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Monke: Library once-in-generation opportunity for ND

April 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

You can visit the George W. Bush Presidential Library at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. It only costs $7 to get into both the Bill Clinton library in Little Rock, Ark., and the Gerald Ford library in Ann Arbor, Mich.
These presidents each …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Monke: Library once-in-generation opportunity for ND

April 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

You can visit the George W. Bush Presidential Library at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. It only costs $7 to get into both the Bill Clinton library in Little Rock, Ark., and the Gerald Ford library in Ann Arbor, Mich.
These presidents each …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Monke: Questions aside, Trinity will be fine

March 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

Like a lot of other people in southwest North Dakota, I’m a Lutheran who is friends with a lot of Catholics.
For me, it goes back to high school when I met a handful of Trinity kids and found that, despite what us small-towners had heard, they wer…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Monke: There’s no place like Watford City

March 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

Nothing in America compares to what’s happening right now in Watford City. It’s as simple as that.
As Williston gets the headlines and Dickinson sees the benefits of the Bakken oil boom while not having to deal with the truly dirty side of it, W…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Monke: There’s no place like Watford City

March 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

Nothing in America compares to what’s happening right now in Watford City. It’s as simple as that.
As Williston gets the headlines and Dickinson sees the benefits of the Bakken oil boom while not having to deal with the truly dirty side of it, W…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Monke: Enough is enough with Keystone XL

February 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

I’ve always wondered about the people who protest certain topics. Are they really that upset? Does everything rile them up that much? Does somebody pay these people to protest? Is this their job?
Lately, every time there is political movement on t…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Monke: Enough is enough with the Keystone XL

February 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

I’ve always wondered about the people who protest certain topics. Are they really that upset? Does everything rile them up that much? Does somebody pay these people to protest? Is this their job?
Lately, every time there is political movement on t…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Monke: 2013: A year of curveballs

December 28, 2013 in Uncategorized

As I write this column from my future in-laws’ kitchen table in Harlowton, Mont., I can’t help but reflect on how much this year has meant in the grand scheme of my life.
This was the year I got engaged, received a life-changing promotion, remem…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Monke: 2013: A year of curveballs

December 28, 2013 in Uncategorized

As I write this column from my future in-laws’ kitchen table in Harlowton, Mont., I can’t help but reflect on how much this year has meant in the grand scheme of my life.
This was the year I got engaged, received a life-changing promotion, remem…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Monke: The loss and celebration of a family patriarch

December 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

Nothing good can come from a 6:45 a.m. phone call from you mother.
When I answered, it was clear she was upset. Instantly, I knew something in my world was about to change. Then she said it. … “Honey, Grandpa died.”
I was silent for a few sec…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com