State Superintendent Releases Statement on Incident & Arrest

If you haven’t heard, State Superintendent of Schools Kirsten Baesler was arrested over the weekend for an incident involving domestic violence. On Sunday evening, she released the following statement.

“Early Sunday morning, Feb. 15, 2015, I was involved in a domestic incident at the Bismarck home of my fiancé, Todd Tschosik. An argument escalated to the point where I was concerned for my safety. Unfortunately, this incident was not the first situation where I felt I was at risk. In fact, the problem has been escalating in recent months.

The mistake that I made was I thought I could fix the problem, and that it was somehow my fault. But that is not true. What I should have done was to seek help from professionals who could help me to escape an unhealthy relationship. No one wants to admit they aren’t as strong or as capable as they believe they should be. I encourage people who find themselves in this situation to reach out to their pastor, counselor or domestic abuse professional and get the help that they need.


Josh Wolsky

Editor and Publisher of TheMinotVoice, Developer of the #ForMinot Network,  Co-Host of #GoodTalk Minot, Advocate and Friend of the Souris River, Former City Alderman, and clearly -- all things #MakeMinot. Go ahead, don't wait for permission!