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Early-childhood education money in dispute
Human remains identified as disabled man missing for 2 years
Vehicle hits building just behind Minnesota Capitol
NBC to Broadcast Winter Olympics Live Across All Time Zones
Wells Fargo to pay $110 million to settle lawsuit over account abuses
WCT Sports Show: Top 10 Basketball Games of the Year
New NFL rules include banning leaping block
Trump declines Nationals' Opening Day first pitch offer
Frozen Four-bound Bulldogs thriving in overtime as 2011 champions did
Former, current, future BSU women's players join Team USA boycott
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
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
'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
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Keith L. Sorenson
Doris I. Rasmusson
Cleo J. Holtberg
David "Doc" Halliday
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
Dave & Vivian Swanson
August 3, 2016
Former teacher charged with having sex with students in Minnesota, North Dakota
CROOKSTON, Minn. -- A former Grand Forks teacher charged with having sexual relationships with a student in North Dakota faces similar charges...
August 3, 2016 - 7:31pm
November 19, 2015
Videos show Minnesota officer having sex in city office, another entering admin's locked office
NEWPORT, Minn. -- A Newport patrol officer and a custodian were caught on surveillance video entering a city administrator’s locked office after hours, and separate surveillance footage shows another police officer having sex in a public works office, a report says. The details...
November 19, 2015 - 1:09pm
Ex-Subway pitchman Jared Fogle sentenced to 15-1/2 years on child sex charges
INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Former Subway sandwich chain pitchman Jared Fogle on Thursday was sentenced to 15-1/2 years in federal prison after...
November 19, 2015 - 1:05pm
October 22, 2015
Former Willmar teacher pleads guilty to third-degree sexual conduct
WILLMAR — A former Willmar Senior High School teacher pleaded guilty Thursday to having a sexual relationship with a female student from 2010...
October 22, 2015 - 11:19pm
April 20, 2015
Letter: Another source of worry?
Who are these guys who approach young men, usually minors, for sex? Has our world gone completely mad? Please don't tell me we have to worry about this in Willmar. Do we need to worry about our young boys? We hope not! Joan Kodet Willmar
April 20, 2015 - 5:13am
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 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
January 6, 2015
Trafficked: Part 3 - Red Flags: Training underway to help employees, the public detect signs of sex trafficking
A young woman tells domestic violence advocates she feels trapped with an older man. He’s the only person who can inject her with the heroin...
January 6, 2015 - 1:58am
January 5, 2015
Trafficked: Part 1 – Sex for sale: From Minnesota into the Bakken Oil Patch
Clayton Louis Lakey scrolls, and girls beckon. Rather, their sellers do. Like carnival barkers in an Internet sideshow, they tout...
January 5, 2015 - 4:36am
Trafficked: Part 2 – The Game: Getting into the game
It was the early 1980s, and the evolving Block E of downtown Minneapolis had life, with hustlers and prostitutes interspersed with the suit-and-tie...
January 5, 2015 - 4:00am
Editorial: Trafficked - All sex trafficking is destructive, needs our attention
Sex trafficking is pervasive, destructive and deserves attention North Dakota confronts a problem borne of the oil boom that if not addressed...
January 5, 2015 - 3:00am
January 2, 2015
'Trafficked' series begins Monday in the West Central Tribune
A Forum News Service's investigative series Trafficked examines the issue of human trafficking and female exploitation in a seven-part in-depth...
January 2, 2015 - 12:00am