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April Baumgarten

April Baumgarten

April Baumgarten joined The Forum in February 2019 as an investigative reporter. She grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, N.D., where her family raises Hereford cattle. She double majored in communications and history/political science at the University of Jamestown, N.D.

Baumgarten started her journalism career in 2011 with The Dickinson Press as a city government and energy reporter. She also was the editor of the Hazen Star and Center Republican, as well as a news editor for The Press and Grand Forks Herald. Her field of coverage includes crime and courts.

Readers can reach Baumgarten at 701-241-5417 or abaumgarten@forumcomm.com. Follow her on Twitter @aprilbaumsaway.

CARTWRIGHT, N.D. — A Montana man who died after a semi crash in northwest North Dakota has been identified.
Known for Gwendolyn the weather duck, "Santa's Toyland" and Jasper's Jubilee Theater, Jack Sand wanted to bring joy and laughter to others, family and friends say.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Two men escaped injury after a semi rear-ended a North Dakota snowplow Saturday, Jan. 15, near Jamestown on Interstate 94.
Court documents detail the child porn files allegedly found on electronic devices owned by Nicholas Morgan-Derosier.
Curtis Lee Brovold, 68, was arrested Wednesday, Jan. 12, in Cancun, Mexico, according to the FBI. Police alleged the former computer technician sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl he met online in 2000.
Prosecutors still haven't decided whether they will seek capital punishment again.
Tammy Longie faces life in prison. Her husband, Erich Longie Jr., also faces life in prison but has tried to withdraw his guilty pleas.
Former U.S. attorney, lieutenant governor first person to announce campaign for state's top law enforcement official.
The carbon monoxide detector was removed and put into a laundry cabinet, police said. A furnace and a vehicle parked in the garage were identified as possible sources of carbon monoxide in the home.
North Dakota State University, the University of Minnesota and Montana State University are the only schools in a six-state region to obtain R1 status from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.