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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Students at Dickinson Middle School spent part of their day Wednesday talking with law enforcement, juvenile court and funeral home workers about the consequences of poor decisions and the outcomes of making good choices. Teen Maze provides a hands-on learning activity for students to experience the consequences of a specific risky behavior and supports both positive and negative outcomes.
• A 42-year-old Dickinson woman was arrested for simple assault-domestic violence after she allegedly punched a man on the 800 block of Box Avenue early Friday morning. • A 61-year-old Rapid City, S.D., man was arrested for felony driving under the influence and fleeing in a motor vehicle after officers attempted to make a traffic stop on him and he would not stop on Museum Drive on Friday afternoon. A felony DUI means five or more offenses in seven years.
ONTARIO, Calif. – The ex-husband of Julia Jacobson, a retired U.S. Army captain and North Dakota native who has been missing in the San Diego area since early September, has been arrested for her murder, police confirmed on Monday evening. Jacobson, 37, was born in Dickinson and grew up throughout the region. The Ontario Police Department arrested Dalen Ware on Friday, Oct. 13, for the murder of Jacobson, the department said in a release.
The Dickinson Police Department is mourning the loss of K-9 officer Niko, a narcotics dog who passed away suddenly over the weekend. "It is with great sorrow that we announce the untimely passing of one of our partners and friends. K-9 Niko passed away (Sunday) at 12:50 p.m. after battling a bout of torsion that had occurred Friday night," the department said in a post on Facebook.
WASHINGTON—North Dakota U.S. Attorney Chris Myers will be attending a press conference at the Department of Justice along side Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday morning "to announce a major milestone to stop deadly fentanyl and other opiate substances from entering the United States." The press conference will be streamed live at justice.gov/live beginning at 9 a.m. Central time and 8 a.m. Mountain time.
• Two checks were reported as stolen from a vehicle on the 1400 block of Carroll Street on Friday. One check was written and cashed for $200. The other was written for $750 and was flagged. The case is under investigation. • Multiple items, including a snowmobile gear bag, a pair of boots, multiple helmets, a pair of snowpants and other items were reported missing from a garage on the 700 block of Eighth Street Southwest on Friday morning. All of the items were worth an estimated $1,000. There are no suspects.
More than 100 people gathered at Dickinson High School on Tuesday night to discuss the future of the high school and what education could look like by the year 2030. DPS Superintendent Doug Sullivan spoke to the crowd which included teachers, parents, students and many other community members about the growing number of children being born in the area which could have future implications for Dickinson High.
After more than 30 years in the business, local attorney Chuck Peterson is calling it a career and delving into another passion, charitable work. Peterson, who has spent the last 34 years practicing law in Dickinson, will be retiring from Mackoff Kellogg Law Firm on Nov. 10. "It's been wonderful," Peterson said. "I've had wonderful clients and have enjoyed coming into work every day." Peterson will remain involved with the Mackoff Kellogg Law Firm on an of-counsel basis, which will allow him to assist the other attorneys of the firm with the transition of the files.
Two men accused of conspiracy to deliver and delivery of heroin made their initial appearance in Southwest District Court on Monday afternoon in Dickinson. Dustin Iverson, 25 of Dickinson, has been charged with delivery of a controlled substance-heroin, conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance-heroin, both Class B felonies, as well as reckless endangerment and aggravated assault, both Class C felonies.
Principals from two district schools gave updates to the Dickinson Public School Board during the board's regular meeting on Monday evening. Jefferson Elementary Principal Sara Streeter, along with two teachers from the school, told the board members about various programs and happenings currently going on at the school, including the school's Read Everyday program that encourages students to read by inviting their parents and other family members to come into the school once a month for a reading day.