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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BISMARCK—The company planning to build an oil refinery west of Belfield, N.D., and just three miles from Theodore Roosevelt National Park's eastern edge has submitted its permit application to the North Dakota Department of Health. On Friday, Oct. 7, Meridian Energy Group submitted its permit to construct the Davis Refinery as a minor synthetic source of air pollution, said Craig Thorstenson, an environmental engineer who handles permitting for the department's Division of Air Quality.
DICKINSON, N.D.—One of Dickinson's biggest oilfield employers has been bought out, but little is changing. It's even expanding. RockPile Energy Services, which operated primarily as a hydraulic fracturing operation during the Bakken oilfield's boom years, was acquired earlier this month by Houston-based White Deer Energy. RockPile was previously a subsidiary of Triangle Petroleum Corp.
NEW ENGLAND, N.D.—A New England man who planned to oppose Republican state Sen. Kelly Armstrong in November's election has withdrawn his name from the ballot. Democrat John D.W. Fielding said Thursday that his job as an employee of the Transportation Service Administration prohibits him from pursuing political office.
DICKINSON, N.D.—A three-story building meant to provide off-campus housing to Dickinson State University students is sitting empty this semester, and neighborhood residents are trying to keep it that way. Blue Hawk Square, located two blocks south of the university on West Villard Street, became another casualty of the DSU Foundation's dissolution in June when Dacotah Bank acquired the property from a deed in lieu of foreclosure. Now, the bank is working with DSU and the city to get students back in the 44-unit apartment building as early as the spring semester.
DICKINSON, N.D.—Life seems to happen in threes for the Stevenson family. Seth and Lauren Stevenson, of Dickinson, were married in 2013 after a three-day engagement just three months after they first met while working on an oilfield site near Camel's Hump Lake. So it only made sense that on Thursday, for the third consecutive year on the same exact day, the couple welcomed their third child. Newborn Henry, born Sept. 1, 2016, joins 2-year-old brother Axel, born Sept. 1, 2014, and 1-year-old sister Tommie, born Sept. 1, 2015.
BEACH, N.D.-- A late-night combination of "doing tricks" with a pistol and drinking whiskey turned deadly for a Beach man, according to testimony during a preliminary hearing Thursday in Southwest District Court. Richard Young, 24, of Beach, died on June 10, four days after his friend, Gabriel Castro, 23, also of Beach, allegedly shot him in the head with a 1911 .45-caliber pistol on or around June 6 at Young's residence.
RICHARDTON, N.D.—Though they may look like snowdrifts that somehow survived into the summer, the humongous white plastic bags that are appear on the southwest North Dakota landscape during harvest are full of very valuable commodities. The 300- to 500-foot grain storage devices, which can hold anywhere from 12,000 to 34,000 bushels of wheat, are being used more than ever by area farmers who want cheaper and easier methods of storing their product once it's off the field.
RIO DE JANIERO—So far, the Rio Olympics have been pretty chill for Trevor Barry. The Bahamian high jumper and Dickinson State University alumnus said he has been spending a lot of time in the training room, taking advantage of the free massages and physical therapy offered to the athletes. "Just relaxing until it's time for showtime," he said. Showtime is Sunday for the 33-year-old two-time Olympian, who'll compete in the qualification rounds with the hope of making Tuesday's finals.