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Press Photo by April Baumgarten Hazen singers Kendra, left, and Krista Slaubaugh, also known as Tigirlily, are shown Thursday in Dickinson before performing for Alive@5.

‘Victory’ is theirs: North Dakota duo Tigirlily taking state, life by storm

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Most teenage girls focus on chasing boys, shopping and getting ready for a date.

Not Kendra and Krista Slaubaugh. With one heading off to college as a freshman and the other entering her junior year of high school, the Hazen sisters have their sights on writing songs, performing at concerts and, hopefully, snagging a record deal.
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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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