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.
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.
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. — It wasn't long ago that two out of every 10 people seeking group treatment in Dickinson for drug abuse a few years ago was dealing with an opioid addiction. Now that number has risen to nearly seven out of 10.
DICKINSON, N.D. — Much of North Dakota has already experienced a bit of winter weather this month, and the state Department of Transportation did its best to stay ahead of the winter storms by preparing weeks and months ahead. Preparing for winter is a year-round process, said Aaron Auer, maintenance coordinator for the NDDOT's Dickinson district. Salt is typically ordered in July and then workers start fine-tuning the trucks and getting things ready.
WASHINGTON — Members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs listened to testimony and questioned nominees for the Export-Import Bank, an independent federal government agency which offers loans, insurance and guarantees to small and large businesses that export products and services.