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Keep or dump MNsure, or is there an alternative?
Grand jury indicts Allwine on first-degree murder
Higher education bills call for Minnesota State tuition freezes
Agriculture funding bills prioritize new Minnesota crops
State Basketball: CMCS rebounds in consolation bracket
Bears sign QB Sanchez to one-year deal
Minnesota State Boys Basketball Tournament -- Thursday roundup
Flyers keep Wild in check as Minnesota woes continue
Boys basketball: 'Jays leave feeling blue
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
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Ruth O. Jones
John E. Vold
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
Swift: The new 'Maximum Overdrive': Could our appliances be too smart?
March 17, 2017
Oklahoma lawmaker, found with boy in motel, charged with prostitution
An Oklahoma Republican state senator who campaigned as a champion of family values was booked on felony prostitution charges on Thursday, March...
March 17, 2017 - 4:00am
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
January 6, 2017
Two charged in Montevideo prostitution sting
MONTEVIDEO — Authorities have charged two men with prostitution in a public place, a gross misdemeanor, after a Dec. 15 sting operation...
January 6, 2017 - 10:34pm
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