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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On this week's Insight, Dustin and Brock discuss the latest news around southwest North Dakota and the week ahead. They also sit down with Killdeer Parks and Rec Director James...
Dickinson leaders told U.S. Sen. John Hoeven on Wednesday that a federal law enforcement presence in the city may be necessary to help address the state's growing opioid epidemic. Drug crime has become increasingly more complex and organized in western North Dakota in the past three years, Dickinson Mayor Scott Decker said, relaying information Southwest Narcotics Task Force leaders told the Dickinson City Commission on Monday at their regular meeting.
North Dakota's Republican senator said Wednesday that he is maintaining his support of Donald Trump's presidential campaign. Sen. John Hoeven, following a roundtable with Dickinson business and city leaders, lived up to his promise to support his party's presidential nominee despite being relatively quiet about Trump's candidacy.
Pheasant Country Golf Course Championship Men’s Club Championship Flight: Shawn Reisenauer def. Devon Schmeling, 2 and 1. Women’s Club Championship Flight: Janice Bartholomew def. Katie Keator, 3 and 2. Ladies...
NEW YORK — The Overseas Elite defeated Team Colorado 77-72 on Tuesday night to win the championship game of The Basketball Tournament, a $2 million winner-take-all tournament featuring non-NBA players...
The cost to remodel the Dickinson Law Enforcement Center will be much less than the Stark County Commission anticipated at just less than $1 million, commissioners learned at their monthly meeting Tuesday. Rob Remark of JLG Architects told commissioners that bids for the project came in lower than expected, even with a high contingency percentage on the project—due to possible unforeseen "surprises" that contractors could find hiding behind walls and in the ceilings of the building, which was built in the 1980s.
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.