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Brendan Johnson, U.S. attorney for the District of South Dakota, speaks at a news conference Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in Sioux Falls, S.D., during a conference on violent crime and human trafficking. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service

Health care workers find their role in combatting human trafficking

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Health care workers who are on the front lines to detect human trafficking met here Tuesday learn how to identify potential victims.


Avera Medical Group, with headquarters in Sioux Falls, has adopted a protocol to screen for trafficking victims that hospital officials would like to see become a model for South Dakota.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at or (701) 580-6890.