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Sharing a meal of fish
What's Up Outdoors: Time to lower the limits
Outdoor Notes - March 26
Walleyedan: Preparing the anglers of tomorrow
Conservation Officer Report: Deer takes dive into den
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This Was Brainerd - March 28
Daughters often get first tanning salon experience with mom
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'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
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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
Cass County Board: Sex trafficking discussion with teens planned
WALKER—Lynnette Dirks, Support Within Reach Walker office representative, informed the Cass County Board Tuesday about an upcoming film...
March 8, 2017 - 10:08am
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 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 10, 2017
Backpage.com ties to local sex trafficking operations
A website used by area law enforcement to arrest buyers seeking paid sex in several sting operations announced its adult services section will be shut down. After the announcement about Backpage.com, a major facilitator of sex trafficking in the U.S., U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.,...
January 10, 2017 - 10:22pm
January 8, 2017
Prevention focus in local fight against trafficking - Foster homes for survivors sought
Identifying more sex trafficking survivors and preventing young people from becoming victims in the first place are the focuses of law enforcement...
January 8, 2017 - 10:00pm
November 27, 2016
Former sex slave helps women reclaim their branded bodies with new tattoos
LONDON, Nov 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After escaping years of sexual slavery, Jennifer Kempton could not look in the mirror without being taken back to her dark, traumatic past. On her neck was tattooed the name of one of her traffickers along with his gang's crown insignia....
November 27, 2016 - 8:29pm
June 7, 2016
Target, trick, turn, traumatize: Forum educates about sex trafficking
A presentation offered to the Brainerd lakes area community Tuesday had a clear message: nothing about sex trafficking is as clear-cut as popular...
June 7, 2016 - 10:03pm
June 3, 2016
Public forum on sex trafficking scheduled
A public forum on sex trafficking in the Brainerd lakes area will take place Tuesday. The event will be 6-7:30 p.m. in the Crow Wing County Land Services Building, 322 Laurel St., in meeting rooms 1 and 2. Hosted by the Crow Wing County Attorney's Office, the forum will feature a...
June 3, 2016 - 9:52pm
May 4, 2016
Man forgoes trial, pleads guilty to prostitution solicitation
A 28-year-old Little Falls man charged in a law enforcement sting pleaded guilty to a gross misdemeanor last week for soliciting prostitution in a public place. Kevin Michael Desmet Groseclose, 28, was originally scheduled for a jury trial on April 25. Groseclose instead entered a...
May 4, 2016 - 10:20pm
April 26, 2016
Too close to home: Forum tackles sex trafficking in Brainerd lakes area
Key players in the fight against sex trafficking in the Brainerd lakes area told an audience Monday night they cannot be successful without the...
April 26, 2016 - 8:49am
April 21, 2016
CLC to host sex trafficking forum
Central Lakes College will host a discussion titled "Sex trafficking in the Brainerd lakes area" at 7 p.m. Monday in the Chalberg Theatre, Brainerd campus. The event is sponsored by the Gordon Rosenmeier Center for State and Local Government. It is free and open to the public. The...
April 21, 2016 - 6:15pm