Sydney Mook started working as the multimedia editor for The Press in January 2016. She graduated from the University of South Dakota with a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science in three and half years in December 2015. While at the USD, she worked for the campus newspaper, The Volante, as well as the television news show, Coyote News. She also interned at South Dakota Public Broadcasting and spent the summer before her senior year interning in Fort Knox for the ROTC Cadet Summer Training program. In her spare time, Sydney enjoys cheering on the New York Yankees and the Kentucky Wildcats, as well as playing golf. If you've got an idea for a video be sure to give her a call!
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A Southwest District Court judge upheld a petition to seize animals from a Dickinson man on Wednesday morning at the Stark County Courthouse. Stark County Sheriff Deputy Matt Keesler, with the department's civil division, said the department received allegations of neglected animals on March 14. He, accompanied by the state veterinarian and another individual, took photos of the horses owned by Dennis "Rocky" Armbrust on March 15.
The former LaMoure police chief accused of continuously sexually abusing a child under the age of 15 in multiple southwest North Dakota counties entered an Alford plea to multiple sexual abuse charges at the Stark County Courthouse in Dickinson on Tuesday morning, March 13.
DICKINSON, N.D.—The former LaMoure police chief accused of continuously sexually abusing a child under the age of 15 in multiple southwest North Dakota counties entered an Alford plea to multiple sexual abuse charges at the Stark County Courthouse in Dickinson on Tuesday morning, March 13.
DICKINSON, N.D.—A southwest North Dakota rancher accused of animal neglect changed his plea on Monday, Feb. 26, at the Stark County Courthouse in Dickinson. Gerald "Gary" Dassinger of Gladstone was previously charged with three counts of animal cruelty, a Class C felony, and six counts of animal neglect, a Class A misdemeanor. However, following a change of plea hearing held Monday, the three Class C felony charges of animal cruelty were dismissed. Dassinger pleaded guilty to the remaining six misdemeanor counts.
DICKINSON, N.D.—Jury selection began Monday, Feb. 12 for the felony trial of two individuals who were allegedly involved in the brutal death of a Rhame man at a motel in Bowman in 2016. Madison Beth West, 27 of Dickinson, and Chase Duane Swanson, 23 of Bowman, have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder, a Class AA felony. A Class AA felony faces a maximum of life in prison without parole. The charges stem from the death of Nicholas Johnson, a 23-year-old Rhame man, who was found dead in a room at the El-Vu motel in Bowman on Aug. 20, 2016.
WASHINGTON—As the fight to avoid another government shutdown continues in Washington this week, one issue that remains is long-term funding for a health care program that serves thousands of North Dakotans each year. Community health centers are nonprofit, community-driven clinics that provide primary and preventive care to all individuals, regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay. Health centers are located in low-income urban and rural areas across the nation and attempt to provide affordable health care to individuals.
BOWMAN, N.D.—After serving for nearly three decades in the North Dakota Senate, Bill Bowman has made the decision to step away. Bowman, who served in District 39, which stretches from Williston down to Bowman, said he has decided to retire due to health reasons, but added it was an extremely hard decision. "I just can't do a good job if I stay there," he said. "I loved it. I loved what I did and I love the rural people. It was a tough decision for me to make."
DICKINSON, N.D.—U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., announced Wednesday that he will bring Tommy Fisher, president and CEO of Fisher Industries, as his guest to next week's State of the Union address. Last year the Dickinson-based Fisher Sand and Gravel Co. was one of six companies given a contract to develop a prototype for construction of a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico by the U.S. Customs and Border Protections Agency. President Donald Trump's State of the Union will be on Tuesday, Jan. 30, in Washington.
Across North Dakota, hospitals and health professionals are doing what they can to help combat the ongoing opioid crisis. Here is a look at what some public health units and hospitals across the state are working on. Grand Forks-area
The opioid crisis has made an impact across the nation and across the state of North Dakota, affecting people from all walks of life. Combatting the crisis has proven to be a challenge for lawmakers, law enforcement, medical providers and everyone in between, but many are also working on preventing addiction through smart prescribing and making the life-saving drug naloxone readily available in communities across the state.