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Erika Schumacher sits on her quarterhorse, Nutmeg, near her home south of Jamestown. (Dave Wallis/The Forum)

North Dakota woman escaped cult and earns college education

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Erika Schumacher offered an odd answer in class when she was asked to write something about herself:

"I was abducted."

The 26-year-old who graduates from Valley City State University today has a life story that reads like a movie script, yet any disadvantages didn't stand in her way of academic success.

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