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FNS File Photo Blue-green algae plagues Lake LaMoure in southcentral North Dakota in this undated photo

Producers report livestock loss to algae poisoning: FSA asks owners to report, file claims

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FARGO — Livestock producers throughout the state have reported losing livestock to toxic water caused by blue-green algae poisoning.

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A press release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency office did not specify how much livestock was lost to the poisoning or where in the state the incidents occurred.

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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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