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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WILLISTON, N.D. – Statoil announced a $50,000 donation to the Northwest North Dakota Community Foundation, the first oil and gas company to support the newly created nonprofit. The contribution will...
A new water tower built in east Dickinson is too tall and must be shortened, representatives from the engineering firm KLJ told the city commissioners on Monday. KLJ engineers admitted during the regular meeting that the 150-foot tower was built 78 feet too tall because of an error that happened early in the engineering process. The firm intends to completely absorb the cost of its error.
Dickinson police found guns, ammunition and drugs after being called to investigate a room at the Rodeway Inn around 11 a.m. Friday afternoon. In the room, they found about 24 grams of marijuana and miscellaneous drug paraphernalia, as well as two handguns with more than 300 rounds of ammunition. The room, however, was unoccupied. The investigation has been forwarded to the state's attorney for consideration of charges, which could go as far as felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
Kelly Herberholz made the first cut of this year's harvest a week ago. Since then, he and his father, Joe, have slowly been chipping away at their crop throughout central and western Hettinger County. Kelly estimates they have at least 300 acres done and that much of their spring wheat is running between 35 and 45 bushels an acre. "We need more than that though," he said with a short laugh. Southwest North Dakota farmers are on the verge of what appears to be an above-average small grains harvest in a year where prices are well below average.
Construction begins Wednesday on Museum Drive in Dickinson with work being done to replace of the existing asphalt street, curb and gutter, and sidewalk with a concrete street, as well...
Sonya Sacks wanted a way to run her own business and be with her 1½-year-old daughter at the same time. So she decided to give Dickinson a retail option it was lacking and, in doing so, created a perfect opportunity to spend more time with her daughter. Earlier this month, Sacks opened Rattle and Roll Baby Boutique in King's Plaza. "The timing was right to open a store since there isn't anything like this in town anymore," said Sacks
On this week's Insight, Dustin and Brock discuss the latest news from around the state and sit down with Kelly Armstrong from the North Dakota Republican party.
Woman claiming gang affiliation arrested for terrorizing Dickinson police A 24-year-old Bakersfield, Calif., woman claiming a gang affiliation was arrested for terrorizing Dickinson police officers during a traffic stop Friday afternoon. Chrysenthia Jackson made numerous racist and threatening comments toward the officers while claiming affiliation with the Country Boy Crips, a California-based gang known to have associations in Dickinson. Terrorizing is a Class C felony. Man standing outside LEC with handgun detained and released
It's easy to complain about the federal government—especially here in the upper Midwest. We're the forgotten country. The Flyover States. The reddest part of the nation increasingly regulated by a very blue 69 square miles on the East Coast. So it was something of a pleasure to see federal commodities regulator J. Christopher Giancarlo visit Dickinson on Monday for a conversation about North Dakota's oil and energy industry.
A Florida man was killed Thursday after overturning his semi truck 5 miles east of Dickinson on Interstate 94. The 57-year-old man from Keystone Heights, Fla., was westbound in a...