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 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

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