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Taylor Hicks' TV show spotlights Minn. bakery
Chronic drunken drivers continue to traverse Minn. roads to put others at risk
In search of 'Dead Man's Curve': Minn.'s DOT uses data to find dangerous roads
New apartment complex for homeless veterans opening at Fort Snelling
Son pleads guilty to financial exploitation of mother in Clarkfield
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Sano might not be ready to play even if injury heals
Wild thrilled Mikko Koivu keeping 'flag in the ground' three more years
CNN anchor ends segment early over commentator's bizarre 'boobs' remark
Jimmy Kimmel mocks Sean Spicer to his face about that inauguration crowd size incident
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What's coming to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime in September 2017
Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! Arts festival celebrates 20 years in Willmar
Fall Home Improvement 2017 now available online
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Retired nuclear physicist from Park River makes, sells thousands of jars of chokecherry jelly for charity
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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Savory spuds: Homegrown potatoes and fresh thyme combine in rustic side dish
Letter: Why do we honor traitors?
Commentary: Why Trump's threat to 'totally destroy' North Korea is extraordinary - even for him
Analysis: Running for Miss America now looks a lot like running for office
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Partners of tiny Fargo firm say anti-Muslim tirade by employee made their lives miserable
September 3, 2017
Hidden numbers: Accurate picture of trafficking during oil boom difficult, but agencies strive to recognize it
DICKINSON, N.D. — Darianne Johnson and her staff look back at the women who have come through the Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center in Dickinson and realize some of their clients were human trafficking victims. But at the height of the oil boom, most people didn't know...
September 3, 2017 - 6:00am
June 29, 2017
19 arrested in Minnesota human trafficking sting; 10 victims rescued, officials say
ANOKA, Minn.—A human trafficking sting led by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension this week netted 19 arrests, officials say....
June 29, 2017 - 9:35pm
June 12, 2017
Updated: Three arrested in Redwood County sex trafficking sting, including Walnut Grove police chief
REDWOOD FALLS -- A covert operation targeting the demand for underage sex trafficking led to the arrest of three area men last week in Redwood...
June 12, 2017 - 5:02pm
June 1, 2017
Minnesota woman admits to beating, starving, treating nanny like slave
WOODBURY, Minn.—A Woodbury woman accused of subjecting a Chinese woman she hired as a nanny to slave-like conditions has pleaded guilty...
June 1, 2017 - 3:52pm
April 20, 2017
Husband of Canadian woman charged with human smuggling across border detained in Grand Forks jail
GRAND FORKS—The husband of a Canadian woman being charged with human smuggling is being held in the Grand Forks County Correctional Center,...
April 20, 2017 - 9:32pm
February 8, 2017
Lawsuits accuse online ad site of promoting child sex trafficking
NEW YORK — Backpage.com, an online classified advertising site accused by lawmakers of serving as a marketplace for child sex trafficking,...
February 8, 2017 - 8:36am
January 31, 2017
Rise in calls to U.S. trafficking hotline reveals new types of abuse
An increase in the number of trafficking victims calling a U.S. helpline has uncovered new types of exploitation, including forced door-to-door...
January 31, 2017 - 1:13pm
January 10, 2017
Backpage.com shuts 'adult' section in face of government pressure
SAN FRANCISCO — The online classified advertising site Backpage.com abruptly shut its "adult" section on Monday, yielding to a campaign by state and federal government officials to close a service they contend promotes prostitution and human trafficking. The unexpected move...
January 10, 2017 - 10:31pm
July 16, 2016
Minnesota woman accused of beating, starving nanny faces human labor trafficking charges
WOODBURY, Minn.—A Woodbury woman was charged Friday with five felony counts related to human labor trafficking after a woman from China...
July 16, 2016 - 6:15am
January 29, 2016
Human trafficking affects locals, group tells Willmar
Twenty-five people stood up one-by-one in a crowded room, each telling the individual story of a victim of human trafficking. It created a powerful...
January 29, 2016 - 12:04am
Local officials aim to help sex trafficking survivors
Editor's Note: This story has been updated to clarified attribution on a quote from Jennifer Fox's presentation. WILLMAR — Human trafficking...
April 29, 2015 - 11:32pm
June 25, 2014
20 miles a day on foot: Running across Minnesota for a cause far, far away
RAYMOND — If the plight of refugees in Burma and Thailand seems like something far, far away, consider how distant the Wisconsin border appears...
June 25, 2014 - 10:44pm
June 20, 2013
Rendezvous: Play about trafficking of young girls gets first out-state showing Sunday in Benson
BENSON — A 14-year-old Minnesota girl faced with the harsh results of selling her body for money is the focus of a play on human trafficking...
June 20, 2013 - 11:14am