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Dickinson Press launches 'Best of the Western Edge' competition

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Everyone has a favorite spot to get a burger, beer or just hang out with their kids. Now, thanks to a contest put on by The Dickinson Press, people will have the chance to let everyone know just who is the Best of the Western Edge.

People can go to to nominate their favorite businesses in Dickinson and the surrounding area and help them get to top spot in their category. Everyone will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift certificate to their favorite business.

There are various categories for the contest including:

• Auto and transportation

• Community

• Professionals

• Business

• Food and beverage

• Health and beauty

• Oil Patch

• Home improvement

• Education

"It gives the reader an opportunity to nominate and vote for their favorite business and that's a good thing for everybody," Bob Carruth, advertising manager for the Press, said. "'Who is the best?' 'Who was voted by the community to be the best?'"

Each category has a subcategory where people can nominate businesses or people for things like the best windshield repair in Dickinson, their favorite bartender, where the best place is to volunteer in town and even the best criminal attorney in the area, among countless others.

"The people who get the most nominations in their category will move onto the voting," he said.

Nominations end on Dec. 3 at midnight Mountain time. Voting will start a week later on Dec. 10 at midnight Mountain time and will go through Dec. 31. Nominations are free and open to the public.

Carruth said competitions like these are held across the country and can get quite competitive at times. Winners will get a certificate to hang in their business and the title of "Best of the Western Edge" for their respective category for that year.

"We'd like people to interact with it and have some fun and make it a little competitive," he said.

For any additional questions please contact the Press at 701-225-8111.

Sydney Mook

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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