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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Bernie's Esquire may have the reputation of being Dickinson's "biker bar" for the past 30 years, but the happy and friendly personalities of owners Bernie and Paulette Marsh make everyone feel right at home. "(The bikers) they love us, they treat us really, really well," Paulette said. "Even though we are the biker bar we're everybody's bar with the bikers there." The family farmed and ranched outside of Dickinson for many years before opening the bar. Bernie had also worked at the Esquire when it had a different set of owners.
Looking directly at the sun is dangerous no matter the time of year, however local optometrists want people to be extra careful during Monday's eclipse. Corinne Brevik, associate professor of physics at Dickinson State University, said the actual eclipse will start in Dickinson at 10:29 a.m. It will reach maximum coverage at 11:49 a.m. where individuals will be able to observe a partial solar eclipse with approximately 85 percent of the sun covered by the moon, lasting about 2.5 minutes. The eclipse will end entirely at 1:11 p.m.
It takes your eyes a few seconds to adjust as you walk into 2 Puttz Glo Golf. Once they do, you'll enter outer space, grab a golf club and a ball and play a round of mini golf Josh Hardin, co-owner and manager of the 2 Puttz, was inspired by other glow-in-the-dark mini golf courses he had been to in Rapid City and Portland, Ore. The course officially opened on Aug. 4. Hardin wanted to create a family environment that did not include alcohol. "I want something for kids to be able to go do with their families and not have the alcohol present," Hardin said.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- Stark County Department of Emergency Services lifted the burn ban starting at midnight on Tuesday, August 15th. Director Bill Fahlsing said that Stark County will go back to the fire rating system but “fireworks will remain banned through the 2017 fire season.”
• Clear Creek Plumbing and Heating reported that $10,000 worth of equipment was stolen. A speciality machine makes up more than 90 percent of the cost, police said. There is a suspect who has not yet been apprehended. • A vehicle was reportedly vandalized while it was parked in the Walmart parking lot on Tuesday. There was a large scratch on the rear fender and the front door of the truck, which caused an estimated $400 in damage. It is not known if the damage was intentional or if it was a cart. There are no suspects.
There will be one less place to get groceries in Dickinson after next week following the closure of one of the three Family Fare stores in town, the store's parent company SpartanNash said in statement on Thursday. Effective Saturday, Aug. 19, the company will suspend operations at its Family Fare store at 446 18th St. W. between Cash Wise and Runnings.
BOWMAN—Southwest Healthcare Services CEO John Osse and members of the board from the financially -strapped hospital requested $1 million from the Bowman County Commission last month, and as the new month started the commission has approved $250,000 for operational costs. "That gets us over the immediate hump," Osse said. "The commissioners have said that in 60 days we'll all reassess the situation and we could possibly get more. It came at a very critical time."
The thought of pedaling up the side of a butte can be a little scary for some people, but Bev Brierley wants people to know there's much more to cycling than mountain biking and it doesn't have to be as overwhelming as it might sound.
Man arrested after hitting carts, causing damage to vehicles at Walmart
MEDORA—A tour of the Billings County Courthouse Museum in Medora takes you back through time. You learn about the lives of ranchers in the area or a mother desperately missing her son who was off serving in the war. You also hear the harrowing story of a group of young schoolchildren who perished in a prairie fire in the early 1900s and the time an infamous wolf with three toes on one paw was shot after trying to chase a group of kids home after school.