Human Trafficking

Hollywood Actress Hits Minnesota To Talk Human TraffickingA Hollywood actress was in Minnesota this weekend trying to bring attention to a disturbing problem. Actress Julia Ormond met with Gov. Mark Dayton and top corporate leaders to raise awareness about the use of international slave labor.
Non-Catholic Hodges Says Meeting The Pope Was A Profound ExperienceMore is expected to be learned Wednesday about Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges’ trip to the Vatican. She is currently there with nine other U.S. mayors for a two-day conference on sex trafficking and climate change.
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges To Meet With Pope At VaticanMayor Betsy Hodges is one of nine U.S. mayors who will meet Pope Francis at a conference on climate change and human trafficking. The conferences aim to raise awareness about these global problems within local communities.
Sex Trafficking Ring Leader Pleads Guilty In St. Paul, 3 More Still Facing TrialA St. Paul man and woman pleaded guilty Friday to charges related to a multi-state sex trafficking ring in exchange for testimony against three more defendants, according to a statement from the Ramsey County Attorney's office.
Abortion Issue Clouds Fate Of Trafficking BillBipartisan legislation to crack down on human trafficking turned unexpectedly controversial Tuesday because of a Republican-backed provision relating to abortion that Democrats said they failed to notice. Democrats privately conceded they lack the votes to strip out the abortion provision, and some lawmakers suggested they would attempt to prevent a final vote on the entire measure instead.
Madison Man Charged With Human TraffickingProsecutors have charged a Madison man with human trafficking and sexual assault.
Attorneys General Letter Targets Human TraffickingNorth Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee urging passage of three bills targeting human trafficking.
Mankato Woman Pleads Guilty To Human Trafficking A Mankato woman has pleaded guilty to bringing a Vietnamese woman to the U.S. and forcing her to work at her son's restaurant.
Report Shares Tales Of American Indian Sex VictimsAdvocates for sexual assault victims are releasing a report about the horrors of American Indian women who have been forced into prostitution.
Minn. Men Stand Up To Human TraffickingCrowds of men stood before the state capital Saturday afternoon in the cold and rain, barely flinching, because they knew it was nothing compared to what a growing number of Minnesota women endure every day.
Students Taking Moped Mission Across CountryTwo college students from Minnesota and Michigan will set out next month on a two-month moped excursion across the U.S. Their mission: spread awareness about worldwide human trafficking.
Duluth Tackles Issue Of Human TraffickingA community task force in Duluth has been started to address human trafficking and soon the city council will take up the issue.