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East Grand Forks woman charged with selling meth, endangering infant child

Kaitlynn Borgerson

An East Grand Forks woman has been accused of dealing meth and endangering her infant child.

Kaitlynn Grace Borgerson, 20, appeared Monday in Polk County District Court on multiple drug charges after she was arrested Friday at 420 Second St. N.E. That's where officers found her with drug paraphernalia, pills, alcohol and a baggie of crystal-like substance that tested positive for methamphetamine, according to court documents.

Borgerson sold meth from the apartment, witnesses said in charging documents. Her infant was at the apartment when she was arrested, police said.

She was charged with two felonies—third-degree sale of a controlled substance and a methamphetamine-related crime involving children or vulnerable adults—as well as a gross misdemeanor count of child endangerment. The sale charge carries a maximum punishment of 20 years in prison and a $250,000, the meth-related crime involving a child is punishable by up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine and the last charge carries a maximum punishment of a year in jail and a $3,000 fine.

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.