Sydney Mook started working as the multimedia editor for The Press in January 2016. She graduated from the University of South Dakota with a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science in three and half years in December 2015. While at the USD, she worked for the campus newspaper, The Volante, as well as the television news show, Coyote News. She also interned at South Dakota Public Broadcasting and spent the summer before her senior year interning in Fort Knox for the ROTC Cadet Summer Training program. In her spare time, Sydney enjoys cheering on the New York Yankees and the Kentucky Wildcats, as well as playing golf. If you've got an idea for a video be sure to give her a call!
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• A woman reported that someone had allegedly stole her white iPhone 6S from the West River Community Center on Tuesday morning. The phone is worth $650, and there are no suspects. • A Dickinson resident reported Tuesday that someone had allegedly hacked into his eBay account and used his information to purchase a $425 phone. The case is being forwarded to authorities in California where the crime took place.
BISMARCK—The North Dakota Public Service Commission will be holding public input sessions next week regarding a request from Montana Dakota Utilities to increase its rates for electric service. The input sessions will be held in Dickinson at Dickinson State University in Klinefelter Hall, the North Dakota State University Research Center in Williston and the state capitol in Bismarck on Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m. and Jan. 25 at 11 a.m. Mountain Time.
• A 39-year-old Dickinson man was arrested for simple assault after he struck his girlfriend in the face early on Friday morning. • A 31-year-old Dickinson man was arrested for driving under the influence on the 1000 block of Third Avenue West on Friday evening. • A 47-year-old Dickinson man was arrested for refusal to submit to a chemical test and driving under suspension on the 300 block of 15th Street West on Friday night. He was also cited for urinating in public and driving without liability insurance.
Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport saw a nearly 60 percent decrease in boardings from 2015 to 2016, however airport officials say that should not be cause for concern. Airport manager Kelly Braun said they expected to see lower boarding numbers due to the decrease in oil activity in the Bakken. Boarding numbers dropped from 41,846 in 2015 to 16,795 in 2016. "With the downturn in activity in western North Dakota that's directly linked to oil and gas exploration, we anticipated those numbers would see a dramatic decline," Braun said.
A Dickinson man has recently purchased a sports officials apparel company and is in the process of moving the company from Missouri to Dickinson. Troy Huber purchased Between The Lines Official's Gear on Jan. 5. Between The Lines Official's Gear was founded in 2000 and has supplied officials apparel for over 15 years. Huber, a sports official himself, said he has previously bought items from the company and found himself in the right place at the right time to make the purchase.
Whether you have two legs or four, everyone needs to take a trip to the doctor now and then. The veterinarian team at West Dakota Veterinary Clinic does their best to make the situation comfortable for all involved. Although the clinic is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dr. Kim Brummond said they will work whenever they receive a call about an animal in need of immediate medical care.
• A 23-year-old Dickinson female reported Tuesday that she was sexually assaulted. She knows the assailant and it is being investigated by the Dickinson criminal investigation unit. • A 33-year-old Dickinson male was arrested for driving under the influence on the 100 block of Villard Street on Wednesday night. • A Dickinson resident reported that someone had allegedly broken into their vehicle on the 1100 block of Sims Street on Thursday afternoon. It appears there was nothing missing from the vehicle, however. There are no suspects.
• A check was cashed in Colorado on Friday afternoon on an account from El Sombrero in Dickinson. It is believed the loss is approximately $1,000. The Dickinson Police Department does have a suspect, but the case remains under investigation. • Mac's Hardware reported a shoplifter to police on Saturday morning. A female allegedly stole approximately $150 worth of items from the store. The woman left prior to being arrested. The case remains under investigation.
• A 22-year-old Dickinson man was arrested for driving under the influence on the 300 block of Fourth Street Southwest on Wednesday evening. • El Sombrero reported that someone allegedly stole a margarita glass from the establishment on Wednesday. The glass is worth $20, and there are no suspects. • Simonson's North reported that someone had given them a counterfeit $100 bill. They are not sure when they received the bill or from whom.
A Dickinson man, who is accused of striking and killing a pedestrian with his vehicle in the early hours of New Year's Day, made his initial appearance in Southwest District Court on Tuesday morning.