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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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.
Courtney Newton has been a part of Players Sports Bar and Grill since the beginning, and after working her way up the chain over the past five years, she has now reached the very top. Newton was recently named the new general manager of the restaurant and is ready to make an impact in a whole new way.
Isis Sio is just about done with winter and she has a creative way of letting everyone know. The 11-year-old recently took to the streets of Dickinson wearing an inflatable Pikachu costume while carrying around a sign that reads "No more snow." The family posted the video to their Instagram page, sio_siblings, and has been catching the attention of people across the United States and the world.
It may be the middle of April, but spring just refuses to stick around for southwest North Dakota. The National Weather Service is expecting another round of winter weather beginning Thursday evening and heading into Saturday morning.
Unlike some men who prefer to keep their hair short, Joshua Dukart spends years growing out his hair and then donates it to a child in need. As of Friday, Dukart has now donated more than 100 inches of his hair. Dukart, who has donated his hair five times, said he wasn't sure when he started donating or why, but it's something he's continued to do for some time now. "It normally takes around four or five years to get to the point where I want to donate," Dukart said.
The Dickinson Police Department recently seized cannabidiol isolate products from businesses in Dickinson. Cannabidiol isolate, or CBD, is a non-psychoactive oil made from hemp plants. Some people claim that it helps with sleep, seizures, inflammation and appetite. It can often contain trace amounts of THC, the compound that gets people high from smoking marijuana. However, the substance is currently illegal under state and federal law, DPD Detective Justin White said.
Students and parents at Dickinson Middle School had the opportunity to learn more about substance abuse issues Tuesday as part of Know the Truth, a substance-use prevention program of North Dakota Adult and Teen Challenge. The organization works with communities across North Dakota to educate students about substance use by sharing personal stories. They also present students with information about the dangers of alcohol and drug use. Sadie Holland of Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge joined Kacey Bell of North Dakota Adult and Teen Challenge to talk with students and parents.