Sydney Mook

Sydney Mook

Managing editor

Sydney Mook has been the managing editor at the Herald since April 2021. In her role she edits and assigns stories and helps reporters develop their work for readers.

Mook has been with the Herald since May 2018 and was first hired as the Herald's higher education reporter where she covered UND and other happenings in state higher education. She was later promoted to community editor in 2019.

Mook is originally from northwest Iowa and loves the New York Yankees. She graduated from the University of South Dakota in 2015.

Prior to working at the Herald, Mook worked at the Dickinson Press from 2016 to May 2018 where she covered a variety of topics from cops and courts to schools and health care.

For story pitches contact her at or call her at 701-780-1134.

The blockade continued into Saturday.
Eric Reinbold, 45, pleaded not guilty to two counts of murder in the second degree for the July death of his wife, Lissette Reinbold.
The Eighth Circuit’s decision sends the case back to the North Dakota District Court for further review.
Lindquist’s video, posted to Facebook on Thursday afternoon, lasts about five minutes. He credited U.S. gymnast Simone Biles — who withdrew from Olympic competition this week, facing her own mental health struggle — as an inspiration to share his experience.
So, for now, Grand Forks gets to stay in the same “metro” category as bigger cities, like Fargo, Sioux Falls, Boise and even Los Angeles and New York — giving them a little extra prestige, and more importantly, the same kind of access to federal funding.
The ATV operator, Edward Halvorson, 75, of rural Fosston, was pronounced dead on the scene. The passenger, Judith Halvorson, 71, also of rural Fosston, was transported to Fosston Essentia Hospital and was later airlifted to a hospital in Fargo.
Late last year, medical schools across the country reported a surge in applications, with many applicants indicating that the ongoing pandemic influenced them to go into the medical field.
University systems in North Dakota and South Dakota say they will not be requiring students to get the COVID-19 vaccine, citing the inability to do so under state law. Minnesota schools are still weighing their options.
Shortly before they turn 21, students will be able to participate in educational programs aimed at fostering “a healthy and responsible culture of drinking in on-campus residence halls among students of a legal age,” the university said in a press release.
Russell Turcotte, originally from Wolf Point, Mont., was 19 when he went missing from Grand Forks. His body was found several months later on Nov. 5, 2002, in a tree row 10 miles west of Devils Lake, about a half-mile north of U.S. Highway 2.