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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Toby Keith said despite the recent trend to mix more hip-hop flavor into country music, he's staying true to the roots that have earned him 20 No. 1 singles over a 25-year career. One the most decorated country musicians this century said he's concerned about the direction his genre is heading, especially when it comes to music that's being played on the radio.
An 81-year-old Dickinson woman was injured after the vehicle she was driving was hit and rolled onto its top while crossing Third Avenue West on Monday afternoon, Dickinson police said. The woman was driving east on First Street West in an SUV when she was broadsided by a sedan that was northbound on Third Avenue West. The woman was cited for disregarding a stop sign. Dickinson Assistant Fire Chief Deb Barros said a stabilizer was used to help remove the woman from the vehicle. Twenty-three firefighters using three apparatuses responded to the crash.
Trevor Barry, a Dickinson State University graduate, advanced to the finals of the high jump at the Rio Olympics on Sunday. Barry, who lives in Fargo and competes for the...
Over the past two months, I've been listening to and reporting on stories involving the rise in drug use and crime in western North Dakota—mostly here in Dickinson. In early July, I reported that the rise in drug activity has coincided with the drop in drug prices in our area. Methamphetamine that was selling for $3,000 during the height of the Bakken oil boom is now going for $800 on the street, one of our area's lead drug investigators says. Meth, heroin and cocaine. It's all out there, too. Every day.
If there's a highway in southwest North Dakota, odds are part of it is under construction. A North Dakota Department of Transportation engineer in Dickinson said more than $200 million in reconstructions, widenings and chip seal projects happening this summer were necessary in order to ensure the department received legislative surge funding allocated to it.
So far, the Rio Olympics have been pretty chill for Trevor Barry. The Bahamian high jumper and Dickinson State University alumnus said he has been spending a lot of time in the training room, taking advantage of the free massages and physical therapy offered to the athletes. "Just relaxing until it's time for showtime," he said. Showtime is Sunday for the 33-year-old two-time Olympian, who'll compete in the qualification rounds with the hope of making Tuesday's finals.
MEDORA—Two weeks from Thursday, a new U.S. quarter bearing the image of Theodore Roosevelt, the North Dakota Badlands and the Little Missouri River will be put into circulation. The United States Mint will celebrate the release of its newly minted Theodore Roosevelt National Park coins with an event at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Painted Canyon Visitors Center off Interstate 94 Exit 32 near Medora.
RHAME -- Around 4,000 barrels of source water spilled Tuesday at a Denbury Onshore well site in Bowman County that has a history of problems. Roughly 168,000 gallons of source...
David Justice, 23, of Dickinson, was arrested for criminal trespassing, a Class C felony, and criminal mischief, Class B misdemeanor, after kicking down a door in an apartment building on the 900 block of First Street West at 3 a.m. Sunday. He had to be removed by officers.
NEAR SENTINEL BUTTE—One of rodeo's freshest faces continued making a name for himself at one of the sport's most tradition-laden events Saturday. Zeke Thurston, who turned 22 years old in July, avoided disaster in the chute and then spurred retiring bucking horse Lynx Mountain to an 87-point ride in front of more than 3,000 fans to win the 60th annual Champions Ride Saddle Bronc Match at the Home on the Range.