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Dunn County Sheriff’s Office honored with Patriot Award

MANNING — Law enforcement at the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office have received several awards, according to a press release.

The Department of Defense recognized Sheriff Clayton Coker with the Patriot Award in support of two county deputies who serve with the North Dakota Army National Guard. He was nominated by Guard Staff Sgt. Daniell Sigloh of the 164th Regional Training Institute in Devils Lake and Spec. David Klatt, who serves in the 815th Engineer Company in Edgeley.

Sgts. Matthew Hegstad and Joshua Chadbourn, the two Dunn County deputies in the Guard, also received the award.

“We are proud to present such honors to these whose support is critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s National Guard and Reserve units,” said Uma Hoffman, a Dickinson volunteer for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.

The office also received the Above and Beyond Award, which acknowledges support toward employees it shares with the military.

April Baumgarten
April Baumgarten joined the Grand Forks Herald May 19, 2015, as the news editor. She works with a team of talented journalists and editors, who strive to give the Grand Forks area the quality news readers deserve to know. Baumgarten 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 (N.D.) 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. She then returned to The Press as a news editor, where she helped lead an award-winning newsroom in recording the historical oil boom.