April Baumgarten

April Baumgarten

Reporter

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 Dickinson Press and Grand Forks Herald. She has covered a wide range of topics, including politics, business, education and agriculture.

She currently reports on crime, courts and public safety.

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

Pronouns: She/her
Languages: English

The authorization from the U.S. Attorney General's Office was approved in the mid-2000s. Defense attorneys for the man who kidnapped and killed Dru Sjodin have asked the Department of Justice to withdraw it.
Phillip Lokken was given a year of unsupervised probation after he ripped the whistle off the ref's shirt.
Some golf carts were stolen from a West Fargo store and Mapleton golf course, investigators said.
James Nynotah is wanted in connection to a fatal stabbing in Champlin, Minnesota.
Deputy Dakota Czerny is on administrative leave, and the woman he shot is being treated for injuries at a Fargo hospital.
A Frazee, Minnesota, woman was charged with kidnapping, terrorizing and assault. Her boyfriend and another woman also face terrorizing charges in connection to the incident.
One of the vehicles appears to be a truck similar to those used by moving companies.
Prosecutors still haven't decided whether they will seek capital punishment again.
An autopsy determined the victim died instantly from head trauma and lacerations, a criminal complaint said.
Anthony Reese Jr. faces a maximum penalty of life in prison for each count.