICHARDTON—The Richardton-Taylor school district is getting a new high school. Residents of Richardton and Taylor voted on Tuesday night to approve a bond referendum during a special election, though the results were clearly split between the two towns. Sixty-five percent voted in favor of the $2 million bond referendum for the $12 million project. Curiously, nineteen less voters approved of raising the district's debt limit by 5 percent to help finance the project with a $10 million loan from the Bank of North Dakota.
Dickinson police have issued a Be On The Lookout notice for a 13-year-old boy reported missing by his family. Jeffery Lee, 13, was last seen at 11 p.m. Sunday. He is 5-foot-7, 130 pounds and has long brown hair. He was last seen wearing a gray T-shirt, gray shorts and blue tennis shoes. He wears glasses. Police did not have a photograph of Lee to share with the public.
FARGO—A Fargo man is charged with negligent homicide in the death of his wife, who according to court documents died after the two had a mutual huffing session that began...
Some North Dakota brand inspection fees will change on July 1, according to a release from the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association. The per-head inspection fee will be $1.50. The permanent...
When Jana Griemsman heard Dickinson received torrential rain on Friday night, she was discouraged. The Piedmont, S.D., barrel racer said she and others scheduled to run Saturday evening at the...
The University of North Dakota has a new athletic logo. It's plain. It's simple. It's uninspired. It's, dare I say, everything the old Fighting Sioux logo wasn't. Yes, it's serviceable, kinda sleek and very modern. But it's just not all that great, especially considering the amount of money spent on the change.