Sydney Mook has been covering higher education at the Grand Forks Herald since May 2018. She previously served as the multimedia editor and cops, courts and health reporter at the Dickinson Press from January 2016 to May 2018. 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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KILLDEER—A local manufacturing company has been recognized for its work in the aerospace industry. The Boeing Co., the world's largest airplane maker, has honored Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing with its Supplier of the Year award. This is the third consecutive year the company has received the award. Kristin Hedger, the company's vice president for business development, said the global supply chain that supports Boeing is expansive and is among the elite in manufacturing.
While the sun may have been shining, things were a little windy for the third annual Recycle Yourself 5K. This year, more than 150 people participated in the 5K, which recognizes the importance of organ donation. In January 2013, the Theurer family suffered a tragic loss. Their son, brother, nephew and grandson, Kevin, passed away after a car accident. They made the choice of donating Kevin's organs. Through that decision, many lives were saved. Wally Preissing, who received Kevin's lungs, was also able to participate again this year.
MEDORA—Theodore Roosevelt National Park and the University of Utah are inviting community members from Dickinson and the surrounding area to community engagement meetings this week.
U.S. House candidates Kelly Armstrong and Mac Schneider will square off in the first candidate debate of the 2018 campaign on May 5. Republican-endorsed Armstrong and Dem-NPL-endorsed Schneider will debate at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Bismarck Radisson Hotel during the annual convention of the North Dakota Newspaper Association.
MEDORA -- The National Park Service plans to implement prescribed fire projects in Theodore Roosevelt National Park’s North and South Units between April 24 and May 25. Portions of two separate areas covering nearly 16,000 acres could receive burn treatments this spring, the park said in a recent press release.
It was a cold and rainy day as Brent Hardy ran through the streets of Boston on Monday, but despite the dreary weather he finished the race with a fun story to tell. Hardy, a Dickinson resident, finished the Boston Marathon in 2 hours, 55 minutes, 35 seconds, but he had to run through rain and temperatures in the mid-30s. "It was a challenging day," he said. "I think it was the coldest (race day) in 30 years, they were reporting." Hardy said that the wind was also not a friend to runners.
After filing for bankruptcy earlier this year, Bon-Ton Stores, the parent company of the Herberger's brand, will be closing stores across the country, including the Dickinson location A bankruptcy filing list filed on Wednesday, includes 20 stores in Minnesota, three in North Dakota and four in South Dakota that will close, including the Dickinson location at the Prairie Hills Mall.
The third annual Recycle Yourself 5K is Saturday, April 21, at the Dickinson High School. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 11 a.m. The annual race recognizes the importance of organ donation. In January 2013, the Theurer family suffered a tragic loss. Their son, brother, nephew and grandson, Kevin, passed away after a car accident. They made the choice of donating Kevin's organs. Through that decision many lives were saved.
Multiple people have been arrested after a reported robbery at an apartment on Saturday afternoon. Dickinson residents Benjamin Walton, 19; Debben Morgan, 18; Kendrick Perkins, 18; and a 17-year-old boy were arrested Monday, April 16, for Class B felony robbery in relation to the case. The robbery on the 400 block of Second Street East was reported to the Dickinson Police Department about 3 p.m. Saturday, but occurred earlier in the day.
MEDORA—People visiting Theodore Roosevelt National Park this summer will see slightly higher fees to explore the only park named after a U.S. president. The park will be modifying its entrance fees in order to provide additional funding for infrastructure and maintenance needs to enhance visitor experience, the National Park Service announced Monday, April 16. Effective June 1, 2018, entrance fees to the park will be $30 per car or $25 per motorcycle. An annual park pass will cost $55. Both are a $5 increase from current rates.