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Dustin Monke

Dustin Monke was named the managing editor of The Dickinson Press on March 17, 2013 after spending more than six years as the newspaper's sports editor. He graduated college from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2006 and New England High School in 2002. He has been a Forum Communications employee since 2003, working at The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead as a sports clerk and intern sports reporter prior to joining The Dickinson Press. Outside of journalism, he enjoys movies, exercising and reading and spending time with his fiance, Sarah, and their dog, Noodle.
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Monke: Dogs are more like us than we thought

Not a day goes by where my fiancee, Sarah, doesn’t call our dog, Noodle, her “son.” I usually just shake my head and call him “buddy” like a normal person.

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Southwest North Dakota gets first taste of winter

Southwest North Dakota got an early taste of winter not far into fall on Friday.

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Monke: Dickinson’s little world hinges on the big picture

Last week brought word of numerous brand-name businesses planning to open in Dickinson.

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Fall TV Preview: What new show is best for you?

Every fall, a new TV season rolls around with an assortment of new choices and at least one show that you instantly fall in love with and almost as quickly gets canceled. Anyone remember “Lone Star”?

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DPS board approves hiring firm as as facility planner

As the Dickinson Public School district continues to grow, changes will undoubtedly need to be made.

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ND farmers flying into D.C. to push for farm bill

Everyone has to eat. That’s the motto southwest North Dakota farmers Jim Kerzman and Bob Kuylen have, and it’s the sentiment they’re taking with them to Washington, D.C., this week as part of the National Farmers Union’s annual fly-in event to lobby members of Congress to support the farm bill.

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School in August has never felt right

Tomorrow morning, kids in the New England Public School District will attend their eighth day of classes. By the time Labor Day rolls around, they’ll have been in school for 13 days.

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Harvest underway

A John Deere combine, part of a harvesting crew from Nebraska, cuts a field of spring wheat south of New England on Friday.

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Mother of missing teen offering $5K reward for information

The mother of a Texas teen who reportedly went missing from a Dickinson construction site is offering a $5,000 reward for information that would lead to his whereabouts.

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Despite being away from Bakken, New England is experiencing a resurgence

NEW ENGLAND — There isn’t a producing oil well within 15 miles of New England.

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Columns

Monke: The monument to America’s memory

What will be America’s monument to history? Every great civilization has left behind a monument denoting its time of power. Many of those monuments also give us a glimpse into their rise, dominance and eventual fall.

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Monke: An eye-opening case of elder abuse

There is a type of abuse you don’t hear about much but is one psychologists believe has persisted for generations.

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Monke: Downtown Dickinson revitalization a growing need

While in Bismarck on Saturday night, I decided it was time for Sarah and I to try something different and move our palettes beyond the growingly bland chain restaurants we have eaten at too many times.

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Monke: Tales of a typical North Dakota harvest

Harvest in North Dakota can be a time of celebration, frustration and, if you get the crop in the bin or to the elevator, pure relief.

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Monke: Could Hyperloop be this century's airplane?

Last week, billionaire innovator Elon Musk revealed details about a secretive project he has been working on, which he claims could give humanity a “fifth mode of transport.”

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Monke: Movie magic almost non-existent these days

Remember when going to the movies was supposed to be a magical experience? Once upon a time, movies seemed entirely magical to a world that was still enthralled by the technology of photographs that moved and eventually had sound to go with them, hence the term “movies.”

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Monke: Moore set a standard for DSU athletes

Janae Moore set an enviable standard for Dickinson State student-athletes. She was strong in the classroom, and fearless and physical on the basketball court. When it came to Blue Hawks, she was about as good as it got.

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Monke: Adulthood apparent on holidays like the Fourth

Yesterday, I drove 30 miles to my friend’s recently completed home on the edge of the Badlands for an evening of fireworks, steaks and general revelry.

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Monke: Dear Mr. President, an invitation to visit North Dakota

Dear Mr. President, I am writing to cordially invite you, Mrs. Obama, and your daughters, Sasha and Malia, to the great state of North Dakota.

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Monke: Happiness through a dog’s eyes

If we could only all be as happy as a dog. Have you ever seen creatures so cheerful?

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