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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
1st day of spring may bring snow
Highway 371 project open house set Tuesday in Backus
Dayton proposes measure to reduce elevated nitrates in drinking water
Area students participate in regional spelling bee
PR-B Community Education classes listed
Girls Basketball: Pequot's Lane still working toward success
Crosslake archers 10th in Cook - Mitchell 14th among HS girls
Sailing: Gull Lake Sailing School launches Brainerd High School team
St. Louis River muskies on the move
Commentary: Killing a pike to 'save' the walleyes is poor logic
Virgil Frank Lundberg
Dolores J. Thellin
Shirley Ann Calderone
Arlene J. Boesch
Cabbage, Reubens and more!
3 things for better health - March 12
A place to call home: Central Minn. parents open their arms to children with special needs
Piano students earn honors at festival
Faith: The gospel preaches a radical message
Ask A Trooper: What the law requires at red lights, stop signs
Opinion: Easter - America needs a good story
The Cracker Barrel: The most popular hobby
Letter to the editor: Reader believes bituminous plants illegal in Lake Shore
Staging your home not as easy as you think
letters to the editor
Supporting Denny McNamara
We need Denny McNamara
A Personal Note From Denny
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
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
November 20, 2017
Minnesota program reaches more teens trafficked for sex
An evaluation of the state's Safe Harbor Program found most at-risk and sexually exploited youths in the program reported feeling more hopeful and better prepared for the future. Wilder Research completed its second evaluation of Minnesota's Safe Harbor program, a statewide system...
November 20, 2017 - 6:30am
November 6, 2017
Sex sting training nets actual arrest in Nisswa: Man faces felonies for soliciting juvenile
For more than 350 law enforcement officers at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa Thursday, a demonstration on disrupting demand for underage sex trafficking...
November 6, 2017 - 5:00am
September 14, 2017
Five men accused of soliciting children for sex in Woodbury
WOODBURY, Minn.—Five men were arrested in Woodbury during an undercover operation targeting people who solicit children for sex Wednesday,...
September 14, 2017 - 5:07pm
April 24, 2017
Charges dropped against Minn. woman accused of sex trafficking
April 24, 2017 - 8:07pm
March 29, 2017
Prosecutors: 'Uber' of sex trafficking rings busted in Twin Cities; also stretched into ND
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. -- In a Twin Cites’ suburb townhouse less than a half-mile from a Cottage Grove elementary school there was a brothel...
March 29, 2017 - 5:39pm
Sex trafficking presentations planned in Hackensack
Lynnette Dirks, Support Within Reach Walker office representative, informed the Cass County Board earlier this month about an upcoming film and...
March 29, 2017 - 6:45am
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
May 5, 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.
May 5, 2016 - 9:44am
April 6, 2016
4 plead guilty of solicitation sting charges; 4 to go to trial
Court appearances for four men charged with soliciting prostitution in law enforcement stings have ended with guilty pleas, while four others...
April 6, 2016 - 10:03am
December 17, 2015
2 arrested in Brainerd prostitution sting face charges
Two of the men arrested in a Brainerd prostitution sting operation in November were officially charged by the Crow Wing County Attorney's Office...
December 17, 2015 - 8:43am
November 24, 2015
Charges filed in Breezy prostitution sting
Two men arrested as part of a law enforcement prostitution operation conducted in October in Breezy Point are now officially facing charges. Roger...
November 24, 2015 - 8:07am
November 21, 2015
4 arrested in Brainerd prostitution sting
The first law enforcement prostitution sting operation in Brainerd and the fifth in Crow Wing County since May resulted in the arrests of four...
November 21, 2015 - 6:52pm