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Bismarck, Burleigh law enforcement, legal heads stepping down
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The Amazon HQ2 scramble: Minnesota's failed bid, in 3 short chapters
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Truex races to dominating victory at Fontana
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March 13, 2018
Arkansas man wanted for sex trafficking of minors found, jailed in Bismarck
BISMARCK - An Arkansas man who's been wanted on sex trafficking charges for about a year is now behind bars after police found him in Bismarck....
March 13, 2018 - 7:18am
February 9, 2018
'Boss lady' in international sex trafficking sent to Minn. prison
ST. PAUL—A ringleader in an international sex-trafficking operation will spend 8.5 years in prison — and she should "thank her lucky...
February 9, 2018 - 7:44pm
February 7, 2018
Super Bowl sting: 26 nabbed for soliciting sex from minors, 7 for trafficking
MINNEAPOLIS—A 43-year-old man thought he was texting with a girl when he asked her age and whether she had modeled before. She said she...
February 7, 2018 - 8:33am
February 2, 2018
Capitol Chatter: High school student fights sex trafficking
ST. PAUL — A high school junior leads an effort to prevent sex trafficking around Minnesota. Jessica Melnik of Hopkins High School founded...
February 2, 2018 - 12:11pm
February 1, 2018
Super Bowl Live employee offered VIP tickets in exchange for sex with teens
ST PAUL -- A Missouri man in town to work at Super Bowl Live is accused of offering two VIP tickets to the event in exchange for sex with a pair of teens. Justin Beard, 33, of Branson, Mo., was charged Thursday, Feb. 1, with two counts of offering or agreeing to hire a prostitute...
February 1, 2018 - 7:31pm
Advocates warn about Super Bowl sex trafficking
FARGO — Amid the Twin Cities Craigslist ads seeking food servers, drivers, T-shirt sellers and even ice skaters for Super Bowl events are...
February 1, 2018 - 6:10pm
January 28, 2018
Super Bowl the biggest time for sex trafficking? That's a myth, but here's the picture of what happens every day in the Twin Cities
ST. PAUL—There was a time when Jenny Gaines went to the biggest sporting events—she traveled to Las Vegas or Atlantic City for Mike...
January 28, 2018 - 8:00am
January 24, 2018
Law enforcement plans for sex trafficking issues around Super Bowl
MINNEAPOLIS—A side effect of any big event like the Super Bowl is sex trafficking. "We know that there's going to be a million-plus people...
January 24, 2018 - 1:45pm
January 15, 2018
Washington County group has suggestions on how you can fight sex trafficking
OAKDALE, Minn. — Children are being sold for sex in John Larson's hometown, and he wants it to stop. Oakdale — and many other metro...
January 15, 2018 - 8:20pm
How can you fight sex trafficking? Washington County group has suggestions
OAKDALE, Minn. — Children are being sold for sex in John Larson's hometown, and he wants it to stop. Oakdale — and many other metro suburbs — are seeing increases in sex trafficking, prostitution reliant on coercion such as the use of underage children. Residents...
January 15, 2018 - 6:00am
January 11, 2018
Bill aimed at websites that facilitate sex trafficking has enough votes to pass in U.S. Senate, Heitkamp says
A bill aimed at websites that facilitate online sex trafficking has enough votes for passage in the Senate, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., said...
January 11, 2018 - 5:00pm
January 8, 2018
Ending sex trafficking in Duluth takes education, leaders say
Community members gather annually in January to discuss sex trafficking prevention in Duluth, and this year, the ongoing national dialogue about...
January 8, 2018 - 7:01pm
December 21, 2017
Fargo judge slaps convicted Minn., ND pimp with 40-year sentence
FARGO — A federal judge on Thursday, Dec. 21, sentenced a Chicago man to 40 years in prison for the sex trafficking of five women, including...
December 21, 2017 - 4:54pm
December 4, 2017
The reason some women are wearing dresses every day in December
Worn to weddings, holiday parties, dates or a night out with friends, dresses are a staple in modern-day fashion. But they haven't always represented...
December 4, 2017 - 7:37am
December 3, 2017
Prosecutors seek life sentence for convicted pimp
FARGO — Prosecutors here have filed papers in U.S. District Court here saying a Chicago man convicted of sex trafficking five women, including...
December 3, 2017 - 5:15pm