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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BISMARCK—It might be the middle of winter but someone in Dickinson could be walking around with a red hot ticket worth $100,000. A Powerball with Power Play ticket sold in Dickinson for Saturday night's draw won big by matching four white balls and the Powerball. The winning numbers were 14, 25, 35, 58, 69 and the Powerball was 24. The Power Play multiplier was 2.
BISMARCK — The governor's office announced the new Office of Recovery Reinvented on Tuesday, Jan. 9. The office, which was created through an executive order, aims to promote "strategic and innovative efforts to eliminate the shame and stigma associated with the disease of addiction."
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.
SCRANTON, N.D.—When Annette Krinke and her family were driving by their pasture 15 miles south of Scranton on Tuesday, Dec. 26, something caught her eye. The group turned around and got out of the pickup only to find tall "ice spikes" coming out of a small creek. Now it has grown to over 7 feet. "This is a fifth-generation farm and my father-in-law is 85 and he's never seen one ever," Krinke said. "I've talked to everyone I can think of, especially older people, and I've only ever been able to find one picture ... of one in Iowa."
DICKINSON, N.D. — The merger of two national health systems will likely not have a significant impact in Dickinson, a hospital president said Thursday, Dec. 7.
DICKINSON, N.D. — Hurricane Maria, which devastated Puerto Rico earlier this year, has disrupted work in the country's factories that make critical drugs and medical supplies, causing a shortage of intravenous medication in North Dakota and throughout the country, health officials say.
CACTUS CITY, Calif. — The remains of a retired U.S. Army captain and North Dakota native who has been missing in the San Diego area since early September may have been found, police confirmed Friday. The remains, suspected to be that of Julia Jacobson and her dog, Boogie, were found in a shallow grave near the 10 Freeway and Box Canyon Road near Cactus City on Friday, the Ontario (Calif.) Police Department said. Cactus City is an unincorporated area northeast of San Diego.
The opioid crisis which has been affecting families across North Dakota and the region for the past few years has also hit homes across the country.
DICKINSON, N.D.—After an accident and more spending more than a week in the North Dakota cold, Kota, an 11-month old boxer, is finally where he belongs—with his family. "Our family is complete now," Susan Love, Kota's owner, said. "... It's a miracle to us. He is rough-looking but he's going to make it through this. He's going to be fine."