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Monke: Soccer is a sport worth watching

June 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

As someone who spent nearly a decade watching sports for a living, I can tell you without pause that if you like sports at all, you should be watching World Cup soccer.
Now, first off, I won’t call it football. It may be football to the rest of th…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Monke: A retirement home for dogs

June 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

Almost a year ago, we decided to get another dog. Not in the traditional sense either.
Only nine months after we had adopted Noodle, our schnoodle puppy that some of you may have read about in previous columns, we “adopted” Donovan, my sister-in…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Monke: It’s all worth it in the end

June 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

Four years ago this July, one of my best friends convinced me to go to the bar with him on a Wednesday night.
Back then, I was the newspaper’s sports editor, and Wednesday was one of my days off. I remember it had been a particularly draining day …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Monke: When a veteran speaks, listen

May 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

On Thursday night, we had to make a quick trip to Bismarck. Because we were heading that way, I decided that it was time to pay a visit to the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan.
That’s where my Grandpa Monke was buried in December, and beca…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Monke: Debate a taste of races

May 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

I had a front-row seat to debates for two of North Dakota’s most hotly contested elected positions on Thursday night, serving as the timer for U.S. House and agriculture commissioner debates while Press Publisher Harvey Brock moderated the event sp…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: 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