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Chamber to hold Quality of Life luncheon Tuesday

The Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its first Quality of Life luncheon at noon Tuesday at Lady J’s featuring speakers from various city agencies.

Terri Thiel, executive director of the Dickinson Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Dickinson and Recreation Director James Kramer, Dickinson State University Heritage Foundation Executive Director Ty Orton and Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation interim CEO Jim Kelly are scheduled to speak.

The cost is $25 per person or $200 per table, which includes lunch. From each ticket purchased, $5 will be donated to the Imagination Library charity, which provides books to children from birth to age 5.

For more information, contact the Chamber at 701-225-5115.

Dustin Monke

Monke came to The Dickinson Press in July 2006 as the newspaper's sports editor and was hired as its managing editor in March 2013. During his tenure at The Press, Monke has won multiple awards for sports reporting, feature reporting, column writing, page design and photography. He was a key part of The Press winning the North Dakota Newspaper Association's General Excellence and Sweepstakes awards in 2009 and 2012, and oversaw The Press' Sweepstakes and General Excellence wins in 2014, as well as its national first-place honors for Community Leadership in the Inland Daily Press Association and contributed to the first-place Inland award for Investigative Reporting. As the newspaper's editor, he writes an occasional Sunday column, is a member of The Press' Editorial Board, contributes feature stories and breaking news, designs pages, and oversees the day-to-day operations of the newsroom and editorial staff. In his free time, he enjoys watching sports and action movies, exercises whenever his schedule allows, and spends every minute he can with his wife and son.

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