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 33-year-old Riverton, Utah woman was arrested for theft of services after allegedly not paying for $170 bill at Applebee's on Tuesday. • The backup screen for a vehicle was allegedly stolen from an unlocked vehicle on the 400 block of Dupont Street on Wednesday. There are no suspects. • A man reported to Dickinson police that someone had allegedly broken into his vehicle on the 300 block of Eighth Avenue East on Wednesday morning. He was missing a GoPro camera, some medication and dirt bike racing items. The GoPro is valued at $300. There are no suspects.
Josh and Amanda Hardin always look for a way to give back, including donating the profits of their business, Celebrations 'n' Crafts, to local charities and organizations, but now they are looking to expand their reach by selling clothing with a purpose. Starting May 2, the store will bring in several charity-driven clothing and accessories lines. Each line in the store gives back to communities, the environment and the world in some way. The store will also change its name to CNC Clothing Gallery; they will still be an art gallery, but with clothing.
By the end of 2018 Dickinson residents may have an easier time getting around the Interstate 94 east Business Loop. The North Dakota Department of Transportation and the city of Dickinson hired Civil Science Inc. to lead a design team to complete the design for improvements and potential widening along the I-94 Business Loop. Depending on funding, construction could begin in the spring of 2018.
A moose was on the loose on the east side of Dickinson on Wednesday morning. The moose was spotted near the cemetery on 10th Avenue East around 10 a.m. Wednesday and officers responded a short time later. Senior patrol officer Mike Legler said the Dickinson Police Department, along with the North Dakota Department of Game and Fish, spent about an hour trying to get the animal to move across the street and into open land nearby. He said traffic was briefly stopped when the officers attempted to get the moose across the road.
• A 41-year-old Dickinson man was arrested for Class C felony unlawful entry into a motor vehicle, Class C felony theft and Class A misdemeanor criminal mischief on the 500 block of 23rd Street West on Thursday. • Bikes and some clothing items were reported missing from a residence on the 100 block of Third Avenue Southeast on Thursday afternoon. There are no suspects. • A person allegedly stole a recliner from a garage on the 1500 block of Villard Street West on Thursday evening. There are no suspects.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation will be holding a public input meeting to discuss proposed improvements for the Interstate 94 business loop next week, the DOT announced in a press release Thursday. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss proposed improvements for the I-94 business loop between 10th Avenue East and Exit 64 in Dickinson. Representatives from the NDDOT, the City of Dickinson and Civil Science, Inc. will be on hand to answer questions and discuss concerns.
A cup of coffee between friends and colleagues quickly turned into an idea, which then turned into a plan, which then became a reality for a group of Dickinson churches this past Easter weekend. A group of more than 70 people gathered Saturday evening for s'mores and worship as a part of the first Ecumenical Easter Vigil. The service included members from St. John Lutheran Church, Dickinson United Methodist Church, First Congregational Church, Peace Lutheran Church and St. John's Episcopal Church.
Herberger's will soon feature local merchandise in its new "Close to Home" section. The section features a number of specialty products sourced from local entrepreneurs. Etta Fox, the store's manager, said the community is excited about the shop. She hopes it brings more people in to shop locally in the mall and in Dickinson. "It's nice to have something that not anyone else has," Fox said. "It's unique to our area. It's unique for our shoppers, and they're really enjoying it. ... It's really important that we're all shopping local and supporting each other."
Walking around Prairie Hills Mall, you may notice some infographics telling you about the importance of shopping locally. The infographics are a part of the mall's "Thank you for shopping locally" campaign that will soon expand across Dickinson, possibly with the help of the Dickinson City Commission. On Monday, mall manager Peggy O'Brien will present the campaign to commissioners and ask them for funds to help expand its reach.
• A Dickinson resident reported that someone had allegedly stolen a Honda generator from the 2900 block of Prairie Oak Drive on Monday. There are no suspects. No monetary value was available for the generator. • A person reported that their vehicle was allegedly hit on the driver's side door by an unknown vehicle on the 400 block of Second Street East on Monday. No one saw what happened and there were no injuries. There was about $500 worth of damage to the vehicle.