April Baumgarten joined The Dickinson Press as the assistant editor in January 2014 and was named news editor in October 2014. She helps lead a team of top-notch news reporters and plays a role in coordinating design for western North Dakota's award-winning newspaper.
She grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, where her family continues to raise registered Hereford cattle.
She double majored in communications and history/political science at Jamestown College, now known as University of Jamestown. During her time at the college, she worked as a reporter and editor-in-chief for the university's newspaper, The Collegian.
Baumgarten previously worked for The Dickinson Press as the Dickinson city government and energy reporter in 2011 before becoming the editor of the Hazen Star and Center Republican, where she helped the two newspapers win numerous awards.
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WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama didn't waste time vetoing a bill that would have allowed Congress to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. The White House announced Tuesday that Obama blocked...
WASHINGTON -- A bill to give congressional authority over one of the most controversial pipeline projects in U.S. history is now heading to President Barack Obama's desk. The House of...
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate has passed its Keystone XL bill, but an anticipated veto is expected to rupture the pipeline project. Senators voted 62-36 on the bill Thursday to...
A plan to dig a gravel pit on the Elkhorn Ranch in the North Dakota Badlands that once belonged to former President Theodore Roosevelt will move forward. Some fear oil drilling could be next.
In 2014, North Dakota made significant strides in capturing more natural gas in the Oil Patch. However, there are different opinions as to whether enough is being done.
A bill that would allow farmers, ranchers and other small businesses to expense equipment to run their operations is on its way to President Barack Obama's desk.
The new Republican-controlled Senate's first act in January will be approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday.
The U.S. Senate on Saturday passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that lifts the threat of a government shutdown as Congress attempts to wrap up a two-year legislative session marked by bitter partisanship and few major accomplishments.