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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BISMARCK – Authorities say a Dakota Access Pipeline security guard sustained minor injuries in a confrontation Sunday, Sept. 25, with pipeline protesters at a construction site in Morton County. However,...
One of Dickinson's biggest oilfield employers has been bought out, but little is changing. It's even expanding. RockPile Energy Services, which operated primarily as a hydraulic fracturing operation during the Bakken oilfield's boom years, was acquired earlier this month by Houston-based White Deer Energy. RockPile was previously a subsidiary of Triangle Petroleum Corp.
On this week's Insight, Dustin Monke and Brock White discuss the latest news across southwest North Dakota, including whether or not chickens will be allowed in the backyards of homes...
A New England man who planned to oppose Republican state Sen. Kelly Armstrong in November's election has withdrawn his name from the ballot. Democrat John D.W. Fielding said Thursday that his job as an employee of the Transportation Service Administration prohibits him from pursuing political office. Fielding was nominated by his party to challenge Armstrong in District 36 last spring. The party chose not to put up a challenger in his place after he dropped out, said Dean Meyer, chairman of the District 36 Democrats who is running for state House of Representatives.
The Dickinson Chamber of Commerce is hosting two local political candidate forums at City Hall. The Chamber will take questions for the candidates, who will then be asked those questions by a moderator. Candidates will all be allowed to provide opening and closing remarks. The questions will not know the questions prior to the forum. A Stark County Commission candidate forum will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6. Questions are due to the Chamber by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4.
Dickinson State University's fall semester enrollment increased 5 percent from last year. It's a small but significant increase as the College on the Hill rebuilds its reputation under a new administration following years of enrollment and foundation scandals. DSU President Thomas Mitzel said Tuesday that fundraising efforts by the DSU Heritage Foundation—formed last year after the old DSU Alumni and Foundation was forced into receivership by the North Dakota Attorney General's Office—was essential in helping recruit new students to the university.
California man arrested on multiple charges A Bakersfield, Calif., man who told a Dickinson police officer he was going to "spill his blood" was arrested Saturday night at the Relax Inn on multiple felony charges and an outstanding warrant in his home state. Lucas Tavares, 25, Bakersfield, Calif., was charged with fleeing officers, preventing arrest and terrorizing—all Class C felonies—as well as an outstanding California Superior Court warrant.
This week on Insight, Dustin Monke and Brock White discuss the past week's news, including an update on the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, the increase in truck regulation tickets and...
A 36-year-old Dickinson man was arrested for domestic violence, simple assault -- a Class B misdemeanor -- and an outstanding Stark County warrant for possession of a controlled substance at...
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.