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Baumgarten: There’s nowhere to run on the prairie

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I had been asleep when I got a text Monday night. One of my reporters told me she was going to Watford City to cover a tornado and asked if I wanted to come along.

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At first I thought it was a dream, but I soon realized that it was no dream for the people living south of the Oil Patch town in a group of RV parks and crew camps.

It was a total nightmare.

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April Baumgarten
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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