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Minnesota's 2014 top teacher uses experience to help other educators --EMDASH-- and parents
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Electrical construction program open house May 3
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April 19, 2017
Jury finds Chicago man guilty of sex trafficking five women in Fargo-Moorhead, but he says women did it on their own
FARGO — Inside a federal district courtroom in Fargo Wednesday, April 19, a jury found a Chicago man innocent of witness tampering but...
April 19, 2017 - 7:09pm
March 30, 2017
Court documents show Twin Cities sex trafficking ring has Fargo tie
FARGO—A sex trafficking ring operating primarily out of the Twin Cities and California has a connection to North Dakota and specifically...
March 30, 2017 - 6:38pm
March 29, 2017
Prosecutors: 'Uber' of sex trafficking rings busted in Twin Cities; also stretched into ND
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. -- In a Twin Cites’ suburb townhouse less than a half-mile from a Cottage Grove elementary school there was a brothel...
March 29, 2017 - 5:39pm
March 24, 2017
Capitol Chatter: A legislative budget primer
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature is moving at warp speed, at least for a while. This is the time of the legislative session in which...
March 24, 2017 - 4:05pm
March 8, 2017
Wis. veterinarian sentenced 4 years for labor, sex trafficking
BALDWIN, Wis.—In Minnesota's first-ever labor trafficking conviction, a Baldwin, Wis. veterinarian was sentenced to more than four years...
March 8, 2017 - 5:17pm
March 7, 2017
Charge: Minnesota woman forced developmentally disabled woman to be prostitute
LITTLE CANADA, Minn.—A Little Canada woman is accused of forcing a vulnerable adult who was temporarily living with her to work as a prostitute...
March 7, 2017 - 9:10pm
February 23, 2017
Prosecutors say Minnesota man was sex trafficker, while he says he was just women's driver
BLAINE, Minn.—The women didn't speak English, so they allegedly had DongZhu Jiang drive them to and from hotels and apartments where they...
February 23, 2017 - 9:23pm
Ireland passes law to make buying sex a crime
LONDON — Ireland has made it a crime to buy sex after passing a law which it says is aimed at tackling sex trafficking and protecting...
February 23, 2017 - 9:32am
February 15, 2017
Tech is way to fight trafficking, actor Kutcher tells Washington
NEW YORK -- Hollywood actor and tech investor Ashton Kutcher urged U.S. legislators on Wednesday, Feb. 15, to drum up government support for...
February 15, 2017 - 2:07pm
February 12, 2017
Film exposes underworld of U.S. children sold online for sex
NEW YORK—When Mary Mazzio first heard about middle-school girls from her hometown of Boston suing a website on which they had been sold for sex, the self-described "recovering lawyer" was blown away. "What? Fifteen minutes from where I live?" the film director remembers thinking....
February 12, 2017 - 7:00am
January 31, 2017
New staff join sex trafficking fight
STILLWATER, Minn.—Three new employees will help the Washington County Attorney’s Office fight sex trafficking. Jerry Wallerich, Pam Hughes and Jessica Hockley will serve as program coordinator, senior legal assistant and law clerk, respectively. They will work in the major crimes...
January 31, 2017 - 9:25pm
January 12, 2017
Two Wisconsin men caught selling sex: Sting operation via Backpage.com brings escort to Woodbury hotel
WOODBURY, Minn. — Two Hudson, Wis., men are facing felony charges in Minnesota in connection with the sex trafficking of a homeless woman. Dustin Jeffery Arthur Heichert, Adam James Krimpelbein and a 31-year-old prostitute arrived at a Woodbury hotel after brokering an agreement...
January 12, 2017 - 6:26pm
January 6, 2017
CRIME: Grant to fight human trafficking leads to 9 arrests in Bemidji
BEMIDJI—A grant obtained by the Bemidji Police Department to help fight human trafficking has resulted in charges against nine people according...
January 6, 2017 - 4:52pm
December 21, 2016
Two men charged in Woodbury prostitution bust
STILLWATER, Minn. — Two men are charged with promoting prostitution at a Woodbury hotel. Tyree Jones, 23, of Brooklyn Park and Deno Williams, 32, of Minneapolis each face two felony charges for allegedly aiding in the sex trafficking of two women. The charges, filed Monday in Washington...
December 21, 2016 - 4:30am
October 19, 2016
Veterinarian pleads guilty to role in sex trafficking operation, including bringing young girls from China: Owner of Baldwin, Wis., clinic agrees to more than four years in prison
WOODBURY, Minn. -- A Wisconsin veterinarian has pleaded guilty to sex trafficking charges involving paying a New York madame a cut from East Coast prostitutes whom he transported to Twin Cities hotels. He also was allegedly bringing young Chinese girls over to be trafficked at massage...
October 19, 2016 - 2:00am