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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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.
BISMARCK -- With oil prices on a steep downward slump, 2015 could be a tough year for oil producers, North Dakota’s lead regulator for the industry. “I started talking months...
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp's hard work to bring financial relief to those living in the Oil Patch is starting to pay off.
North Dakota’s Rockin’ Nanny may be up for a Grammy. The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences congratulated Kat Perkins Friday via Facebook.
With record-high cattle prices and rising numbers in North Dakota, an organization dedicated to the industry has a lot to celebrate. "It's a good time to be in the beef industry," said Julie Ellingson, executive vice president for the North Dakota Stockmen's Association. The association's 85th annual Convention and Trade Show runs Thursday through Saturday at the Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge in Dickinson and is expected to draw as many as 450 people, Ellingson said. Cattlemen across the country are experiencing some of the highest beef prices in history. North Dakota was the only state to see an increase in its inventory to 943,000 head of cattle -- the highest since 2005. The jump pushed the state into the top 10 for cattle numbers in the industry from 13th to ninth.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- One of North America's most controversial pipeline projects has been in limbo for more than a decade, and a decision from the U.S. president isn't coming, North...