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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The merger of two national health systems will likely not have a significant impact locally, a local hospital president said Thursday.
While we may be months removed from one of the driest summers in recent memory, local officials are asking people to be mindful when burning trash and other items outdoors. Denise Brew, emergency manager for Dunn County, said the county follows the fire danger rating every day. If the rating is at blue or green, burning is allowed, but according to the county's burn ban there are no large garbage pits or controlled burns allowed at this time. A map of the rating is available at www.nd.gov/des/planning/fire-danger-awareness .
• A stereo was reported missing from a vehicle on Friday. The car window was broken and the stereo was removed. There are no suspects. • A 25-year-old Dickinson man was arrested for disorderly conduct-domestic violence after he allegedly threatened people, spit and yelled on the 200 block of Fourth Avenue West on Saturday. • Poderosa Liquor reported theft of a 12-pack of beer on Sunday. They were not able to identify the individual.
Hurricane Maria, which devastated Puerto Rico earlier this year, has disrupted work in the country's factories that make critical drugs and medical supplies, causing a shortage of intravenous medication in North Dakota and throughout the country, health officials say.
Dickinson Police Chief Dustin Dassinger took over the department in 2011, just as the oil boom was beginning to take off. The boom created challenges for the department, but Dassinger said he is proud to work with the officers he serves with every day. He said he was always interested in law enforcement because he had family members in law enforcement when he was growing.
CACTUS CITY, Calif. — The remains of a retired U.S. Army captain and North Dakota native who has been missing in the San Diego area since early September may have been found, police confirmed Friday. The remains, suspected to be that of Julia Jacobson and her dog, Boogie, were found in a shallow grave near the 10 Freeway and Box Canyon Road near Cactus City on Friday, the Ontario (Calif.) Police Department said. Cactus City is an unincorporated area northeast of San Diego.
The holiday season is typically a time of joy and family get-togethers for many people, but for those who have lost a loved one, the holidays can be difficult. A community memorial service brings together people who have lost loved ones and gives them the chance to grieve together.
Many people enjoy spending time running and exercising outdoors, even during the winter months, but as the temperatures get colder it is important that people prepare for their winter workouts. Dickinson Parks and Recreation will host a Jingle Bell 5K run/walk on Saturday, Dec. 2, at the West River Community Center. Check-in is from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., with the race starting at 10:30 a.m. If people register the day of the race they can still receive a T-shirt, but they will be ordered next week.
A pilot and his passenger were injured during a plane crash last week near Dickinson, according to an aviation accident report. The crash occurred on Wednesday, Nov. 22, around 12:45 p.m. Mountain time north of Dickinson, but the exact location of the accident was not available. The plane was headed for Williston. A preliminary report was made available by the National Transportation Safety Board earlier this week.
Curt Duppong may be a little bit more than a coach. He does his best to help his athletes thrive on and off the field and pushes them to be the best they can be. Duppong was recently named the coach of the year for Special Olympics North Dakota. He coaches basketball, track and field and soccer for the Dickinson team. "I like to think I'm not just being a coach but being a good influence in the athletes' lives that I do coach," he said.