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'Immense tragedy' feared as highway bridge collapses over Italian city

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A massive highway bridge collapsed over the Italian city of Genoa during a rainstorm Tuesday, causing concrete and cars to fall several stories onto buildings in what Italy's transportation minister ...

Trygve Olson cartoon: Back to school


After Facebook posts threaten 12-year-old transgender girl, Oklahoma school district cancels classes

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It was the first day of middle school in Achille, Oklahoma, on Wednesday, and a 12-year-old student needed to use the bathroom. For the past two years in the rural ...

Car smashing into barrier outside Westminister terrorist incident, says London police

LONDON - A man crashed his car into security barriers outside Britain's Houses of Parliament during Tuesday morning's rush hour, injuring "a number of pedestrians" in what police are calling ...

Man who fled after fatal shooting at Sioux Falls barbeque is found

Abraham Darsaw Photo courtesy of Minnehaha County Sheriff's Department
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- A 24-year-old Sioux Falls man accused of shooting two men at a large barbeque late Sunday night during an argument near Falls Park close to downtown ...

'Everyone signed one': Trump aggressive in use of nondisclosure agreements, even in government

Omarosa Manigault Newman and Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, April 6, 2017. Manigault Newman secretly taped John Kelly, the White House chief of staff, as he fired her in December in the Situation Room, a breach of security protocols, but one that revealed him suggesting that she could face damage to her reputation if she did not leave quietly. (Al Drago/Copyright 2018The New York Times)

Ex-city council member denies beating another member in fight at meeting in northwest Minnesota

Joshua Hagen, left, and Jerald Brown, right. (Forum News Service)
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. -- A former Thief River Falls Council member has pleaded not guilty to accusations that say he assaulted a city leader during a committee meeting. Joshua ...
April Baumgarten

April Baumgarten joined the Grand Forks Herald May 19, 2015, and covers crime and education. She grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, where her family raises 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 a 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.

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President signs bill with $32 million for Guard facility in Fargo

A National Guard vehicle is parked at the Fort Rice Campground along the Missouri River in western North Dakota. Bismarck Tribune file photo
FARGO – A $32 million North Dakota National Guard Readiness Center is expected to be built here as part of a bipartisan defense bill signed into law Monday, Aug. 13, ...


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