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DOT Office of Traffic Safety to receive $1M in grants

WASHINGTON — The North Dakota Department of Transportation will receive more than $1 million in grants, according to a press release.

The Office of Traffic Safety will get more than $1,452,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Rep. Kevin Cramer said in the release. The funds will be used for impaired driving countermeasures, occupant protection and traffic safety information systems.

“While we continue building our transportation infrastructure to keep pace with development, safety remains a priority,” the North Dakota republican said. “These grants will bolster the work being done to prevent traffic fatalities in North Dakota.”

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.