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CeCe Terlouw, foreground, and Bridget Kinnell, use horses as part of their work with young girls at the Heartland Girls Ranch in Benson. The ranch has provided residential counseling for young girls with behavioral and emotional issues for the last 20 years by using horses as a key part of therapy. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange

Heartland Girls’ Ranch plays key role in efforts to address human trafficking

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BENSON - The first thing to know about human trafficking is that it doesn't just happen to other people in distant countries.

It happens here. In Minnesota.


Every day young Minnesota girls - typically 12 to 14 years of age - are marketed by pimps and sold for sex.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
(320) 894-9750