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Old Scandinavian pastime of kicksledding makes a return at Minn. preserve
2017 fish, game and trapping licenses expire Feb. 28
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - Feb. 21, 2018
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Outdoor Traditions Magazine
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Mushrooms are turning up in coffee, chocolate, even beauty 'dusts.' How come?
Hearty onion and mushroom tart perfect for meatless meals
Billy Graham, charismatic evangelist with worldwide following, dies at 99
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February 9, 2018
'Boss lady' in international sex trafficking sent to Minn. prison
ST. PAUL—A ringleader in an international sex-trafficking operation will spend 8.5 years in prison — and she should "thank her lucky...
February 9, 2018 - 7:44pm
February 7, 2018
Super Bowl sting: 26 nabbed for soliciting sex from minors, 7 for trafficking
MINNEAPOLIS—A 43-year-old man thought he was texting with a girl when he asked her age and whether she had modeled before. She said she...
February 7, 2018 - 8:33am
February 2, 2018
Capitol Chatter: High school student fights sex trafficking
ST. PAUL — A high school junior leads an effort to prevent sex trafficking around Minnesota. Jessica Melnik of Hopkins High School founded...
February 2, 2018 - 12:11pm
February 1, 2018
Super Bowl Live employee offered VIP tickets in exchange for sex with teens
ST PAUL -- A Missouri man in town to work at Super Bowl Live is accused of offering two VIP tickets to the event in exchange for sex with a pair of teens. Justin Beard, 33, of Branson, Mo., was charged Thursday, Feb. 1, with two counts of offering or agreeing to hire a prostitute...
February 1, 2018 - 7:31pm
January 28, 2018
Strategies for staying safe on social media suggested at YMCA
Accusations of sexual harassment by celebrities have dominated national headlines in recent months, but local parents may be more concerned about...
January 28, 2018 - 10:00am
Super Bowl the biggest time for sex trafficking? That's a myth, but here's the picture of what happens every day in the Twin Cities
ST. PAUL—There was a time when Jenny Gaines went to the biggest sporting events—she traveled to Las Vegas or Atlantic City for Mike...
January 28, 2018 - 8:00am
January 24, 2018
Law enforcement plans for sex trafficking issues around Super Bowl
MINNEAPOLIS—A side effect of any big event like the Super Bowl is sex trafficking. "We know that there's going to be a million-plus people...
January 24, 2018 - 1:45pm
January 22, 2018
Forum delves into shady practices behind sex trade
Area residents funneled into the Franklin Arts Center Thursday to shed light on the manipulative business practices behind sex trafficking—a...
January 22, 2018 - 4:00am
January 20, 2018
Coming Monday: Forum on "supply" side of sex trafficking
At Franklin Arts Center, a panel of advocates, social workers and law enforcement officers discussed the issue of sex trafficking, its prominence...
January 20, 2018 - 7:00am
January 19, 2018
Sex trafficking making inroads in Brainerd lakes area
The Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza is the largest charitable ice fishing contest, and the family-fun event annually attracts...
January 19, 2018 - 8:00am
January 15, 2018
Washington County group has suggestions on how you can fight sex trafficking
OAKDALE, Minn. — Children are being sold for sex in John Larson's hometown, and he wants it to stop. Oakdale — and many other metro...
January 15, 2018 - 8:20pm
How can you fight sex trafficking? Washington County group has suggestions
OAKDALE, Minn. — Children are being sold for sex in John Larson's hometown, and he wants it to stop. Oakdale — and many other metro suburbs — are seeing increases in sex trafficking, prostitution reliant on coercion such as the use of underage children. Residents...
January 15, 2018 - 6:00am
January 3, 2018
Baxter City Council: Month's events to raise trafficking awareness
The Baxter City Council learned Tuesday of a host of sex trafficking-themed events coming this month in the Brainerd lakes area. Kate LePage,...
January 3, 2018 - 12:00pm
December 21, 2017
Fargo judge slaps convicted Minn., ND pimp with 40-year sentence
FARGO — A federal judge on Thursday, Dec. 21, sentenced a Chicago man to 40 years in prison for the sex trafficking of five women, including...
December 21, 2017 - 4:54pm
December 4, 2017
The reason some women are wearing dresses every day in December
Worn to weddings, holiday parties, dates or a night out with friends, dresses are a staple in modern-day fashion. But they haven't always represented...
December 4, 2017 - 7:37am