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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It has been nearly two months and DirecTV customers in western North Dakota are still without local ABC affiliate KBMY. DirecTV hasn't been carrying KBMY—which is based in Bismarck—or North Dakota ABC affiliates WDAY in Fargo and WDAZ in Grand Forks since June 1, when contract extension negotiations broke down between the satellite provider and Forum Communications, which owns the three stations as well as The Dickinson Press. With the blackout about to enter its ninth week, some southwest North Dakota viewers are beginning to express their frustrations.
Karl Gerou, 35, of Dickinson, was arrested around 8:30 p.m. Thursday for possession of methamphetamine and meth paraphernalia, both of which are Class C felony charges. Gerou was arguing with another person on the street near the 1000 block of Enterprise Avenue when police found him. He had .5 grams of meth and a needle in his possession.
NEW SALEM -- A 21-year-old Glen Ullin man died Thursday afternoon in a crash about seven miles east of New Salem on Interstate 94. Chandler Schmidt was eastbound in a...
This week, Dustin and Brock interview Ukrainian Cultural Festival Co-Chair Emil Anheluk to speak about this weekend's event.
A 53-year-old Dickinson man was arrested for ingestion of controlled substance, methamphetamine, on Wednesday night after he was found lying in the parking lot of the Law Enforcement Center in Dickinson. Richard Powell was first detained by police around 9 p.m. after he was reported to be running on Gum Avenue near Museum Drive. He was coherent and told officers he had ingested meth around 6 p.m. and was staying at a friend's home nearby.
People packed the outdoor water park at the West River Community Center in Dickinson on Tuesday afternoon as temperatures soared into the 90s.
WILLISTON, N.D. -- It’s been more than three weeks since Zackary Baldwin disappeared while on a motorcycle ride, and Jessica Baldwin continues to search. She still has help from volunteers,...
One of the nation's leading commodities market regulators said Monday he's confident the American energy industry can remain stable through the current period of lower oil prices, despite what overseas competition believes. J. Christopher Giancarlo, a commissioner on the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, discussed North Dakota's role in world oil markets with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and two of the state's energy industry leaders at the Dickinson Public Safety Center before getting an oil rig tour in Dunn County.
Ashley DeWitt and Alyss Kovash walked about Prairie Outpost Park on Thursday afternoon, their heads bobbing up and down between the historic buildings and their smartphones. Soon, one pointed to the west and they picked up the pace. After all, they wanted to catch 'em all. Pokémon that is. The pair—two of hundreds in Dickinson and millions around the world—were playing the augmented reality video game "Pokémon Go," a smartphone app that makes users leave their couches and head outside to play. "It's addicting," Kovash said with a laugh.
NEW ENGLAND -- A woman serving life in prison for a 1990 murder of a Dickinson woman died this week at the New England women’s prison, just days after she...