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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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Articles

Spirit Lifeline helicopter takes off

It is becoming easier for emergency personnel to reach western North Dakota residents in need of medical help — even those who may think they’re out of reach.

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Dunn County Airport hangar destroyed, planes overturned

One of the more shocking scenes in the aftermath of Monday evening’s storm in Dunn County was the damage to Weydahl Field, commonly known as the Dunn County Airport on the north side of Killdeer.

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Sweet and "Sunny' summer: Joe Nichols headlining Roughrider Days concert

Every day this summer has seemed sunny and 75 for Grammy-nominated country star Joe Nichols. He has one of the top songs of the summer, recently got to spend some time on tour with his wife and two daughters, is with a new and burgeoning record label that specializes in country music, and has a new album dropping this fall.

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Families recognized by Medal of Honor recipient at Patriot Guard memorial

Staff Sgt. Clint Romesha ended his speech Saturday afternoon at the seventh annual Patriot Guard Fallen Heroes Memorial and Honor Ride with words that spoke to the heart of everyone in attendance at the Dickinson Recreation Center.

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Golfing gem The Links of North Dakota deals with oil’s impact

RURAL RAY — When it began gaining national recognition more than a decade ago, the Links of North Dakota golf course was known for its Scottish flair that harkened back to the game’s earliest days with a tranquil setting along the banks and bluffs of northern Lake Sakakawea.

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Drivers get 77 mpg on Guinness World Record attempt

Drivers stopping at or passing by Frankie’s West Side late Tuesday morning got a glimpse of two men trying to set a Guinness World Record. Wayne Gerdes and Bob Winger spent a couple of hours in Dickinson putting diesel fuel in the white 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI sedan they have been driving since June 7.

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Press Sports Editor arrested in Bismarck

Dickinson's Bobby Abplanalp was one of two men arrested in Burleigh County on Wednesday and charged Thursday with the Class A felony of attempted human trafficking and attempting to knowingly pay for sex with a person under 18 years old, a criminal complaint alleges. Abplanalp, 29, is the sports editor of The Dickinson Press.

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Serenity in the Bakken: TRNP North Unit balancing beauty against oil boom’s impact

THEODORE ROOSEVELT NATIONAL PARK NORTH UNIT Ron Sams remembers a time when very little of note happened here.

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19-year-old Mott man dies in farming accident

A 19-year-old Mott man beloved by the community he grew up in died Monday while doing what he loved, family and friends said.

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Setting up a carnival

Lee Johnson of Dallas, a worker with Reed Exposition Midways, sets up the carousel Tuesday in preparation for the carnival that starts Wednesday in downtown Dickinson. Behind Johnson was his helper, his granddaughter, Raven Johnson.

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Columns

Monke: Transition to new role a whirlwind experience

Most years, this past week was the one when I would typically stroll into the office casually late and maybe, if I really wanted to, punch out a short story before leaving early and relishing the so-called “dead times” between the winter and spring sports seasons.

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No. 1 Sports Story of the Year: DSU graduate Ramon Miller’s epic gold medal run in Olympic mile relay final

Before the Olympics began last summer in London, Ramon Miller made one thing clear. He was the captain of his ship.

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No. 2 Sports Story of the Year: Kuntz's controversial dismissal from NDSCS football team got national attention

Jamie Kuntz says he just wants to be a college football player. However, a decision he made on Sept. 1 not only derailed those plans, it made the 2012 Dickinson High School graduate the center of national debate and scrutiny that has forever changed his life.

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No. 5 Sports Story of the Year: Night Hawks avoid tragedy, soldier on despite injuries to key players

Of the millions of bus trips taken every year by schools around the country for extracurricular activities, few were as scary as the one the Hettinger-Scranton boys basketball team took on Jan. 13.

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No. 6 Sports Story of the Year: Dufault went from the Big Dance to the Czech Republic

This has been a year of transition for Austin Dufault. In January, he was adjusting to a role as a featured player on the Colorado men’s basketball team. By March, he and the Buffaloes were dancin’ in the NCAA Tournament.

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No. 7 Sports Story of the Year: Records, futility a rare combo for Blue Hawks

This sure was an interesting season for the Dickinson State football team.

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Monke: Prep basketball season gets cooking this week

As one area coach says, it’s time to just roll a the ball onto the court and let ’em play.

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Monke: DSU football team must learn from 2012 season

There are two ways to remember the 2012 Dickinson State football season: One is to forget about it and act like it never happened. The season is over. Bring on the next. The second, and undoubtedly better, option is for it to be evoked as a lesson learned and as the season which helped the program take a step toward improving in every aspect.

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Monke: No. 10 Hawks are a promising group

There is something good happening in a noisy room tucked away in the basement of Weinbergen Hall.

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Monke: A decade after Hettinger, Frank at helm of Jimmies

Shawn Frank is just like everyone else in the first year of a new job.

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