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You identify a young woman, a girl maybe, lured or coerced into a life of sex for money in the hard, scrambling towns of the North Dakota oil boom. You see her, reach her, offer her hope for something better, and she says yes, please, help me. What then?
MINOT - Hospitals in the three hub cities in North Dakota’s Oil Patch set records in 2014 for the number of babies born. Trinity Health in Minot recorded 1,713 births in 2014, up 83 from the previous year. That set a record for Trinity for the second year in a row. Sevda Raghib, women’s and children’s services director, said a few of the births were multiple births, so the number of babies born was actually higher.
WASHINGTON — Sen. John Hoeven said he expects Congress to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, despite a threat from the White House to veto the legislation. Hoeven, R-N.D., and Sen.
FARGO -- An event scheduled here Sunday in honor of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day will feature a panel discussion with local experts and a candle-lit “walk for freedom” in downtown Fargo. The Shine a Light for Freedom event starts at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Fargo Theatre, hosted by organizations 1ForceUnited, Voice for the Captives and Women’s Impact.
WILLISTON – The Travel Channel will feature the Missouri Flats Inn of Williston on an episode of “Hotel Impossible” on Tuesday. A film crew and host Anthony Melchiorri visited the Williston hotel last fall. Melchiorri is a so-called hotel “fixer” who claims he can turn any establishment around in weeks.
By Amy Dalrymple Forum News Service BISMARCK — Federal court records unsealed this week show that a Williston sex trafficking case involved more victims and a longer timeframe than previously known. Keith A. Graves is charged in U.S. District Court with five counts of sex trafficking by force or coercion and one count of obstruction of enforcement. Graves was set for trial Jan.
WILLISTON — A man charged with human trafficking in Williston pleaded not guilty to the charges Friday as his attorney argued there is no evidence linking him to the sex trade. Keith A.
BISMARCK — A Milwaukee man pleaded guilty Thursday to enticing two women to travel to North Dakota to work as prostitutes. Levell Lee Durr, 32, pleaded guilty to a charge...
MINOT – Police here arrested 10 men over the weekend for solicitation of prostitution during an undercover sting. Minot Police Capt. Dan Strandberg said the 8½-hour operation on Friday resulted in the most arrests the department has made during a prostitution sting. Undercover officers posted two online ads and the men were arrested after arriving at Noble Inn in Minot, which cooperated with the operation.
NOTE: This story contains graphic content. BISMARCK – A man and woman face eight federal charges for allegedly enticing women from California to work in brothels in North Dakota’s Oil Patch, according to court documents made public Wednesday. Trina Nguyen and Loc Bao Tran are accused in U.S. District Court of operating a commercial sex business in Dickinson while they were out on bond for charges related to a similar prostitution business in Minot.