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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Trevor Seiler, 23, of Dickinson, was arrested Friday for possession of methamphetamine paraphernalia during a traffic stop on the 400 block of Third Street East. He was also cited for...
A South Dakota man was arrested on Sept. 1 in Morton County after allegedly assaulting a man and then stealing his vehicle on a rural road northwest of Dickinson. Beau Smith, 30, of Rapid City, S.D., was arrested around 3:15 a.m. in rural Morton County and has been charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, fleeing officers in a vehicle, carrying a concealed weapon, driving under the influence and violating terms of his parole set by the South Dakota Department of Corrections.
BISMARCK -- KX News TV announced Monday that viewers in western North Dakota will be able to watch Carson Wentz make his debut Sunday on CBS. The former North Dakota...
A four-story building meant to provide off-campus housing to Dickinson State University students is sitting empty this semester, and neighborhood residents are trying to keep it that way. Blue Hawk Square, located two blocks south of the university on West Villard Street, became another casualty of the DSU Foundation's dissolution in June when Dacotah Bank acquired the property from a deed in lieu of foreclosure. Now, the bank is working with DSU and the city to get students back in the 44-unit apartment building as early as the spring semester.
On this week's episode of Insight Dustin and Brock recap the week in news and sit down with the TR Presidential Library Foundation Chair Bruce Pitts.
Life seems to happen in threes for the Stevenson family. Seth and Lauren Stevenson, of Dickinson, were married in 2013 after a three-day engagement just three months after they first met while working on an oilfield site near Camel's Hump Lake. So it only made sense that on Thursday, for the third consecutive year on the same exact day, the couple welcomed their third child. Newborn Henry, born Sept. 1, 2016, joins 2-year-old brother Axel, born Sept. 1, 2014, and 1-year-old sister Tommie, born Sept. 1, 2015.
Bruce Pitts sat down with a fabled downtown Dickinson coffee group on Tuesday morning and walked away with $1,250. The group handed the chairman of the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation board cash and checks to go toward planting a cottonwood tree next to the replica of Roosevelt's Elkhorn Cabin. "They're challenging other coffee groups to do the same," Pitts said with a laugh. The cabin is slated to begin construction next summer at the site of the proposed $60 million Roosevelt Presidential Library on Dickinson State University's campus.
BISMARCK—Chad Schoch thought he'd work in the North Dakota oilfields for two years, at most. He wanted to roughneck, make and save money, pay off his bills, and then be out by the time he was 30. Six years later, the 34-year-old New England man is one of the state's two Bakken U scholarship recipients and is slowly building a career as a petroleum industry professional. "I'm in school mode right now," Schoch said.
Things appear to be turning a corner at Dickinson State University. After five years of enrollment and foundation scandals, questionable accreditation, shrinking enrollment and an overall lack of trust in the university, it seems that better days aren't just on the horizon, they're here. While we won't know official enrollment numbers for a while, they appear—at least on the surface—to be either steady or up. Students are happy to be back at the university, and the community is happy to have them back.
The Dickinson Airport Authority Commission wanted to keep United Airlines at the Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport, and it will likely get its wish. The commission voted Friday to recommend the U.S. Department of Transportation accept United's bid for Essential Air Service. A federally subsidized air service contract for $4.16 million would keep United at its "status quo for the service that's being provided currently," Braun said. That means the 12 weekly flights between Dickinson and Denver on 50-seat jet aircraft will continue.