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 has been a key member of The Press winning the North Dakota Newspaper Association's General Excellence and Sweepstakes awards in 2009 and 2012, as well as the Press' Sweepstakes win in 2013. As the newspaper's editor, he writes a Sunday column, contributes feature stories, designs pages and oversees the day-to-day operations of the newsroom and editorial staff.
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Derek Hoyt of Dickinson, left, flips an unidentified opponent’s car during a heat of the New England Demolition Derby on Saturday afternoon. Hoyt went on to win the derby.
Robin Reynolds owns a small business in Hebron, a southwest North Dakota town along Highway 10 about 2 miles off of Interstate 94. Like so many other small towns in...
One of the most interesting -- and mildly infuriating -- moments of my wife and I's recent trip to New York was our visit to the 9/11 Memorial. First, if you haven't been to New York, understand that there are a lot of tourists there. And it's not just Americans. People from all over the world visit the city every day, particularly in the summer. New York, especially Times Square, is very much the proverbial melting pot it's made out to be, and that extends to the tourists.
A beautiful weekend marked by high temperatures got southwest North Dakota's wheat harvest rolling, farmers said Monday. But, the momentum likely won't last long as frost-producing temperatures and rain in the forecast for the next three days look to slow the already-late production season. "It's finally feeling like harvest," Elgin-area farmer Harlan Klein said with a laugh on Monday afternoon.
After getting married in June, Sarah and I knew we weren’t going to be able to take a honeymoon immediately after the wedding. She didn’t have enough vacation time saved...
Hundreds of gulls congregated in the Prairie Hills Mall parking lot on Thursday morning in Dickinson. Two separate flocks of birds, one in the east parking lot and and another...
WATFORD CITY -- School enrollment in North Dakota's fastest-growing small town has grown by 19 percent since May. Enrollment in the McKenzie County School District, based in Watford City, increased by 255 students since the end of the 2013-14 school year, Superintendent Steve Holen said Wednesday. "We're doing as best we can," Holen said. The school district has about 1,330 students in grades K-12, Holen said, with more expected to arrive after Labor Day.
A Dickinson teen who ran away from home earlier this month has been located in Wyoming. Taylor Swindle, 16, called her mother on Sunday afternoon to tell her she was...
Dickinson has set a new record for rainfall in the month of August. The National Weather Service reported Monday that the Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport has received 6.25 inches...
Last week, one of my work colleague's struck up a conversation with a Dickinson newcomer who had recently moved here from Idaho. The man said he had left an economically depressed area but was doing well here. Still, he had no intention of bringing his family to Dickinson so that he could both work and live here. Why not? It was economically infeasible for him to do so. He was making good money but not enough to find an affordable living situation to make the move work.