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BNSF to host oil training in Dickinson

A rail company will host a crude oil training session today in Dickinson, according to a press release.

BNSF Railway will hold the exercise for local emergency responders to prepare for oil-related incidents. The session will be a combination of classroom and hands-on training using a special training tank car, according to the release. The exercise is one of several BNSF is conducting across North Dakota this summer.

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BNSF Hazmat professionals have trained more than 700 North Dakota responders in the last two years. The railway company will also be in Mandan, New Rockford, Minot and Trenton this month to conduct similar training sessions.

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.