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Dayton wants Minnesotans to take clean water pledge
Does Dayton talk to farmers enough?
KRA fined for Willmar fireworks incident
Willmar convenience store robbery suspect pleads not guilty
Willmar offense comes alive in second half, downs Eagles
Cards fall to Rocori
Willmar loses early lead in loss to Marshall
Cardinals open season with shutout loss
Updated: Bridgewater out for season with dislocated knee, torn ACL
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Charles "Chuck" Green
Victoria "Vicki" Lee
Steven Warren Sachs
Letter: Day of reckoning is near
Letter: Governor should call special session
Marcus: Obliging a donor is not necessarily criminal
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
November 25, 2015
Minnesota man sentenced to 23 years in prison for sex trafficking
A Minnesota man was sentenced to more than 23 years in prison for bringing an 18-year-old woman to Duluth to engage in prostitution. Rahmad Lashad Geddes, 26, of Blaine was sentenced to 282 months in prison after being convicted of sex trafficking, prostitution and firearms charges...
November 25, 2015 - 6:56pm
January 15, 2015
Trafficked: Part 7 - Jenny: "Prostitution literally ate me from the inside out"
An 8-year-old girl sits in the sixth row of the ornate theater, sharing popcorn and soda with her mom, Jenny Gaines, behind her.
January 15, 2015 - 8:00am
January 13, 2015
Trafficked: Documentary - The Exploitation of Women and Girls in the Bakken and Beyond
Forum News Service has examined the issue of human trafficking and female exploitation in this seven-part in-depth reporting series: TrackedReport.com....
January 13, 2015 - 11:51am
January 12, 2015
Editorial: Trafficked - Attack sex trafficking across all state lines
A special investigative television report on sex trafficking in North Dakota's Bakken oil region and the Midwest Sunday wrapped up Forum News Service's multi-media investigative project. The print and online series concluded Saturday in Forum Communication Co.'s daily newspapers...
January 12, 2015 - 11:22am
January 9, 2015
Trafficked: Part 6 - Squaring up: Moving on from prostitution is riddled with challenges
Rowena Mathews threw herself a two-day party when she turned 30 last summer, soaking up every minute of fun at a lakeside barbecue.
January 9, 2015 - 5:00am
January 8, 2015
Trafficked: Part 5 - Connect in a click: The Internet opens a world of possibilities for pimps and law enforcement
Talking to seventh-graders in the small town of Scranton, N.D., this past November, Windie Lazenko told students that even they aren’t immune...
January 8, 2015 - 4:00am
January 7, 2015
Trafficked: Part 4 - Prosecuting Prostitution: Some shift focus to men, seek help for women
“Amy” walks into the hotel lobby, thinking she is meeting a man who had arranged to pay $300 for sex on an out-call basis.
January 7, 2015 - 1:00am
February 4, 2014
45 people arrested, 16 juveniles rescued in Super Bowl prostitution bust in N.Y.
NEW YORK - Forty-five people were arrested and 16 juveniles rescued in a two-week crackdown on prostitution in the New York-New Jersey area leading up to Sunday's Super Bowl, Federal Bureau of Investigation officials said on Tuesday. The bureau said some of those arrested...
February 4, 2014 - 1:29pm
January 31, 2014
Bemidji man accused of soliciting prostitution at Walmart
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A Bemidji man faces charges after being accused of soliciting prostitution at a Bemidji Walmart store. Derek Daniel Barnes, 22, is charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution and DWI. Around 4 a.m. Jan. 21, Barnes approached two female Walmart employees...
January 31, 2014 - 9:26am
August 30, 2013
Minn. teen cheerleader guilty of prostituting girl
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hennepin County prosecutors say a high school cheerleader admits she talked a fellow student into prostituting herself. Eighteen-year-old Montia Parker pleaded guilty Friday to three prostitution-related counts. Parker admitted that last spring, she...
August 30, 2013 - 4:13pm